#1
Looking for suggestions, and whether you prefer headphones or speakers for mastering guitar tracks?
#2
I don't personally own all of the gear needed for a professional master (I do all of my home recording stuff with my trusty pair of AKG K240-MKII's), I believe that the point of mastering is to use both, and for that matter any other resource you have at hand. I'm not an expert here, but a standard mastering process afaik is listening to your tracks through different monitoring systems to make sure they sound balanced in a wide variety of settings.
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#3
Yamaha HS80Ms with Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pros for reference.
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#5
Just out of interest. For mixing, when do you use headphones and when do you use monitor speakers?
#6
Headphones when there are other people in the house
Always check finished mixes on monitors and a few other sound systems if you can. I have some friends that mix on iPhone headphones as they figure the majority will listen on these nowadays.
#7
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I mix on headphones when dialing in bass and reverbs, then I check final mixes on them just for any standout frequencies I don't like. Otherwise I only mix on the monitors.
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maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





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#9
I learnt years ago that Headphones are monitoring.Monitors are for mixing.

I use Sennheiser HD201 Headphones.Absolute bargain for the price and Alesis M1 Actives for mixing.

I've had my M1s for over 7 years now and they are still as good as the day I bought them.They even have a decent built in USB sound card if needed.

This was recorded and mixed using the above.

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I don't think it's too bad for budget gear