Did you know that your room has a huge impact on how your final tracks sound? Unfortunately it’s true. Your room (i.e. where you mix) is constantly fighting you as you mix, changing the sound of your studio monitors, and giving you false information about what you think you’re hearing. It’s actually pretty depressing if you think about it.
Sound Spills All Over The Place
To accurately diangose the problem we have to be aware of the simple fact that sound doesn’t just come out of your speakers in a nice straight line, direct to our ears. I wish! Rather it spills out of the cone all over your room. It spreads like light from a lamp, in all directions. Sure it shoots direct to your ears, but it also shoots direct to your side walls, ceiling, floor, and even back wall. What a mess!
So what’s really going on is you are not ONLY hearing the true sound of your speakers (aka, your mix) but in addition you’re hearing the reflections of your mix bouncing around your room and ending back up in your ears. These signals blend together and are delivered to your brain as what you “hear” in your mix. So the problem, people, is you never are truly hearing your mix in it’s purest sense. Your room plays a part in your sound.
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