- Bill Evans
The stampede of artists moving from screaming wedges to “personal” monitors has changed many of the rules. (Before we go any further and in case you missed it the last 100 times we have explained: Yes, most of us refer to this kind of gear as “ears” or “in-ears” when we’re doing a gig or talking about gear. But both of those terms are trademarked and can only be used officially when referring to the products made by the company that holds the trademark. Hence our compromise term “personal monitors.”)
Our goal here is not to list every piece of gear used when mixing
personal monitors. Rather, it is to look at some of the peripheral
stuff that makes using them easier. So, you will find no info on
earpieces — neither universal, custom-fit — or wireless rigs. Honestly,
that is a fight I would rather stay out of, but here is a look at some
of the other tools we have found valuable on the gig.