Our worship services are in a room that is approximately 40 ft x 50 ft. Currently we have a situation where 2 guitarists are sharing 1 monitor that is pointing between the two and so neither is getting very much from it. If we put it to a level that they are comfortable with, we can pretty much turn the FOH speakers off and there is not a noticeable change in volume. When we put it down to a desirable level to not overpower the main mix, it is too quiet for them (that's not just them saying so - I agree it is too soft for them).
Here are my thoughts on this:
1. Of course, in-ear is best...but price is certainly a daunting factor.
2. If we add another monitor so they each can have their own, would that help? It seems a little counter-intuitive, but I would think we'd be able to keep the volumes lower.
3. Has anyone tried wired in-ear monitors, and what do you think of them?
4. Would wall treatment be helpful at all in that size room?
By the way, the room is rented and we may be moving soon.
Any other thoughts on solving this problem is appreciated.