DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Electronic Drums

Electronic Drums All about Electronic Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Chromium's Avatar
Chromium Chromium is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Posts: 162
Default Kit monitoring for practice and live

The Roland PM-30 drum monitor looks like the ideal drum monitor for both practice and gigging. However it's really expensive. I was wondering if any of you could recommend a realistic alternative, or otherwise confirm it's the best thing for the job?

During a gig my kit is routed into the PA along with the vocal mics, but unless there is a floor monitor near me I'm finding it hard to hear everything; often I can hear the high and low, but find it hard to hear the snare drum, leading to difficulties. I want to not only use a personal monitor for monitoring what I'm playing, but also take a feed from the PA back into it, so I can hear the rest of the band.

Any recommendations?
__________________
Cheers,

Chromium
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Xero Talent's Avatar
Xero Talent Xero Talent is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 872
Default Re: Kit monitoring for practice and live

Rockbox + Shure SE215's = the perfect IEM monitor rig for rehearsals and gigs.

Just plug a 1/4" cable in to the parallel jack on the wedge monitor into your Rockbox. Simple solution.

http://www.rockonaudio.com/?page=LIM-001

Or if you want to control the band seperately from your drum level, get the Tasty Blender:

http://www.rockonaudio.com/?page=LIM-002
__________________
Yamaha | Paiste | Pro•Mark
youtube | gear | facebook | soundcloud
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-23-2012, 02:01 PM
Chromium's Avatar
Chromium Chromium is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Posts: 162
Default Re: Kit monitoring for practice and live

Thanks for that suggestion, but I think I would have a problem with that. The bands guitar and bass amps are not going through the PA, so those would not be coming into the headphones, only the drums and vocals. I really need to keep my ears clear of cans I reckon, and a drum monitor might help to re-enforce the overall sound live.

By the way, I like your YouTube stuff Xero :)
__________________
Cheers,

Chromium
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-23-2012, 05:28 PM
LeftyDoug LeftyDoug is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 108
Default Re: Kit monitoring for practice and live

I have a Simmons DA200S and I really like it. It has a nice down-firing 12" sub with it's own amp and two 8" mids and two little tweeters also. Never had an issue with it and I've actually used it a couple of times to reinforce my acoustic drums when my band was using a very small PA system. Much more affordable than the Roland stuff also.

Xero, I just ordered a Tasy Blender this week for using with my IEMs (shure SE215s actually). Glad to hear thats a good setup.
__________________
Tama Starclassic B/B - 8/10/12/14/16/22
Tama Starclassic Birch Performer - 8/10/12/14/16/22

Last edited by LeftyDoug; 11-25-2012 at 12:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-24-2012, 12:00 AM
New Tricks New Tricks is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: AZ
Posts: 976
Default Re: Kit monitoring for practice and live

I use my PM30 as a wedge monitor and it works great. I think any powered speaker would work just as well.

In my situation, everything runs thru our PA/monitors and having the headphone jack on the PM30 is a bonus in case I want to hear my vocals better.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-26-2012, 04:17 PM
BradGunnerSGT's Avatar
BradGunnerSGT BradGunnerSGT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 469
Default Re: Kit monitoring for practice and live

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chromium View Post
Thanks for that suggestion, but I think I would have a problem with that. The bands guitar and bass amps are not going through the PA, so those would not be coming into the headphones, only the drums and vocals. I really need to keep my ears clear of cans I reckon, and a drum monitor might help to re-enforce the overall sound live.

By the way, I like your YouTube stuff Xero :)
The amps don't have to come out of the mains in order for you to monitor them. Mic them up and make sure they are in your headphone mix, but don't turn them up in the main mix.

A big second on the Rockbox, too. I have one and love it!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-26-2012, 04:22 PM
Xero Talent's Avatar
Xero Talent Xero Talent is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 872
Default Re: Kit monitoring for practice and live

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chromium View Post
By the way, I like your YouTube stuff Xero :)
Thanks for checking it out!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BradGunnerSGT View Post
A big second on the Rockbox, too. I have one and love it!
Yep, thanks for the recommendation Brad... used it for the first time at a gig on Friday, was fantastic.

Will never use wedges again.
__________________
Yamaha | Paiste | Pro•Mark
youtube | gear | facebook | soundcloud
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com