[linux-audio-user] head phones processor

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Tue Feb 8 02:45:06 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 02:24 -0500, Chuck Martin wrote:

> Would studio monitors be preferable to speakers designed for public
> performance.  In other words if a band or artist has a sound system
> for public performances with high quality amplifiers and speakers,
> is it acceptable to use the same speakers in the studio if they do their
> own recording, or would they be better off buying studio monitors for
> this purpose?  This is assuming their sound system isn't some gargantuan
> system that would be unwieldy to use in the studio, but instead is a
> small, but high quality system and speakers that a small band or solo
> artist would use.

All the sound engineers I've been talking or listening to insist on use
the highest quality monitors you can get. Especially when mastering,
which places high demands not only on the monitors but also on the room.

However, if you are 100% sure you are always going to use the same
speakers/amps... well, i guess it's ok to mix/master on those same
speakers. I am not a sound engineer though, just an amateur, so take my
opinion for what it actually is: just an opinion.

Anyway, this discussion is drifting offtopic, i suggest you should ask
on one of the forums that are known to focus on these issues. There are
many forums you can choose from:


There's also one more forum on soundonsound.com but i can't seem to
access it right now.

Florin Andrei


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