Limiter for IEMs - what are the BEST options?

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Limiter for IEMs - what are the BEST options?

Post by BassLine » 16 Aug 2018, 11:14

I'll be doing most IEM-only gigs for now. What are the best/safest options for using limiters for ear protection at live gigs?

What limiter are you using?

I was looking at this for simplicity ie. pedalboard setup.
http://www.rockonaudio.com/?page=LIM-002
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Re: Limiter for IEMs - what are the BEST options?

Post by Petebass » 16 Aug 2018, 11:58

BassLine wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 11:14
I'll be doing most IEM-only gigs for now. What are the best/safest options for using limiters for ear protection at live gigs?

What limiter are you using?

I was looking at this for simplicity ie. pedalboard setup.
http://www.rockonaudio.com/?page=LIM-002
IMO the best limiter is common sense. I never really found the need for one. And when I tried it, I just found the added clarity of the IEM meant you could really hear the compressor kicking in in a way you wouldn't even notice without IEM. I found it really distracting, so you dial it down and by the time you can't notice it, it's not actually doing anything.
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Re: Limiter for IEMs - what are the BEST options?

Post by Rocksolid » 16 Aug 2018, 12:45

BassLine wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 11:14
I'll be doing most IEM-only gigs for now. What are the best/safest options for using limiters for ear protection at live gigs?

What limiter are you using?

I was looking at this for simplicity ie. pedalboard setup.
http://www.rockonaudio.com/?page=LIM-002
Will you be running mono or stereo?
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Re: Limiter for IEMs - what are the BEST options?

Post by BassLine » 16 Aug 2018, 15:39

Rocksolid wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 12:45
BassLine wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 11:14
I'll be doing most IEM-only gigs for now. What are the best/safest options for using limiters for ear protection at live gigs?

What limiter are you using?

I was looking at this for simplicity ie. pedalboard setup.
http://www.rockonaudio.com/?page=LIM-002
Will you be running mono or stereo?
I'd really prefer a stereo setup. I like bass and my vocals in centre anyway. The unit I listed is basic but sufficient, does the Line 3 monitor mix in stereo.
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Re: Limiter for IEMs - what are the BEST options?

Post by Rocksolid » 16 Aug 2018, 17:43

I currently have a Behringer MDX1600 in a rack with my IEM. I have run light compression via the Compressor, and set the stand alone Limiter by winding it down until it cuts in where I have my levels set, then just increase the threshhold a little. I have also run the Compressor as a limiter with short attack and long release times.

When running mono I used to use a Symetrix 501 Comp limiter. Just awesome. Such a shame there isn't a stereo model of this unit.

I have also used a Presonus Blue Max as a limiter. It has good presets, but also a manual mode. It's a half rack unit.

One of the sound companies we use regularly is using a Behringer X32 desk, and I use a an XAir 18 with my PA, so I have purchased a Behringer P16-M which is a personal Mixer that mates with both these desks via LAN cable. You have individual EQ on all 16 channels, and a very usable limiter, Full Stereo with Panning capabilities for all Channels. The best IEM mixes I have had is with the P16-M.
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