Originally Posted by sargentpilcher
I have heard of one technique, not sure how realistic it is, and haven't tried it myself. Basically, take a mic, and place it at head level the same place your head would be when listening. Play some pink noise that is the same volume at all frequencies while looking at a frequency analyzer like voxengospan. In an untreated room this will not be a flat curve, so you look at what frequencies are out of whack, and eq the signal until it's completely flat. Then apply the same eq to your master bus of whatever track you are working on, and it will do a decent halfassed job of giving you a flat response, despite your room.
Has anybody tried this?
IMO- about that ^^^^ "trick" My guess is the music your mixing sounds different than pink noise, very different. Keep that in mind when the results sound funny. skip that "halfassed" stuff and get back to mixing cause band-aids like that often lead to a halfassed track.
+1 to the open headphone suggestion. Especially if the translation problem is in the mid to highs, some good openback headphones will give you a detailed view of your mix without the untreated room interfering. Lots of options out there but i really enjoy my AKG K701's. And don't forget to break em in....seriously.