Since our singer suffered hearing damage with another band he plays in we decided to take a look at our monitoring options. What happens on occassions is that the monitoring provided by the venues is not good enough, so we pull out the earplugs. We don't have a big bank account so we're looking into the best possible solution for the money. After studying stuff from a few other bands the reading several forums I came up with this idea. In-ears I allready own molded earplugs fitted to my ears, I can buy special earbuds that turn them into in ear. The rest of the band will need to invest and look toward their possibilities. These could range from the cheaper Shure series (which they can test out and borrow from my younger brother) or also mold a set to their ears. Wire(le)s(s) Me (as a drummer) can just use a wired connection, but the guitars, bass and vocals would really come in hand using a wireless. Unfortunatelly decent ones of these don't come cheap. So for the guitar players I came up with an idea. We also use a wired connection to the amps, so I probably just put the 2 cables together, and create the box (the size of a normal wireless set) and attach it to their strap. On there are to plugs, one to their guitar, other one for their in ears. This leaves us just with singer who probably does need the wireless. Monitor rig - 19" Rack case (10-12 units in height) - Behringer ADA8000 preamp - MOTU 828MKII and use it in standalone mode. This gives use 4 stereo mixes OR 8 mono mixes. We'll configure everything in our studio space and can set the levels for each monitoring unit. - Headphone amp, this device will help setting the level of your in-ear monitor quick and easy Guitars - 2 x Behringer V-AMP rackmodules We're splitting the amp cable going to the amp and this one, this V-AMP will just be for inear purposes only. Bass - DI of bass amp Vocals Feed directly to the Behringer ADA8000 Drums - Alesis D4, triggers on snare and kick. We'll see if it's easy to also include toms, but this will do fine to start with I guess. The use of backing tracks, clicks and those things is also made easy with this. Really curious what you guys think of this idea.