You’re an indie band mounting a tour and you want to introduce in-ear monitors to the band and minimize setup time at each gig. There’s a great technology approach to handling this situation that many regional acts have worked with companies like Tour Supply to design and build out.
If you’re more the DIY type, with a bit of time and some technical background, here’s my shopping list for a complete 6 stereo mix In-Ear kit. This kit is mean to fly. It’s heavy, but it’s portable and capable!
- 2 X Sennheiser G3IEMDIRKIT4 – Antenna splitting system
- 6 X Sennheiser ew300 IEM G3 – In-ear systems of choice for a regional act
- Note extra receivers: Sennheiser EK 300IEM G3
- Crest X 20RM Rackmount Mixer – this is a 16X12 10U rackmount monitor mixer. It’s analog AND it rocks, and it’s got a built in mic splitter!
- Odyssey FZ1006 10U Top 6 UBottom ATA Rack Case
- 2 X Proco Mt8XFXM20 20′ 8CH XLR Snake – these are the snake’s you’ll use to patch the mic splitter into the XLR snake to FOH
- Connectronics CTX-16XFXM 16 XLR Feedthru panel – this is really cool way to patch in the microphones on stage.
- 28 Tecnec XC3XXJ 3′ XLR Cables – all the xlr you’ll need to build out the rack
- Furman SS-6B Power Strip – We plug in here
- Furman AC-215A Power Conditioner – we keep our power clean here
- Tecnec RG58 25′ Cable – this connects the antenna to the rack
- Tecnec RG58 5′ Cable – this gets from the feed though to the antenna in
- Neutric NBB75DFIB-P BNC Feedthough – antenna input for the rack
- Neutrick NAC3MPA-1 Powercon – power in for the rack
- Tecnec PWRCN-ACIN-15 Powercon power cable
- Middle Atlantic UNI-1 Knockout Panel – panel for the BNC and Powercon feed though connectors