What do you listen to your instruments on?

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

What do you listen to your VSTi instruments on?

Laptop speakers
6
3%
Blue Tooth speaker
0
No votes
Low end computer speakers
2
1%
Average computer speakers
9
4%
High fidelity computer speakers
3
1%
Professional Monitor computer speakers
7
3%
THX computer speakers
2
1%
5.1 computer speakers
4
2%
Headphones
63
29%
Earbuds
7
3%
Home stereo speaker system
7
3%
Surround Sound home theater type system
4
2%
Passive studio monitors
11
5%
Active studio monitors
74
34%
Recording studio, in wall, mixing monitors
1
0%
Amplified PA type speakers
2
1%
TV
1
0%
a potato
14
6%
 
Total votes: 217

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addled muppet weed
83533 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:39 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:37 am
vurt wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:19 am
my nads.
These ones?
;)
different models, but yup.

KVRAF
1710 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:01 am

why-tha-hell do'ya wan-ta know dat?

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addled muppet weed
83533 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:06 am

Kinh wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:01 am
why-tha-hell do'ya wan-ta know dat?
die wanna wanga?

KVRian

Topic Starter

514 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:19 am

Kinh wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:01 am
why-tha-hell do'ya wan-ta know dat?
just curious how people hear their gear. good to see active monitors topping the list. that is possibly the best possible choice. laptop spreakers coming in 3rd is alarming, but used just for referencing seem practical. :) I do that too sometimes. :)

KVRian
863 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:52 pm

Sharing an apartment with my spouse, I'm forced to compromise. It's all about noise isolation and not upsetting the neighbors. Eris 3.5 during the daytime if I'm alone at home. Otherwise Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro which do a decent job of isolating against noise from my SO in adjacent rooms.
I also have a pair of Etymotic ER4XR's that I use occasionally as nothing beats them for noise isolation.

KVRist
280 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:30 pm

Potato for me. 🥔

KVRian

Topic Starter

514 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:01 pm

hoxclab wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:30 pm
Potato for me. 🥔
what is the frequency range on that, and did you have to treat your room much?

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KVRAF
6989 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:28 pm

hoxclab wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:30 pm
Potato for me. 🥔
That sounds like an a-peel-ing option. Just don’t listen too “hot”- you don’t want to “fry” your ears :hihi:

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KVRAF
10242 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:00 pm

jamcat wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:13 pm
I also listen on BONES's JBL 104s.
That's a waste of time. I just read his comments on whether he liked the instrument or not.
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KVRAF
1529 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Milan, Italy

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:36 pm

The accurate answer is a pair of ATCs (non-BT) that I bought 11 years ago. :)

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something special
8510 posts since 16 Mar, 2002 from Birmingham, Alabama

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:32 am

The same monitors I've used the last twenty years; NHT Pro A-10

KVRAF
29509 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:35 am

That's an interesting question. I wondered some times now what people use to listen to their analog hardware synths.

Active nearfield monitors here (JBL LSR305).
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRAF
29509 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:36 am

jamcat wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:13 pm
I also listen on BONES's JBL 104s.
Lemme guess: Your yacht lies next to his. :hihi:
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRian
970 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:57 am

A pair of Mackie HR624’s I’ve had for about 15 years in a treated room
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

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KVRAF
5861 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:24 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:06 am
die wanna wanga?
Ootini!

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