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How come I don't hear any monitor shootouts w/ recorded clips?
Old 28th October 2011
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How come I don't hear any monitor shootouts w/ recorded clips?

I.E. Place a mic (same mic) in permanent spot to record monitors that are in another fixed place, and simply switch monitors every take. (All in the same [treated] room of course). Play the same sound/songs through monitors.

Sure it isn't 100% accurate, but it would definitely give a good idea of the differences.
Old 28th October 2011
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Have u ever miced up a monitor ? it sound so different when u play it back that I think it would be pointless to even try.
Old 28th October 2011
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The biggest factor is that no room will be acoustically treated the same way. Really not something you can do publicly without being in the first person.
Old 28th October 2011
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but shootouts usually takes place in the same room. Otherwise it would be pointless to outshoot anything.
But monitors would be really hard to shootout anyway
Old 28th October 2011
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Is this a joke thread?

Surely it must be.
Old 28th October 2011
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We made a small attempt at it once, the recorded clips did not necessarily reflect what our ears heard. Never re-attempted it. It would be nice to figure out how to deliver such info online...
Old 28th October 2011
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Testing monitors online is like test driving a car online.

Testing anything which interacts directly with your bodily senses, except possibly with vision (and even then with limits) has to be tested in person, else it is utterly pointless.
Old 28th October 2011
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Um... any evaluation of the results of this theoretical shootout would be colored by the monitors you were listening to it being played back on. Kind of defeats the purpose of doing the shootout in the first place.

Old 28th October 2011
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I hope you do it and show us all a good shootout.
Old 28th October 2011
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You can pull something like this off. But it will be tough...and even under all the right conditions, it still won't sound to your ears as it should. If you have an exceptionally well-treated room, a decent stereo mic with a wide and flat frequency response, you can get close to actual sound of the monitors, but still...it won't give you the accuracy your ears will. Of course, the mic will have to be situated in the sweet spot listening position.
Old 28th October 2011
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Originally Posted by asdfdsa View Post
I.E. Place a mic (same mic) in permanent spot to record monitors that are in another fixed place, and simply switch monitors every take. (All in the same [treated] room of course). Play the same sound/songs through monitors.

Sure it isn't 100% accurate, but it would definitely give a good idea of the differences.
You are kidding, right? Is this humor directed at what GS has become?
Old 28th October 2011
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That would be like buying a TV for it's picture based off what it looks like on your TV....hrm
Old 28th October 2011
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Is this a joke thread?

Surely it must be.
+1 hahaha
Old 28th October 2011
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That would be like buying a TV for it's picture based off what it looks like on your TV....hrm
Or for a more obvious similarity, it'd be like choosing the paint for your living room based on how it looks when mixed with the current colour.
Old 28th October 2011
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That would be like buying a TV for it's picture based off what it looks like on your TV....hrm
heh
and you know that every time you see a commercial for a TV set on TV there is a little disclaimer at the bottom that says "TV picture simulated"

when they actually film a TV set, it looks crap, they have to digitally insert the simulated image.
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