1985: Future Sonics Ear Monitors First In-Ear Monitoring System

Jan 1, 2011 9:00 AM


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Three decades ago, Marty Garcia had a vision of a different way of stage monitoring, where artists would wear earpieces carrying a personal monitor mix. At first, Garcia used consumer earbuds, but he soon saw the need for a more specialized approach and started working with audiologists to supply custom ear molds.

In 1985, he began developing designs for Ear Monitors® and Ears™-brand earphone monitors. That same year, Todd Rundgren used Future Sonics products on his Utopia tour; it was the first wedgeless stage with all bandmembers wearing Garcia’s Ear Monitors. Garcia founded Future Sonics in 1991, and word about his Ear Monitors spread as major artists realized the advantages of reduced freight requirements, cleaner stages, lower onstage volume and better monitor mixes.

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