Barefoot Monitors: Footprint 01 vs Footprint 02

Barefoot monitors are known for their innovative design, clean sonics, and exceptionally high price tags. The Footprint line of powered nearfields offers the same outstanding quality as their larger speakers, for those with smaller rooms. The Barefoot Footprint 01 The…

6 Best Studio Monitor Stands for Your Studio [2022 Guide]

Studio monitor stands can substantially improve your working environment. They’re not the most glamorous of upgrades in the grand scheme of things—considering all of the “fun” studio stuff we could buy—but speaker stands are an easy, effective way to make…

Does Speaker Wire Gauge for Your Monitors Really Matter?

Audiophiles and hi-fi enthusiasts love a good debate over speaker wire gauge. We’ll break down the fundamentals of speaker wire gauge in a practical, non-technical way, so you can be more informed when picking what’s best for your set-up! Understanding…

Best Home Studio Monitors for 2022

If you’re shopping for a pair of studio monitors to fit your home studio, you’ve come to the right place. Flat, neutral monitoring is one of the keys to getting the best mix you can—and it all starts with the…

Considerations for Mixing with Headphones vs. Monitors

One of the most common questions starter engineers have is whether they should mix with headphones or studio monitors. The answer tends to be that good results are achievable on either, or both. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do much to clarify.…

Focal Factory Tour: Building Studio Monitors From Scratch
Focal, headquartered in Saint-Étienne, France, was founded in 1979 by Jacques Mahul. The basis of the company was formed in the workshop of a family-run SME (small to medium enterprise) which specialized in precision mechanics. At the time, only Mahul and…
Genelec Monitor Giveaway (Back From The Future)
a Rafflecopter giveaway In celebration of hitting 200,000 Subscribers on YouTube our friends over at Genelec have generously given us a pair of their Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems + GLM Kit ($1795) to give away! We realize that this…
Melodyne, Waves Tune or Auto-Tune? | FAQ Friday
Melodyne, Waves Tune or Auto-Tune? Which is the best to use? Which one is your favorite? They all do the same thing technically but they all have different algorithms and different ways of working. I’ll tell you what I like…
A Closer Look at the Focal Clear Professional Reference Headphones

Enter to win a pair of these below: a Rafflecopter giveaway I feel like a big kid in a candy store! I saw these headphones for the first time at Vintage King and I’ve heard from many people that these…

Mixing Monitors vs. Mastering Monitors | FAQ Friday
Are mixing monitors different than mastering monitors? Yes and no. I’ve been to a lot of mastering studios where they have very expensive monitors but they’re also the same very expensive monitors that I’ve seen in some very expensive studios…