• dynamicalan
    Posts: 333
    Joined: Nov 25th, 2007
    Hello, I have found that mixing on headphones alone doesn't really give a mix that works for all situations. If you play your musicial selection on your pair of good stereo headphones and mix your work and then play it on good speakers and then on on tweeders or on a transister radio and then in the car stereo it to check the sound it doesn't always sound as good as it does on the medium you mixed it on. So the qestion is how do you mix your music so that it sounds the best on all the loads?
  • mtec
    Posts: 250
    Joined: Oct 19th, 2007
    Re: mixing
    HI, the best answer is to buy some good quality near field monitors, there are lots on the market and prices are allot cheaper than they used to be. i myself use Genelec monitors and i love them to bits, they have really helped my mixes. i would also get some old cheap speakers, in fact get a few pair and test your mix on all of them, If ur mix sounds good on them all then u should have it cracked. Nearfield monitors will give you exactly what u put in, they are built to give u a flat response and not to flatter your sound. There's plenty of articles on the net about Nearfield monitors so go check them out. Mixing on headphones is not good . Hope this helps. mtec
  • Bj
    Posts: 293
    Joined: Sep 19th, 2007
    Re: mixing
    Hi, couldn't agree more... Headphones are good for fine tuning and/or checking for problems, mistakes, etc... but not for Final Mixing. Bj
  • mPV Support
    Posts: 1425
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: mixing
    Mixing on good quality monitors is important, but it can also be a good idea to listen to your mix on cheaper monitors, in your car, ipod, etc. I think that mixing on a variety of audio system will help you get the best mixes.
  • dynamicalan
    Posts: 333
    Joined: Nov 25th, 2007
    Re: mixing
    Hello, thanks for your posts. What I am really getting around to is how to get the mix to sound good on all. Take the Bass for example. If I do mix and get a good bass sound on the computer built in speakers which are tweeters but then play it on tri speaker using a 12 inch woofer it wouldn't sound to good however I have noticed that professional recordings sound fine on stereo headphones. I really think the post on near field monitors is a very good idea. Thanks, Alan
  • Kivumya
    Posts: 10
    Joined: Dec 30th, 2007
    Re: mixing
    The most important thing is to know your speakers, whatever your using. Use the same monitors (or headphones if thats what you use) to listen to commercial music day in day out. This way, you know more or less how your mix compares. Then once you have that down, I would test on other extremes such as in the car, earphones etc, rinse and repeat!
  • geraberl
    Posts: 29
    Joined: Sep 6th, 2006
    Re: mixing
    I only use headphones to monitor and finesse panning and panning curves
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