#1
Often when watching a recording session or bands playing you'll see either the lead singer, drummer or everyone wearing headphones... what are they listening to? The beat? The bass player?
#2
their mp3-player duh
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Often when watching a recording session or bands playing you'll see either the lead singer, drummer or everyone wearing headphones... what are they listening to? The beat? The bass player?



lol, but i think it's the track they are listening to
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they're just listening to the other members of the band play, and themselves. It helps with timing and monitoring your voice/instrument's sound
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They listen to w/e they wanna hear. Every musician has it's preference with monitoring, both in the studio as live.

Whenver I played with my band at a venue, the sound tech would always ask me what I wanted on my monitor. I prefered my drummer, bass the loudest, ad 2nd guitar player in between the sound, without the singer and without my own playing, since I used a 200 watt super lead aimed towards me with it being miced over a PA. (I like to hear my sound straight from the amp instead of the monitor

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a lot of times for recording they will listen to a click track which is basically a metronome
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If they're doing bed tracks, they are listening to themselves in the context of each other playing live as they record. With the drummer, for instance, in his own sound-proof drum booth (in a perfect world... or an expensive studio), there is no other way for the others to hear him, or for him to hear anyone else, unless they are linked up through headphones.

If they are doing overdubs, they are listening to themselves in the context of the rest of the other pre-recorded tracks.

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no prob.
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.