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IEM Mix Question

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Wireking1, Nov 6, 2012.


  1. Wireking1

    Wireking1 Supporting Member

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    I play at our church and have the fortune of controlling my own personal mix into IEM. Without much thought, I have been jacking my bass up in the mix so I could really hear myself. Any opinions on how you would ideally mix things for yourself if you had total control.

    We have lots of other moving pieces: lead/ background vocals, lead guitar, 2 acoustic guitars, baby grand, keyboard and drums. I am inclined to mix it with me up front in the mix so as to not get lost, but at times I lose some sense of dynamics with the "me" centered approach. Any thoughts?
     
  2. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

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    Ideally with IEMs, I'd like a silent stage and the FOH mix in my ears.

    If the FOH mix is unbalanced to accommodate stage spill in a small venue, I'd like my IEM mix as balanced as possible (as opposed to a more-me mix).
     
  3. Groove Doctor

    Groove Doctor

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    Is it mono or stereo? If stereo then pan gtr 1 70% to left, gtr2 70% right, sim with keys, BV's I do 100% pan L/R. I have only myself and worship leader centre.

    Also, good ambients will pick up a lot of the 'natural' sound on stage, others will sound less 'in your face' letting you lower most volume settings.
     
  4. Wireking1

    Wireking1 Supporting Member

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    The signal is mono I believe.

    I will give the more balanced mix a shot. We have had others suggest adding ambient mics to equation. We will give these a shot. Thanks.
     
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  6. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky Supporting Member

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    When I was last playing a church gig we had IEMs + Avioms and that ruled. Could split each guitar signal to L/R ears and get a stereo effect, same for the vox, etc..
     
  7. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

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    We decided to put a condenser overhead just for monitors. I put a couple of things I want louder in mine and then just a tad of the overall from the condenser.
     

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