Reply To: What distinguishes a “Mastering” loudspeaker from a “Mixing” one

March 28, 2023 at 6:26 pm #5598

    Hey there Bob Katz and Bob Olhsson,

    This is a very interesting topic to me, thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    I completely agree with Bob Katz about headroom and peak SPL capability. I’ll add good impulse response to the characteristics of a mastering loudspeaker/amplifier system as well.

    Something that’s not very common to say but very important is consistency, consistent in their sound quality over time.

    I’m very curious about Bob Olhsson answer about “Reference monitors” this would be like a mix cube? Is it possible for you to give examples of “Reference monitors”

    For me it is weird the idea of “Mixing Speakers” “Tracking Speakers” since to me everyone working professionally in audio should be using a mastering grade loudspeaker/amplifier system in a well treated room.

    What I understand about this different type speakers is that for example in tracking you want to feel in the chest the kick drum and things like that? But isn’t that counterproductive if the system is not accurate?

    Now for mixing, I don’t have any idea why you wouldn’t like to have the most accurate system.

    To me a completely perfect, most accurate audio loudspeaker/amplifier system would be like a perfect white canvas where you can take all the decisions properly instead of having a poor treated canvas with tone imperfections. A bit weird the example but hope you get it guys.

    Really happy about this forum, looking forward to learn a lot.

    To give a little bit of background about me, I’m 25 years old from Guatemala and have been doing mastering as my full time job for 3 years now. I work in the box and my mastering mastering headphone/amplifier system is a Chord Mojo and the Audeze LCD X with a silver cable and something that helps a lot in mi opinion I use this headphones without the grills, they’re completely open. I’ve been using them for 5 years now and can work perfectly with hem.