We have 1 hour on a Sunday to run through sound check, and spend 20 minutes of that time setting monitor levels.
It usually goes something like this:
Here’s a little little something we’ve changed at our pre-meeting sound check which has been a massive blessing to our sound guys:
Say our setlist was;
We Are The Free
You are Good
Christ is enough
So a few years back we moved our musos from 4 floor wedges to headphones for their monitor mix and it’s been working really well. It’s been affordable and has changed the way we do things. There are massive pros to going this route, but there are also limitations. Not to the system, but to the budget…
My main gripe has been the fact that our mixing console only has 6 aux sends, 2 of which are post-fade.
This has limited us in some ways.
Happy to say that we have everyone (keys, drums, bass, vocals) on IEM’s, except for the worship leaders of course.
Going to be difficult to get that one right!
This is a guest post by Wally van Rooyen, our current Sound Engineer at Solid Ground Church.
Here are some of the links I use and have found useful:
Tech Training 101
Pro Sound Web
Independent Recording Network
Behind The Mixer