Hellbillies’ monitor engineer Atle Aamodt sourced 8x of the 45°N-12 wedges from rental company and NEXO distributor Fotophono for the national tour, and has found them a major advance on the in-ear monitors being used by the band, especially in an environment where the acoustics or PA are bad and muddying the sound on stage.
“The lead vocalist Aslag Haugen has always used IEMs in situations where the PA or the room acoustics make monitoring difficult. Since we started using the N-12s, we don’t need the IEM back-up; even in the worst possible conditions, these monitors provide listening conditions for the musicians that no other monitors can match.”
Aamodt reports that his performers have a fantastic feeling of “standing in the middle of the audio source”, rather than listening to it from a distance. “If necessary , the N-12s can be extremely loud, but they have an extremely clear sound. In my opinion, these are in a class of their own, there is no other monitor which comes close.”
Last words go to Aslag Haugen, the band’s songwriter and singer, who says, “we have been going for 20 years and we have never been as impressed with any piece of audio equipment as we are with these. The quality is incomparable and we are extremely happy we chose to use them.”
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