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Dear In-Ear Guy, I really want to jump in and get a pair of UE PRO IEMs, but I can’t for the life of me decided which model to get. Should I just be frugal and get the cheapest one, or break the bank and get the 18s? I looked at the specs and it all makes some sense, but what can I expect to hear? Signed, What’s the scoop? Hey Scoop! Obviously the best…

Axiom Music is a valued dealer of Ultimate Ears in the Boston area. Owner Libor Hadrava is the author of In-depth Rhythm Studies, the owner and head instructor of Axiom Music School, and is a featured educator for DRUM! Magazine, Dream Cymbals, and Vater Percussion. Here’s a wonderful video he created for drummers and Ultimate Ears: [youtube id=”7dKfZewhX2c” width=”620″ height=”360″] Where are you located? Axiom Music is located at 110 Winn Street unit 205A in…

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 will work best for you, let’s talk about your setup. Ideally you want to be hard-wired. If you’re drumming and…

If I am a vocalist, but I also play drums, what model of Ultimate Ears would you recommend for a singing drummer? Dear Beats n’ Vox, First of all let me say that I am in awe of singing drummers! From Levon Helm to Karen Carpenter to Death from Above 1979, I think it’s the toughest gig in rock. Keeping time and keep tune, not to mention running out of breath is kind of a…

Logan Michaels is a New York based drummer that is doing great things. He is a drummer and and an educator.  And he’s making a living doing what he loves. That’s really impressive given all the talk about the current state of the music business. It is hard out there for sure, but Logan is an inspiration in the “Making it Happen” Department. If you look at his events page is easy to wonder how…

Larry the O has worn many, many hats in the music world. He plays drums,. He’s written for publications such as Mix and Electronic Musician.  And did we mention he is a technology wizard and a world class programmer. Heck, he even worked sound on the remake of “The Gumby show!” How did you find out about UE? Ultimate Ears was a pioneer of in-ear monitoring. When UE first appeared back in 1995, it was an…

Would you ride in a car without seatbelts? Wear a brown polyester leisure suit? Get a perm? Watch a black and white TV with no remote, or cable? Of course not, because you don’t live in the past. So why do you think onstage wedges are better than IEMs? In the 70’s wedges were the only way to get onstage monitoring, but times have thankfully changed. In Ears provide outstanding sound quality, help eliminate feedback,…

Sometimes my UE Pro IEMs break their seal when I start to make those drummer faces ( totally my fault, def not the UE Pro).  Do you have any suggestions for me to keep that seal intact while I’m drumming? It can be heard to keep the seal going when you’re thrashing around behind the kit. And you are not alone. The Who had to duct tape Keith Moon headphones to his head when he…

I am a drummer who’s thinking about getting IEMs.  if I am running IEM’s with a headphone amp and am getting my mix from the board, can I take the XLR line right from the wedge? Or do I ask the sound guy for a line from the snake? The short answer is  you really want a LINE-LEVEL feed as the input to your headphone amp. Line level is the specified strength of an audio…

Matt Greiner is the drummer in August Burns Red, a phenomenal metal band, from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while most of the members were still in high school. Matt brings a unique take on metal drumming with some of the most innovative playing in the business. He is also a strong advocate of hearing protection. We were lucky to grab some of Matt’s time and chat about everything…