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I'm curious if anyone else uses a smaller speaker system or near-fields along with your main monitors to mix or cut effects on.

What are you all working on?

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Genelec 2029A's at home.

Genelec 8030A's with Genelec 7070A's at work.

Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 250 ohms at home and work.

Genelec 8030A

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I love Genelecs. – Utopia May 12 '10 at 6:39

I have my mains (which are nearfields) plus a few different secondary systems. I use JBL LSRs as my mains, then I have my rig hooked up to a consumer home theater system in the neighboring room, a pair of Altec Lansing speakers, an assortment of headphones, etc... I also like listening to any music I do on my car system, since I know that one the best when it comes to music...

I always try to figure out what my listener is going to be listening on and try to mimic that with what I have to hear the end result.

Also, when it comes to editing, I often put on phones to hear the minute details of what I'm working on. Things that might not come through as well on my mains.

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Yeah, that was Ezra Dweck. Crazy Stuff... – Colin Hart May 12 '10 at 7:28

My room isn't big enough for anything other than nearfields. Working in the UK, I use BBC LS 3/5a speakers with a small active sub to supplement the low end and it works well. On the road I either take a pair of the BBC boxes or use my Sony MDR-709 headphones.

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In my mix studio I have a pair of ATC SCM100s but I always spot check my work on the TV and in mono. I don't check my work in lots of places as I don't have time. I did some checking like that when I started work here but now I just trust that what I do will work as I know how my mixes sound elsewhere.

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The Avantone Mix Cubes are my mono and real-world reference of choice.


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We have 3 studios with Adam P11's and a small studio with Genelec 8020's.

At home I have nothing but Sennheiser HD-650 headphones, so I rarely work from home.

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