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Joe Albano on Sun, October 16th 0 comments
As every producer and engineer knows, a pair of monitors you can trust are essential when recording, mixing and mastering. Here's some things to bear in mind when choosing your next studio monitors.

1. Ka-Ching

Fig 1 Various studio monitors

2. The World is Flat (or at least your speakers should be)

Fig 2 A suitably flat response for a studio monitor (left) vs an overly-hyped response (right)

3. Look Around 

Fig 3 Various room issues will affect the monitors’ bass response and the clarity of the overall sound

4. The Low-Down

The Low-Down

5. Safety in Numbers

Fig 4 Various useful references to augment the main monitors: (L to R) proper studio monitors (large & small); lo-res reference monitor (Auratone); typical hi-fi speaker; typical computer speaker; studio-grade headphones; earbuds (iPhone)
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