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monitoring-"listener's" perspective or "speak

Discussion in 'Recording' started by song4gabriel, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Hey All

    have a question about L and R monitor perspesctive and wondering if it matters.

    my nearfields are set up L and R on the desk so that "L" is actually to the left of my desk (facing the room) anbd "R" is on the right. when i face the desk my right ear is actually hearing sound coming from the Left Speaker and vice versa. I have always done this and am wondering (after a long day or recalibrating a 2nd pair of monitors last night) if I have been listening to my mixes in reverse all these years. of course when i put my headphones on for reference my mix switches over to left output/left ear right output/right ear).

    so my questions is: facing out towards the room from my monitors perspective, which is the proper (er industry standard) way to set up the Left and Right speaker?

    thanks...i hope everyone is having a great day

  2. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    You listen to the stereo mix from the position in which you work. If you mix facing the console the left speaker reproduces the left channel and the right speaker reproduces the right channel.[/img]
  3. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    thanks uncle....
  4. RonanChrisMurphy

    RonanChrisMurphy Active Member

    Yep, the left speaker is the one closest to your left ear, etc. This should not really have any negative effect on your work either way you put them, but could start making things confusing if you start collaborating with other people.

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