Amps & Monitors feature articles
Top 8-inch active monitor speaker sets for 700€ - The best 8-inch powered monitor speakers for less than 700€ per pair
Sometimes you need a couple of big speakers, but can't necessarily afford them. Don't panic! There are some speakers with an 8-inch woofer that can manage the low end quite decently without setting you back more than 700€ (about $800). We haven't tested all of them, but you probably have had (or have) the chance to listen to most of them.
Buyer's guide to monitor speakers - Setting up your home studio – Part 6
So far we have focused on the room that will accommodate your home studio, its soundproofing and acoustics. The time has come to start thinking about everything that will go inside. Let's begin with the one thing you can't do without: a monitoring system.
Taming a New Studio - How to Control a Monitoring System
Regardless of whether you're mixing in a studio you don't know, just bought a new monitoring system or moved into a new flat, it's crucial for you to get used to your listening environment before starting to work. This essential step will take only a few minutes if you follow the strict but effective workflow explained below!
Which speakers should you buy? - How to choose studio monitors
The time has come to buy a pair of monitors for your home studio, but you don't know which ones you should choose? Do's and don'ts.
Comparing Monitor Speakers - How to listen to monitor speakers and compare them
So, you have made a first selection of several speaker models, you have found a shop (or a friend) who has them and now you only have to listen to them... But what should you listen to?
Setting Up Studio Monitors - Tips on How to Set Up Studio Monitors
So, your studio monitors are in place, now you just have to connect and adjust them. Here are some tips to help you out.
How to position studio monitors - Tips to get the best studio monitor placement
Here are a few recommendations for optimizing the placement (and therefore, the sound) of your home studio monitors.