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Mixing Music by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER6

Choosing the Right Monitor Speakers

In This Chapter

  • A look at studio monitors and why you need them
  • The various types of studio monitors
  • Choosing the right studio monitors for your budget
  • Can or should you use headphones instead of monitor speakers?

To be a successful mixing engineer, you need the requisite mixing skills, of course, and a good set of ears. You also need to ensure that those ears are hearing an accurate reproduction of what was recorded and what you’re mixing. That’s where monitor speakers come in—and the better the monitors, the better your mixes will be.

Understanding Studio Monitors

There’s no more important piece ...

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