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Re: in ear monitors
11/12/2011 8:51 AM
Andrew Sorentino (4880) wrote:
Yeh, you would need two feeds. As for saving your hearing...well, most have a built in limiting option. We used that. Plus, as Michael L. mentioned, you need good ear pieces. Ours were the original Shure pieces. Not sure what model number. But we used the Yellow foam inserts that completely blocked out the noise. They did a good job of cutting out almost all the stage noise. I was moved next to the drums and they worked fine. Problem, again, like Michael mentioned, if your sound man isnt on top of things, the mix will suck.
Best bet, but it's more expensive, is to get a Monitor system like Hear Technology or Aviom or something like that where you can do your own mix. But those are mostly used for an installed system.
Good Luck. And remember the old adage...if you can't hear something in the mix, don't turn it up..find what else can be turned down. You'd be surprised how the overall sound both stage and FOH improves when the monitors are lowered.