August 2, 2013
I think that wireless audio is headed to a point where the computer can be eliminated from the entire setup. That doesn’t mean that a wireless speaker will be any good without the use of a computer next to it – but it also means that the speaker doesn’t need to have LED displays or stacked monitors in order to be useful. Many wireless speaker developers are looking to bring back the era when these devices were used on their own. It’s like owning a regular radio receiver. You tune it to the channels you want and then you leave it alone. It is more of a passive device rather than one that hunts for specific songs.
Another nice feature about modern wireless speakers is that their receiver is usually built into the box – yet the speaker itself does not look like a receiver. Most of the unit is …
July 30, 2013
Using your large television as an external monitor has been done since the beginning when television adapters were created. Back in the early days of monitors, VGA was our only option. When VGA was hooked up to the regular television, the results were very promising. At the time, a television was a cheaper alternative to buying a huge CRT monitor and trying to find place for it at the same time. Eventually, monitors got smaller and cheaper to the point where size and space was never an issue. Now that televisions have gotten larger and more menacing, it seems like the time is right to port our monitors over once again.
The only trouble is trying to configure your video card settings so that it will allow your television to act like a monitor. Some monitors can do this but are limited to only showing videos or pictures. Google created …
January 28, 2013
Having a monitor in your studio or practice room is essential if you want to hear your music properly. Never mind the fact that your music may be played on subpar speakers or headphones, when you’re mastering your music or trying to create transitions it helps to hear every little element within a track. Once you’re mixing a song live, you may not even be able to hear your music over the loudspeakers, but at least you’ll know it’s correct. KRK Rokit Series monitors are something like the Pioneer CDJ’s of the speaker market. It’s hard to look at them and not love the aesthetic design – but when you also realize how accurate they are as near field monitors, it makes them hard to ignore.
Their front firing port and yellow cones are the trademark of KRK’s speakers, but this may come to change. The owner of KRK, Klawitter, …
November 6, 2012
There have already been a few wireless speakers review on UniqueSquared.com, and while this may not seem like the current run-of-the-mill product in demand for DJs and Producers, the early seeds of this new technology will no doubt affect the way DJs shop for small speakers and monitors in the future. There are already enough cables to deal with, and when setting up your rig from scratch (assuming you’re bringing your own gear to a gig) it’s difficult to keep wires organized without looking like a tangled mess.
The KRK Rokit series are popular because of the inherent value of having a small yet powerful speaker near your mixer for monitoring. However, mixers usually come with many or few speaker output connections, creating compatibility problems when using somebody else’s gear. Sometimes RCA cables are subject to interference over long distances, and sometimes a cheaper mixer lacks connections for balanced XLR …