What Is Ear Fatigue And How To Avoid It
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What Is Ear Fatigue And How To Avoid It

Oh, the elusive phenomenon of ear fatigue. While not technically a clinical diagnosis, it’s an ailment that nearly everyone has experienced after being subjected to adequate sound levels for enough time. As musicians, producers and audio engineers, it’s important to understand more about the qualitative and quantitative aspects of ear fatigue (and how to avoid…

Mixing: Monitoring On Headphones Vs. Studio Monitors
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Mixing: Monitoring On Headphones Vs. Studio Monitors

A common question posed within the music production community is whether headphones or studio monitors are better for monitoring, producing, mixing and mastering music. If you’ve ever asked that, you’ve come to the right place to find your answer. While we’ll be focusing on mixing, I also want to discuss monitoring in a variety of…

Top 10 Best Loudspeaker Brands (Overall) On The Market Today
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Top 10 Best Loudspeaker Brands (Overall) On The Market Today

Speakers are everywhere and there are plenty of brands to choose from. They’re in our cell phones, schools, venues and stages, vehicles, houses of worship, home entertainment systems, and much more. With speakers being so common, many speaker manufacturers have entered the market. In this article, I’ll share the best overall speaker brands to look…

What Volume (In Decibels) Should Audio Be Mixed/Listened At?
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What Volume (In Decibels) Should Audio Be Mixed/Listened At?

Volume and level controls are among the most used in audio playback systems. The proper listening volume varies wildly depending on the set and setting. For example, a rock concert will be much louder than a guided sleep meditation. Understanding listening levels is important for whatever we choose to listen to. What volume should audio…

Top 11 Best PA Speaker Stand Brands On The Market 2024
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Top 11 Best PA Speaker Stand Brands On The Market 2024

Public address systems are commonplace in events ranging from massive festivals to small coffee shops and everything in between. The speakers of such systems often benefit from placement on proper stands, which allows them to project sound at optimal levels and angles. PA speaker stands are essential parts of many public address systems, and it’s…

Top 11 Best Studio Monitor Stand Brands On The Market 2024
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Top 11 Best Studio Monitor Stand Brands On The Market 2024

Studio monitors are essential components in mixing and mastering, and proper monitor placement is critical. Though desk mounts and wall mounts are options, many studio spaces will opt for monitor stands, which keep the monitors in place and isolated from the desk and walls. Since studio monitors are a necessary component of a proper studio,…

Why Mixing Engineers Use Multiple Pairs Of Studio Monitors
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Why Mixing Engineers Use Multiple Pairs Of Studio Monitors

Over the decades, the way people have consumed music has changed drastically. With new technologies being implemented continuously, the sound of music is constantly changing. The job of mixing engineers has always been to provide a link between musicians’ minds and listeners’ ears. While the technology used to carry out the techniques is constantly changing,…

The Ultimate Loudspeaker Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Loudspeaker Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which loudspeaker you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about a loudspeaker, a pair of loudspeakers, or a surround sound set. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which loudspeaker(s) should I buy?” this extensive resource is…

The Ultimate Studio Monitor Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Studio Monitor Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which studio monitors you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about a pair of studio monitors. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which studio monitors should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel…

How Do Computer Speakers Work? (Built-In & External)
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How Do Computer Speakers Work? (Built-In & External)

Computers have become ubiquitous in the modern world and provide us with numerous services, including multimedia tasks, where speakers are commonplace. If you’ve ever wondered how computer speakers work, this article is for you! How do computer speakers work? Whether external or built-in, computer speakers work as transducers that convert the computer’s audio into audible…

The Ultimate PA Speaker Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate PA Speaker Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which PA speaker(s) you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about public address system loudspeakers. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which PA speakers should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free…