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Is it possible to create a commercial-quality mix on headphones? What to look out for when mixing on headphones? How to turn a good pair of headphones into a great one?

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DonnyThompson Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:49

I'm a SonarWorks Reference 4 user.
I find it to be helpful, mainly for late night mixing, when I don't want to disturb my better half.
I've yet to do a full mix from start to finish with it, but I have used it for getting a good solid headstart into a mix when forced to use headphones (open backed AKG K240's)'s effectively gotten me 60% of the way into a mix, without me having to alter levels and tones on those tracks after switching over to nearfields for the rest.

Sirris Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:06

That’s a very nice option. I would never think it is possible to mix on headphones. I’m a freelancer, and lately I have quite some free time on my hand, and I would really like to learn a new skill. I think this could be it. I hope it’s not that difficult and can start right away with mixing the tunes. Actually, I find myself experimenting with different activities pretty often. One time, I heard about this new technology, a create ebooks software type of thing. At first, I couldn’t understand the system behind it, but later on I tried it, and it turned out to be very easy to do. You end up with your own ebook, which I think it’s so nice.