if things are getting out of hand in monitor world, (everybody is asking to get everything
turned up in the wedges to stupid volumes), I've found if you stop the soundcheck for a
few minutes, ie turn off the wedges, under the pretence of having to check something/take
a leak etc, when you turn the mixes back on, have them a lower volume. The performers ears
will have reset and miraclously they can now hear everything at a lower volume in the
wedges. This approach has gotten me out of the 'everything louder than everything else'
problem more times than I would care to admit.
"Your ideas are bigger than your budget..."