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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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.


Genelec 2029A's at home.

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

Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 250 ohms at home and work.

Genelec 8030A
(source: genelec.com)

  • I love Genelecs.
    – Utopia
    May 12, 2010 at 6:39

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.


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.


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



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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