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Mackie HR8-24 Monitors - What settings?

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Mad John, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. Mad John

    Mad John Active Member

    Hi ,

    I was curious regarding the Bass roll off switch.

    For regular mixing I keep the Bass freq switch in the middle. For playback I will switch it to 37Hz.

    It of course has the NS-10 simulation roll off as well at respectfuly 80Hz.

    My qestion is should I be mixing in the standard setting at 47Hz , or use the more trastic 80Hz?

    I never seemed to have problems for 15 years useing the NS-10s , as far as getting a good mix to the source.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Peace to the Engineers on this Globe!

    Mad John
    Zythum Studios

    "The modern day Composer refuses to die" Varese
     
  2. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Use whatever you like and sounds good in your room. I have mine setup at 37hz and I like them. But I have them a few feet from any wall and I want the extra low end response.
     
  3. Mad John

    Mad John Active Member

    Hi Jay ,

    Is it not more ideal to "Mix" in the 47hz setting?

    that is what I mix at now , then set the bass freq to the more prefrable 37hz.

    How is that?

    Peace!

    Mad John
    Zythum Studios

    "The present day Composer refuses to die"
    - Edgar Varese ;)
     
  4. Uncle E

    Uncle E Active Member

    Is it not more ideal to "Mix" in the 47hz setting?

    that is what I mix at now , then set the bass freq to the more prefrable 37hz.


    That actually makes sense w/ the Mackies, the bass is too hyped & unnatural on those things. I'll be sure to try it the next time I'm forced to use them. :)
     
  5. Mad John

    Mad John Active Member

    Eric,

    Do you not care for the mackies?

    What are your feelings on the monitors?

    Peace.

    Mad John
    Zythum Studios
     
  6. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    I actually thought the bass was a little hyped on these as well, when I first got them, but then I moved them out into a larger room, and they got really natural in the bottom end. I think they've got more extension than most anything their size, and are more likely to highlight extreme low end problems in a room that other small monitors just aren't going to reveal.
     
  7. Mad John

    Mad John Active Member

    Hi Jon,

    My set up goes like this: My monitors are on a shelf behind the board agaist the wall of a thick oak Hutch.

    They are close up agaist the wall, but I am in a small area so the best I can do is set the "Half space."

    Are you saying then that the monitors sound better with nothing behind them? (Bass responce wise)

    Cheers,

    Mad John
    Zythum Studios

    "The present day Composer refuses to die"
    Edgar Varese :p
     

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