I purchased Mike Seniors book. (Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio)
of it I was aware of/had found out by myself.
For example, I have treated my
room quite well (GIK Tri-Trap bass traps,GIK 242 Panels and some Auralex foam at first
reflections)(GIK Soffit trap soon to be added). I have a couple of sets of okay reference
headphones (Sennheiser HD280's + Beyer DT 880's). I have an Avatone Mixcube. I have taken
room modes & various other things into account as much as I can. I thought I had a pretty
good handle on the subject.
One thing I was completely unaware of was how ports
on monitors can drastically twist what I hear.
I have a pair of KRK Rokit G5's
positioned nicely on some good stands.
After reading the very beginning of Mikes book
I went to my monitors and stuffed some cloth into the ports to see what difference would
I'm a little freaked out by how much 'loss of bass' happens :/
How am I supposed to know if I should eliminate the ports by stuffing them, or
leave them as they are? How can I figure out what will give me the most accurate
I realise this will be unique to each situation, but what can I look into
to get a decent of idea of how my room is performing?
I have previously had to
work in absolutely rubbish rooms with horrible equipment, now that I have the option to
spend more on equipment I want to try get it as right as I can.
won't really be an option right now (Unless I can sell some of my redundant mics etc
some, I made ads) . Anyway....
Better monitors? Or deal with
what I have and stuff/don't stuff ports?