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

KVRAF
6136 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:58 am

chk071 wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:35 am
Active nearfield monitors here (JBL LSR305).
Good choice, same as the ones I have here. :)

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KVRAF
20439 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:17 pm

Monitors:
Focal Twin 6 Be with matching Subwoofer

Headphones:
AKG 712
Beyer 990 Pro

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KVRian
1221 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:29 pm

chk071 wrote:
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:
I'm 30m down the marina.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

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KVRAF
31165 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:39 pm

i monitor on Genelec Active Monitors with a matched Genelec Sub.

KVRian

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548 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:52 pm

DJErmac wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:05 am
A pair of Event Opal and a potato when I just need to enjoy music as it needs to be enjoyed.
what is your opinion of the Opals? i really wanted some, but seems like they are no longer made?

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KVRAF
1699 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:52 pm

wwjd wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:52 pm
DJErmac wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:05 am
A pair of Event Opal and a potato when I just need to enjoy music as it needs to be enjoyed.
what is your opinion of the Opals? i really wanted some, but seems like they are no longer made?
Best possible choice ever. I’ve bought and sold a lot of monitoring systems before. My Opals simply never let me down. Everything sounds exactly as expected everywhere. And I think most mixes I can hear around sound unperfect on it. I’ve heard details on songs I had never noticed before. I’ve been able to tear apart VST synths that sounded similar to me before (on my previous Dynaudio BM6a mkII) : now it’s like night and day, some sound like sh!t and some sound pristine.
I think they’re still available for sale...

I also use a Beyerdynamic T1 when I can’t use my Opals. At usage it’s very similar. I really can trust it. But I always need to correct things on my Opals at last.

Just for information I’m signed with Sony BMG and like 25 independant labels.
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

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KVRAF
6752 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:12 am

some cheap Logitech speakers with a sub bass. good enough for me really
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KVRist
48 posts since 20 Mar, 2016

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:20 pm

I had a nice pair of potatoes, but they got fried...
Windows/Mac | Studio One, Live, Logic | Push 2, Maschine MKIII, Atom SQ | Presonus Quantum 2, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, | Fender, Godin, Taylor

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KVRAF
2523 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:14 am

when i work at home (more this past year-and-a half), i use the eve-audio sc203s, with the ts107 subwoofer. the monitors are amazing; small, clean. good imaging. they have usb-audio in, so, connected to my mac directly thru usb. i keep a potato in the sub's port; this helps keep the deep bass from 'escaping' into the room, and instead pumps it out thru the woofer itself. this is how science works.
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KVRAF
2491 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:37 am

Studio: KRK Rokit RP6 G2 + AKG K240 headphones, sometimes* when making sounds/patches
Other: Audioengine A5+

I'd like to replace the KRKs with a set of Adam A7Xs... someday, in the future. I might go for something else but it doesn't matter right now.

*I generally don't like wearing / listening through headphones.

I (we) live in an apartment: nobody left/right and the ceiling/floor is very soundproof (that, or my upper/lower neighbours are dead :hihi: ).

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KVRian
1046 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:36 am

11 potato votes??? Recently a resident of Idaho, I thought that I was the only one who listened to studio instruments via a potato. :lol:

KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:01 am

My potato has a wonderful analogue response curve. Virtually everything put into its circuits become a warm, transparent sound picture.

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548 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:13 pm

A potato is not an ideal monitor. The sound comes out HALF BAKED, sometimes CHEESY, or too BUTTERY. They tend to MASH the high end, and the low end is covered in DIRT. You got to keep an EYE on the levels because they FRY so easily. If this all sounds a PEELING to you, than this monitor is SWEET for you.

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KVRist
216 posts since 4 Nov, 2019

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:46 pm

I always thought a potato was an input device rather than an output device. No wonder they gave me such poor quality results!

KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:50 pm

You can always switch potatoes from red to white and vice versa.

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