I’m starting to record music from the Monomachine into Ableton and I am having some frustrating issues with monitoring. First off:
Speakers: Rokit 6
Interface: Focusrite Clarett 8Pre
Headphones: Urbanears Zinken
So my issues is that I’ll make a few loops that sound great on my monitors and then I will use the headphones to monitor from the mono directly and sometimes it sounds like garbage. My studio is less than ideal in that its a studio apartment that has different dimensions in different areas, high ceilings in some parts, kitchen in the same room, basically lots of objects for sound to bounce off of.
So my question is which should I trust the speakers or the urbanears into the headphone jack of mono? Sometimes I get both mixes sounding pretty similar but sometimes its way off. Especially an issue with “bassy” sounds. They will sound good on my Rockits but then when I listen on the headphones there are a lot of artifacts that pop up. Do I need a better pair of headphones or should I be relying on the headphone mix as it should be undisturbed by my less than ideal studio apartment set up?
Also, I’m not using any effects to process the sound in Ableton and I am using the 3xStereo + AB=Mix Routing.
Thanks for the help!