tricks and tips

Here’s one for all you budding sound techs! Y cables
(one female xlr to 2 xlr male adapters) can be used when doing monitors for singers. They will allow you to run two separate channels from the snake head to your mixer at foh. You can use one channel for your main house mix and one for your singers monitor mix. Then you can tweak the monitor mix on it’s own eq and not mess with your house mix. This is helpful when the artist needs a lot of vocal in their mix and feedback starts to occur. Just dial out what ever is feeding back in the wedges and you can still have your house mix of straight up crispy clean vocals. There are a million apps for the y cable and it is probably the most useful investment you can put in your tool box.