What Size Of Monitors Do You Need For Your Home Studio? Near Field Vs Mid Field 2022

The next week, our good buddy and mix master extraordinaire Mike White of Music-Production-Guide.com offers his thoughts on an issue that has come up often in talks with our clients. The distinction between mid-field and close field monitors is the subject of this discussion. This is something you should consider when purchasing a set of headphones for your home recording studio.

Near Field Versus Mid Field Monitors – What’s The Difference?

Mike White (Mike White) – When mixing at home, it’s critical to understand how the size of the studio space and the distance between you and the speakers effect the quality of your mixes. Keep in mind that the most important thing to do here is to hear the music correctly.

For a small space (such as the typical bedroom desktop studio), a tiny pair of near-field monitors will most likely enough to meet your needs. If you wish to expand the low end for casual listening, you may always add a subwoofer to the system.

Mid-field monitors have a substantially wider frequency range than near-field monitors, particularly at the low end of the spectrum. Mid-field monitors, on the other hand, need a minimum distance of 4 to 5 feet between the listening position and the microphone. They also ask that you avoid putting them against or near walls if at all possible. Because of this, unless you have a large amount of room, it is usually more practical to use near-field monitors that can be placed 2 or 3 feet away from you.

Another consideration that may be important to your case is the volume that the monitors must be set at. Consider the following scenario: you have a reasonably spacious room in which people may be listening in on your production as you mix it. Mid-field monitors will be able to provide you with the additional volume or sound pressure level that you need in this situation. As an additional option, you may select that you want both mid-field monitors for group listening and near-field monitors for individual listening. Near field monitors, on the other hand, will most likely be the finest answer for most tiny bedroom studios.

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