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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…

Los Angeles based recording artist and session musician Adrienne “AeB” Byrne has performed with Robby Krieger, Alex Lifeson, Jack Black, Haley Reinhart, Chicago, and Sebastian Bach to name a few. AeB photo by Ciro Hurtado [youtube id=”ntiLl-iuQA0″ width=”620″ height=”360″] Often dubbed “the next Ian Anderson” she is known for her cutting rock roll flute work, along with soulful and powerful vocals and an eclectic mix of instruments in her arson including the rare and enchanting…

Personal Monitoring on a Budget: Using the UE Sound Tap in your Church if you can’t afford a monitoring system Countless churches are beginning to realize the benefits of switching from a traditional monitoring system to personal in-ear monitoring for their worship teams. Using in-ear monitoring can open your creative team up to incredible new possibilities, from live backing tracks and metronomes all the way to live music directing from the stage. In addition, switching…

Making the Switch: 3 Reasons to Move to In-Ear Monitors for Houses of Worship Second in a series of guest posts from Dan Aiello, Music Director of Clovis Hills Community Church Week in and week out, churches have one main goal: make their message heard as clearly as possible. Nearly every modern church has some form of live music taking place, from a single musician on a guitar or piano all the way up to…

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…

Scott Harrison is the Worship/Creative Arts Pastor at Midway Church in Pilot Point, TX. Scott oversees all house audio and video, the church website, advertising, and all communications for Midway Church. He is also an accomplished songwriter with a ton of recording credits. We spoke to Scott about using Ultimate Ears in an HOW [House of Worship] setting. His answers were very enlightening to us. Can you tell us some of the benefits of using…

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…

What’s all this news about mixing shows with my iPad? iOS has really come a long way. And things are only going to get better and more far out in terms of what you can do with your favorite devices. In terms of Live mixing, think of it this way, everything is hardwired to the board but the interface is portable. In fact, the interface is an iPad. If you need to move around and…

I’m a drummer and I want to use a click track. I’ve heard in-ears are good for this. Any advice? In-Ear Monitors are what you you’re looking for. In addition to your click, you’ll be able to mix in any support tracks and personalize your mix as well. But before we talk about which in-ears will work best for you, let’s talk about your setup. Ideally you want to be hard-wired. If you’re drumming and…