Anybody had experience with these? Whether it be actual listening or audio production? I'm looking to upgrade and am willing to spend around $700AUD ($500USD)
Also audio monitor thread I guess
>doing audio production for quite some time
>never have proper monitors
>mixing in my headphones, and from onkyo stereo receiver with crappy Sony and Bose speakers
>Take a mix to a friends pro studio
>Both of us are amazed that it sounds good on his system (he knows my production methods)
>buy 150.00 creative av42 because fuck the police
What I learned:
-trust your ears
-mix at low volumes first, and then high volumes
-standardize your production methods
-understand your audio theory
-no need for 1000.00 monitors if you have done the above.
Understanding where instruments live in certain frequencies is huge.
Understanding the music you are producing, and what frequencies it will portray on any given system.
That would be the most important, and it's not that hard to do.
op, one thing i do is throw an EQ on my tracks, (once for each bus, once for each track, once on the master - for testing purposes)
do a sweep up and down, and when i think it sounds "best" that's where i know where the instrument "lives", and i can make timid cuts with a shelf beyond that point to make room for other instruments
- If you get the HS8 you won't need a subwoofer.
- These speakers don't really go as loud as you'd think, if you are going to be pumping home theatre at reference levels get something else.
- They are the best you can get for the money.
- You will need a mixer or special audio receiver with balanced audio connectors.
- The HS80m, which are older are also good.
I've only heard good things about the Hs7 and Hs8s. Yamaha is known for producing natural sound.
For a cheaper option I've got a pair of Mackie CR4s(150USD) that surprised the shit out of me for the price.
I have a set of Mackie MR5 monitors (the original, not the mk2 nor mk3). I'm really impressed with how transparent and revealing their sound signature is. I think they're like $100 a piece on eBay or Amazon.