Having the right monitor stands is as important as having the right monitors but it’s much easier to understand your options when buying monitors than it is buying the stands which will position them in the right place relative to your ears. If you need to know what’s out there this list will get you started.
At least three members of the Production Expert team are fans of AMT tweeters, often referred to as ribbon tweeters. They work in a very different way to conventional tweeters as perform differently too. Have you heard any? If not maybe you should…
An excellent video for anyone wanting to know more about how Sonos speakers work and in particular the IKEA SYMFONISK speaker.
On Thursday 5th September at Metropolis Studios in London, Genelec launched launched two new models of ‘The Ones’ monitor speakers and a very interesting new adaptive woofer which uses some very clever tech improve what is always the most troublesome part of the spectrum, the bass. Production Expert’s Alan Sallabank was given an exclusive sneak peek of these units before the press launch.
This free eBook written by industry professionals sharing a variety of ways you can control the listening conditions in your studio in order for you to produce mixes that translate. We have the download link.
Last month here on Production Expert, we offered you the chance to win a pair of EVE Audio SC 203 desktop studio monitors. We are pleased to announce the winner of the competition is Cedric Lathan.
We test the IKEA SYMFONISK wireless speaker to see if it’s useful in the recording studio. No one in their right mind would suggest mixing on such a device or even mixing for one, but it is prudent to have one to check mixes. We put it through its paces to see if a £99 wireless speaker has a part to play in our workflow.
One of the most understated pieces of equipment in any studio is the monitor controller. Whether it is built into your console or control surface, interface or a stand alone unit, there is a more than fair chance that this is the piece of kit, which you interact with the most with the exception of maybe your keyboard or mouse. With this in mind in this article we are going to share the 7 key features or attributes that all good monitor controllers should have.
The new speakers from IKEA and SONOS are proving to be a hit, selling out in hours… we talk about the widespread adoption of smart speakers and what it could mean to those mixing the content that will be played on them.
Download your free 48 page copy of Sonarworks “Successful Studio Setup” e-book, in which they explain how to go about setting up the perfect listening environment for critical mixing workflows in home recording studios. The book covers both monitoring on loudspeakers as well as monitoring on studio headphones. Well worth checking out.
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.