Hearphones as monitors
Thanks to jimdcrowl (TV Streaming), I have had an idea that might really help me to an inexpensive solution for the monitoring issue in my jazz quintet, Mood Swing. We often have trouble hearing each other in certain performance situations. I do have a small monitor setup but we like to go "light and lean" with our gear and the monitor stuff I have is hardly that. I bought a reasonably priced TaoTronics TT8A08 bluetooth transmitter so that I can transmit the bands sound from the line output of my small mixing board (or my TV at home) to my Hearphones and that will solve my problem. Read the "TV Streaming" posts to find out how to set this up. "What about the rest of the band?", you might ask. This transmitter will transmit to two bluetooth receivers at once; and, if I use a second TT8A0 at the other "line-out" on the board that would cover the other 3 band members who need some monitor help. While I will use my Hearphones, the others can buy inexpensive Bluetooth earbuds to receive their stream. Pairing all this up might be tricky so I am going to experiment with this as soon as the TT8A0 arrives. It is about the size of 1/2 a cigarette pack and is powered by a standard cell phone usb cable.
I will shortly be consulting with a local sound reinforcement professional about all of this. More to come on this.