Exactly! The In ears are Front of House Mix from their ISO cabs, as well as the selective monitor wedges. I watched the above posted hour long interview with Big Mick Hughes on you tube, he mentioned some cool little tidbits about the mix. One being, even though the In-ear monitors are great for keeping a consistent mix for the band, the band still prefer the feeling of pumping cabs on stage. So Mick says each instrument has its own onstage mix also provided by onstage wedges.
Here's a small list of tidbits from the interview... as well as a few tidbits from an interview I read in Mix Magazine, i believe.
Mick quotes James, "it's hard when doing a solo, to get the sustain of the guitar to come through on the in ear monitors"
So Mick runs monitor wedges as well as actual Speaker cabs onstage.
For James, 2, 4x12 Mesa Boogie cabs. One on each side of the stage. (In a non in the round situation)
and 4, 4x12 Mesa Boogie cabs, 2 back to back on each side facing the opposite direction. (In an in the round situation)
The same goes for Kirk and Rob, However Kirk uses Marshall cabs on stage, and rob uses Ampeg cabs.
Big Mick then talks about the front of house sound for the Guitar and Bass...
x2: Roland JC-120 combo mic'd in stereo (ISO enclosure) (Speakers powered by a JC-120H head not the combo preamp)
*DI: Line 6 Variax for Acoustic, also used is a Line 6 POD X3 Pro to simulate the JC-120 clean tone (Since 2009, replacing the JC-120H)
x1: Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab (ISO chamber) (Used with Mesa Boogie Triaxis/2:90)
x1: Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab (ISO chamber) (Used with Diezel VH4)
*(Note: I believe the Line 6 Pod X3 replaced the Roland JC-120H simulating the tone. The POD X3 speaker outs power the JC-120 combo speakers. I find it weird James doesn't just use the combo itself, like he does otherwise in a non-live situation. Perhaps it sounds different?)
x1: Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab (ISO chamber) (Used with Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier)
x1: Randall 4x12 cab (ISO chamber) (Used with Randall RM100KH)
x1: Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab (ISO chamber) (Used with Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier) (for dirty sounds)
x1: Ampeg cab (ISO chamber) (Used with Ampeg SVT-2)
All cabs housed in ATA flight cases and mic'd with ATM 2500 dual capsule condensor dynamic microphones,
positioned directly in the center of the speaker to obtain the high-end required for the chunky metal sound.
Mick then speaks about James vocal mics...
There's roughly 10 vocal mics spread across the stage. How do you EQ 10 vocals for one guy?
Well, you turn off the EQ on the desk, you bus all the vocals to one pair of sub groups,
and you EQ the sub group. Once I've EQ'd one sub group I've EQ'd them all.
Pretty cool! I've always loved watching or reading anything with Big Mick, he seems so humble and down to earth.