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How to set up Studio Monitors – 3 Simple Tips
A question we are often asked is “How can I make my music sound better quickly?”
One of the fastest ways to improve your quality of listening is by setting up your speakers the way they were intended to be used.
This will let you hear a clear mid and upper range, a wide sound stage and a powerful and accurate bass response. Nothing over hyped or subdued.
This simple 3 step method should help you enjoy listening to music more and help you make accurate mixing decisions. This should help if you are listening for enjoyment, leisure or mixing professionally. There are lots of additional improvements you can make by researching the topic, if anyone wants more tips let us know :)
Often beginners look to upgrade their speakers, before they try to improve the set up or positioning! If you want to try and improve your sound, try out these steps and let us know in the comments if it worked for you :)
1)Set your speaker height so that the tweeter (the small cone) is at your ear height in your mixing position. This will allow the sound from the tweeters to reach your ears as intended and help you hear the clarity without too much brightness
2) Position your speakers and your listening position in an equilateral triangle (all equal sides and internal angles) and ensure that you follow the manufacturers guidelines to get a wide spacious sound stage. Take care as spacing too wide will lead to a thin sounding center and is not at all ideal.
3) Try to isolate your monitors using stands and foam to prevent low end rumble. Simple acoustic foam or special isolation stands can do wonders in cleaning up the sound. we know first hand that there rokit speakers sound like garbage when they sit on the desk but sound much more balanced and clear on a pair of $50 stands with $10 foam pads underneath.
Some additional resources:
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►A good article for basics –
►A useful article for monitoring level –
►Some forums to pour through and see real life practical set ups –
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About In The Mix
In The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity. No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I’m determined to help you succeed. I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online.
Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.
Micahel Wynne is a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching (and instant ramen).
In 2015 I discovered my enthusiasm for music and audio; I learned how to record and produce songs in my university student room with a just cheap laptop and FL Studio. After several months of working in audio sessions between school assignments, I decided to leave uni with a 2-year engineering diploma to pursue a career in music. I wanted to learn everything I could about the industry and the artistic process, so I started making original music as half of the duo “Miavono”.
In late 2016 I began my journey on YouTube, sharing my knowledge and experiences with audio in the form of tutorials on “In The Mix”. I quickly grew a community of over 120,000 producers, artists, and audio professionals, a group of people whose passions aligned with mine. Last year I built my own home studio from the ground up in my back garden, set in the rural highlands of Scotland, and have since been supported by and involved with some of the greatest people in the industry.
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In The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity.
No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I’m determined to help you succeed.
I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online. Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.