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.
Having a soundcheck recording can be useful for preparation, but remember there are no mics involved!