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ADIKA PONGO, one  of the leading bands on the European and Italian Soul scene, have been grooving audiences since 1993, combining original songs with enticing cover versions of major funk/ soul/ disco hits. The band performs in Italy’s most important clubs and events. They performed with Lionel Richie, Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin (former lead vocalists of CHIC), Robbie Dupree and Italian artists such as Mike Francis, Alan Sorrenti, Niccolò Fabi and many others.…

Boris Pelekh sings and plays guitar the band Gogol Bordello. Photo Credit:  Alison Clarke Why did you decide to transition from wedges to in-ear monitors in general? Gogol Bordello, I sing backup vocals and it helps so much with clarity of pitch, also I move around the stage a lot and the mix in the different wedges around the stage is different. To keep playing with precision and move around as much as I do – you need…

Nigel Hendroff is the  Music Director of Hillsong Worship Tours & MD for Hillsong Church in Australia. Originally from the city of Perth, he has been a part of the Hillsong Creative team for almost 18 years. His guitar work can be heard on most Hillsong Church albums since ‘You Are My World’. Why did you decide to transition from wedges to in-ear monitors? As our stages we were playing on became bigger and the…

First Look at the Ultimate Ears Sound Tap One of the best parts about writing in the music tech space is helping musicians find the tools that will make their lives easier and their sound better. I’ve had the pleasure of guiding countless bands around the world through building In Ear Monitor rigs on a budget. It’s never just as easy as buying the buds. Wireless and installed monitoring systems are expensive, headphone amps are hard to…

There is exciting news, and then there is EXCITING NEWS!!  This is the later. Ultimate Ears today announced the arrival of the new UE PRO 18+. For more than 20 years, Ultimate Ears Pro has been the trusted custom in-ear monitor brand for musicians and professionals around the world. Music lovers have also been drawn to the full product lineup for its precise sound, and now, UE Pro’s best-in-class flagship product is even better. The…

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…

Why should I replace wedges with in-ears? Becuase lower stage volume is key to a better performance. Lower stage volumes mean better shows for everyone. Your most important job as a musician is to deliver the best performance possible – to really bring down the house, to give it your all,  to leave everything you’ve got right there on the stage after the last encore. But you can’t do that if you can’t hear yourself…

Custom in-ear monitors are for every musician who takes playing live shows seriously (we’ll discuss recording another time).   In-Ear Monitors are tools of the trade that help elevate your performance. The Time To Start Using IN-EAR Monitors Is Now. Waiting till your next tour is too late. Fans who see your live shows *now* are the ones who really pay the price. Getting custom In-Ear monitors may seem like a luxury. We understand that times are…

Travis Fodor is a guitarist, sound designer, and is currently working on the cutting of Virtual Reality. And UE is with him all the way. Travis takes his Ultimate Ears Reference monitors on stage, to the studio and intp whatever kind of virtual world he’s building. As he says… “I know the UE’s are going to bring the clarity I want from my apartment to the venue….moving forward, custom UE’s are the only move for me.” Do…