November 12, 2012
We sat down with mix engineer Miles Walker at Parhelion Studios and we talked about everything from how he mixes tracks to the gear he uses in his studio. If you are not familiar with Miles, check out our interview with him.
In this video Miles goes over the reasons he uses the Yamaha NS10 studio monitors. For Miles, as well as most people that do studio production, its all about how well you know your monitors and how comfortable you feel when mixing. When using passive monitors like the NS10s, its often difficult to find a quality amplifier that can power passive monitors and many companies have abandoned passive studio monitor systems and replaced them with active studio monitors. The Yamaha HS80 studio monitors are a great example of an active studio monitor that works great for production.
What studio monitors are the best for your production? Which studio …
October 11, 2012
KRK Rokit monitors might not be known by name as well as their competition (M-Audio, QSC, etc.), but their signature yellow cone are unmistakable. I for one was clueless about these monitors for a short period when I was learning the ropes of DJing, but I had always seen these mounted on the desks of pro DJ who were giving short demo videos.
These powers studio monitors run from $200 to $500 and represent a mid level purchase, but you’ll see these used by DJs as much as you see production artists using them. With their wide “sweet spot” range and high SPL, it’s clear to see why they’re still popular. …
September 26, 2012
Studio monitors are often mistaken for desktop speakers, and the labeling between the two of them get interchanged quite often. A true studio monitor should highlight its clarity and natural sound production over its boosting or EQ features. Monitors like the M-Audio’s BX8-D2 are well known for striking the balance between monitor capabilities and cost effectiveness.
If you’re looking at a higher budget set of studio monitors, EVE Audio SC204 Nearfield Monitors offer a bit more in terms of functionality. The SC204’s carry the rear faced port like the M-Audio’s offering, but also come with control filters such as HF and LF filters on the rear side.…
September 10, 2012
If you’re an audiophile with deep pockets who uses $20 dollar bills for toilet paper, the perfect sound system for your mansion is now available to you for a measly $50,000 dollars a pair. Status Acoustics has created what is perhaps the “end-all” loudspeaker system known as the Titus 8T.
The company itself is based in Layton, Utah – but components, wiring, and enclosures are produced across the pond, in Denmark and Germany. Tweeters and Mids are comprised of no less than the lightest beryllium available, while wiring and posts are constructed from platinum. The cabinet itself is constructed using HDF; producing a better result than natural wood.
If you feel like your Ferrari Enzo just isn’t cutting it anymore, the Titus 8T system will be sure to knock your socks off.…
The Unique Geek
July 21, 2011
One thing people often take for granted when they first put together their home, project or pimp studio is the importance of great recording monitors. Most folks, when they start recording on their own, worry about what software they’ll use. Next, you fret over the recording interface. Soon, before you know it, you’re strung out on getting more and more microphones. All the while, you are just using speakers from a Craigslist find – 1997 monitors that were cheap back in 1997.
I’ve made this mistake, for far too long. Every few years, I’d make a small upgrade from the previous pair. With each new monitor pair, I increasingly began hearing what was truly going on. One day you’ll get to a point where you are comfortable with your monitors – you’ve “learned them.” There is a lot to be said for “learning your monitors”, it’s crucial. But, what does …