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Slate Digital VSX Modeling Headphones (kind of a deal)

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58 minutes ago, Bruno de Souza Lino said:

If I recall correctly, mixing with headphones was supposed to be a compromise, not a complete replacement for actual monitors.

Yes, that's right. However, the point isn't to simulate what other mix engineers would hear with their equipment (or even to simulate what someone might hear if they spent more money on their own audio monitors/acoustic treatment), the point is to simulate what the end consumers of your music would hear when listening on their consumer equipment - this might be e.g. some ear buds that come with a phone, some high end noise-cancelling headphones, some mid-priced consumer headphones that hype bass, a car stereo system - all of which would translate a studio mix differently. The simulated monitoring environments listed on the product page are:

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  • NRG Recording Studio

  • Archon Recording Studio

  • Howie Weinberg's Mastering room

  • Electric car stereo

  • Luxury SUV stereo

  • LA nightclub sound system

  • Audiophile listening room

  • Classic reference boombox

  • Various pairs of studio and consumer headphones, including earbuds

It's very unlikely someone would take their DAW to an LA nightclub and then do their mixes on its actual sound system, but you would want to have confidence that a mix would sound good on it.

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2 hours ago, antler said:

Yes, that's right. However, the point isn't to simulate what other mix engineers would hear with their equipment (or even to simulate what someone might hear if they spent more money on their own audio monitors/acoustic treatment), the point is to simulate what the end consumers of your music would hear when listening on their consumer equipment - this might be e.g. some ear buds that come with a phone, some high end noise-cancelling headphones, some mid-priced consumer headphones that hype bass, a car stereo system - all of which would translate a studio mix differently. The simulated monitoring environments listed on the product page are:

It's very unlikely someone would take their DAW to an LA nightclub and then do their mixes on its actual sound system, but you would want to have confidence that a mix would sound good on it.

I see. So it's essentially a proprietary version of Toneboosters' Isone Pro.

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