You can Have the Most Awesome recording gear and mix plug-ins in the world, but what’s the point if your studio monitors are not up to scratch. Joe Albano shares six tips for effective monitoring. Also, you should find best studio monitors for your home recording studio
We all put a lot of effort in riding gear for our recording equipment, trying to find the best (not to mention more affordable) microphones, external devices, DAW, and instruments (both real and virtual). But sometimes, one component a little less attention than should the studio monitors is done. Often, people use what they say that there may be out there, or make a choice based on something they heard and liked in another study, without actually doing your due diligence to find the best solution for your configuration. Virtually all decisions we make in recording, mixing and mastering are based on what we heard through the monitors, so it is worth spending a little extra time and effort to make the best possible choice when it comes to this important piece of gear!
I have put together some key considerations and tips for choosing the best monitors for a studio setup. Although it may not always be able to pay our first choice when it comes to the speakers, there are many excellent choices at any price point, as long as they’re well-matched to the room and application.