Nigel Hendroff is the Music Director of Hillsong Worship Tours & MD for Hillsong Church in Australia. Originally from the city of Perth, he has been a part of the Hillsong Creative team for almost 18 years. His guitar work can be heard on most Hillsong Church albums since ‘You Are My World.’
Personal mixers give each musician or performer the ability to have an individual monitor mix on stage that they are able to control. If you are still wrestling with whether or not to use In Ear Monitors, Ultimate Ears has a great set of posts about the way.
I really want to pursue being a DJ even though I’m just starting out. I’m seriously researching headphones. I’m seeing a lot of options and my friends all have different opinions. What do you think about using IEMs for DJ headphones?
The simple truth is that In-Ear Monitors can help make singing live more manageable. In-ear monitoring allows you to hear your voice clearly inside your head, instead of down on the floor in front of you like with wedges. As a bonus, the IEMs act as plugs, reducing the amount of volume coming from the stage up to 26db.
The Ultimate Ears Sound Tap plugs in between the house mixer and the wedge stage monitors, letting you tap the signal for your In-Ear monitors without changing anything for the house. The wedge keeps getting the signal and you take control of the volume on your IEM headphones. The real beauty is that it works everywhere.