The Elf wrote:But if you monitor with heavy bass bias, then your audience is likely to get a bass-shy mix!
Have we strayed into Wonderland here?!?!? :headbang:
Very true, but I don’t think some people care, and what level of bass is the right level in music like Hip-Hop? It’s a totally variable abstract thing, I’ve heard bass on some of those tracks that’s way OTT and peaking out, but it’s just accepted as being part of the vibe.
I guess if you’re making Techno or whatever, the logic is that you want to heart it how your audience is going to hear it, and that’s what you mix on.
A lot of headphones are designed with extra bass for this type of music, and it’s all very well having standards that a lot of us here adhere to, but that’s not the real world, listeners, engineers, producers, we all have different tastes in monitoring, and if there was such a thing as a flat speaker, and that was the standard, then why are there so many brands all offering sometimes radically different sounds? because we all choose them to suite the music we make, and our differing rooms.
My music is experimental ambient Jazz type stuff, I’m not looking for massive bass extension and high power handling, I need something with a bit of detail and good clarity, at low/moderate levels, totally different requirements from an EDM or Heavy Metal producer may be.