dennisgamalej wrote:- reverb levels and overall in headphones it sounds good but when i listen for example in your car its too loud the vocal gaining sounds different than in speakers..... but now im using ST-H01 studio headphone. maybe its because its not the best headphone? thnx for help guys!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't know them but Steinberg is usually a good brand so shouldn't be a terrible problem. The only issue is that they are closed back and you may be a bit better with open back for mixing. But new gear shouldn't be your focus, at least at the beginning.
The reverb issue is a classic, and so is the vocal level. The key to overcome that is to train yourself to understand how your cans are changing the sound with respect to speakers - which in concrete means "which frequency bands stick out more or less" on your cans with respect to monitors/cars etc. and then you equalize for that.
- if your headphones are making say, the 5K plus region more prominent (so that when you listen on monitors it sounds dull), you use a gentle
hi-shelf to raise the vocal there. You usually need just a little bit, so that the listening impression in the cans stays about the same, but in the monitors gets a little brighter.
- If you find that the your cans push the bass too much so that when you listen on speakers and car the bass is too low, the key is to find which bass region is boosted by the cans and, again, gently
increase it a little bit (there are other tricks for bass but this is just about the headphones). Normally on a brad boost or cut you don't need more than two or three dB to make the difference (as the "base" sound should stay the same)
To learn that, you need references
. Pick up a cd track that you think works well when listened to both your headphones and speakers and has a sound similar to your track, and A/B in order to evaluate what's missing (or too much) on either systems. Then you try to correct your tracks.
For example, I know that a good mix when listened on my 990Pro has basses that, to me, sound a little too big. So if I mix on cans I push them more than I would - and the bass usually plays fine on speakers and cars.
I recently got a new car and it's unbelievable how its sound system is different than the ones I'm used to.. I tested a mix on it and thought it was all wrong.. until I tested well mixed references and they sounded all wrong as well! The car's sound system has simply a very different sound, and I'm now getting used to it, so I once again can use it for testing.