A while ago we had a look at monitoring and whether it’s better to use speakers or headphones to mix on. In the world of live sound and on-stage monitoring, the same question comes up. Fortunately for professional musicians, it’s not a hard choice as you can simply have both!
In ear monitors give you isolation and clarity, and you can always pop one out to hear the monitors to get a bit more atmosphere etc. When it comes to in ear monitors, the choice of many are Ultimate Ears.
In the video below, we get a guided tour around their factory and a close up look at how each pair of monitors is hand made for a perfect fit.
Did you see the archive wall of ear impressions in their warehouse? That’s a lotta ultimate ears!!
[image via randallvangurchom]