As even a brief glance at the SOS forums will demonstrate, buying a pair of studio monitors is no easy task. With so many different types and models available, and at a vast range of prices, the market can seem like a perilous minefield. Help is at hand, however, in the form of Monitors & Headphones: The Complete Guide To Products & Practice!
The UK edition of the Smart Guide, which proved incredibly popuar, was published in October of last year, and is now available in the US (published May 2012), and the best bit is, it's free! This definitive guide features an expansive listing of nearly 200 studio loudspeakers and almost 100 different headphones, with detailed specifications provided for each model.
But that’s not all: articles from our Editor In Chief Paul White and Technical Editor Hugh Robjohns will not only help you to understand those specs and how they relate to your monitoring requirements, but also give advice on how to get the best from your speakers. There’s information on the different aspects of monitor design, including cabinets, crossover types and amplification, empowering you with the knowledge to make the right purchasing decisions.
The guide will also feature timeless advice on optimising your control room, with tips on speaker placement and acoustic treatment, as well as extensive coverage of monitoring accessories such as monitor controllers, speaker stands and isolators.
We've also partnered up with Alan Parsons so that you now have access to a free download of the half-hour monitoring video from his Art & Science of Sound Recording series.
Visit www.artandscienceofsound.com/SOS and use the code SOSMON2012 to get your free download!
Monitors & Headphones: The Complete Guide To Products & Practice is available to be viewed online as a digital edition, or downloaded in either hi-res or lo-res PDF files.
To access the free downloads, visit: www.soundonsound.com/smartguides/usdigitaleditions/mhpp.php