EVE Audio sets a new bar for desktop monitoring with their powered SC203 speakers. Eli has used many small form desktop speakers over the years. Are they good enough to be suitable for mixing as your primary monitor? Check out our article and find out what we think about them.
The Focusrite Group has just announced the acquisition of studio monitor company, ADAM Audio GmbH. This is the first acquisition for The Focusrite Group since going public in 2014 and is part of the Group’s mission to ‘Remove Barriers to Creativity’. We cannot wait to see what new innovations and products will come out of this coming together of Focusrite and Adam Audio.
DSP is an acronym we casually throw around but what does it actually mean? What Is DSP and why is it increasingly common in monitors?
PreSonus have announced an update the the popular, and remarkably good value Eris line of nearfield monitors. We were very impressed with the old design so this update will hopefully take and already good sounding and very good value speaker and make it even better. Find pout what has changed.
We’ve been impressed by the latest monitors available at the budget end of the market but we still recommend that someone starting out should aim a little higher and get some monitors you won’t be tempted to upgrade too soon. We think between £500 and £1000 (approximately $600-$1200) is where your choices really open up. Here are seven suggestions we think you should check out.
I have had the great pleasure of having one of the new SSL SiX desktop mixers at my studio for the last couple of weeks. During that time I’ve been testing it and putting the SSL SiX through its paces both in the studio and at live events. When it was first launched I think some thought that this is just a small mixer with an SSL badge on it, why buy the SSL SiX when there are mixers with more features and considerably cheaper? Having used it in anger in a variety of applications, here are my 7 reasons as to why you should seriously consider buying the SSL SiX.
In a recent poll we asked “Do you use speaker isolation? If so which type do you use?” and in this article we analyse the results and also ask 2 experts do put the case for and against speaker isolation to see if speaker Isolation is Fact or Bullshit.
Eve Audio tweeters look different and sound fantastic. We decided to ask EVE Audio CEO Roland Stenz about them. It’s fascinating learning how far the technology in these speakers has come. Following are some of the answers he has offered explaining their unique tweeter technology.
In recent months I have been researching better ways to give my artists the best, most flexible monitoring system I can and in this article, I am going to share what I have come up with something that will work equally well both in the studio and out on location.
Our friends at UK based console, interface and mic pre manufacturers Audient are very pleased to announce their newest product, Nero. Nero is a fully featured desktop monitor controller with a comprehensive set of I/O. Think of Nero as the centre section of your console, just without the console.
The Neumann KH 80 DSP sounds bigger than it is, and it offers DSP speaker correction even if you don’t have a measurement mic.
Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers considers the potential advantages of using more than one subwoofer in a monitoring system.
Is “neutral” and “flat” really the ideal in terms of our studios and our speakers? This question got Eli Krantzberg thinking about how our monitors are gauged, measured, and tested. After all, what good is making your room neutral, if the speakers aren’t putting out properly calibrated sound?
Off-the-shelf monitor isolation products do indeed look the part but how can we know for sure that these types of tools work and if they do, how great are the benefits to our monitoring? Are they glorified gadgets or are they essential for our monitor performance?
In this article we show you everything you need to know about Sonarworks Reference 4, how it works, how you can easily harness its power to improve your workflow along with a guided tour of the application explaining each of Reference 4’s curves. We also walk you through the things you need to do like speaker placement and acoustic treatment to the room before you turn to Sonarworks to finish off the process.
SpatialSound Wave Technology is an immersive audio technology which sounds amazing. 3D audio with no sweet spot! Walk around the room and the position of sounds stays consistent! And they chose some of our favourite Neumann monitors for the install.
I always enjoy spending time with proper engineers, not sound engineers (though I like them too) but real engineers who design and build stuff, because so much of their work is about simplifying problems and through clear thinking, solving those problems. This is especially evident in my recent chat with Klaus Heinz of HEDD about why he designed the new Tower Mains to be big powerful sealed boxes.
Genelec are rightly famous for their reference monitor systems and world beating GLM automatic alignment system, but now they’ve turned their hands to bringing accurate immersive audio monitor reference performance to headphones as well.
Most of us working in home studios use 2-way nearfield monitoring. 3-way monitors in smaller home studio environments are often impractical for three reasons. First, is cost, second is the physical size of the monitors and third is the size of the room. Eve Audio have a unique solution to 3 way monitoring with their SC305 model, that addresses all these obstacles.
Typically microphones, preamps, computers and plug-ins come and go over short periods of time but for many a set of studio monitors will stay in service for at least a decade so it’s important to know what your options are when deciding on a new set of monitors for you studio. In this article we roundup all of our reviews and listening tests of studio monitors and hardware & software accessories for you to check out