Help! What do you want in the monitors?

Discussion in 'The Loudhouse' started by BlackCat, Jun 11, 2012.

    Jun 11, 2012
  1. BlackCat American Greaser

    I'm used to our baby PA that only amplifies vocals. So when the sound guy asked me that yesterday I was ready with a quick answer.
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  2. Jun 11, 2012
  3. Mark Wein :mad:

    mostly just vocals. On a big stage it might be cool to have some of the stuff that you need to hear to play well but that depends on your instrument.
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  5. jaxn slim Your Worst Nightmare


    That's what happens to my bandmates, too.

    Since we tend to play on fairly large stages, I usually like vocals and a little bass. Depending on how the guitar is running (direct to board vs. mic'd with a gobo/pointed away vs. turned down to reduce stage volume, etc.) I might get some of that, too.
  6. Jun 11, 2012
  7. Help!I'maRock! Radical Sandwich Anarchist

    vocals and bass. i can hear my guitar just fine, thank you. :D
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  9. Prages User Error

    We almost always just have vocals in our monitors. Depending on the size of the stage and the PA we're using, we may put a little guitar or bass in there as well, but 99% of the time it's just vocals.
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  11. micwalt Hell Bound, F*g-Enabling Whore

    Yep, usually just vocals.
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  13. Modern Saint Starve your Fear, Feed your Dream!

    Vocals, some bass and keys when present.
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  15. Chad bedroom widdler

    It depends on what instrument I'm playing and the band I am in. Most of the time, I just need vocals in the mix, but in one band (I was playing bass), I always wanted the guitar in my monitor as well.
  16. Jun 11, 2012
  17. jbj Kick Henry Jackassowski

    GUITAR AND NOTHING ELSE!!!!!!1 :weebz:

    It depends on the set up. Always vocals and if I can't hear something I like a bit of that too.

    When I'm doing solo gigs I like A LOT of my acoustic and just enough voice to cut through so I have to push my voice. Not sure if that's a good idea but ti works for me.
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  19. Tralfaz looming kablooey

    That's my preference as well. I'm not a fan of my voice, and if I'm hearing it amplified back at me I tend to hold back too much.
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  21. baimun Mas Tequila

    This thread puzzles me.

    I always run at least two monitor mixes on stage when I run sound for bands.... sometimes up to 4 mixes.

    I find that if each person can hear their instrument along with the vocals in the mix, then their stage volume tends to be more manageble. Nothing is worse than the bass player melting his calves and the faces of the first four rows when the bass is much more tunable and spreadable through the 18's in the main mix.

    The only time I've had issues was when sax and trumpet players wanted more of their own mix but their sound was slicing the heads off of everyone else on stage.
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  23. Mark Wein :mad:

    I never play shows with more than one monitor mix and usually were mixing from the stage. Therefore we need a very uncluttered monitor mix.
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  25. Dylan Ihde Multimeh

    I use a 30 watt head turned on 10, so I hear that just fine.
    Our drummer also hits really hard so I hear him okay as well.
    Essentially I like a little bit of bass, and a lot of my vocals.

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