Suitable Speakers for recording

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by samcharles, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. samcharles

    samcharles Active Member

    Mar 20, 2009

    I am using the MOTIF XS6 keyboard and CUBASE AI 4 DAW software for recording. I will be recording only the keyboard tracks in HOME and remaning tracks in the professional Studio. For hearing the playback and to monitor i am need of speakers in HOME. I have already searched and came accross of MSP series from Yamaha. I cannot afford that product since the cost is very high. Can i go for Creative 5.1 speaker configuration for monitoring purpose in HOME. If this is not correct then what should i use.

  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    You can do whatever you want, however I wouldn't suggest using home theater speakers for trying to get an accurate idea of what's happening in a mix.

    They are more designed to make crap sound good, rather than letting here why something sounds crap.
  3. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    As far as small speakers go, I run KRK RP5s. I won't lie and say that they are great, but for what they are, they work well for me. I would say they take time to learn though, no doubt. I made a lot more bad mixes on them then good ones so far in two years or so.
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    If you are going to be mixing and mastering in a pro studio don't worry about your home speakers. Just track your keyboards at home without effects and as hot as you can up to about -6db. The speakers aren't going to affect the tracking anyway.
  5. samcharles

    samcharles Active Member

    Mar 20, 2009

    Pl's pour in your ideas....

  6. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Despite what somebody else here stated, you DO need a decently "honest" speaker to track with. You need to hear any BAD artifacts-hums, buzzes, clipping, etc. before you commit the recording.
    Many "home theater" systems are designed to minimize these to make the listening experience "better". You'd also be surprised at just how different synth patches and their effects settings can sound through different speakers. A speaker system like the KRK's are designed to serve you better in this regard.

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