KNOWLEDGE BASE on mixing on headphones :: OLLO Audio

Acoustic treatment on the budget

It's nice to have s classic studio to impress your friends. But is it a good choice to go with budget acoustics instead of headphones based monitoring?

Read the story and struggle of our cofounder Rok Gulič with acoustic treatment in the past 10 years.
"When I was starting out as an audio enginner about 15 years ago I didn't know much about acoustics. I understood echo, reverb, timbre of the room but didn't really understand how the room changes my perspective on any mix that I was working on..."

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Mixing on studio headphones

ASK.AUDIO - What you need to know when mixing on headphones

We found this great article by Joe Albano on ask.audio and just had to post it on our website too. Mixing on headphones can be useful and even necessary in some situations. But it brings with it a unique set of conditions and considerations...

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Flat frequency response

Why is "flat" so important in mixing and audio monitoring headphones

The idea behind flat frequency response in audio monitoring is quite simple. When you are designing audio effects, creating music or mixing your tracks you must have tools that helps you achieve results that transfer good across all sound systems.

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Environment you mix for is important

Volume knob and Fletcher Munson curve as a tool for audio engineering

There's so many self proclaimed audio engineers that can't explain how to use volume and an old theory from Fletcher and Munson that it's scary! But I believe we'll explain it here in simple words for anyone to understand it and use it in every day work!

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Subwoofer alternative

I can't afford to buy or to have a subwoofer

Sometimes you just don't have enough money to have all the gear you need to make a great audio mix. We know this first hand. If you are thinking about buying a pair of decent studio monitors you probably worry about the bass reproduction and all the ...

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Burn your new headphones

Our new headphones for mixing music must be burned in to sound great.

First you need to understand that when you use headphones for mixing audio you have to get a good pair and you have to get used to their sound. This is important if you wish to make constant quality mixes. The burn in process is a technical think you should do to fix the sound  of your headphones. Once you burn them in, they will sound the same for  the rest of their lives. 

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Stereo image on headphones

Understanding sound stage

Let's keep this simple, so any engineer with any level of experience can understand this. Sound stage is simply the stereo image that your headphones have. It's about how wide or narrow the stereo image is. If you listen to a track on two pairs of headphones to compare it's sound stage... 

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