HomeArticlesTHE MOST AFFORDABLE IN-EAR MONITOR SYSTEM FOR WORSHIP BANDS THE MOST AFFORDABLE IN-EAR MONITOR SYSTEM FOR WORSHIP BANDS By Joseph Donaldson October 20, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:behringer ha8000, budget friendly in ear monitor, church, church production, church sound, church tech, churchfront, in ear click, in ear mix worship, in ear mix worship leader, in ear monitoring, in ear setup for band, in-ear monitors, in-ear monitors for worship bands, jake gosselin, Leadership, ministry, worship, worship band, worship gear, worship leading Related Posts Astigmatism: What Is It and How Does It Impact Your Vision? Albinism Awareness Campaign – Kelly Gallagher LASIK Complications About Author admin 100 Comments Gerrit Graft February 23, 2019 I would also try Bluetooth headphones and transmitters. I purchased a PreSonus studiolive series 3 32ch mixer. The main purpose is more my recording studio to build my business up. But I'm also the head of sound and musician at my church.(small church, and small budget for equipment. So I have bringing my board and gear weekly. And because of the inputs and outputs. We are now using in-ears via xlr to 1/4 then headphones. Using q-mix software which is a personal mixer. One pro that the PreSonus board has over the Midas and berhringer is that I control the board via WiFi, with an iPad or laptop. I have now started using Bluetooth transmitters for Bluetooth headphones. To help eliminate cables. Reply Worship With Us February 28, 2019 Hey jake! Great info! What rack case do you guys use on your stage box Reply Rob Davis March 1, 2019 As a guitarist, my only frustration with a wired in-ear system on stage is the time it takes to get into the system. Making a clean entry can become a hassle. When loading the stage in a dim or dark situation can become cumbersome: once in a while getting in-ears plugged in, then putting my guitar on and situated has become a tangle of cables. At the end of the service, when getting back into the system while the pastor is beginning his invitation to an altar call can become distracting, looking for cables on the floor and trying to find the end of the earbud cable that got stuck in a back pocket (or is just flying around free!) and getting the two of them together. Maybe it’s just me being self-conscious about becoming a distraction to the service. Reply PUTUPLAN7 March 3, 2019 thankyou so much for all you advice Reply Jurd Rad March 8, 2019 Hey Jake! Love all the videos! So I’m really recommending doing this with my worship band! But I am still confused on how to acces my phone to my board to control the output mixes :/ please help me bro! My church has a Allen & Heath QU-16 Reply Lars van der Hooft March 11, 2019 Note that the major difference is that with the personal mixers you all have stereo mixes. Panning is possible with the P16's. With this setup 2 mixbusses are required for a stereo monitor Reply Scott Mac March 12, 2019 did you discuss with other members of band the idea of wired in ear? cheap, yes, but super nasty. I don't like in ears at all, due to them giving me a headache that distracts me from worship, and click tracks/backing tracks suck feeling out of playing/singing. I may sound negative, just wish people focused on crating a more open worship than clog each song with heaps of unnecessary noise. may have a quiet stage, though often sterile music produced. Reply Mohmega March 13, 2019 How would I go about achieving a stereo in ear mix with a similar setup? Reply David White March 14, 2019 M32-Q app connects to the Midas M32 board and moves the faders but I have no volume control from the app to my IEM. I’ve set up just as you described with HA8000v2 and snake box, etc. What am I missing? Help! Thanks 🙏 Jake! Reply Rob Long March 15, 2019 buy those behringer HA8000 and their predecessors on CL and save a ton, about $50 used. i did this same config A LONG TIME AGO. Very effective, very cheap. I still like the P16s because I can turn up the individual inputs as I go through sound check Reply Kevin Baby March 15, 2019 U could do wireless headphones instead of those long wires from the amp. Amp to wireless transmitters amd everyone with discreet wireless ear buds. Reply Jhonnel Pica March 18, 2019 We just started this setup a while ago but we came up with a problem. Every instrumentalist has their own personal mix, or they want to amplify their own instrument, is it possible with this iem setup? Reply Atchen Morales March 19, 2019 What's up with these Christian bands… It's so weird Reply Carlos Ruiz March 19, 2019 7 minutes of blah blah blah Reply Lucas Cavalcanti March 21, 2019 So the Church had P16, digital snakes, top gear… and it goes back to HA8000s?That's… a really strange surprise. Reply Ryan Dail March 23, 2019 We use the same set up except we have individual headphone amps in floor pockets with returns. I’ve found that doing that helps keep cables off the floor but if you don’t have floor pockets then the HA8000 is the way to go. Reply kirill prasolov March 23, 2019 Great solution. I've been using this system for 6 years in my church. I have two POWERPLAY PRO-XL HA4700. Reply AM Distributors March 26, 2019 Jake EXCELLENT VIDEO!!!As the engineer at my church, I had to decide on what IEM solution we were going to commit to. The Musicians wanted the P16 just because thats all they knew of. When I pitched this headphone amp solution, at a mere $50, my musicians were definitely uneasy. Jake, its been 1 month now that we've been using the headphone amp, and have been getting compliments left and right, from the band, the patrons and even the pastor. The overall sound of the room is much more even with the musicians monitors reduced by 50%. Because of YOUR video & followup video, you have directly & positively effected our ministry! Thank you for your willingness to share your ministry journey with all of us. Now, I cant wait till you update your next video. KUDOS to you and your entire team!!!!!! Reply Quincy Moore March 28, 2019 So by replacing the p16’s with the power head phone amp arebtge musicians still able to control there own mix like how is it that they could turn up or turn down what they want to hear more or less of Reply ruckushauk March 30, 2019 Just installed 3 of the 4 channel amps at keyboard, bass and drum positionc. Singers are on individual wireless mixes. Works great! Reply or quesada April 1, 2019 hello , do you get stereo sound with that system? it looks mono, I have a wireless sennheiser system and I get stereo sound but I need 2 aux lines, one per ear…is your system stereo or mono? thanks a lot Reply Greg Traviss Music April 4, 2019 Hello Jake, (or anyone who might know the answer to this question), can you tell me if you can run a stereo signal through the direct inputs on the back of this unit? I've got multiple unique stereo aux mixes coming from my board that I need to get to in-ear monitors for each member of my band. I want to run TRS 1/4 inch cables into the direct inputs to achieve this. I assume this would work, but I see some comments here saying only mono mixes are possible through the direct inputs. Am I understanding this correctly? Any help would be appreciated. Reply Sold Future April 10, 2019 "In this video I'm going to spend 8 minutes to talk about all the things in going to talk about in this video…" Reply Nathan Lane April 12, 2019 At my church how would we put the keyboard through it Reply Cvetan Papazov April 14, 2019 Hi there. May I ask, what headphones you're using with this setup? Thanks! Reply Leper Lord April 15, 2019 All that tax-free status and still i am sure they can claim this on tax as well Reply topacio bustos April 16, 2019 Am I going to need a router????? Reply ministry media April 18, 2019 Greetings from Central Asia Worship Ministry (50 churches) !!! Reply Kendall Dene April 19, 2019 Love the vid. I have been using a similar system at my church however we have the Rolls Minimix II amp per person. It has advantages however the biggest disadvantage is they don't seem to last long and they are $50.00 ea. We have 6 plus wireless systems for the front vocalists. All the band is wired with IEM's. I like the clean connections of the system you describe including the snake. I will be considering this for our church as it's about half the price of the Rolls system we currently use. That said I was able to provide IEM's for 10 stations for about $1000.00 all in. A whole lot cheaper then any other alternative, that is if you can be wired. Thanks for the vid, great stuff!!! Reply Garrett Warman April 20, 2019 Can you link where we can purchase this?? Reply Joseph H April 21, 2019 HiOne questionWhere did you get that snake?Could you provide a link?Thanks Reply jose castro April 27, 2019 Man, do you mean https://audiofusionsystems.com/? Expensive but you can control from a cellular Reply fidget Mc Fidgertson April 27, 2019 Tommy want wingey. Reply Rob F April 29, 2019 The system is inexpensive, but it's nothing else, than replacing the traditional monitor by headphones.What about doing 4 to 5 auxways and to give every musician a Behringer Xenyx 502, so that she/he can mix it, as she/he want?You could do it so, that the artist gets the own part on #1 and #2 is drums/bass, #3 is guitars, #4 keys, #5 all vocals Reply Jesse Coonen May 3, 2019 So you’re using a great console with great preamps but then stepping down at the stage box to behringer preamps? I’d rather have an X32 console with the Midas stagebox because it’s the same exact software between the x32 and m32 except the m32 has better preamps just a thought. Reply Tobias Vanderhenst May 3, 2019 Used many setups already, including both setups and I prefer the one with the P16. P16 is very user friendly. Even when I am playing I am able to change some volumes when required. Very difficult on this small phone screen. We use this setup in a pop choir and dynamics are so large that we easily need to be able change for example the volume of the choir. The only downside are the network cables. You need a bit of time to set this all up but with the app, it will not go much faster. Reply Hernando Martinez May 5, 2019 I had thought about this but the missing piece was that headphones amp you showed. We have Presonus StudioLive Ai and it has the QMix-UC app for tablets and phones similar to what you showed for Behringer. Thanks for sharing Reply Jonathan Downing May 6, 2019 We still use the analog mixer and I have a four channel headphone amplifier It works great but I see everybody’s doing digital mixers and I’m just trying to figure out what’s the best way to go because seems like you have issues with digital if your system crash then what will you do Reply Rich Saldivar May 7, 2019 Can you do this with the Behringer X32? Reply Ford Pix May 9, 2019 omg thanks for this video it will help my church on setting up Reply Tayo Akinyele May 11, 2019 Hi, thanks for making it soooo simple. My church would like to transition to in ear monitors however we have a main house analogue mixer with just 2 aux sends that can be pre or post fade. May you please advice on the best way to go about this with low budget. I've talked about buying headphone amps. However, i got confused on how to work with just 2 aux sends. Also buying a p-16 is not an option for us. Please help. Thanks a mill for your time. Reply Rex Renolds May 12, 2019 Sorry you had trouble with the P16 system. once familiar with the Ultranet routing, the P16 is a super powerful and capable tool. there is so much that can be done with them. I guess there can be a bit of a learning curve as far as setting your own mix if your not very familiar with using a mixer. having a bunch off cellphones controlling mixes via Bluetooth sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. lots of traffic on the broadband gets scary. Reply sroloson200110 May 13, 2019 What if you aren't using a digital board. Is there a bridge type console? Reply Kevin Beckenham May 14, 2019 Where does Jesus fit into the equation ? Reply Jeff O May 15, 2019 We've got the same setup. But haven't figured out if a stereo in-ear mix is possible? Others have asked this question and I've missed the answer if there has been one. Can anybody help? Reply Steve Bunn May 16, 2019 HA8000 headphone amplifier Reply The Musicians Hub May 20, 2019 will this work with the x airs 18 Reply Christian Colon May 21, 2019 What do you think about the presonus studio live for a church ? Reply DOC2089 May 26, 2019 I like this idea but how do you get the same results with an analog mixer (Mackie 32.8)? Reply E May 29, 2019 I have a m32r and the dl32 stage box. I want to use this setup because my church isn’t in the position to by the p16. I would like to know how you wire and route the headphone amp for monitoring. Great video!!! God bless Reply Meje May 30, 2019 hi, thanks for the tips, but i have a question, how you connect the ha8000 to the digital mixer? what are you using? in the church we have a multpair but only have 4 monitor aux. Reply Anthony Giannell June 6, 2019 Is there a way to get a panned stereo mix with a system like this? That’s probably the biggest benefit of the personal digital mixers for me. Reply Mark Sherman June 15, 2019 Will this work with non-worship bands? Reply Joel Berrier June 19, 2019 Will this work with the behringer xair 18? Reply B Frankie June 21, 2019 Will this work if I worship Satan? :V Reply tastygoldfish June 25, 2019 Is the mobile control available on the x32 or just m32 and is there android apps or just mac? Reply Spaghetti Horror June 25, 2019 Thanks for this video. Much appreciated! Reply Len Phil June 26, 2019 Sorry Jake but I hired these to use at a conference, set up similar to yours but the HA8000 on stage to reduce Headphone cable length. I was really disappointed in the low grade sound, lack of gain, signal to noise ratio and scratchy sockets. Sockets are cheap chinese not Neutrik. Would never buy this unit. What I do now, is use an individual Behringer P1 for each musician and run balanced lines to them. For smaller setups its probably not much more money and the sound quality increase is significant. Give it a whirl. Reply Henry Mittnacht June 28, 2019 Hi, Jake! Good video! On a budget for sure but no stereo option, no individual channel EQ etc as oposed to the P16. And why do you have a routing problem? For instance CH1 kick, CH2 snare etc. occur in the same way on the P16… Reply Lewis Thomson July 1, 2019 This is great! Perfect setup! A band I’m working for wants this setup! But they all want the same mix. Is there any way of doing this but with just one output from the desk? Is that possible? Can you link channels? Reply Jayden Wilson July 2, 2019 Can you do a video on how to set the Headphone amps and the other x32 thing Reply Corey Finch July 8, 2019 You did it backward – If you want the Behringer price with the Midas sound quality, you get the X32 board and the DL32 stage snake. Reply Vinny Osborne July 9, 2019 Have to disagree. Yes the Headphone amp works well with the app. But in NO way is it a better system then the P16. Reply marciana leite July 10, 2019 You is Harry Kane of Tottenham ?????😂😂😂 Reply Nathanael Ospina July 10, 2019 Do you still have the p16? I'd like to buy, I already have the amp but I'd like to have one of the other one just for keyboardists Reply Howard Bosman July 11, 2019 Can you share the amazon links for all what you got in the box? Reply Robbie Valentine July 12, 2019 this is a fine system if youre just standing around. if youre an active band, you have to go wireless. i still prefer wedges. Reply Mike Scott July 12, 2019 All I wanted to do is check out what you use for monitoring. I left just smh. Reply Mike The Motivator July 16, 2019 Used this works great Reply Worgu Chisom July 18, 2019 Thanks for the video, but did't you face latency issues? Reply brainlicker33 July 19, 2019 If I worship Satan, can I still get it? Reply thedirt22 July 25, 2019 Worship my nuts douche Reply HarmonicDrone July 30, 2019 Yo does the behringer headphone amp give a stereo in ear mix? Given, it will take up 2 channels instead of 1. Reply Abimael Hernandez August 3, 2019 Hey, God bless you! Where are you located? 😁 Reply Whitty August 7, 2019 is there any way to have a few wireless and a few wired? Reply Bubbles The Monkey August 9, 2019 most useless video ever… Reply Kevin OReilly August 9, 2019 This is exactly what we do at my church. We happen to have a Soundcraft digital board. We have a mix of wireless systems and wired systems depending on the position. We got the team a bunch of used ipads to control the monitors. It ended up being easier, cheaper, and more flexible than with something like the P16s. Reply Freddie Handley music August 11, 2019 So it’s all about churches😂 Reply Carlos Hernandez August 13, 2019 Thank you. I bought this for our church. Very excited to play multitracks in a couple of weeks. 👍🏼 Reply Jeremy P. August 22, 2019 Is this setup still working out for you guys? Also are you in the Tacoma area!? Reply Alistair De beer August 28, 2019 I'm so excited, this is awesome Praise God,We're starting a church Plant in South Africa busy buying a system and I've been begging for an in ear monitor system but its too expensive out here. So THANKS man GOD Bless you!!!! Reply Anthony y Vanessa August 28, 2019 This is great info Reply Michael Thompson September 1, 2019 We got the Behringer Headphone amp not long ago and using headphone extensions to everybody. And it doesn't require a really nice high end digital mixer, we have two of our aux outputs going to the Behringer HA8000 from our old analog board and have 1/4 male to 1/8 female extension cables running to every musician. We have a mix more vocal heavy and one more instrument heavy, so we can choose which one we prefer. Hoping to upgrade to the X32 at some point, but this is helping us get the most out of our gear right now until we're able to. Appreciate the video! Reply Raymundo Hail September 2, 2019 Lakewood washington? Reply Scott Smith September 5, 2019 Thanks Jake, Your videos are helpful in many ways.Keep up the GREAT work!!!!!!! Reply David Sayer September 6, 2019 Ever heard of MyMix? Reply spher September 7, 2019 churches really are a wealth of info on band stuffbig thanks Reply chuck taylor September 8, 2019 Where did you buy the analog snake , would you be able to shoot me a link please ? Reply Gregory Hellenkamp September 15, 2019 What's a worship band? Reply Angie Dahlstrom September 17, 2019 Someone help!! We went ahead with this process and it’s GREAT during practice but for some reason whenever we’re live during service, our in ear mixes change, even when we don’t touch the app! Is it some kind of interference from having over 100 devices connecting to the internet?? I’m at a loss… Reply Pastor of Muppets September 18, 2019 Would be great to know how to set this up. How does this headphone setup allow each musician to adjust custom virtual faders? I assume it has something to do with the X32, but I don't know anything about that console, so some technical explanation would be great. Reply Lonesome Harmonic September 20, 2019 Will this setup also work with a secular band? Reply Adam DeMoor September 21, 2019 You watching Tommy Boy? Looks like Farley just dumped the M&Ms down the dash of Spade's car…[Edit] It's the desktop background…. Reply Simone Antollovich September 30, 2019 It' basically a good idea, but I wouldn't recommend to use long mini-jack cables like in this video. It's actually an unbalanced signal that you run for a long distance. I'd prefer to run the monitor line through standard XLR cables and plugging them in small mixers or headphone amp (like the Behringer P2) wich are near the musicians. My two cents Reply ICYAngler October 8, 2019 I used this system for the longest time. Works the best without any issues of batteries, cut out, etc. I mainly use it for musicians. Vocals have wireless. Reply Music Islife October 8, 2019 Why are they the most affordable for worship bands? They are most affordable for ANY band! Reply Crypto Grit October 14, 2019 Website toolkit isn’t working to take my email and give me the information. Getting a server side error. Thanks! Reply Tyler Lawrence October 15, 2019 So wait how to you control each persons mix? Who starts click tracks? Reply John Marcellus October 16, 2019 Is there a way that the lead musician can communicate?? Reply Marcio Costa October 19, 2019 A little honesty here please. No hate here, but you're either ill-informed or ill-intentioned. If you purchased behringer PM16s and then discarded them because you didn't need their main functionality (which was already available in the X32 and phone app), you're ill-informed. If you title a video as "most affordable" (clickbait) and leave out the cost of the console and the digital snake, only to consider some cables and an analog phone amp in the cost, you're ill-intentioned. Either way, you should not be posting technical videos. If you spend $$$$ in a digital programmable console you can PM with just some cables. With an analog console, you need PMs and extra cables. Nothing affordable here. God Bless. Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.