Hello everyone. I've got a gig coming up where I'll be monitor mixing for a band I've never heard before. Well actually me and my crew are running sound for a festival but the headliner insists on bringing their own console(instead of using our midas Verona 56ch) along with their own FOH guy. So we're suppose to run their monitor mix. The bands rider says that along with six custom mixes for the six wedge monitors on stage they also want six "stereo" mixes(12 AUX's) for ear monitors for 8 different people. I think the rider also says something about them wanting 2 monitor consoles. Ok so first off none of us have ever dealt with in-ear monitors, the only times we encountered them the band had their own monitor engineer. Secondly I am really confused by the fact they are asking for Stereo in-ear monitor mixes. Are they maybe just trying to make sure they have a "mono" mix in both ears? I didn't think an actual stereo mix was possible with a standard monitor mixer, ours is a Soundcraft spirit 2. The outputs on it are xlr and there are only eight auxes. As we have never encountered ear-monitors before maybe someone could out there knows what kind of input they take. Do they take a mono xlr feed and split it to both ears? Or do we need to split each mono output into a L and R? Besides that stumbling block I am also wondering how I can get the proper levels when we will not have in-ear monitors for comparison. Will they have little volume boxes clipped on their belts? Ok I know those were alot of question/confusion. If anybody could tackle some of this and share with me some insight I would be very grateful. Thank you!