Mixing in computer speakers before studio monitors

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by theholotrope, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    I was just curious. Does anyone here mix a little in regular computer monitors before going on to refine in studio monitors?
  2. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    General consensus is that mixing on studio monitors gives you the truest version of your recordings, which then hopefully will allow you to compensate for different speakers and environments. If you are rough mixing with not as accurate of a loudspeaker, in a less than ideal environment you will only be making more work for yourself in the long run.

  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    While I dont mix on the computer speakers I will check mixes done on the studio monitors on them regularly.
  4. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    yeah, do it the other way around.

    mix on the flattest, most neutral speakers you have.

    then reference it on more consumer-grade speakers (like computer speakers) to check for a good translation.
  5. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    And don't forget about treating the room...
  6. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    and don't forget to bring a towel

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