We’re configuring a setup for in-ear monitoring on stage for our 4-piece band. We’re going to get a mixer which will recieve instruments on the inputs and then send individual mixes to the band members via aux outs.
But we’re confused about the source of a signal. For guitars we can use DI outs on guitar processors. We also can send our playback and click tracks right to the monitoring mixer. But what about vocals and drums? Should we ask a sound guy to send us vocals and drums from FOH console to the stage and then to our mixer? If its’s the case, is it OK to use full drums mix in mono for the monitoring (for drummer and whoever else needs to hear the drums in their in-ears). I’d love to recieve all 12 drum channels and then mix them, but small stages are usually limited to 4-8 aux outs on the FOH console.
Or we should not bother FOH engineer and do it by ourselves somehow?