Worship Band Builder Podcast

Ways to Hear Yourself on Stage / Intro to Stage Monitor Setups - Episode 15

June 02, 2020
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Ways to Hear Yourself on Stage / Intro to Stage Monitor Setups - Episode 15
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Worship Band Builder Podcast
Ways to Hear Yourself on Stage / Intro to Stage Monitor Setups - Episode 15
Jun 02, 2020

“Hello, and welcome to this episode of the Worship Band Builder podcast, where we are working with you to lay the foundation for skillful worship! I’m Eric Roberts. I’m joined by my co-host, Emily Roberts.” 

Today we are going to talk about monitors:

  • 2 Ways to get the MIX to your monitors!   Aux Mixes and Aviom (personal mixers)
  • 3 ways to deliver the sound to your ears!  Floor monitors, Small Personal Monitors, In Ear Monitors

If you can’t hear yourself you are sunk. WHY?

You have to be able to hear other people too.  WHY?

2 Ways to get the MIX to your monitors and 3 ways to listen/hear the monitors 

#1 Wedge Monitors (Old School)

-Powered

-non powered

About $200-250 - Behring Eurolive B210D https://amzn.to/2TaSdSr

How to use them

  • Keep them close to you 
  • Keep the volume low 
  • Use them as side fills for whole band 

Ways I hook them up

  • From an Aux Mix from the main mixing board (standard old school) 
  • Out from an Aviom unit (personal monitor mixer) - Make your own mix - use speaker instead of in ears 

Small guitar amp for personal monitor 

  • Put a small amp on stage right under you and point it at your face 
  • It’s good for you to hear and won’t bother anyone else 
  • Can be a small amp - even a small practice amp ( I used to come out of the output of my floor pod) 

#2 - MINI MONITORS (Great for Vocalists)

EUROLIVE - MINI PA MONITOR - $238

BUY - https://amzn.to/363llj

Behringer B105D - $109  BUY - https://amzn.to/3byEsmR

#3 In Ear Monitors

Why I Love Them

  • You can get your own awesome mix (if you are using an app or avian units)
  • You can save your hearing (turn stuff way down)
  • You can get rid of the loud stage volume

ADDED BENEFIT - YOU CAN RUN A CLICK AND TRACKS - In ears are required for this type of setup

Why I Hate Them  

  • Can make you feel disconnected from the performance/audience 
  • If the mix isn’t perfect, it is very distracting 
  • You can damage your hearing (wearing only one or listening too loud) 
  • You lose the feel of the band/music 

TIP:  To make them really work, you need your OWN mix you can tweak yourself + YOU NEED A ROOM MIC to mix in.

BUY SOME IN EARS ON AMAZON:




Support the show (https://worshiptheking.com/partner/)

Show Notes

“Hello, and welcome to this episode of the Worship Band Builder podcast, where we are working with you to lay the foundation for skillful worship! I’m Eric Roberts. I’m joined by my co-host, Emily Roberts.” 

Today we are going to talk about monitors:

  • 2 Ways to get the MIX to your monitors!   Aux Mixes and Aviom (personal mixers)
  • 3 ways to deliver the sound to your ears!  Floor monitors, Small Personal Monitors, In Ear Monitors

If you can’t hear yourself you are sunk. WHY?

You have to be able to hear other people too.  WHY?

2 Ways to get the MIX to your monitors and 3 ways to listen/hear the monitors 

#1 Wedge Monitors (Old School)

-Powered

-non powered

About $200-250 - Behring Eurolive B210D https://amzn.to/2TaSdSr

How to use them

  • Keep them close to you 
  • Keep the volume low 
  • Use them as side fills for whole band 

Ways I hook them up

  • From an Aux Mix from the main mixing board (standard old school) 
  • Out from an Aviom unit (personal monitor mixer) - Make your own mix - use speaker instead of in ears 

Small guitar amp for personal monitor 

  • Put a small amp on stage right under you and point it at your face 
  • It’s good for you to hear and won’t bother anyone else 
  • Can be a small amp - even a small practice amp ( I used to come out of the output of my floor pod) 

#2 - MINI MONITORS (Great for Vocalists)

EUROLIVE - MINI PA MONITOR - $238

BUY - https://amzn.to/363llj

Behringer B105D - $109  BUY - https://amzn.to/3byEsmR

#3 In Ear Monitors

Why I Love Them

  • You can get your own awesome mix (if you are using an app or avian units)
  • You can save your hearing (turn stuff way down)
  • You can get rid of the loud stage volume

ADDED BENEFIT - YOU CAN RUN A CLICK AND TRACKS - In ears are required for this type of setup

Why I Hate Them  

  • Can make you feel disconnected from the performance/audience 
  • If the mix isn’t perfect, it is very distracting 
  • You can damage your hearing (wearing only one or listening too loud) 
  • You lose the feel of the band/music 

TIP:  To make them really work, you need your OWN mix you can tweak yourself + YOU NEED A ROOM MIC to mix in.

BUY SOME IN EARS ON AMAZON:




Support the show (https://worshiptheking.com/partner/)