Portland, OR (February 20, 2014)—R&B legends Earth, Wind and Fire recently released its 21st album, Now, Then, Forever, and is currently touring with its new, custom in-ear monitors from Portland, OR-based 1964 Ears.
A total of 18 sets of the Q Quad Driver were delivered for the band and the technical crew—monitor mixer, monitor tech, guitar tech and keyboard tech. The Q Quad uses four balanced armature drivers, including dual low-frequency drivers, per ear and is tuned for extended low-end performance.
Terrence Chism is EWF’s monitor mixer, having joined the group after working on The Jackson’s Unity Tour. He runs a total of 16 mixes with all but three being via the 1964 Ears IEMs. As can be expected with a 13-piece band, there is a lot of sound, particularly low end—originating from the stage, and in-ears helps tame that. Chism runs three wedge mixes, one mono downstage mix for solos, one wedge for percussionist and vocalist Johnson, plus an additional sub for drummer John Paris. All of the remaining mixes are 1964 Ears.