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Terrible mix translation...beginner monitors?

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by ShutDownProductions, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. I have been mixing on a decent Logitech 2.1 system. I know, I know that is not real practical, so I have decided to get a decent set of entry level studio monitors. I am only on a $300 dollar budget so my choices are very limited. Also, I do not have any local music shops so I cannot go demo speakers so I am really relying on online reviews and forums. After quite a bit of research I have narrowed it down to a few sets that fit the budget on musicians friend....

    M-Audio BX5a 70 Watt Active Studio Monitors $300
    Alesis Monitor 1 Active MKII Powered Monitors $300
    Fostex PM-1 MKII Active Nearfield Studio Monitors $300
    TASCAM VL-X5 Bi-Amped Studio Monitors $300
    Event Tuned Reference TR5 Active Monitors $300

    I know that anyone of these is probably significantly better than my current setup, but hopefully a you guys can steer me in the right direction to get the most bang for the buck.

    I am mostly mixing rap music so I understand that in the future I would probably have to get a sub to accommodate these speakers to give me an idea what is happening in the low end. You can check out some of our tracks at
    http://www.myspace.com/shutdownproductions

    My main concern for new monitors is the problem I have translating my mixes to other systems. Thanks for your time.

    -C
     
  2. freesignal

    freesignal Active Member

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  3. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    your mixes dont sound that shitty.....just turn your vocals up and bring some of that 60-80Hz down a hair
     
  4. oh, so they only sound pretty shitty? haha nah, I just feel that I have hit a road block with my mixes and a better set of monitors might help me improve and really hear whats going on. I appreciate your input.
    -C
     
  5. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    you mixes sound prety good. i hae a set of samson rubican ribbon monintors that sound VERY good when i mix hip hop. $300 ish for a pair
     

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