Re: Pros & Cons to In Ear Monitors?
Easy. We have our own PA and soundguy. My ears are dialed up 95% before I even get there. As you do a line check for vocals, you ask for a little more or less. Around you go.
We always start with FoH drums and I make sure my own mix is where I want it. Then all the other check (that have to be done, mind you) I am 'listening' in on.
I take an aux send for my mix. In the event that we play on a house system (which happens once a month or so) I does take a few minutes to get up to the 95% baseline. Usually, I need running adjustments during the first few songs and most soundguys are checking with me and the others to see what we need.