I posted about this a few years ago but things have changed a lot in this area and I expanded the topic to include all elements of the band, not just keyboard vsti sounds. Vocals, instruments, the lot are what I am talking about. Since my methods now include being part of the stage monitor system it differs from when I started out having just a Keyboard monitor and the PA monitor separate. Many of us play live music so I wanted to open a discussion of solo, duet and whole band stage monitor mixing issues and methods people use to get the job done. This is a wide topic because there are many musical combo configurations, music types and levels of onstage energy and loudness differences that have been pointed out in other posts. This subject for me is also heavily influenced by the use of digital mixers that can be controlled via MIDI and are now being used as Audio engines via Cantabile Live Host. So I wanted to start it all off with this post. I am excited to have all types of contributions so if your world is different that’s great and I look forward to the inside tricks you might share on how you get it done, from the small clubs to the big stages and festival settings, from the in-ear to the old wedge systems let it rip!
Thanks for any contributions,