Live setup, audio output for monitors

I have in my mind the perfect setup for my live gigs (hoping to start again soon…).
I recently switched to Mac and GigP, I need some hints to see if there is a good way to build my gig.
Requirements: midi keyboard controllers, audio board with a couple of stereo outputs.
Reason for that: I need a local monitor couple just close to me: on little stages guitar players use their amps and I never have a way to listen from PA in a good way.
Also with a guy on the mixer, during concert guitarist raise their volume and I am without my keyboard output monitoring. So a way to check volume on my monitor is mandatory.
Until now I used my NI Kontrol audio 6, driving a couple of little monitors from headphone output, a good way because there is separated potentiometer, so I have good control.
It s not perfect because this output is not balanced: with some lights on some stages, I got a lot of noise.
Best way should be a balanced output. A lot of audio boards have it, but very few with a separated potentiometer.
With two potentiometers I could play only on monitor while playing, leaving PA choices to mixer guy.
Another good way could be driving second output could with a MIDI CC driven on my controllers using GigP.
But I have some issues with GigP: this can be done easily on a rack view, but it implies making a control on every rack, I have a lot of them.
A good way seems to use two instances of GigP: one for my setlist racks, and one for general audio outputs and monitoring, but it adds some complexity I don’t like.
Is it true that a future version will have a “concert rack” common for full setlist? It would be my perfect thing…

Another option is to buy good audio board with double stereo output and software to drive it, new Audient id14 mkII or Evo8 seem to allow easy management of second output. This can be done in hardware or with some device software.

Any hint from you guys here?

I am using in ear monitoring together with a RME UFX II.
The keyboard signal is sent stereo to the main mixer and all signals I need from the singer, bassist, guitarist etc I get back from them main mixer and goes into my RME.
So I have e Perfect mix.
The Bassdrum I get directly from a separate mic and the hihat and snare I get back from the main mixer.

This is perfect for me as I alway gets a perfect balance mix where I can clearly hear what I am playing and if it sits in the mix.
What sometimes is not so good:
I hear what others are playing ;-]
And I have the sample clicktrack in my mix as the drummer has.

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This is the main reason why I play alone now. :smile:

Our FoH engineer uses the Behringer X32 and hands out personal mixers (P16) to the band members. You can choose exactly who you want to hear (or not!). Further, you can send MIDI messages into it to control it.

My rig consist of a Laptop running audio out to a skb rolling rack housing:
Scarlett 18i20 audio interface
QSC PLX 1802 power amp driving a couple Elite 10" wedges at my feet.

The signal coming out of the audio interface goes into two DI boxes in my rack. The balanced XLR lines go out FOH, while the “through signal” goes to my power amp for self monitoring my own sounds.
This allows me to monitor myself and turn my amp volume up and down, independent of what the FOH gets.

In-ears can also be run from the headphone outs on the audio interface. I can get a mix of the band from the monitor board (minus myself), into an input on my Scarlett (Just have to make sure that input signal ONLY goes to the headphone output and does not go to the outputs running to FOH!)
This way I control the volume of the band compared to my volume, in the audio interface mixer.

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