All the sound for Evocronik has been mixed in headphones. This is a challenging task because headphones don’t really provide the truest picture of the sound of your mix. Really I should invest in some open air headphones, which people recommend for most cases when you’re trying to do a headphone mix. It sounds more natural and more accurate.
But for really accurate mixes, I needed – and have long gone without – a decent pair of reference monitors. There’s a lot out there in the $100 dollar price range, the Mackie CS3s, for example, come highly recommended. But when I heard them in a youtube video, the sound seemed awfully compressed, and in comparison to these – the JBL LSR305s – there was no contest. JBL wins, with it’s clear full-bodied representation of the sound and clear, warm bass. They were $300 for a pair, an easy price to pay when you consider what really great studio monitors cost. These at least put me in that ballpark.
I also have an emotional connection to JBL… My father had a pair of gigantic JBL speakers I grew up listening to. They were massive, loud, and beautiful to hear. So I’m happy to have these. They’re going to help me to do some great new mixes! I can’t wait to hear them!
First, though, I have to do some modifications to my studio, and I’ll be posting about that soon.
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