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Headphones and ear fatigue
Old 22nd June 2009
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Headphones and ear fatigue

How often do you check mixes through headphones? Also after mixing and listening to your mixes for so many hours.. at what point does ear fatigue become a issue? I'm sure there are points when you say enough is enough!
Old 22nd June 2009
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How often do you check mixes through headphones? Also after mixing and listening to your mixes for so many hours.. at what point does ear fatigue become a issue? I'm sure there are points when you say enough is enough!
I don't use headphones very much. I like wide separation in mixes especially on guitars, and the balance wlll sound right listening on speakers, but on headphones the extreme panning makes the guitars seem too loud.

I change the monitor volume a lot during a session, mostly medium levels, but also go very quite, on dim, which is the best way to hear pitch and timing...and I like to crank it up when someone is overdubbing in the control room.

I think it's wise to change the levels a lot, because the song will sound different at each volume.
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