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Douglas Cyr:
Hello,

This Friday I'll be doing my first dedicated monitor mixing job and also the biggest production I've engineered for - in an arena for a halftime show.

Luckily it's simple -
-Rapper/singer with IEMs and wedges
-DJ with side fills

Console is an M32. This is all the info I have so far and I'll definitely be gathering more as the show comes closer. It's my first time using IEMs but I've mixed monitors from FOH before.

Is there any info you guys and girls think I should have going into this? I like to be overprepared even if it is a very simple gig. I've read that in ears need a low cut as well as some added air above 10k, aswell as reverb for space. I've also heard about notching out the "pilot tone" of the RF transmission from the master EQ. If the singer is going to be moving around, whats the best technique for ringing out the monitors for a moving microphone?

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks,
Doug

Matt Vivlamore:
let the artist tell you what they want to hear.

John Sulek:

--- Quote from: Douglas Cyr on November 30, 2021, 03:13:52 AM ---Hello,

This Friday I'll be doing my first dedicated monitor mixing job and also the biggest production I've engineered for - in an arena for a halftime show.

Luckily it's simple -
-Rapper/singer with IEMs and wedges
-DJ with side fills

Console is an M32. This is all the info I have so far and I'll definitely be gathering more as the show comes closer. It's my first time using IEMs but I've mixed monitors from FOH before.

Is there any info you guys and girls think I should have going into this? I like to be overprepared even if it is a very simple gig. I've read that in ears need a low cut as well as some added air above 10k, aswell as reverb for space. I've also heard about notching out the "pilot tone" of the RF transmission from the master EQ. If the singer is going to be moving around, whats the best technique for ringing out the monitors for a moving microphone?

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks,
Doug

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Go gently with boosts above 10k with the iem. Extreme amounts of high end boost can mess with the stereo decoding of the rf signal.
High pass is your friend to help overcome the occlusion effect (try sticking your fingers in your ears while talking) without resorting to brute force volume.
Try not to make any sudden jarring changes in the iem mix. This helps with the trust factor.

Chris Hindle:

--- Quote from: Matt Vivlamore on November 30, 2021, 09:43:34 AM ---let the artist tell you what they need to hear.

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OK, fixed it....

Jeff Bankston:
Ian Gillan of Deep Purple wants everything louder than everything else

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