Update: The following is an example, not a request for advice. The point of this post is at the end. Thanks! This is an issue that is coming up for us more and more. In the last year we added a new member who has brought a third harmony vocal to our overall mix. We love this, and we're adding a bunch of new songs that shine a spotlight on that, but we're finding that in a lot of the venues we play where there is a sound tech, our harmonies are getting buried, either in the monitor mix or in both mixes. These are smaller venues that don't pay a sound tech all that much, and typically what you're getting is someone who will push up faders in a quick sound check (if you're lucky to get one) and then go drink a beer while maybe pretending to care. We do our best to get things up in the mix if we get a decent sound check, but it's it or miss. We find that most of these techs mix harmony vocals as an afterthought, with the assumption that barely audible is better. I get it, lots of people out there think they can sing but they can't, and lots of people who think they can sing don't have any mic technique to speak of. But the result of these assumptions is that we don't sound the way we want to sound, and if we can't hear our voices, it's way worse. To add to the frustration, both the guitarist and i sing occasional leads, and we never get up in the mix for those the way we should be. I know IEMs are a solution to not hearing ourselves, but we don't have them right now and have no plans to add them any time soon. So, what we're planning to do is submix the vocals from the stage using an iPad and mixer and feed that to the house person. We haven't tried it yet, but we have the gear to do it and it seems a logical solution to a big problem. Guess this is all making me curious about what other things people are doing to make sure you're getting the best sound to the house that you can. Any other tips for improving what you send to the house?