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Our guest post this time out is from Sudwyn Munshi. Besides for being intactly involved in the shell detailing process at Ultimate Ears, Sudwyn is a Los Angeles based producer, engineer, and let’s not forget musician. One thing that I can do outside of the studio, whether at home, my local coffee shop, bookstore, etc. is mix. I do sometimes like the change of pace and it’s nice to get out and see the sun…

I really want to pursue being a DJ even though I’m just starting out.  I’m seriously researching headphones. I’m seeing a lot of options and my friends all have different opinions. What do you think about using IEMs for DJ headphones? If you are mulling over becoming a DJ or already are a DJ you probably have an idea of how important your headphones are to your success on the “1’s and 2’s.” Headphones are…

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CUSTOM IN-EAR MONITORS? Are you ever onstage constantly thinking to yourself: “I wish I could hear the other musicians better?” “I wish i could hear my voice better” “That sound person is going to kill me if I say ‘Turn Me UP!” again. Then you are one step closer to understanding the instant benefits of custom In-Ear Monitors. Are you wishing you had more clarity and accuracy in your…

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…

Recently I made a change to my DJ monitoring setup and discovered a whole new world of possibilities as well as a smoother workflow. First, I want to say that DJing with in-ear monitors (IEMs) has been a mind-altering experience. It took me ‘til the cows came home to make the transition, and looking back I now wonder why I waited. Going wireless was like the dawn of a brand new day. A little background.…