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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Setting Up Your Monitors

Even if you are lucky enough to own a pair of the best-sounding monitors on the planet, if you don’t have your monitors set up properly, you may as well be mixing on PC speakers.

Let’s talk about speaker placement of what’s known as near-field monitors. Most projects are mixed using near-field monitors. By using a good near-field monitor setup, you should be able to get a really good idea of what your mix will sound like in most other environments. Near-field monitors are the monitors you usually see in studios just over a console at the engineer’s head level. For a Cubase studio, these monitors would probably be located at the same level as your computer monitors (head level), except on each side of your computer desk. ...

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