In-ear monitors are known to help improve the overall sound quality by dramatically reducing noise on stage.
WFM Staff · November 14, 2014
Mathias von Heydekampf
MOVEK LLC dba myMix
In-ear monitors are known to help improve the overall sound quality by dramatically reducing noise on stage. However, many musicians complain about poor audio, unfamiliar/ isolated sound, even dizziness which can make the transition to IEM frustrating. In this HOT, we will explain the dynamics of listening with IEMs and how a qualified personal monitoring system can help overcoming these issues by creating an individual mix using stereo effects and panning to re-create a three-dimensional, natural sound experience. Participants in the class will be able to create a 3D sound and compare for themselves. At the end of the day, personal monitor mixers are supposed to make the worship music experience more enjoyable for both tech directors and musicians. We’ll show how a musician-friendly, intuitive user interface for a personal mixer is key in avoiding tech- overload for musicians. Lastly, we will provide an overview on the importance of channel selection and what should be offered to musicians to keep them happy and in the flow—happy musicians, happy tech directors.