Is it worth it to get studio monitors vs regular speakers if all I'm doing is home recording

Is it worth it to get studio monitors vs regular speakers if all I'm doing is home recording for fun and maybe to upload my shitty songs to Soundcloud or something? And if so what are some good monitors worth checking out without breaking the bank?
Is it that big a deal that I use speakers?

  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure but I'm sure "somebody" will come in quick and recommend some gay Amazon product for you!

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      As long as they're decent I don't care where they come from

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    JBL 305p
    Kali LP-6
    Adam T5V

    Monitors have adopted flat frequency response+controlled directivity as a design goal faster than other speakers speakers, so well-designed ones are easier to find.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Adam T5V
      This.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        redpill me on it

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's amazing value for the money, the perfect balance in this budget between "too nice-sounding" (KRK) and "revealing but too shrill" (Yamaha).

          There are good comparisons on YouTube like this:

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            > revealing but too shrill
            Yamaha are not that. Yamaha are more or less "pretty shit, but I am very used to them, hence very confident in my ability to mix on them". Mixing at the end of the day is way more art then science, and being confident and used to your tools is much more important then the objective qualities of said tools.

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you play music more often than you make music, get speakers. Unless you spend a lot of time mixing and mastering audio, it's a waste of money and your music will sound dull and boring.

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    monitors are the only sane way to listen to music in a small room. so unless youre a richfag with a big house, you should already have these.

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    the jbl 305p are great for mixing and listening to music. pretty inexpensive too.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Actual audio engineer here. Don’t listen to these idiots at all. For hobbyist music creation you want a decent pair of mixing headphones since you likely don’t have acoustic treatment in the room. Now if you are dedicated to spending some real fuckin money then by all means get some JBLs or Yamahas and put in some bass traps and acoustic panels, get some rugs, maybe even a baffle for your ceiling. Get the sound close on your norm speakers, then mixing headphones when your dialing in your compression/eq/etc.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      you forgot the part where you cry because the band you recorded listens to it on there cellphone and they want more bass because they can't hear the 808s

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't have the time or resources to acoustically treat a room. I just play in the loft of my home
      I mostly don't want to use an amp anymore since it's too loud so I play through my computer but hate wearing headphones

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        So an option for a budget is the m-audio 3” monitor pair. These are terrible for bass heavy music and are not ideal for mixing in general but for your use case they are perfectly acceptable.

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    just get studio monitors, the only thing you need is flat frequency response, anything else is overkill. high end speakers from brands like KEF and Revel all try to sound the same as studio monitors, and cost a whole lot more. save yourself the trouble broseph and get some quality 5" + monitors

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Best monitors to get for 300~ USD for a pair?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      check out AVE fusion 4's or 5's, they're a good starting point

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Really, it depends on if you intend to ever get better at mixing. If you can't see yourself ever improving past a hobbyist/soundcloud zoomer level, just have speakers. If you want to actually improve over time, you'll want to have an accurate idea of how your mixes sound so that you can learn how to fix them, in which case you'll want some monitors, even if they're cheap shitty ones. Rokits are a meme, some swear by them others will tell you they're garbage, I think they're garbage, and that no one would own them if it weren't for LE HECKIN YELLOW WOOFER BOI.
    Best bang for your buck would be used Behringer, Alesis or M-Audio, look on Craigslist, you can probably find something decent for under $150.
    Just make sure they're active, because you want amps that are matched to the speakers, otherwise there's no point in buying them for accuracy or "flatness".

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Really, it depends on if you intend to ever get better at mixing
      that's the plan eventually when i move and get a better room i can treat and make into a proper studio

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is pretty sound advice ngl

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    are stands necessary or can I just leave monitors on my desk ?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Top of desk is pretty bad due to desktop reflections and positioning unless you slouch heavily
      Some monitors have DSP to correct for it but that can be very hit/miss

      If you can't get them on separate independent stands and you're bothered by the reflections put some isolating pads under at least and angle them up (but tweeter should still be aimed towards ears)

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        you sound like you know what you're talking about
        let's say i'm brand new to recording but want to get serious. at this point i have an interface and some Audio Technica headphones and that's it.
        What should I be aware of and what equipment should I be looking to invest in in the future to get somewhat proficient at recording and mixing?

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Depends on what do you want to record. If we are talking minimal viable, a pair of reasonably cheap monitors (Kali, Adam T, KRK, Yamaha, JBL). Just pick one pair, it doesn't really matter which, they are all good enough, and get used to them. Then get a large diaphragm condenser, it is the most versatile type of microphone, especially at the low volume levels you'll be dealing with. It can record pretty much anything and be reasonably good at it. Learn how to use it, learn recording what you've wanted with that mic first. Then move on to more specialized gear.
          Do not get SM57/58. Just don't. Those are very good and affordable mics, industry standards for a reason. They will perform much worse on low levels, plus it's really really hard to get a good sound out of them unless you are pretty skilled. Only get a 58 if you are a vocalist in a band.

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    actual mixing and mastering anon here
    if your room is not treated, the monitors will NOT work, so you are ok with getting regular listening monitors
    for mixing and such get designated good openback overear headphones or IEMs
    if your room IS treated, get a pair of lsr 305's
    simple as

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      un knowledgeable homosexual here
      have mixed some pretty good sounding records in untreated rooms on expensive monitors
      have made subpar mixes on cheap monitors in treated/nice rooms
      and vice versa for both
      even in a shit sounding room, if you can't mix with nearfield monitors placed 2ft from your head, you probably just aren't as skilled as you thought.
      i will say though, the open back headphone tip is sound advice, really the second best thing to having monitors, probably better than monitors if you have roommates or people who are gonna get pissed off about noise

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        im fairly young so i wont pretend to be the best at it but iv never used nearfields to mix on an untreated room because i just dont think ill make a good job and will probably waste lots of time

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >im fairly young
          >pretend to be the best
          >iv never used
          >i just dont think
          >probably
          this bread in a nutshell

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are a very decent hassle free option, economic option. Overall a pretty good choice. Do not listen to cunts who say they are only for mixing, they are just a speaker at the end of the day.

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yamaha HS8. That’s all. Bye.

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