Currently on tour in Europe with upcoming shows in Germany, France, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands, Little Caesar bassist Pharoah Barrett is using the ASI Audio x Sensaphonics 3DME Gen2 Active Ambient Monitoring System on tour. Barrett joins Little Caesar frontman Ron Young and drummer Tom Morris, who together have standardized the band’s personal monitors with the ASI Audio system.
Barrett started using the ASI 3DME system. “Ron turned me on to the 3DME system, and I loved the fact that I could dial in my own mix including adding ambience. I just run vocals through it – his vocal and mine. My vocals are slightly louder than his. And with the 3DME setup, I can add the ambience wherever I want it,” stated Barrett. “If you are playing live and you can’t hear the room or if you have in-ears and the room is totally muffled, that is really annoying. And that’s why people, a lot of the time, don’t wear hearing protection: because it sounds like you’re underwater. But with these ASI personal monitors, you can hear exactly what you want by dialing it in through your in-ear setup. And then after that is dialed in, you can bring the room up and hear those ambient sounds – hear what’s coming off the stage – and not be destroying your ears, which is obviously huge. For a smaller room, obviously, I wouldn’t need quite as much ambient sound because it’ll just be too much. But the ability to adjust the ambience really works great on large stages where I’ll actually turn them up a little bit. With other systems I’ve tried, if I couldn’t hear the ambient sounds on stage, I would basically pop out one of my in-ears, which honestly was not great, but it did the job. But now with the 3DME, it’s totally cool. I have the ambience all around me whenever I want it. So it’s easier to deal with, and I don’t have my left in-ear flopping around over my shoulder the whole show.”
The 3DME Music Enhancement IEM System Gen2 consists of Active Ambient earphones with embedded binaural MEMS ambient microphones, a bodypack mixer/controller/DSP processor/headphone amplifier and the Bluetooth-enabled ASI Audio App for control. The free ASI Audio App allows untethered adjustment of the system’s 7-band stereo EQ and limiter threshold. The App also offers an Audio Seal Test to confirm perfect IEM fit and allows the saving and recall of User Presets to ensure repeat access to preferred sound signatures. In operation, after locking in the saved EQ and limiter settings, up/down switches on the bodypack make it easy to add the perfect amount of ambience to the monitor mix, so the performer can hear exactly what they want, no matter the style of music or type of venue. When used without a monitor mix, 3DME functions as variable-level, high fidelity earplugs. The universal-fit earphones supplied with 3DME can be converted to custom fit with silicone sleeves from Sensaphonics or upgraded to Custom Pro earpieces.
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