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Mixing Secrets by Mike Senior

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CHAPTER 2

Supplementary Monitoring

As I touched on at the end of Chapter 1, aiming for perfect nearfield monitoring in the small studio is a fool's errand. With the best will in the world, you'll always have problems, not least because it's neither practical nor comfortable to confine yourself to a tiny listening sweet spot for hours on end in order to maintain the best stereo imaging, minimize comb-filtering problems between the speaker drivers, and stay clear of room-mode danger zones. However, even if you've got some medieval torture instrument clamping your head into the optimal location, you'll still face a problem inherent in all stereo systems—namely, that your speaker cabinets are positioned at the left and right extremes of the stereo ...

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