Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music 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.

Ideal studio monitor placement
Save money on musical instruments now
The fundamental rule is to use an equilateral triangle as the basis for speaker placement. In an equilateral triangle, all three corners are the same distance from one another.

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

thumbnail

Update available to improve performance and fix bugs.

15 May 2015 07:00
thumbnail

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.

25 Jun 2014 14:15
thumbnail

Recreate the Brazilian carnival atmosphere at your World Cup party with our Samba instruments.

19 Jun 2014 09:46
thumbnail

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.

7 May 2014 11:16
thumbnail

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.

9 Sep 2013 15:09
thumbnail

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.

24 Jun 2013 11:47

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.

13 Jul 2017 13:24
thumbnail

A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.

11 Jul 2017 11:07
thumbnail

A visual percussion instrument that promises a completely immersive rhythmic experience, the DR-01S is the first of many in the latest percussive generation.

11 Jul 2017 10:14
thumbnail

In celebration of BOSS' 40th anniversary, the company releases a triumvirate of their most famous and sought-after pedals in a limited-edition box-set format.

11 Jul 2017 09:39
thumbnail

In celebration of their rich history, VOX launches the AC30HW60 and AC15HW60. Designed to emulate the classics, VOX add impetus to the saying 'old is gold'

7 Jul 2017 10:57
thumbnail

Continuing the legacy of Elektron's previous entries, the Analog Four MKII/Analog Rytm MKII marks the beginning of a new era graced with bountiful enhancements

6 Jul 2017 14:51