Focusrite VRM Box by matsh
This is what I have been looking for for a while; a way to easily check what my mix sounds like in different environments, and on different monitors,... all whilst using headphones.
It's early days yet - I am still finding my way with this, but already I have seen a benefit.
The amazing thing was that when I first powered it up, connected the SPDIF, and plugged in my HD650s,... I recognised the surprising sound of my mixes elsewhere, which had previously been a nasty surprise too late.
i.e. the VRM box showed me straight away what my mixes sounded like on speakers in a room somewhere else,.. before I made the master and embarassed myself. That's the idea, I know, but I was still immediately impressed.
I am starting now to get my drum sounds up using the VRM, and testing the kits in a few scenarios to test the sounds EARLY.
Wow - it really works, and is easy and QUICK to spin up.
You will immediately recognise some issues you had faced previously,... so you know it is working!
Changing between rooms and monitors is quick, and you can really hear the difference.
You can check your sounds in all these environment/monitor combinations early in the process - and save on heartache later.
When using PT9 for a session and using VRM at the same time I am getting some memory problems,.. but this is because I was already at the limit of my system - not a VRM issue. If you nearly need more memory this will push you over the edge.
Could do with some emulations of other common "end use cases" like "in a car" or "tiled kitchen",... (this is getting fussy though, I know to really test your sounds and mixes.
I will be using this a lot more in the future. Hopefully focusrite will add on some more room/scenario emulations soon. Great product.