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3 Tips for Improving your In Ear Mix A guest post by, Dan Aiello, Music Director of Clovis Hills Community Church As a worship musician, few things are more important than being able to hear yourself clearly. Whether you’ve been playing for years or you’re just getting started, your monitor mix helps build confidence, keep you in step with your team, and enables you to focus on what matters: the music. As an audio engineer…

We’re thinking about buying the Sennheiser G3 wireless transmitters and packs. But we tour all over the world. Do we need new wireless packs for every country that we visit? All the Sennheiser G3 units work all over the world. They scan available frequencies wherever you are. But in some locations, like the UK and Scotland, you’ll need to purchase operating licenses or they can hit you with very hefty fines. See below for country…

Q: Can we use in-ears even if we don’t travel with a monitor engineer? Regardless of what your touring situation looks like and even if you’re playing clubs without a dedicated sound engineer, you can still benefit from IEMs. If you’re fortunate enough to be touring with a dedicated monitor engineer, obviously he or she will be responsible for everything monitor related, including your mix(es) and all things wireless. If you’re touring with only a…

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…

You’ve made the bold move to get custom in-ear monitors. You’ve debated and asked around and now you are ready to get your impressions made.  You are stoked. You’ve made the appointment to see your local audiologist; you’re on your way! Then you hear the terrible news… the audiologist looks in your ear and says, “You have wax build-up in your ears and I can’t take your impressions today.” Or even worse, they tell you…

Personal Monitoring 101 pt. 1 Brought to you by the makers of Livemix. DAL has been in the game since the 1980’s when digital audio was just emerging. They have always been known for incredible sound and build quality. So much so that some of their initial boxes are still our working in the field. You don’t hear that everyday. So when they talk about how to build a solid in-ear monitor mix, we pay…

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…

In a previous installment of UE University we talked about the fantastic Sound Guard that UE debuted at NAMM this year. We spoke with Engineer Joe Saggio on some of the more technical sides of Sound Guard. Hey Joe, thanks for taking some time to chat with us. Can you tell us about what Ultimate Ears Sound Guard does? Sound Guard provides 2 functions. (1) Audio Signal Buffering (2) Audio Spike attenuation. What do those…