Re: [LAU] monitor specifications

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Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 6:03 am

On 01/06/2012 12:17 PM, Brendan Jones wrote:

It's "possible." I wouldn't really recommend it though. The purpose of
studio monitors is to act as a reference, so you know that you are
getting an accurate picture of what things really sound like. You will
tend to compensate for any coloration or inaccuracies in the monitors in
your sounds, and that will result in a mix that sounds strange on more
accurate speakers.

There are MANY aspects of a monitor that will affect the sound, and most
of them affect it in a bad way. The individual raw drivers, cabinet
shape and volume, driver alignment, vent area, duct length if you are
using ducted ports, the material you use to build the cabinet,
construction techniques, sharp edges, amount and type of batting you put
inside the cabinet, etc, etc, etc.

You can only compensate for rough frequency response with a 31 band EQ,
but the other aspects can't easily be changed or affected after the box
is built and installed.


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[LAU] monitor specifications, Brendan Jones, (Fri Jan 6, 5:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, Guido Piazzi, (Sat Jan 7, 2:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, Brendan Jones, (Sun Jan 8, 1:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, Folderol, (Sun Jan 8, 1:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, Al Thompson, (Mon Jan 9, 3:45 am)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, Kevin Cosgrove, (Mon Jan 9, 3:57 am)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, Al Thompson, (Sat Jan 7, 6:03 am)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, S. Massy, (Fri Jan 6, 6:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] monitor specifications, thijs van severen, (Fri Jan 6, 9:58 pm)