Music Gear News
Studio Monitor & Speaker Placement
Studio monitors are speakers optimised to reduce the effects of your room on the sound being output. They are essential to providing an accurate well balanced mix, and are a must for anyone who wants to get the best from their productions.
An optimum distance to sit from conventional monitors is 1 to 2 metres from their position. The distance between the monitors should be approximately the same distance between one of the monitors and your face in the sitting, listening position. So if you are sat 1.5 metres away from the monitors, they should be 1.5 metres apart.
The monitor speakers should be directed at the halfway point between your furthest forward listening position and your furthest backward position.
It is also important to make sure that the speakers are aligned with your ears at the same height. The tweeter should be aimed at your ears for the most accurate sound.
The surface that the monitors are positioned on is also important. Simply setting speakers down on a desk can work. However, if the speaker is fully resting on the desk many vibrations are transmitted through the speaker bottom, spoiling otherwise accurate monitoring.
Studio Monitor Speaker Stands, are an ideal solution to this, giving you a stable, coherent surface to position your monitors on. Alternatively rubber feet, as sometimes used on tables and chairs in kitchens, can be a cheaper compromise.Posted on 20 Mar 2009 09:00 to category : Tips and advice
Related Music News
Update available to improve performance and fix bugs.
Shure recently discussed how guitarists can achieve great results when recording at home or in a small project studio. We took a look and picked out our favourite points.
Recreate the Brazilian carnival atmosphere at your World Cup party with our Samba instruments.
Many parents want to encourage their child to take up an instrument early on in life. Music can be a fun and rewarding activity for children but knowing where to start can be tricky. Here are our top picks for ideal starter instruments for children under 7.
You've spent ages perfecting your sound and now it's time to let others hear it too. Read our 8 Tips for Putting on a Great Live Show.
When you're shopping for a loudspeaker, often the specifications can seem a bit confusing! Use this guide to help you demystify common terms and find the right speaker for your needs.
Recent Music News
Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.
Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience
Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.
Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.
A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.