In this pureMix.net exclusive, world-renowned mixing engineers, Andrew Scheps and Fab Dupont sit down to discuss how they incorporate headphones into their workflow, how they started mixing in headphones, and how you can use headphones to your advantage.
Hang out with Andrew and Fab as they discuss:
Why they started mixing on headphones
Translation from headphones to speakers
Correction and spatialization software
Deciding on vocal level in headphones
The benefits of mixing in headphones
Using headphones to consistently get the low end of your mix right
corivo •Tuesday, September 5, 2023
I often mix with headphones and do the usual checks on my Dynaudio loudspeakers (air system). Personally, I use old Stax mk3 Pro electrostatic headphones whose capsules are in impeccable condition. The transparency of micro-detail and the natural crosstalk due to the open-air principle tend to approach that of listening with loudspeakers, but with a wider dynamic and spectral range. I also use MDR-7506s when I'm in an environment that's not quiet enough.
macwreck •Thursday, May 25, 2023
I've stopped believing the internet's advice as Andrew and Fab explained the reality of mixing - with and without headphones - so simply :D
Maxiemixer •Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Thank you! You confirmed what I learned in the last few years of mixing on a laptop while traveling. I use 7506, too, but I prefer to use the sonar works software to tame the highs a bit. I do use the DT-770s without correction, though. And both translate well everywhere.
I once used to have the "too much reverb" problems, but now I have found a good measure. And I listen to the speakers in my room, but all sound fine!
Anyway, it's comforting to hear that we all have the same concerns.
américo.m •Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Todos los videos tienen traducción al español?
niizhoo •Thursday, May 26, 2022
This was something that I was really glad to hear from two top-notch professionals. Thank you so much for addressing these types of topics in the field.
mike.cam •Wednesday, May 11, 2022
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO HEAR ,,, Shit AND Fuck while, thinking about MUSIC MIXING,,,NEITHER OF WHICH ARE, in essence,,,,SHITTY OR FUCKED ???????
danmcb •Sunday, March 20, 2022
I love it!!! Thank you, thank you. I had this argument with so many people!! If you don't have a *very* well tuned listening environment, get a great pair of cans!
Prezstone •Friday, December 10, 2021
My favourites mentors. I think the same.
lonnekekruisbergen •Saturday, October 16, 2021
So nice to hear a different sound about working with headphones! I started it when I was traveling a lot and there were no speakers around. I've grown to love it and your ears are going to love it. I even think I got better in mixing due to working with them. Thanks Andrew!
kissleizertamas •Friday, September 17, 2021
Mahzin93 •Sunday, September 12, 2021
Independent of rig, acoustics and more things, music subjectivity is a thing. Objectivity exists, but the major thing is singing about subjectivity. If you know your equipment and compensate things about knowledge you're fine to go, one friend of mine won a contest using headphones only. Thanks to the people doing great content. Have a nice time.
Samxhri6 •Monday, August 30, 2021
gtech •Sunday, August 29, 2021
So many light bulb moments in only 18 minutes... thank you so much for this!
mataran •Saturday, August 28, 2021
Awesome! Thanks guys. To conclude, the most important device to listen with : The brain!
aspsa •Saturday, August 28, 2021
Finally, we have a down-to-earth "coffee table" conversation on mixing with headphones. The most interesting statement in this discussion was Andrew's comment on how compression, not reverb, is often the culprit contributing to a mix's "wetness".