I'm seeing more threads on IEM which to me is a sign that their use is picking up. I have been using them on and off for about a year. I've tried a number of different configurations and I'm not sure which one I like best. For me it is all about simplification with the maximum amount of control. I'm very curious to see how others have their systems setup. By setup I don't really mean knob settings or system types but actual setups. For example my current setup uses a small 6 channel Alesis Mixer. It has 4 XLR channels and 2 stereo channels. It also has some very nice effects and is quite small. I have this velcroed onto a shelf in my 12 space rack along with my X2 wireless and SABDDI. Now I get a dedicated monitor mix from FOH into channel 1. I take a post effect send from my amp and put that into Channel 2. Channel 3 has a split of my vocal mike in it so I can raise my own voice if I need to w/o getting the FOH to do it for me. I add a lot of reverb to the voice and FOH mix for fill. Finally the output of the mixer goes into my Shure PSM200. In the past I tried a simpler setup using a stereo 15 band DOD EQ. One side being the FOH monitor mix and the other my Bass signal. It was al lot less space but not as good a sound. Do any of you just run your sig straight into your IME w/o any signal prep devices at all? I look forward to your replies.... Chris P.