If you think high-quality, finished-article audio can only be produced at a professional studio, think again – get the right set of studio monitors and you can reach these levels from the comfort of your own home recording studio.
Why does your studio need monitors?
While standard speakers have a range of built-in settings to enhance the sound of the recordings being played through them, studio monitors produce a much flatter sound that to offer a more accurate reproduction of the original recording. This ‘bare bones’ recording means you’ll have a better idea of how and where to make adjustments at the mixing stage, to ensure finished piece sounds as good as it possibly can.
The trouble is, the cost and quality of monitors varies wildly, so to help make sure you get the most bang for your buck, here’s what you need to look out for when shopping for studio monitors.
What do you want from your monitors?
Before you commit to buy a studio monitor, the first thing you need to consider is what exactly you want to achieve – a high-spec monitor might come with an impressive array of functions, but if you’re not using them all, …