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Abraham Sanchez is an OC/LA based Drummer known for his soulful, pocket, solid grooves & disciplined style of drumming. Abe’s professional career has spanned from performing in local clubs to touring nationally & internationally. Abe has become a very well recognized and respected musician in the Latin Music & American Music community Why did you decide to transition from wedges to In ears? Being a drummer it is difficult to dial in a good sounding…

As the headlining DJ for Singapore’s famous New  Year’s Eve party at Siloso beach, DJ Shy is used to performing in front of crowds of 20,000 fans at some of the finest clubs in the world, from L.A. to Asia and back.  These clubs include Q Bar in Bangkok and Ministry of Sound. What was the tipping point? When did you finally have enough and switch to in-ears? I was beginning to notice around the time when…

¿Por qué decidiste hacer la transición de monitores de piso a los monitores en el oído en general? J Balvin: El proyecto y la música lo fueron pidiendo lentamente, al iniciar la gira con banda en vivo y algunos apoyos de secuencias fue necesario incluir los In Ears de manera inmediata, por recomendación de mi producción la primera opción y hasta el día de hoy luego de 4 giras seguimos con Ultimate Ears. German Tarazona Ing…

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…

Bobby Bemis – Worship Leader, Calvary Chapel Why did you decide to transition from wedges to in-ear monitors in general? Here at the church, we were looking to start using click and loops in our live venues. We had all been introduced to them in other various venues and fell in love with the sound quality and ease of use. What was the tipping point? When did you finally have enough of the wedge? The wedges started…

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…

Jo Quail is  a cellist and composer from London, UK. She writes and performs instrumental music and plays to audiences from contemporary and classical music enthusiasts to post rock, metal and dark ambient music fans, amongst others. Jo is nfluenced by the music of Bach, Debussy, Tavener and Bartok, as well as contemporary artists such as Adrian Vandenberg, Trent Reznor and Perry Farrell, Jo’s highly evocative and atmospheric music follows its own singular path. As…

“Nothing else on the market compares to the low end and isolation I get from my UE11s. They don’t just allow me to hear the intricacies in music, they help me FEEL the music- from traveling, to performing, to relaxing at night, or even just as ear plugs in loud environments.” When and why did you decide to transition from wedges to in-ear monitors in general? I was playing in a band using a lot…

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…

I’ve been on the fence about getting customs. I am unsure because I’ve never used them and I know you can’t return them. They are a really big investment and I am scared. Be straight with me. What are the benefits of getting custom IEMs? First let me say that I know it’s a scary leap to take.  I’m sure that while people (including myself) will tell you, once you get customs IEMs there is…