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Studio monitors for making mixes? Home use?

ghaleon

TRIBE Member
I know the usual arguement - studio monitors differ from home theatre stuff in that they have a "true" sound (closer to the source material) than home stereo speakers (which sound good, but are not an accurate reproduction)

So will all my mp3s in serato sound like shit? Will oldschool jungle come out sounding brutally low-fi?

I'm mostly drawn to the tight solid bass I hear on studio monitors. I'm a freak about the way music sounds, and if its going to be a better experience I will drop the money.

Help is appreciated!!
 

DoubleDown

TRIBE Member
I know the usual arguement - studio monitors differ from home theatre stuff in that they have a "true" sound (closer to the source material) than home stereo speakers (which sound good, but are not an accurate reproduction)

So will all my mp3s in serato sound like shit? Will oldschool jungle come out sounding brutally low-fi?

I'm mostly drawn to the tight solid bass I hear on studio monitors. I'm a freak about the way music sounds, and if its going to be a better experience I will drop the money.

Help is appreciated!!
Best thing I did was...

Borrow your friends for an hour or a day.. try them in environment you would be listening to your music in.. make the call yourself!

I'm sure you could probably rent s a pair too.. maybe L&M?

Don't get me wrong .. asking for opinions is great too... but you tend to get a lot of opinions that are based around the monitor the person replying has, and is based around the room or environment they use them in. (which will be 100% different from your own)

To be 100% sure... you need to use them yourself... where you intend on pumping them...

or maybe that is just my opinion!
 

AgentSanchez

TRIBE Promoter
I know the usual arguement - studio monitors differ from home theatre stuff in that they have a "true" sound (closer to the source material) than home stereo speakers (which sound good, but are not an accurate reproduction)

So will all my mp3s in serato sound like shit? Will oldschool jungle come out sounding brutally low-fi?

I'm mostly drawn to the tight solid bass I hear on studio monitors. I'm a freak about the way music sounds, and if its going to be a better experience I will drop the money.

Help is appreciated!!
Shitty source material will sound like ass on decent monitors...
 

WestsideWax

TRIBE Promoter
Studio monitors = production

Studio monitors + sub = DJing

You'll probably find monitors alone to be too flat, esp. for Jungle - add a sub and you're golden, plus you have a setup at the ready if/when you decide to get into production.
 

xtcfreak

TRIBE Member
Studio monitors = production

Studio monitors + sub = DJing

You'll probably find monitors alone to be too flat, esp. for Jungle - add a sub and you're golden, plus you have a setup at the ready if/when you decide to get into production.
I have had a pair of Yorkville ysmp1's (i think thats the model) for years and they are great for home DJ use. No sub needed.

Jay
 

docta seuss

TRIBE Member
If you're looking for a cheap set o' monitors with wicked sound, Alesis M-1'a are highly recommended.

Compared to similarly priced monitors they have a hefty low-end, and do a heck of a job in the accuracy department considering the price.

Niko has Behringer monitors from the same price range ($150 -> $200 each, passive), and he will testify that the bass on the Alesis' blows the Behringers out of the water.

I have heard however, that Tannoy Reveals are the bees knees if you want to dish-out more cash, and if you're willing to invest significantly more, Mackie, JBL, and Tannoy all have solid high-end monitors.
 
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