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WyoWoman Tech: Sorting out monitors! (26) Tech: Sorting out monitors! 11 Oct 09

Hi Saddle Pals!

My band has been using a couple of Gem speakers as our monitors, but have recently realized that we are not hearing ourselves well enough in performance and have decided to upgrade. We have several options and are interested in hearing what some of the other performing or sound-engineering Mudcateers choose for their monitoring needs.

Some basics:
There are five of us and we play, variously, guitar, flute, standup bass, fiddle, mando, and, if he asks really nicely, occasional banjo. We all sing, often at the same time.

We could:

Buy a couple more speakers and have four monitors;
Buy spot monitors that fasten onto our individual mic stands;
Get ear bud monitors (however, the concern for being deafened by spikes in the sound level makes us worry about this option);
Or maybe something else we haven't even considered.

What's your experience and/or what do you recommend?

Many thanks,


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