Re: In ear monitoring system for band. Any suggestions?
We're using headphones to rehearse with this new band I'm in. I'm mic-ing my SLO-100 through a cab, signal then goes through the board, then out to us to mix. All I can say is , while it saves ears and allows you to hear a good mix, as a guitarist, it sure takes some getting used to. The guitar tone will never quite sound like it does coming from the cab, and the response seems way different too,,,,obviously because your sort of playing to the end result of your own sound. Plus, we have a digital board, so it is like playing while hearing a digitized signal coming back to you. It is truly a unique and often frustrating experience on that end,,,, Definitely has its positives and negatives overall. If the sound and response of your amp coming through your cab makes you drool,,,,like my SLO always does.....well, be prepared to sacrifice that a bit for in-ears or headphones. Can take away from your playing. I'd kind of compare it to playing through digital distortion for the first time, which I still don't care for at all. I've been sticking with it to get more used to it, but it is still a sacrifice to me. Not sure what I'll do when we start gigging, as it seems to have the potential to ruin my night if my sound is making me fight my guitar. If it wasn't for loud drummers, ideally, it would be great to just play and listen to one's amp at comfortable volumes for the whole night by standing near the speaker cab. But in real life, that situation never exists.
Last edited by lynchfan6; 12-02-2012 at 07:12 PM.