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IEM Mix Question

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

  1. 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

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    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. 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. 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.
  5. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX
    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..
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    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.