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Offline chk

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Re: what type of speakers do YOU use for mixing
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2019, 01:41:26 PM »
Mix/master to taste on quality speakers or headphones that you are really familiar with, and have listened to hundreds of hours of music on, obviously including well recorded studio stuff, live stuff, etc. That familiarity is key and provides perspective with which you make decisions for where to cut/boost EQ appropriately.  I think that’s much more important than mastering on the “best” or fanciest gear.
It’s kind of like cooking food on the grill. Gotta know where the hot/cool spots are in order for the food to come out consistenly the way you want it to.

From there listen on some other systems like the car or whatever to make tweaks, again on speaker systems you know well.

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Re: what type of speakers do YOU use for mixing
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2019, 04:27:52 PM »
Use a variety of speakers/playback devices.  Neumann KH120 and NHTPro A10 monitors.  Avantone Cubes.  Assorted headphones.  Paradigm Active 40s in the living room.  And ultimately the car stereo in whatever car I am driving that week.  Bass is the trickiest part for me to get right.  I am usually mixing a board feed with a pair or two of Mics, so the “blend” matters as well.  I use the car stereo as the lowest common denominator.  Needs to sound good there.
Mics: akg c460 (ck61, ck63), c414buls, c568eb; at4049a, 4051a, 4053a, at853; josephson c42; neumann U87, km84i; beyer m130, m160, m500; aea r84; gefell m71, mt711s, m200, m201, um70S; sony c38; schoeps cmc6, CMBI (mk4, mk21, mk41, mk4v); sennheiser mkh30, mkh40, md421, md431, md541
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Recorders/converters/monitors: dr680, m10, dr-2d, d50, zoom f8, 788T SSD CL-8, lynx aurora 8, Neumann KH20


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Re: what type of speakers do YOU use for mixing
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2019, 08:00:52 AM »
Tannoy System 800's typically...Pelonis PSS110 occasionally.  Either with a Parasound Halo amp.    Big 15" Custom Tannoys with an MC2 amp for shits and giggles...Usually at least a check on headphones or in the car.

 

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