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Old 03-28-2003, 08:55 AM
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Default Mixing / mastering on large monitors

I have a pair of JBL 4350's as monitors for mixing/mastering. Although they sound incredible, they are very large (dual 15" bass drivers, etc...).
I know that most of you mix on small size quality monitors, to make sure the final mix sounds good on conventional stereo systems and car stereos.

So is there a way to use my large monitors in a way that will sound good, as though I had mixed on smaller quality monitors? I tried once using Waves MaxBass, but admittedly, I don't understand how it's supposed to work.
Is an obvious answer to cut everything under say 50Hz, and above 16k, and make sure the mix sounds good by boosting the second harmonic of the bass and kick to be in the restricted frequency range?
Other suggestions?
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Old 03-28-2003, 10:06 AM
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Default Re: Mixing / mastering on large monitors

I have the 4412's and Event 20/20 bas. I prefer the larger speakers to the 20/20's.

But I'll tell you, the best mixes (and easiest) came when I had my stuff set up in the middle of the room and had the big 4412's on floor stands angled up. I couldn't get a bad mix. If it sounded good, then it played well everywhere. I'm very tempeted to reconstruct my stuff that way again. Currently I've got things setup in a conventional way. I've constantly got to send out to the car or other spots to fix bass problems.


So, suggestions, keep away from walls, triangulate your listening postition, fix frequency problems with bass traps, placement, acoustic foam (sparingly), not eq (or lastly).
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