Old 07-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hello all,
Nice to be here.

A (very)basic question:

I played a mix at a friends house through a standard but decent stereo system and it was woolly and bass heavy. So to test, I ran my daw through
consumer speakers right next to my Yamaha HS50M'monitors and it IS bassy and woolly. So how do I reconcile the differences? Why not just mix through the consumer speakers?

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Old 07-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Best thing I ever did was invest in a shitty Berhinger minimon monitor controller.

Now I have my monitors,a hi fi,computer speakers and headphones all at the flick of a switch and can reference on all devices as I go along.

And my mixes now fucking rock!


Best €40 ever spent.No more burning cds and traipsing around the place checking my shit.

Use your Yamahas for the grunt work/surgical stuff..and constantly check to see that the mix is translating on the other things.

This is how its done.

Welcome to Reaper my man!

OH!In answer to your actual question..if you mix through the one set of domestic speakers..the mix will only sound good coming out of them.All speakers are engineered differently,therefore hi fi speakers in general are a bad idea to rely on soley.

I'm not saying it can't be done..but theres easier more reliable ways
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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mainly because not all consumer speakers are created equal. The mix you're listening to might sound fine on another set of speakers. The whole idea of studio monitors is to have as flat of a response as possible, so your mixes will translate on a wider variety of speakers. If you have to mix on consumer speakers make a mental note about the heavy low end, and try to compensate for it when you're mixing.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Thanks guys,

I'm thinking of getting a speaker switcher this week hopefully, I'll look into the behringers.

Thing is, the Yamahas haven't got great deal of bass on them so when I bung
the mix thru say Gales or Wharfedales it's well bottom heavy, hard to judge the bass end on the Yamahas.

Any advice besides using phones?

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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Use refe rence tracks, those ones you know very well, specially the low end. If you know how those songs sound, you will make right decission in the mixing process about eq and dynamics.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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I ordered the Behringer MON80, should be here Tuesday.
I'm ready to be even more confused...
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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I ordered the Behringer MON80, should be here Tuesday.
I'm ready to be even more confused...
Mike
Out of confusion comes chaos, from chaos, understanding, and from understanding.....yep, more confusion!! Hehe. Welcome aboard!

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