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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Headphones and Reference Monitors

For most of us, it would be hard to imagine working in a studio without being able to hear anything. Besides the importance of having a good ear to achieve a mix, you’re most likely going to need some sort of audio monitor setup for your Cubase studio. The cheapest alternative could be as simple as using the speakers built into your computer, some external PC speakers, or a pair of cheap headphones.

If you are planning on doing a final mix (making CDs) from your Cubase studio or recording live instruments, having a good set of reference monitors and/or headphones is a must. Most professional studios have not just one good set of reference monitors; they have multiple sets. Some professional engineers are so particular ...

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