How to Set up Monitors for Audio Recording


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Setting up your monitors

Many times, what seems to be a wimpy recording, really isn't wimpy at all, it's just that your monitor speakers are set up poorly. That's because it's really difficult to hear exactly what you're recording unless your monitors are set up well. Let's look at a few simple principles that can help you get the most out of your monitors regardless of the brand or type. While most sound studios seem to have a random amount of space between their monitors, there are number of general guidelines you can use to optimize your setup. Since most rooms are unique in some way in terms of dimensions or absorbing qualities, you may have to vary from the following outline a little, but these are good places to start from.

Check the distance between the monitors. If the monitors are too close together, the stereo field will lack definition. If the monitors are too far apart, the focal point--or sweet spot--will be too far behind your head, and you'll hear the left or the right side indivi...

Setting up your monitors
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Setting up your monitors provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Recording Techniques

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