If you’re new to the world of music production, then you might not be too familiar with studio monitors. You probably know that they’re there, but you have no idea what they do or why you need them. Well, in this article, I’m going to teach you the basics of studio monitors and what they’re used for. By the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll know everything there is to know about these gadgets.
A studio monitor is basically a speaker that’s designed to be placed in one area of a room so you can hear exactly what’s going on in that specific area. Over the years, different types of commercial speakers have been designed to do similar things – from regular speakers to those that produce sound through a microphone. In addition, there are special type of speakers that are usually found in large rooms such as recording studios or live rooms that have to handle a lot of sound for one room alone. Therefore, it’s important that you take the time to find a good studio monitor so you can hear everything that’s going on.
When it comes to these special speakers, most people think of the popular surround sound systems. However, even though these may be popular now, they aren’t the only type of system that’s available. Other types of studio monitors exist such as wireless ones and surround sound systems that utilize speakers and subwoofers to bring all of the sounds together in one location. So how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s break down the options and tell you what they are best for.
With a wireless system, you get two studio monitors – one for left and one for right. The great thing about these wireless systems is that you can place them anywhere in your home, provided you have a suitable outlet for them. The wireless systems are usually controlled by an electronic remote that makes it easy to adjust the volume levels and where you want them to go.
There are some wireless systems that have a feature that allows you to send the stereo sound from one speaker to another – so if you have speakers in the kitchen and a stereo in the living room, you can place the stereo sound system in the kitchen and adjust it there.
Another option is to use a single stereo monitor. You can just place it in one location or have two or more positioned around the room. Some people use studio monitors in pairs so they have the advantage of having the ability to adjust both speakers at once. This gives you better sound quality and makes for a more natural effect, but can cost more to install if you are purchasing these speakers separately.
If you have a lot of music or sound coming from a DVD or from computer games, then dual surround sound monitors would be the best option for you. These are set up to place two speakers around the room so you have the ability to hear everything clearly from two locations. They are also useful if you like to watch sporting events and love to listen to your TV at the same time. You can watch one program while the other is playing. Dual studio monitors work really well in this situation and can save you money.