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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Using Monitors

The difference between the sound of music in a dance club and the sound of music coming out of a clock radio or a car stereo is obvious. As discussed in Chapter 6, the difference in the quality of the sound as the monitor system changes is something of which engineers must have an acute awareness. Let’s examine in more detail how this sound difference impacts the audio engineer.

Most engineers, early in their training, have experienced being pleased with the quality of the sound of a project while in the studio, and then, when listening to their mix elsewhere, being very disappointed in the quality of the sound. The reason for this is often a lack of insight into the character of the control room’s acoustics and of the monitor ...

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