Keeping things small is a good idea when touring – but having your entire monitor system in a small rack and suitcase is a whole new level of small.
See Justin Grealy in action
Soulsound is reaching out beyond our own borders – as far afield as The Sudan.
Check out Justin Grealy’s work space as monitor engineer for the Libertines at Best Kept Secret Festival in Holland.
Justin discusses, in depth, In Ear Monitoring from the Monitor Engineer’s perspective – it’s far more complex than you moight think!
Mixing monitors from FOH can be tricky – you’re doing two different jobs at the same time. Justin has some tips and tricks up his sleeve to help you make the best of the situation.
Having a soundcheck recording can be useful for preparation, but remember there are no mics involved!
Justin discusses what kinds of surprises you might want to prepare for from the band, and how the FOH mix influences the monitor sound.
Avoiding unpleasant surprises is one of the aims of a live sound engineer, so good EQ techniques are essential to retain control.
Many small venues have a very small stage. Fitting both the monitors and the band onto the stage can be difficult!
Justin discusses the use of Drum Fills, Side Fills and In Ear Monitors
Just because your loudspeakers look the same doesn’t mean they sound the same! Testing them all is the way forward.
Start by getting your desk set up –in this case the Midas Pro 2 – in readiness for all anticipated requirements.