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Art-of-Sound
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I heard Adele’s last album was mixed on an iPhone using the built in speaker…
I usually mix on the Iphone too!!

Well, you can laugh but this is how most people listen to music nowadays – MP3, iPhone and cheap earphones. All this “gearomania” often looks so unnecessary, because in the end nobody can really appreciate it, except the fellow artists who would never buy your music anyway…

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LumenMedia
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You right. Good tool is like a brush in the hands of artist. The final results completely depend on how talented you or not.

I heard Adele’s last album was mixed on an iPhone using the built in speaker…
I usually mix on the Iphone too!!
Well, you can laugh but this is how most people listen to music nowadays – MP3, iPhone and cheap earphones. All this “gearomania” often looks so unnecessary, because in the end nobody can really appreciate it, except the fellow artists who would never buy your music anyway…
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I heard Adele’s last album was mixed on an iPhone using the built in speaker…
I usually mix on the Iphone too!!
Well, you can laugh but this is how most people listen to music nowadays – MP3, iPhone and cheap earphones. All this “gearomania” often looks so unnecessary, because in the end nobody can really appreciate it, except the fellow artists who would never buy your music anyway…
Check Mikaels post: http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/funny-music-pics/67339?page=26
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Art-of-Sound
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Exactly!

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These are toys for artists themselves. For average listeners who can’t even feel the difference between a WAV file and lo-fi audio ripped off a YT video, those things are like pearls for swines.

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matsteiner
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For average listeners who can’t even feel the difference between a WAV file and lo-fi audio ripped off a YT video, those things are like pearls for swines.
+1 I couldn’t say it better! :)
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buddhabeats
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I know this picture is kind of a joke, but honestly, can you imagine what the end result may sound like if all that expensive equipment listed was actually cheap crap?

They’re using that equipment to get THE best possible sound they can get. And monitoring in an expensive room with expensive monitors ADDA conversion, etc to make the best possible decisions on what’s really there that will translate well on most playback systems – including earbuds. When that gets translated down to 99 cent earbuds, yes, the quality now is in many cases extremely poor; but it was converted down to that level from what should be a perfect sounding track.

Imagine how terrible that mp3 would sound like on cheap earbuds if the engineers had sub-par equipment and made decisions based on wrong information because their rooms were lying to them? So now converting a so-so sounding track to poor mp3 played on earbuds. Ouch!

Maybe I didn’t say that the best way, but ya get my point. And sorry, I know that pic is a joke, but whenever I see it I’ve always wanted to write something to that effect but never got around to it. :)


Exactly!

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These are toys for artists themselves. For average listeners who can’t even feel the difference between a WAV file and lo-fi audio ripped off a YT video, those things are like pearls for swines.
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LumenMedia
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Well guys I recently bought Adam of 5 monitor. thank you for all your ideas and advices

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SoundFix
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Well guys I recently bought Adam of 5 monitor. thank you for all your ideas and advices

Enjoy, I hope they’re good :D

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i got a pair of adam a7x – honestly ? v.poor – I use PMC tb2a as my main monitors and wanted a second pair and got the adams – they are so in accurate – basically they make everything sound ok – which is no way of making music – i simply cant tell if anythings any good because it all sounds good. I make a track on adams then put them on the PMC’s and it sounds feeble. Completly lacking in stereo field and no movement / dynamics. Its not a cheap spk at 800 – there are tons of good reviews of the a7x by users and i think its because they have come from a cheaper spk so will give the appearance of it being good. A very simple test is just go in a shop with a mix you know is ‘wrong’ – ie youve made something and you know from tests you have the mix all over the place, play it on the adam and it will sound great and you will believe your piece is perfect. I think they are v. poor spks.

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It all depends of you skills I suppose. I use many ways to check my mixes. Pro headphones, second pair of monitors, cheap acoustic. I also know Adam A7x hyped highs and lows, and that could explain why you got such terrible results. But in case with F5 and F7 they have more neutral sound. My F5 reminds me Yamaha ns10

i got a pair of adam a7x – honestly ? v.poor – I use PMC tb2a as my main monitors and wanted a second pair and got the adams – they are so in accurate – basically they make everything sound ok – which is no way of making music – i simply cant tell if anythings any good because it all sounds good. I make a track on adams then put them on the PMC’s and it sounds feeble. Completly lacking in stereo field and no movement / dynamics. Its not a cheap spk at 800 – there are tons of good reviews of the a7x by users and i think its because they have come from a cheaper spk so will give the appearance of it being good. A very simple test is just go in a shop with a mix you know is ‘wrong’ – ie youve made something and you know from tests you have the mix all over the place, play it on the adam and it will sound great and you will believe your piece is perfect. I think they are v. poor spks.
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