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When some people start using In-Ear Monitors they worry about feeling isolated from the audience. Some people think they can even try using only 1 in-ear. This is a bad idea. A very bad idea. I understand that you don’t want to be cut off from the audience and I understand that in-ears sometimes have a reputation for making an artist feel isolated. But let’s just say that your fears are based more on a…

One of the most overlooked processes for vocalists is Mic Control. Very few vocalists practice mic technique enough. This I can lead to all sorts of bad results including poor performance to making really a really bad habit much worse. It’s has been the downfall of more than one fledgling singer. Not to worry you can unlearn all of your bad habits and get some excellent new ones. Here’s what you should do in your…

We get a lot of questions about the transition to Custom IEMs versus universal fit and monitors. Obviously we think custom IEMs are the way to go. But it’s a challenge when all you can say is “Believe me, you’re gonna love them and never look back.” We’ve decided to let our customer do the talking for us… Our client wanted to transition their performers from universal fit to custom IMES. It’s a big production…

The simple truth is that In-Ear Monitors can help make singing live more manageable. In-ear monitoring allows you to hear your voice clearly inside your head, instead of down on the floor in front of you like with wedges.  As a bonus, the IEMs act as plugs, reducing the amount of volume coming from the stage up to 25db. For singers with quiet voices, this can be a huge help.As a singer, your mic is…

Emma Hewitt is an EDM singer / songwriter who released her first LP in 2008.  How did you discover Ultimate Ears? When I started gigging around pretty much all of the great sound guys were recommending Ultimate Ears for stage. I realized I HAD to get some with so many great recommendations.  And they truly have been life changing for me!! Has using custom in-ear monitors helped  your performance? My goodness, I don’t even know…

There’s a lot of truth to the statement; “Lower stage volumes equal better shows for everyone.” Especially for you in the long-run. Volume Wars: In our previous post about the advantages of IEMs over Wedges, we looked at the idea of “Volume Wars.” That is when you are trying to hear your instrument over the other people in the band on stage. Here’s the thing, everyone else on stage is probably having the same issue…

For this installment of UE University we got a chance to speak to Brian Geller of Ultimate Ears and singer of the absolutely amazing Van Halen tribute band Atomic Punks. Don’t take my word for it. David Lee Roth in his autobiography call them “The best tribute to Van Halen, Ever! Howard Stern said “They are the total experience. They do Van Halen better than Van Halen themselves.” Don’t believe us all? How about you…

Unlocking The Truth are a  young metal band from Brooklyn NY. “How young”; you ask? They were the youngest band to play at Cochella in 2014, and the 2014 Vans Warp tour. They have opened for everyone from Queens of the Stone Age to Motorhead. Malcolm and Jarred, the founding members, met at a birthday party in 2005 and later recruited school buddy Alec Atkins and taught him to play bass.  They started playing around…

Mike Williams is a composer, drummer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ who has worked and played  with the likes of Samantha Ronson, The Teddybears and Nancy Boy to name just a few. He’s now a member of Camera 2 and recently made the transition to IEMs with UE Pro. We wanted to get an idea of Mike’s musical history and also his perspective of what it was like to finally make the switch to IEMs and get…