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recommendations on monitors for mixing?


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Mixing on headphones is generally a no-no in production-land, as frequency reproduction and spacial representation is pretty inaccurate. Nice tracking headphones are always great to have though for recording.

 

As far as which monitors to get, here's a bump for your troubles, because I was about to post the same thread.

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i'll make my standard recommendation of mackie mr5s. krks are too woofy, maudios are too woofy and too bright, i don't trust behringers build quality-- but can't speak to their sound, and i don't like yamaha hs 50s. i prefer the mr5's over the mr8's and the newer 824s too. but if you can hold out... yamaha hs80s.

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Consider the size of your room; the speaker size is imported. In a 200x220 room, I found even 6" drivers weren't giving me a good reproduction and had to go to 5".


I didnt like the MR5s I had and went with the KRK RP5s in the end.

 

yeah-- definitely comes down to the room and the ears. i gave all the krk's a good whack, and they seemed to just have underdamped bass so it was a bit flappy.

 

ultimately-- i think it always comes down to what you can tolerate for long sits and what you get USED to to translate outward. i think given at least a baseline resolution-- you can mix on anything-- it's mostly what you're comfortable with.

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I went after M-Audio BX8a's - they are oversized for what I need, but they have good response and are pretty "tight" sounding.

 

I have to remember this, because when I get bass sounding normal on the BX8a's, it'll be thunderous on "average" speakers.

 

The best monitors are the ones you use all the time...I tend to do pretty well with my Creative-Labs 5.1 setup (which I'm only using 2.1) - I've had it for years and know their sound - but, when it comes to top end and hearing clarity (lack of, mostly), BX8a's are better for that...

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