We had our first recording in our new Musician’s room at our Kirkland facility. This specialty room allows musicians to hear what it is like to experience in-the-ear monitors. Rather than picking up unwanted sound from adjacent floor monitors, the musician can now feed the audio input that they desire into their own personal ear level monitors. Have you ever noticed how musicians often pull one of their monitors out of their ears during a live performance? This is usually due to the audio engineer delivering an unwanted mix to the musician ears. As you can see here, I obviously delivered the wrong sound to Chris. Musicians are often at the mercy of the sound engineer during a live performance. This is now becoming a thing of the past since new technology allows you to set the mix to your monitors on an iPad without having to deal with the sound engineer. There are several advantages to In-Ear-Monitors (IEMs); First and foremost is hearing protection. They isolate the musician from loud stage volumes. For singers, this isolation allows for better pitch control and reduces vocal fatigue. Secondly, you hear only what you want fed into your monitors thus eliminating any unwanted bleed of the other floor speakers. Thirdly, there is an absent of feedback between the microphone and floor monitors. Finally, this eliminates the need for expenses wedges and amplifiers and all of the work that it takes to set up and tear down the sound system.
Come check out our Musician’s Room and find protection that will maintain your hearing health, while still allowing in the sounds of music and the crowd!