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Todd Simpson
post Apr 23 2015, 09:56 AM
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Grab a pair of these type of MOFO RISERS on ebay. They go about $20. You can tilt your speaker to hit your ears perfectly. If you speakers are sitting on your desk, they are probably pointing to low and your mixes will sound brittle and bright when you play them outside your studio. This will fix that pretty quick and isolate the speaker so that it doesn't use your desk as a resonator smile.gif

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post Apr 23 2015, 11:58 AM
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When these sort of products started hitting the market, I was curious and went to a studio where they were demonstrated by the distributor (can't remember with brand now).

They do make a difference in sound, besides angle cause the cab. resonates more naturally (not affected by its weight or where its placed if surface resonates) mud in the mid to bass area was decreased.


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post Apr 23 2015, 12:10 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Apr 23 2015, 12:58 PM) *
besides angle cause the cab. resonates more naturally (not affected by its weight or where its placed if surface resonates) mud in the mid to bass area was decreased.


Exactly, when placed on a hard surface monitors tend to give extra bass through resonation.

I have dealt with this by placing a couple of mousepads under each monitor.


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post Apr 23 2015, 01:45 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Apr 23 2015, 11:10 AM) *
Exactly, when placed on a hard surface monitors tend to give extra bass through resonation.

I have dealt with this by placing a couple of mousepads under each monitor.


eheh I also went DIY (using glass wool) smile.gif Hi-fi guys usually use spikes though I did notice them used in 1-2 studios too



20 bucks by the way is a steal, maybe their price dropped when they became popular as I remember they weren't that affordable a few yeears ago.


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post Apr 24 2015, 10:06 PM
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These are probably cheap chinese knockoffs but it's just foam after all. I like the angle part quite a bit as it really changes things to have your tweeters pointed at your ears and not your chest. Also the isolation is helpful as well smile.gif


QUOTE (Mertay @ Apr 23 2015, 08:45 AM) *
eheh I also went DIY (using glass wool) smile.gif Hi-fi guys usually use spikes though I did notice them used in 1-2 studios too



20 bucks by the way is a steal, maybe their price dropped when they became popular as I remember they weren't that affordable a few yeears ago.


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post Apr 24 2015, 10:23 PM
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Good find Todd. I think I should think of adding something like this to my setup. My monitors are sitting on my desk right now and might be angled just slightly below the ears level.


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post Apr 26 2015, 06:31 PM
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I'd say go for it!! Very cheap fix and it will really change your mixes. If your monitors are not pointing to your head, you really can't tell what's happening in the high frequencies especially. smile.gif

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Good find Todd. I think I should think of adding something like this to my setup. My monitors are sitting on my desk right now and might be angled just slightly below the ears level.


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post Apr 27 2015, 11:33 AM
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Man, I really need to stop procrastinating and get a set of studio monitors already dry.gif

Everything sounds good with headphones until you unplug them rolleyes.gif


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post Apr 28 2015, 01:35 AM
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You can get a pair of decent passive monitors that you can power using your home theatre amp/reciever for a couple hundred bucks on ebay. ALESIS ONE MKII are a great place to start smile.gif

*Or you can buy my pair for $200 smile.gif I'm selling a pair of these to try to get a BIGGER set of monitors.

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QUOTE (Chris S. @ Apr 27 2015, 06:33 AM) *
Man, I really need to stop procrastinating and get a set of studio monitors already dry.gif

Everything sounds good with headphones until you unplug them rolleyes.gif


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