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
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:51 pm

Nothing beats the crusty sound of fried potatoes!

KVRian

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548 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:49 pm

martinjuenke wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:50 pm
You can always switch potatoes from red to white and vice versa.
all professional studios use the white ones

KVRer
19 posts since 25 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:03 pm

Adam a5x

KVRian

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548 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:46 pm

I was seriously just curious what most people use to play and hear their VSTs. But, since we are getting specific, I use a logitech 5.1 thx system (not proud of it, but it sounds fantastic), and/or Yamaha HS8 also

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KVRAF
1699 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:53 pm

wwjd wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:49 pm
martinjuenke wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:50 pm
You can always switch potatoes from red to white and vice versa.
all professional studios use the white ones
Kind of a legend... I've worked in a lot of studios in Paris, and have seen them 0 times exactly (I have pics of every studio). Only in my sound school, to give us the "basics".
Yes, I know they can be found everywhere, but they're not THE monitors everybody needs to get as some think.
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

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KVRAF
1699 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:57 pm

I was talking about the NS10 of course.
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

KVRian

Topic Starter

548 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:47 pm

DJErmac wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:57 pm
I was talking about the NS10 of course.
hahaha yeah I was being facetious. :) I have a pair of 10s and never use them. they are okay.

Have you seen these?
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... o-monitors

kinda funny but cool

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KVRAF
1699 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:48 pm

wwjd wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:47 pm
DJErmac wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:57 pm
I was talking about the NS10 of course.
hahaha yeah I was being facetious. :) I have a pair of 10s and never use them. they are okay.

Have you seen these?
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... o-monitors

kinda funny but cool
Sure, got it, but ”all the professional studios use the white ones” are kind of a trigger in the world of music production... :D :D :D :D :D

Yeah, they’ve been cloned to death. Just my opinion, but... time to move on... :shrug:
You said it yourself, you barely use them. They represent a generation for sure. People now have way better speakers and earphones than 40 years ago. Now we got other solutions that prove their efficacity. NS10 or Barefoot in my studio ? I do not hesitate for half a second... (please do not use the price argument, we’re talking professional usage here... some studios CHOOSE NS10...)
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

KVRian

Topic Starter

548 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:43 am

DJErmac wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:48 pm
wwjd wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:47 pm
DJErmac wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:57 pm
I was talking about the NS10 of course.
hahaha yeah I was being facetious. :) I have a pair of 10s and never use them. they are okay.

Have you seen these?
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... o-monitors

kinda funny but cool
Sure, got it, but ”all the professional studios use the white ones” are kind of a trigger in the world of music production... :D :D :D :D :D

Yeah, they’ve been cloned to death. Just my opinion, but... time to move on... :shrug:
You said it yourself, you barely use them. They represent a generation for sure. People now have way better speakers and earphones than 40 years ago. Now we got other solutions that prove their efficacity. NS10 or Barefoot in my studio ? I do not hesitate for half a second... (please do not use the price argument, we’re talking professional usage here... some studios CHOOSE NS10...)
NS10s became worthless when digital kicked in. :D I figure any modern studio keeps those white woofers for nostalgic decoration or to use like Auratones. :D 10s had their moment in the lime light. Mine are still buried in some box :D

KVRAF
3001 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:51 am

NS10 were never intented to be used as mains or even only pair of near fields…

KVRian

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548 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:46 am


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KVRAF
1699 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:56 am

Passing Bye wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:51 am
NS10 were never intented to be used as mains or even only pair of near fields…
True, but noobs tend to live with the illusion that it’s all you need to make the perfect mix because they’ve seen them in so many studios on the TV. Well... just no. :shrug:
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KVRer
12 posts since 13 Feb, 2020

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:01 am

Dynaudio BM5a's

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KVRAF
5217 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:18 am

8020D's +/- 7050C.

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GRRRRRRR!
12579 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:47 pm

wwjd wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:43 am
People now have way better speakers and earphones than 40 years ago.
The NS-10s were never considered good speakers, they were just speakers that absolutely everyone knew and could, therefore, do good work with. They proved that you don't need the best, most expensive studio monitors, you just need to understand the monitors you are using. The one and only reason I would spend more money on monitors is to get something louder. In all other respects my sub-$200 JBLs are perfectly fine, as were the even cheaper Eris 3.5s they replaced, because I know them really well.
Now we got other solutions that prove their efficacity. NS10 or Barefoot in my studio ? I do not hesitate for half a second... (please do not use the price argument, we’re talking professional usage here... some studios CHOOSE NS10...)
What do you mean by "professional usage". If you mean that you think of yourself as a professional , then it's irrelevant. If you mean in the setting of a commercial studio, where different producers and engineers will be working, people who are unfamiliar with the set-up, then that is where the NS-10s make perfect sense. That's how they became so ubiquitous.
NS10s became worthless when digital kicked in.
No, they didn't. Not by a long chalk. If you set yours up again, then Bob Clearmountain or John Fryer or Flood could come into your studio and start mixing straight away, confident they'd get a good sound. That's what NS-10s were all about.
wwjd wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:46 am
for the interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_NS-10#History
Did you read this bit?
It became a legend that Clearmountain had chosen it because it was the worst speaker he could find.
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