In-ear monitor EQ/vocal strain
Baerstev Member Posts: 1
Hi Ken, I have been a full-time musician for three years (cover band and solo), been doing 200 shows a year since 2008. I sing a wide range of styles, from Johnny Cash to Led Zeppelin. I run into occasional vocal problems, as I am right now, and look online for answers. Based on my own experience, your advice rang much truer to me than any others I have seen. I have a question - I sometimes wonder if the EQ response of my in-ear monitors causes me to strain my voice. I am wondering if you have any experience/thoughts on this subject, and if there are specific in-ears which you would recommend for the rock/variety singer? Thanks again for your excellent advice!
Ill tag @Klaus_T , he is a sound engineer and might have some insight.
yeah I would say that maybe your vocals are not loud enough in the mix you have on your in-ears, or the music is too loud. you will tend to over-sing if you can't hear yourself. try to adjust the mix and see what happens. the frequencies from 1 to 4 kHz are what makes your voice cut through, and around100-150 Hz will be the "root" frequency in a male singer. boost these carefully in case you can't get the results with just adjusting the vox/music balance