Kaitav wrote:Your room looks quite big. I mean you could have probably opted for 7" or 8" monitors for more bass response. Did you choose 6" on purpose or due to budget limitations?
It's more a question of desk space and the fact that the room is multipurpose, so I can't place everything ideally. I essentially have to face down the short wall because of the layout of the room (windows and furniture). So while the room is big, the studio isn't able to use all that space. It's more like ~4.5mx4.5m area of the room. Bigger speakers just seem overkill and liable to cause bass problems, rather than solve them.
The other consideration is that the room that was previously the studio is only 14 sqm, so if I ever move back there...
Kaitav wrote:Have you got used to them? Especially after having mixed on entirely different type of speakers before.
I'd say yes, but the true test is how things sound elsewhere. I do think I know how they sound when the mix is good, which is really what "getting used to speakers" is all about. Haven't really mixed anything on them yet, apart from a rough mix of my latest song. I personally think it's a better rough mix than I was making on the old speakers. But that's also because my mixes were really bad until the middle of last year when I got some help on the Song Exchange and things generally started sounding a lot better. So my technique has probably improved loads.
However, I do think I can hear things that are a bit nasty that wouldn't have been so easy to identify on the old speakers. With my voice being relatively low, it's been a lot easier to here when the vox are competing with the kick and bass, for example. I also find it easier to hear little things that are just a bit off in the mix now. Like when the timing is just a little bit off, or when a note is just a bit too long, or when there's a click in a sample/recording. Previously I'd have to solo the track(s) to be able to spot them.