KRK RP5G3- 59107 NA Rokit 5 Generation 3 Powered Studio Monitor - Pair

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KRK RP5G3- 59107 NA Rokit 5 Generation 3 Powered Studio Monitor - Pair

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Gear Recommendation (What Should I Buy?) Thread - April 22, 2019 [R]

6 months, 3 weeks agoTiskx posted submission on audioengineering.
April 22, 2019

Welcome to our weekly Gear Recommendation Thread where you can ask /r/audioengineering for recommendations on smart purchases.

Low-cost gear and purchasing recommendation requests have become common in the AE subreddit. There is also great repetition of models asked about and advised for use. This weekly post is intended to assist in centralizing and answering requests and recommendations. If you see posts that belong here, please report them to help us get to them in a timely manner. Thank you!

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6 months, 2 weeks agoTiskx posted comment on audioengineering.
April 25, 2019

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy my first studio monitors. I'm not a pro or anything, just an amateur bedroom producer, but I've stumbled upon some questions.

I'll get right to it.

  1. Do I need a soundcard or an external soundcard in order to get the most out of my studio monitors?
  2. Do I need an audio interface to get the most out of the studio monitors? (I'm not recording anything and am not planning to do so anytime soon)
  3. If I have either a soundcard or an audio interface do I still need the other?
  4. How important is room treatment? (I have an attic bedroom and my pc is right under a diagonal ceiling. Also, the room is full of stuff so not echoey at all.)
  5. I kinda like the KRK Rokit RP5, what do you think..?

That's all..

Is Netflix turning into cable tv? [R]

1 year, 2 months agoLidjungle posted submission on funny.
Aug. 18, 2018
1 year, 2 months agoLidjungle posted comment on funny.
Aug. 18, 2018

Ehhh... Depending on the tube. I'm assuming that's like a 12AX7 clean type tube?

As long as your solid state has the headroom, it's fine. We're trying to play back faithfully, not modify the sound.

https://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1534602987&sr=8-15&keywords=reference+monitors

Very good monitors for $300. Self-powered, so feed it with your DAC.

Gamer / Music Production. Budget = $2,000 [R]

1 year, 6 months agoAranace posted submission on buildmeapc.
May 2, 2018

Howdy everyone, I'm looking to build a computer (obviously). I've done some research on the process. I need everything from a case to all of the interworkings.

Please also include a nice mouse and keyboard.

I'll mostly play Fortnite and Overwatch on it and I'd like to be able to play with great graphics and FPS. I'll also be using Music programs like FL Studios and Audacity (which don't require a lot to begin with).

I hope my budget is sufficient.

P.S. You guys are awesome! Reading other posts leads me to believe this is a very friendly community!

1 year, 6 months agoAranace posted comment on buildmeapc.
May 2, 2018

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.88 @ OutletPC Motherboard | Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory | G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $209.95 @ Amazon Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Samsung Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.79 @ OutletPC Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card | $189.99 @ B&H Case | NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Newegg Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $53.98 @ Newegg Monitor | LG - 24UD58-B 23.8" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor | $270.88 @ Amazon Keyboard | Corsair - STRAFE Wired Gaming Keyboard | $69.99 @ Amazon Mouse | Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse | $49.99 @ Amazon Speakers | Logitech - Z323 30W 2.1ch Speakers | $44.97 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1489.39 | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00 | Total | $1449.39 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-02 13:59 EDT-0400 |

I bumped it up a little to do a little future proofing. This should be able to handle everything you need; games at 4k Ultra Settings @60+fps and some busy FL Studio files. If you wanted to come in cheaper, I would search for a different monitor (unless you are committed to 4k, you could easily save $200 here to just go with 1080p), drop to 2x4GB RAM instead of 2x8GB (If you have LARGE files on FL Studio, you MIGHT need 16GB; dropping would save around $60), and you could probably even get away with the 2GB 1050 instead of the 4GB (would save you $50).

As for the keyboard/mice/speakers. I'm a snob about speakers and don't care for mice and keyboards. I would rather do some nice headphones and cheaper/basic mice/keyboard.

EDIT:

I double backed, removed the peripherals and doubled down on some other things. If you truly want a machine that works for both, I would recommend adding some nice Studio Monitors, Open Back Headphones, a Mechanical Keyboard, and then a basic mouse with a few bells and whistles.

I really like this combo Ryzen + Mobo. There is also a Ryzen 2700 variant too if you do want to go all the way with the CPU. Again I'll say you could do 2x4GB RAM and not notice any issues.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.88 @ OutletPC Motherboard | MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $77.39 @ Newegg Business Memory | G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $209.95 @ Amazon Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Samsung Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.79 @ OutletPC Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card | $229.72 @ OutletPC Case | NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Newegg Power Supply | SeaSonic - Platinum 400W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply | $95.64 @ Newegg Business | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1072.35 | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00 | Total | $1032.35 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-02 23:32 EDT-0400 |

Gear Recommendation (What Should I Buy?) Thread - December 04, 2017 [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLogicalThought posted submission on audioengineering.
Dec. 4, 2017

Welcome to our weekly Gear Recommendation Thread where you can ask /r/audioengineering for recommendations on smart purchases.

Low-cost gear and purchasing recommendation requests have become common in the AE subreddit. There is also great repetition of models asked about and advised for use. This weekly post is intended to assist in centralizing and answering requests and recommendations.

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1 year, 11 months agoLogicalThought posted comment on audioengineering.
Dec. 4, 2017

Any reccomendations on speakers in the $200-$300 range? They would be used for guitar amplifier emulating software such as BIAS Software and listening to music.

I know a lot of the band I listen to use these, but I was wondering if there was something comparable and cheaper or if those are still a good option.

Also would these JBL's be a decent choice?

I plan on plugging them into something like the scarlet focusrite.

Any Audio reference monitor recommendations for home studio? [R]

1 year, 11 months agoNov. 23, 2017
1 year, 11 months agoFastCarsAndSlowWomen posted comment on editors.
Nov. 23, 2017

I'd rather have nice headphones than nice speakers but one of my old work setups used these and they sounded great.

https://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=pdcp1474?encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9F85T5C1NXWHEQ9E4C0B

KRK Rokit 8s for home mixing [R]

2 years, 2 months agoSwazland posted submission on Beatmatch.
Sept. 11, 2017

Hey guys!

So, I've been DJing at home, had a few small gigs and DJd at parties. My current setup consists of an SB2, an old analog mixer with two turntables, a Logitech Z623 2.1 system and Sennheiser HD 25.

A few months ago I was at a friend's place who has a pair of Rokit 6s in a very small room. We were mixing mostly minimal with very long blends and I loved the fact that I could hear every little knob turn through the speakers - as opposed to my z623.

I don't really plan on producing, maybe someday, but atm I'd like to ditch the 2.1 system and grab a pair of Rokit 8s (I don't really need a flat ouput) which currently are priced at €498,- with a pair of Millenium BS-500 stands.

They should be fine for mixing, right?

2 years, 1 month agoSwazland posted on Beatmatch.
Sept. 12, 2017

The build quality of the KRK's is not evident when you use them, but it absolutely shows when they stop working. They have the reputation of having substantially higher failure rates compared to other products that they compete with, according to professional retailers who repair them all the time. Rokits are popular and trendy, but they aren't built with the same quality as Yamahas. Regarding the flat response, if you're looking for a sound system with more color, I'm not sure that I would necessarily go with KRK's or studio monitors over other products, as studio monitors are designed to give you a neutral sound.

I sold my KRKs and bought Paradigm Shift A2s and am tremendously happy that I did.

Let me draw a small comparison between the two products through amazon reviews. While both are great products with great ratings, you'll see some evidence of what I'm trying to get across when you look at non-5 star reviews.

KRK Rokit 8's on amazon have worse reviews than the 5s, and have fewer ratings, but regarding reliability and build quality we can assume that they are at least equal to Rokit 5s. The Rokits have 76% 5 star ratings, 10% 4 star ratings, and 14% 1, 2 and 3 star ratings. When you dig into the reviews, people complain about them failing after several months, or having other reliability problems.

Yamaha HS8s are more reviewed, and have higher ratings across the board. 89% of customers have them 5 stars, 7% have given them 4 stars, and only 4% have given them 1, 2 or 3 stars but with no mention of problems regarding serious performance issues.

Of course, these amazon reviews only say so much, but hopefully you understand the idea that I'm trying to get across. KRK cuts corners with QC and it's very evident in the big picture, there are other brands to look into with a bit of research.

https://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=sr11_sspa?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1505242802&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=rokit+8&psc=1&smid=AJFLJ7J2AIXGD

https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HS8-Studio-Monitor-Black/dp/B00DCYMVB2/ref=cmcrarpdproduct_sims?ie=UTF8

Purchase Help Thread (2017-09-03) [R]

2 years, 2 months agostvaccount posted submission on audiophile.
Sept. 3, 2017

Welcome to the Purchase Help Thread. This thread refreshes once every few days.

Requesting purchase advice

This is the only place in /r/audiophile where you can request purchase advice. Since we don't want to arbitrarily discriminate, it doesn't matter if your budget is $50 or $50 000, or whether you're inquiring about vintage or new - your question goes here.

If you want to ask a gear purchase question, it's of help if you read this guide first.

After asking a question, please have some patience as responders may not always be immediately available.

Headphone-related question?

Please use /r/headphones/about/sticky instead (we won't remove your post, but you're more likely to get a good answer in that thread).

Recording-related question?

While we won't remove questions about microphones or recording gear either, you'll be much better off asking in the /r/audioengineering sticky thread, after you've studied their getting started guide.

Proposed systems

In an effort to cut down on some of the repetitive questions, here are the absolutely cheapest systems we are willing to recommend.

Accessories

For the JBL-based setup, here are some accessories if you want to connect the speakers directly to a computer without an external DAC:

  • 3.5mm TRS to 6.3mm TS cable - use this if you're connecting the LSR305 directly to a computer
  • JBL Active Speaker Starter Set - includes the Nano Patch+ volume controller, two isolation pads and TRS to XLR cable. Use this if you want a physical volume controller to go along with the JBL speakers.

For the Micca setups, you'll need this to connect directly to a computer:

  • 3.5mm TRS to RCA - use this for connecting (either of) the Micca alternatives directly to a computer.

If you're going for the Micca MB42X + SMSL solution, you'll also need speaker wire:

Answering questions?

It would be helpful if you sort the thread by new.

2 years, 2 months agostvaccount posted on audiophile.
Sept. 5, 2017

The cables are around $15, nothing to worry about.

I would get any good studio monitors for $300 that are recommended as the best here on reddit.com. I think the US version is $300 for the exact same speakers on amazon.com but could be wrong.

https://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/

PS: and you can upgrade with a sub woofer later on that fits the speakers later on if you have money then. I would invest the $300 for active speakers plus $15 for cables. Going lower is kind of expensive, as you get not good sound and therefore "expensive" for the value you get.

With a budget of $1500+, what do I need to set up a studio from scratch? [R]

2 years, 3 months agoJuly 30, 2017

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2 years, 3 months agolukebogart posted on WeAreTheMusicMakers.
July 30, 2017

Computer + Peripherals ($450) - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XR6vyf

Monitors ($300) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FX7MMRO/

Audio Interface ($400) - https://reverb.com/item/3255897-m-audio-mtrack8xus-m-track-eight-8-input-usb-audio-interface

XLR Cables ($90) - https://reverb.com/item/4353505-pig-hog-phm15-8mm-15-foot-mic-cables-xlr-to-xlr-6-pack

Stands ($100) - https://reverb.com/item/1799678-6-pro-audio-dj-tripod-adjustable-height-boom-mic-microphone-stands-6-free-mic-mounts

With the money that's left, get microphones to your need. A handful of SM57's, if you're micing a drum kit, grab an E602 for the kick and some cheaper condensers, etc.

Tech Support Thread (2017-07-29) [R]

2 years, 3 months agoCultLogick posted submission on audiophile.
July 29, 2017

If you need to ask a tech support question, you must use this thread. Tech support questions posted as top level posts are removed.

Examples of questions are are considered tech support:

  • Where should I control my volume?
  • Do I need a DAC? An amp? Both?
  • How do I configure my DAC or sound card?
  • Will my 4Ω speakers work with this amp?
  • How do I wire these speakers?

This thread will refresh once every few days, and all tech support questions outside of this thread will be removed.

2 years, 3 months agoCultLogick posted on audiophile.
July 29, 2017

I have KRK Rokit 5s and use the Klipsch R12SW subwoofer.

My question is, what level should I set the LF Level Adjust on my Rokits so that they least conflict with my sub? Also, I know this comes down to personal preference but what would recommended settings be for Gain and Low Pass with my sub? I listen primarily to bass heavy dance music if that makes any difference.

Recommendation(what should I buy?) Mondays - November 14, 2016 [R]

2 years, 12 months agowi_2 posted submission on audioengineering.
Nov. 14, 2016

Welcome to the bi-weekly post for folks to request gear recommendations.

Low-cost gear and purchasing recommendation requests have become common in the AE subreddit. There is also great repetition of models asked about and advised for use. This weekly post is intended to assist in centralizing and answering requests and recommendations.

The Daily Threads:

2 years, 12 months agowi_2 posted on audioengineering.
Nov. 15, 2016

I am no expert by any means, but even low end producer monitors will cost more than that. There are some DJ monitors you can get for the money, which should be fine if you are just djing. But if you plan on making music, I'd suggest you way a bit and save up some money to get something like this https://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1479260183&sr=8-3&keywords=monitor+speakers

They are pretty common and loved as a beginner set of monitors. Yamaha HS series is also much loved, an upgrade compared to the ones above if you ask me.

You will probably be better off getting some good 2nd hand speakers for now while you save up.

2.1 setup recommendations? [R]

3 years agoD_Livs posted submission on hometheater.
Oct. 24, 2016

Hello all. I just helped my uncle set up a 120" projector and his seating arrangement is about 13-20' from the screen.

He purchased a Vizio surround setup that includes 4 mini speakers and a soundbar for about $250. The speakers can get loud but it feels empty and lacks oomph.

I believe a 2.1 setup would be more effective but I don't know where to start besides buying a set of Logitech Z623's since that's what I have. Any recommendations for my uncle would be greatly appreciated. Budget is about $250 and we would preferably purchase using Amazon.

Thank you!

3 years agoD_Livs posted on hometheater.
Oct. 25, 2016

You're not going to find anything that can match the oomph of a projector for $250.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FX7MMRO/ref=asliqfspasiniltl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FX7MMRO&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwpuresimula-20

More info: https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeos/

my music battlestation. [R]

3 years, 2 months agomikrilaxus posted submission on battlestations.
Aug. 24, 2016
3 years, 2 months agomikrilaxus posted on battlestations.
Aug. 27, 2016

Can anyone recommend a good pair of studio monitors for mixing under $500? [R]

3 years, 5 months agoalmostgotcaughtband posted submission on WeAreTheMusicMakers.
June 1, 2016

Edit: I found a great deal on HS7's and jumped on it.

3 years, 5 months agoalmostgotcaughtband posted on WeAreTheMusicMakers.
June 1, 2016

KRK - Rokit 5's. $299

link

Friggin awesome speakers! Did all our demo work on them. Heavy duty, no distortion, highly recommended.

Upgrading PC headphone/speaker setup. Questions about Schiit Stack. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoCLEBB posted submission on audiophile.
March 31, 2016

So, I recently built a pretty great computer, and am looking to continue the slippery slope of near-obsession with technology.

Anyways, up to this point I've been using a simple HyperX Cloud headset, which I must say is pretty decent for the price and for being a "Gamer" designated headphone. I also have a Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speaker setup, which again is pretty great.

I plan on getting new headphones (HD 650 or something similar in price) and new speakers (most likely the Wharfedale 10.2 or Philharmonic AA). Here's where my question comes in:

If I go PC-->Modi 2-->SYS-->Magni 2 Uber, would I be able to hook up both the headphones and speakers to the Magni 2 Uber, and then use the SYS to switch between the two with a press of a button?

Sorry if this is a question that's been answered. I tried searching, but couldn't quite find the exact answer I'm looking for. This is really my first step into mid-fi, so any help would be appreciated!

3 years, 7 months agoCLEBB posted on audiophile.
March 31, 2016

So if I got something like the KRK RP5G3-NA, I wouldn't need anything other than the Schiit stack?

Help for starting DP getting a set of studio monitors. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoMarch 26, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agoKRM_Sound posted on AudioPost.
March 26, 2016

KRK Rokit 5 G3 are amazing for their price.

XLR-to-TRS cables, get two of these as well. The 2i2 connects to monitors via 1/4", and the KRKs themselves can use XLR, 1/4", or RCA.

Do I need more than one studio monitor? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoCTown_Beats posted submission on makinghiphop.
Feb. 19, 2016

Ive been using cheap ass radioshack speakers and today I got to use some pretty good ones and they sound waaaaaay better than what I had. I could so much more it was ridiculous. I have been looking at KRK monitors and I want to go with those. The problem is the price. I can spend $200 on the set easily, i feel thats worth it but the cheapest they have is $150 for one monitor. So do I even need 2?

3 years, 8 months agoCTown_Beats posted on makinghiphop.
Feb. 20, 2016

If you mean monitors....like you said $150 each but they are the best bang for the buck http://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=zgbs11974991_5

connecting my record player into speakers that are 5+ feet apart from each other [R]

3 years, 9 months agospace_trip posted submission on vinyl.
Feb. 3, 2016

on every picture i see of someones set up the speakers are on two ends of the desk, at least 5 feet apart, and not right next to each other. i understand that you want to have them this way for optimal sound, but i can't figure out which these RCA cables will work to do this.

i just bought a Audio Technica AT-LP60 turntable but the built in RCA cables are very short. yes, it comes with RCA female to 3.5 splitter but that doesn't really help me because these cables aren't long enough to separate my speakers, it only splits up less than one foot. (and RCA cables are so tight they messed up my input on my KRK studio monitors)

i don't have a mixer or anything so it's straight from the record player into my two studio monitors.

soooo as i'm typing this i decided to search amazon for 'rca extension cable' and found this. i feel like a fool haha this is all i need right? well on that note, is there any specific rca extensions you recommend?

3 years, 9 months agospace_trip posted on vinyl.
Feb. 5, 2016

Help finding a sound system for my gaming PC. [R]

3 years, 10 months agozyyklon posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 21, 2015

I'm really into music while I game and just high quality sound in general. I've got about 300$ to get a sound card and/or speakers and what not. I'm not looking for your everyday desk speakers I'm looking for something loud. Ideas/suggestions please.

3 years, 10 months agozyyklon posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 21, 2015

Which speakers to get? [R]

4 years, 3 months ago3agl posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 15, 2015

z506

or Z623

The surround sound ones have a bigger subwoofer driver size and are cheaper. But the other ones are priced more and have more watts. Which would be better for the best/loudest bass and richest sound.

The Z506s are only like $65 at bestbuy but I don't know if they're supposed to be placed around a room like surround sound speakers. My room isn't that big but the wires don't look that long

4 years, 3 months ago3agl posted on pcmasterrace.
July 15, 2015

Really, I was just recommending MORE speakers, didn't really care about the brand. For most intents and purposes, most people don't care how accurate their speakers are or don't know the difference between good and shitty.

Solid Cabinets and Big home theatre systems are really where it's at. If it's been connected with speaker wire as opposed to permanently plugged in or 1/8th inch cables, it's probably for a different buyer than someone who cares about sound quality.

Really, I can't recommend anything or anything really new, since I have an older system that I know very well and I know how it sounds, and I'm not going to change up anytime soon. Until I bust a speaker, which won't be too terribly soon.

Edit- I have seen some other producers with these

Looking to get into film scoring, need advicce on how to spend my money [R]

4 years, 8 months agoEdgeward posted submission on WeAreTheMusicMakers.
March 2, 2015

Hey guys,

I'm a composition student looking to major in film music. This'll involve synth stuff, and live recorded music.

This is my current setup:

  • Windows 7 PC with Reaper and Sibelius 7.5
  • Behringer Xenyx 802 Mixer with a Shure SM-57 and SM-58 cardioid microphones
  • Casio AP-500 full sized piano connected via USB, but lacks modwheels
  • Shitty Altec Lansing desktop speakers
  • AKG Q460 Headphones which I'm using as monitors

As far as VSTis are concerned, I have EastWest Symphonic Orchestra and The Dark Side, which cover classical and horror palettes.

My question to you lovely people is how can I make the best use of my money? I would prefer to upgrade to a professional quality one thing at a time, and have the rest of my gear 'just good enough'. I've got around a grand to play with, but don't have to spend it all at once. What should I be looking at next? I've been interested in Kontakt Komplete, and also the Native Instruments controller looks very interesting, but I haven't got a clue whether they're any good. I'm also considering replacing Reaper with a different DAW. Can somebody give me any tips regarding Cubase, Pro Tools and the likes?

4 years, 8 months agoEdgeward posted on WeAreTheMusicMakers.
March 2, 2015

I've used Kontakt for some film scoring (I've dabbled in short film scoring) for its great third party plugins. Lots of nice stuff dedicated strictly to different genres and styles of film. I'd definitely recommend it although it's sort of in the mid price range, you do get what you pay for. In my opinion I think you're best off upgrading your DAW. For film scoring in particular, ProTools is industry standard and it works wonders and has a plethora of beautiful utilities with a buttload of support for it. In my experience Ableton Live has worked great too if you're a little tight on the wallet. So you could pick that up for quite a bit cheaper and is still very good.

Ableton's layout and workflow works great for me personally, especially when it comes to the automation timeline, it's extremely easy to sync up any of your cues / effects and you can have the video play on it's own time line within the program.

As far as monitors go you're one hundred percent going to want to invest in a decent pair. Using headphones in place of monitors for mixing isn't ideal especially if you're soundtracking someone else's work. There are many monitors you can easily afford with your budget that will be considerably better, if you decide to go with Ableton.

So just in my opinion, with your $1000 or so you'd be best off going with:

Ableton Live 9 Standard edition for about $160 or Suite edition (comes with more effects/instruments and features but not entirely necessary as you can buy those down the road)

for $400

Pair of half decent monitors, KRK or Yamaha have some that are in the 160 - 250 price range. I've linked to a pair on Amazon that I used to use that I really liked that are on for $300

KRK Rokit 5 Gen 3 - http://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1425278863&sr=8-1&keywords=krk+rokit

If you opted for Ableton standard edition you should have some money left over to purchase Kontakt if you were still interested. Then pick up some third party plugins and samples along the way.

Hope that helps!

What kind of speakers do you recommend for editing? [R]

5 years agoepandrsn posted submission on videography.
Nov. 6, 2014

Hey guys,

I am doing a lot of editing in the last time (vfx, cinematic stuff, etc..) To show my ending results to my clients, i think i need a good speaker too. It shouldn't be a high-professional one, just enough to let the sound play good with bass.

Do you know any good ones? I am thinking of getting a gamer-speaker, what do you think?

Thx and regards...

EDIT: Sorry guys, i haven't mention clearly that I do Video-editing and NOT Audio-editing.. So I just need some good speakers for playing my video-editing results with an already finished audio.. Sry again -.-'

5 years agoepandrsn posted on videography.
Nov. 7, 2014

These are popular.

You will just want a studio monitor for the most accurate audio reproduction. Entertainment speakers might not be suitable.

Updated Battlestation! [New monitors & Mouse] [R]

5 years agoNov. 5, 2014

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5 years agotiger7758 posted on battlestations.
Nov. 5, 2014

They look like the KRK Rokit 5's connected to the PC with the Scarlette 2i2 Preamp. Its the exact Audio set up Ive been meaning to get for a while haha How do you like them?

Where the magic happens. [R]

5 years, 1 month agoSept. 20, 2014

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5 years, 1 month agoSmokierSword posted on battlestations.
Sept. 20, 2014

$3500 Beast PC, Needs AWESOME speakers [R]

5 years, 2 months agoButtflapp posted submission on buildapcforme.
Sept. 7, 2014

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Listening to music, 3D design, medium gaming, CAD, etc.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $3500

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Very soon (week or 2 from now)

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers (Audioengine a5+), DAC (Audioengine d1), Monitors, Monitor calibrator.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Chicago, IL. Yes I have a microcenter

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Will not be reusing any parts

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Whatever... I might overclock, but whatever works best with my budget is what I'll do

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • SSD, Mass storage (at least 6TB)

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Mid/Full tower, Black/white with brightly colored accents for the build

Do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference for one or the other?

  • Yes I need windows 8.1

Extra info or particulars:

I would really like a RGB Per-Key backlit keyboard, needs to be mechanical
At least 2 monitors
Make it AWESOME

5 years, 2 months agoButtflapp posted on buildapcforme.
Sept. 7, 2014

Why not use actual studio quality recording monitors? Krk Rockits

Better audio response. Only downside is you'll more than likely have to purchase a powered audio interface to be able to push them.

Would these make good starters at all? [R]

5 years, 2 months agokinginwar posted submission on edmproduction.
Aug. 17, 2014
5 years, 2 months agokinginwar posted on edmproduction.
Aug. 19, 2014

Get one of these they'll last you way longer.

Biweekly gear purchase help post (2014-07-22) [R]

5 years, 3 months agoBaronDuke posted submission on audiophile.
July 22, 2014

Welcome to the biweekly questions thread. This is where you can come to:

Request purchase advice

This is the only thread where you can request purchase advice. Since we don't want to arbitrarily discriminate, it doesn't matter if your budget is $50 or $50 000 - your question goes here.

If you want to ask a gear purchase question, it's of help if you read this guide first.

Headphone-related question?

While we will not remove headphone-related questions from this thread, it is highly suggested that you use the /r/headphones sticky thread instead - that post contains both guides and other good recommendations, and you'll be asking an audience whose primary interest is in headphones.

Recording-related question?

While we won't remove questions about microphones or recording gear either, you'll be much better off asking in the /r/audioengineering sticky thread, after you've studied their getting started guide.

Silly questions?

Well, this is a bit tongue-in cheek, but the idea is that you can ask whatever small audio-related questions you like, perhaps those that would not normally warrant a separate post.

This thread is stickied, and will be replaced every Monday and Thursday. If you wish to direct someone to this thread, using the link http://www.reddit.com/r/audiophile/about/sticky will ensure that they always get to the newest version of this post.

Proposed systems

In an effort to cut down on some of the repetitive questions, here is the absolutely cheapest system we are willing to recommend.

Answering questions?

It would be helpful if you sort the thread by new.

5 years, 3 months agoBaronDuke posted on audiophile.
July 22, 2014

Hey there, I was told to post my question here, so here it is.

What are some good alternatives to the Audioengine A5+ speakers? Under 400 dollars.

I like the audioengines because they're small and they have a nice classy reserved look to them. But I hear they aren't the best and I could do better, for cheaper. It's been suggested I pick up the Rokits over here: http://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=pdcpMI_1 They're much cheaper than the Audioengines. The thing is that they're hideous. The yellow ruins them for me. Also the Audioengines seem to come with all the cables, a remote and a front volume knob. Not sure the Rokits have any of that. Alternatives would be within 400 dollars. Preferably less. Unless I pick up an amp and bookshelf speakers, but again, I have no idea what's good. Note I'm not looking for any big boomy bass. I just want the music to be clear, and sound much better than what I've heard before. Which have been a pair of Beats my brother bought me (I know they are overrated, but he gets a huge discount on them). I also know that Audioengines are desktop monitors, but I'd be using them to fill a small living room kitchen combo (16' - 2" x 18' - 8"). Source is a turntable. Maybe the occassional iPod or laptop.

Speaker/Monitor suggestions [R]

5 years, 6 months agozoink43 posted submission on Beatmatch.
May 5, 2014

I just purchased a Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 the other day and am now looking at getting some speakers for my desk that I'll be mixing on. I've been reading a lot of threads on here saying that monitors are not necessarily needed for mixing due to their flat response. I've seen a few suggestions for other speakers people have used and was hoping some people could share their success stories.

Originally I was looking at the M-Audio BX5 D2 due to people suggesting these in other threads, but now I've been looking at other stuff as well. I've seen people say that some Logitech speakers would be good enough as well..

The latest pair I've caught my eyes on is the Audioengine A2+. These caught my eyes because of the dual inputs (need to connect my computer to these as well), however the only downside is that they apparently aren't too great with bass (small speakers, what can you do). Does anyone have any speaker sets whether studio monitors or not that they can recommend. I'm really not looking to spend a fortune considering I just bought the S4, so looking to pay no more than $250.

5 years, 6 months agozoink43 posted on Beatmatch.
May 5, 2014

Save 50 bucks more and get a pair of KRK Rokit 5's. They have two balanced inputs and an unbalanced RCA input.

My girlfriend asked for a study... I've kind of taken over [R]

5 years, 7 months agoxashyy posted submission on battlestations.
March 27, 2014
5 years, 7 months agoxashyy posted on battlestations.
March 27, 2014

upgrade them studio monitors/speakers yo! they don't do justice to the setup. I'd recommend some small [KRK Rokits] (http://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G3-NA-Generation-Powered-Monitor/dp/B00FX7MMRO/ref=sr11?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1395940460&sr=1-1&keywords=krk+rokit) or something a bit cheaper.