Monday, November 12, 2007

New Speakers - Well, Monitors, Really...

In the hi-fi audio world, you don't call them "audio speakers" - you call them "reference monitors". Why? Not really sure. But I guess it does give the impression that someone is actually using monitors to really identify what's coming out of them, and to analyze it.

Whatever the case may be, I'm looking at buying some new studio monitors. I've been borrowing a set of JBL Control 1's from a friend, but I'm just not sure they're doing the job. They're close, but I think I need something a bit better for popular music reference. I'm looking at JBL's "new" series (atleast it's new to me). The LSR 4328's may be the way to go, but just looking at the specs, I'm a little bit unsure. It looks like I have to take a field trip to G.C. to take a listen to them myself...

So why would I spend $1400 on them? I'm really excited about the opportunities I will have in the future to do more music producing and engineering, and I want a set of speakers of my own - that I'll always have around. Nothing can cripple a project faster than having to give the speakers back for a few weeks. I'm looking forward to searching for four or five singer-songwriters to collaborate with and record over the next 12 months. Just another way to stay busy.

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