That kid is awesome!
I hate to admit it, but not yet They are, however, in my shopping cart for the next purchase once I finish off paying for yet another piece of December gear.
I do have them isolated on a couple of pieces of Auralex foam in the meantime, but I realize that’s not optimal and the mopads sure look a lot cooler .
I’ve heard excellent things about the ATH -M50s. Depending on your price range, give these a look as well:http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DT880/
They’re listed for $300 here but you can usually find them in the low to mid 200s if you look around.
EDIT – I should point out that they’re open backed, so you wouldn’t want to use them for tracking because of the bleed.
Some of it depends on the author and the type of music. I usually hover around a whopping 2.5%, but I know there are other authors who have much higher rates of extended sales than that.
Not that I’m complaining – those extended sales are pretty sweet when they happen. It’s not only the $$, but the fact that your songs are most likely reaching a much wider audience.
I’m not sure if I can answer the original question because I’m currently only working with nearfields. At a guess, it might make sense to go for a pair of really nice nearfields (a few of which are mentioned in that thread simaudio pointed to) and then upgrade to a nice sub later on once you’ve recovered from the first cash depletion. A lot of people will be listening on smaller speakers or headphones anyway, so it might be good to be able to reference with only the 5-7” monitors and then step back and turn on the sub.
Again, just a guess – better to listen to someone else who has a setup with a sub .
BTW I put another post at the end of that thread to follow up on my monitor purchase…
I’m resurrecting this thread just to give some brief generic feedback on the KH120s. I actually got them in December (Section 179 in mind), but wanted to use them for a while before commenting on them.
What can I say – I’m extraordinarily happy with them so far. It was literally like pulling a huge wad of cotton out of my ears when I started working with them. I can’t find anything hyped about them, whereas with the MR5s I had been working with bass and low mids were an issue and always required some guesswork. There is a lot more clarity or separation of the instruments as well, so it’s easier to hear where they’re fitting in the mix and how everything is affected when you apply an effect or whatever.
I was worried at first that they might sound too good and lead me astray, but I’m much happier with recent mixes and they’ve taken much less time to accomplish.
Unfortunately I can’t compare them with the A7s, which I only heard once, or the KRK VXTs, which I heard in a music store with a loud amateur guitarist whaling away in the background . I’m sure both of those are amazing speakers as well. But I can certainly vouch for the Neumanns, and I’m wishing I bought them years ago (even though they weren’t around at the time :)).
I think it’s a fantastic idea, and you’ll get a lot of hits. A couple other resources I can think of from the artists perspective (that may either be out of scope or already assumed under your categories):
- Sample contracts for artists to use for freelance work
- Maybe also a guide for how much to charge for certain types of freelance
- A guide or tips on reporting music-generated income for various countries (I’ve got taxes on the mind)
Not sure what the rules would be on linking the site from AJ if there are other RF libraries listed…?
I think we all feel your pain . If it means anything I don’t think ratings are publicly visible until you get three on the song.
I was going to try to look up the thread where Scott tells us (with some exasperation :)) to be patient, and that one of the future enhancements will be a switch to a “+1” type rating system rather than the star system for audio files at least. But there are so many star rating threads that I couldn’t find the right one.