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The SOS Guide to Live Sound by Paul White

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Chapter Three Live-sound Monitoring Options

 

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While many all-acoustic musical ensembles are easily able to achieve a natural balance, with each performer able to hear both themselves and everything that their colleagues are playing, the landscape changes as soon as amplification enters the picture. Amplification has made it possible for instruments to be combined in a musically meaningful way when, in the acoustic world, their relative volumes would have made coexistence impossible–for example, a nylon-string classical guitar alongside a drum kit. In fact, in our amplified world, just about anything can now be combined, but this presents us ...

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