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Pasi Hara [FOH System Of a Down], Life is easier with IEMs | Ultimate Ears Stories

We recently caught up with Pasi Hara and had the chance to talk about what he’s using out on the System of a Down tour, about how he broke into the business and about how to be a better monitor engineer in general. Here’s a quick excerpt. Hi Pasi – thank you for taking the [...]

Ultimate Ears interview with Jim Feeney

Jim Feeney uses UE11 PRO for all band members on IEMs

AN INTERVIEW WITH JIM FEENEY Jim Feeney is the Monitor Engineer and Tour Manager for CSS, the first South American band to be signed to Sub Pop Records. We had the chance to catch up with Jim and ask him a a few audio-related questions. Hi Jim, thank you for taking time out of your [...]

Padge McQuillan | Ultimate Ears Stories from the Field

Padge McQuillan | Ultimate Ears Stories from the Field

Can a sound engineer use custom Ultimate Ears even though the band is using universal fit in-ears? And what about matching up all the different makes and models? Can you run a great mix even if everything is mismatched? As part of our On The Road With…. series, we spoke with Padge McQuillan , the [...]

Alejandro Iragorri  | Ultimate Ears Stories from the Field

Alejandro Iragorri | Ultimate Ears Stories from the Field

Alejandro Iragorri is a live sound engineer living in Seattle, WA. He has worked as a house engineer at venues around Seattle and toured internationally with bands such as Holy F*ck, Menomena and Dengue Fever and The Head and the Heart. As part of our On The Road With…. series, we spoke with Alejandro Iragorri, [...]

Kevin Madigan: “Having less high-level sound on stage, makes things much easier”

Kevin Madigan: “Having less high-level sound on stage, makes things much easier”

Kevin Madigan has many years of experience as a live sound engineer and as a consultant specializing in architectural acoustics and noise and vibration measurement. He has worked with a diverse range of artists including The Smashing Pumpkins, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Lucinda Williams, Mastodon, Eels, and Pavarotti. As part of our monthly On The [...]

Ultimate Ears Drummer Click Track

The Best way to use In-Ear Monitors with a Click Track

I’m a drummer and I want to use a click track. I’ve heard in-ears are good for this. Any advice? In-Ear Monitors are what you you’re looking for. In addition to your click, you’ll be able to mix in any support tracks and personalize your mix as well. But before we talk about which in-ears [...]

Pasi Hara: “In-Ears definitely made my life easier over the years.”

Pasi Hara: “In-Ears definitely made my life easier over the years.”

Pasi Hara has mixed monitors for System of A Down during their latest tours and he was nominated for the 2010 Top Dog Monitor Engineer of the Year award at the Tour Link Conference. (Tater won again though:) He is well versed in all major professional sound systems used in live music applications today. Pasi [...]

How do I become a Monitor Engineer?

I want to be a monitor engineer and tour the world. Who should I call? First of all, ask yourself this question: why do I want to be a monitor engineer? Is it because you have a passion for audio engineering, enjoy working past the point of exhaustion on a daily basis and can’t wait [...]

David Reyna  | Ultimate Ears Stories from the Field

David Reyna | Ultimate Ears Stories from the Field

As part of our monthly On The Road With… series, I recently had the chance to talk to my old friend David Reyna about becoming a sound engineer for TV. Before getting off the road in 2011 so that he could spend more time with his son, David had been the monitor engineer for Interpol, [...]