Let me precursor this by saying I scoured this forum on monitor suggestions. It would be nice to know WHY you like youíre monitor choices. Now with thatÖ..
I need some clarification about studio monitors. My understanding of them is that they are supposed to provide a flat response so you can mix clearly. No boosted frequencies of any sort, right? The flat response is supposed to take the guesswork out of mixing so that your mix sounds great no matter what itís played on (i.e. computer, car stereo, home hi-fi, PA, etc).
Case in point, I went to Guitar Center yesterday & A/Bed all their monitor offerings. I used the same song over & over to listen to the monitors. With the same input gain from the interface, there were huge differences across the board. Some were much louder & some were quieter. Some had huge boosts & huge cuts in certain frequencies. Depending on the speakers, there was a wide variance in the overall sound & I was not expecting that. I expected subtle variances. Not the case at all.
1. With such huge differences, how in the world am I supposed to know which monitors are giving me a flat response?
2. This shouldnít be about what I think sounds the best per my tastes, but how flat the response is & what they speakers expose about the mix, right?
3. I hear that having the port on the front side of the speaker is much more accurate for low end than having the port on the back side. Correct?
After leaving Guitar Center more confused than ever, Iím kinda unsure what Iím looking for. I felt like I was at a stereo store trying to decide which speakers fit my personal taste & Iím under the assumption thatís the exact opposite of what I should be doing. If fitting my personal tastes is what Iím supposed to be doing, then what does it matter if I use studio monitors, computer speakers, etc? Help!
if you want to get industry standard, get yamaha ns10s. nearly every studio since forever has used them. i use yamaha hs80s. go for a large speaker to get a proper bass response.