It’s time to talk In-Ears, and it’s time to bring in the Big Guns. Dan East, The Mix Doctor, joins Paul and Dave today to discuss specific solutions to all your in-ear monitoring problems. Listen as Dan shares his tips and wisdom for Audio Tetris, starting with the bigger shirt, haystacking EQ, hearing fatigue and more…all in the interest of achieving “the face”. Press play, enjoy, and always be performing!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 296 – Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    • Matt-In-Ears for an acoustic act?
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  • 00:10:20 Daniel East, The Mix Doctor!
    • *Mud lives in Mono
    • DBX 166
  • 00:20:00 Audio Tetris
    • *Use Stereo in-ears
    • *Never take the left side of the keys
    • Middle C = 261.63Hz
    • Sennheiser
    • WAVS Custom
    • *Use the Hi-Pass Filter
  • 00:32:00 Plan ahead for the loud moments
  • 00:51:30 Audience mics
    • Ports (low-end) vs. Vents (filtered) on In-Ear Monitors
    • *Three or more vocal mics give you a lot of audience
    • RØDE NT1 or NT5
    • Sennheiser 441
    • *Clapping = 1kHz-4kHz
    • *AVOID anything below 600Hz
  • 00:57:30 – Soundchecking the acoustic act
    • “The Face”
  • 01:00:59 Perceived Sound vs. Hearing Fatigue
  • 01:06:40 Gig Gab 296 Outtro


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