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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby jlouvar » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:35 am

I haven’t read the thread so I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but if not here is a tip.

Whichever headphones and monitors you buy, always use the same headphones and monitors for listening and mixing so you get use to how they sound.
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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby geobee » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:52 pm

kr236rk wrote:Think it was Brian Wilson who was only happy with a studio recording after he had heard it through the equivalent of a tinny mono car radio speaker - because if it sounded good low-fi it was going to sound good anywhere.
This and what Mark stated is the absolute truth, end of story. This is what even the pro's do, but not many will admit to it.

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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby Mark Bliss » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:05 pm

Thanks but I disagree!
Robert Allen had the best reply in this old thread. Concise and on point. Bravo! :D
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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby DavidMcKnight » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:40 am

I realize this is a very old post, but contains some timeless information. Thanks to those who contribute.

It reminds me of a thread I (partially) read on the Reaper forums, which I dug through quite a lot when deciding on which DAW to use (MX of course). But regardless of the DAW you use, I (as a MX newbie but decades-long musician) would highly recommend searching their forum for a thread titled "Why do your recordings sound like ass" The thread was started in 2008 and last updated today. Periodically someone will archive the thread into multiple PDFs. Some impressive information there as well.
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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby Rolling Estonian » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:47 am

DavidMcKnight wrote:"Why do your recordings sound like ass" The thread was started in 2008 and last updated today. Periodically someone will archive the thread into multiple PDFs. Some impressive information there as well.


That thread should be bookmarked by everyone, imo.

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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby jlouvar » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:53 am

How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?


The answer should be “Get Drunk”, lol. :wink: :lol:
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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby Mark Bliss » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:35 pm

DavidMcKnight wrote:I realize this is a very old post, but contains some timeless information.


I dont know whether to be impressed or perplexed by the frequency of the threads view counts and the way it keeps popping back up!
There must be a lot of questions or related problems related to the title I guess.
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Re: How do I make my recordings sound good through speakers?

Postby zzgani » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:29 am

Simple answer is don't mixing with head phones. Buy a decent pair of monitors. I bought m-audio monitors small one for $80 and they still work great.
There is considerable difference in the output mix quality and their fidelity across different speakers such as car audio, sound bar etc.


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