----- Begin Included Message ----- From: "Todd Pafford" <email@example.com> To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com> Subject: Re: radio shack optimus pro x7 monitor speakers Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 23:37:58 -0500 While I have little experience with mixing/recording, I have always heard (and heard the wonderful result of) of using crappy speakers to mix an album/cd/dat/whatever. The logic behind it being that if you can engineer the sound to sound good on crappy speakers, then it'll sound GREAT on good speakers. The perfect example that comes to mind was a band that I was really good friends with. When mixing down their self produced first album all monitoring was done out these little 4 inch numbers that looked like they were pulled out of any portable stereo. At the end of the process, the tape was sounding pretty damn good considering the speakers, but when popped in the house stereo it sounded incredible....and still to this day I think it's one of the best mixed albums I've ever heard, especially in headphones. :) Perhaps I'm off base with this since, to be honest, I don't know what A-B process you're referring to. So take these words with a grain of salt. :) My own humble opinion, Todd P. --------------------------------------------------- Are you serious, or is this a joke? If I engineer a recording so that it sounds great on a pair of Coby 5" speakers that I purchased at the local street vendor, then the sound will obviously be compromised for any normal to high quality speaker. If I have a speaker with a crappy tweeter and manufacture the sound so that it is "great", I would have to tweak the sound in ways that would cause it to sound ridiculous on a VMPS water-cooled 8 way speaker.