For Your Praise Band, Are In-Ear Monitors Really The Right Solution?
Even at some churches, the "Everything louder than everything else!" demand is a challenge that rises from "monitor wars."
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In-Ear Monitors ResourceIn‑Ear Monitors: Hear The Music
In the interest of having your talent receiving an optimal mix, in-ears often go a long way toward accomplishing that task.
We need to learn to keep any sound source on the platform as low as possible - including but not limited to open speaker monitors. Need to hear something more? Don’t ask for it to be turned up. Listen, and ask for other sounds to be turned down.
And always apply the golden rule of setting a great monitor mix: You don’t need to hear just yourself. You need to just hear yourself.
Our singers and instrumentalists need to be reminded that, sonically speaking, the “voice” of the congregation is the essential thing. My vocal performance is not the most important thing. Having a pristine monitor mix is not. Having people enjoy listening to our songs is not.
I want the congregation to sing, engage, connect. They are not an audience. They’re being invited to join the band.
Their participation is not optional.
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