Justin is a legend in the industry who has been rocking the free world for over thirty years. He is the origin of the verb 'to greal' as in to greal a stage which means to thoroughly, neatly and legibly label everything on and around a stage.
Justin's experience and knowledge is vast. He has a voracious curiosity about how things work, and educates himself continuously as technology advances.
Justin was also a key figure in the development of the Alchemea Live Sound Diploma- the in depth knowledge and practical applications taught by him have helped spread good sound engineering practices around the world.
See Justin Grealy In Action
Soulsound recently sent Justin Grealy to do some training and engineering in The Sudan – an adventure of note.
Justin discusses, in depth, In Ear Monitoring from the Monitor Engineer’s perspective - it's far more complex than you moight think!
Mixing monitors from FOH can be tricky – you’re doing two different jobs at the same time. Justin has some tips and tricks up his sleeve to help you make the best of the situation.
Start by getting your desk set up –in this case the Midas Pro 2 – in readiness for all anticipated requirements.
Just because your loudspeakers look the same doesn’t mean they sound the same! Testing them all is the way forward.
Justin discusses the use of Drum Fills, Side Fills and In Ear Monitors
Many small venues have a very small stage. Fitting both the monitors and the band onto the stage can be difficult!
Avoiding unpleasant surprises is one of the aims of a live sound engineer, so good EQ techniques are essential to retain control.
Justin discusses what kinds of surprises you might want to prepare for from the band, and how the FOH mix influences the monitor sound.
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Filmed at PLASA London 2015, seasoned monitor engineers discuss this tricky job.