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Near Field Monitors For Dance Music

Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by djg5000, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. djg5000

    djg5000 Guest

    Hello, new here and been finding lots of great info but I have something a bit specific. I make electronic music as well as urban beats with the goal to hit hard on the club dancefloors. Currently I hate using my M-Audio BX8a's (which I bought on a whim) in an naturally ok sounding small room (carpets, drop ceiling, tons of curtains). Please help me decide on the monitoring setup.... Here are some of my choices: Adam A7 with a sub or beefier JBL LSR 4328P, Dynaudio BM15 w an amp. I live in Hong Kong and it's hard to preview gear here, harder to order and forget returning it... Sucks but I have to rely on the opinions ad reviews mostly :? Thanx, DjG
  2. antoniosolo

    antoniosolo Guest

    I took the opportunity about 6 months ago to sit in at a large recording equipment store and preview every model they had. I compose bass heavy music and out of all the brands there, i.e krk, jbl, adam,dynaudio,genelec,sky, mackie and others, I felt that the JBL's and DYNAUDIO'S sounded the best. I believe the industry veterans favor the Genelecs or Dynaudios.
  3. Drewslum

    Drewslum Active Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Seattle, WA
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    Do you have any monitors at all? If you do, mix between those and a good pair of phones.

    If your doing dance music you probably focusing more on singles rather than a whole albums worth of music right? Take your best 3 tracks and just get them mastered well. The mastering studio should make it hit.
  4. Link555

    Link555 Distinguished Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    For dance....hum let me think...

    Just kidding
    KRK are nice VXT8 I tried, I liked them. Nice for the price point.

    I am not an ADAM fan, but they do sound good at first... then after a while they get to me, too bright I guess.

    I mixed on Genelec's 1029's quite a bit, I enjoyed those too.

    I own Dynaudio BM15's and am very happy with them. Mine are amplified.

    What is your budget?
  5. Monkey_Mouse

    Monkey_Mouse Active Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    I will make the suggestion that you keep your present monitors and add a better set (ADAMs, Dyns, or JBL) with a subwoofer. You will obviously need a monitor control unit to toggle between the two pairs, but dance music needs both a sub and a "regular" set of monitors for comparison.

    Probably about $2k for one of the monitors above with sub.

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