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    How do you set up a flat eq on the masterbus for mixing?

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    Studio monitors are suppose to have a flat eq range, yet with the room coming into play this is not the case

    I've read somewhere that you can play a pink noise then capture it with an omnidirectional microphone, put a spectral analyzer on the recorded noise then eq from there (eq out the mic then the room). But I don't own an omnidirecional microphone, and i'm only looking to compensate for the sweet spot.

    Also, any tips on doing this technique to a pair of beyerdynamic dt770 pro 80 ohm headphones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownbearTLE View Post
    How do you set up a flat eq on the masterbus for mixing?
    Turn all the EQ knobs to "0".


    Don't go down the "room EQ" path....it's not the best approach.

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    Your time would probably be better spent buying some cheapish raw materials and making some room treatment with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    Turn all the EQ knobs to "0".


    Don't go down the "room EQ" path....it's not the best approach.
    No kidding. People way overcomplicate things.

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    You CAN NOT "EQ a room into accuracy" -- Period. A room is as good as it is. You need to fix *the room* -- I won't even go into the whole "headphones" thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    ... I won't even go into the whole "headphones" thing...
    Awwwwwwwwww c'mon!
    We haven't had a headphones VS monitors debate in at last two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownbearTLE View Post
    I've read somewhere that you can play a pink noise then capture it with an omnidirectional microphone, put a spectral analyzer on the recorded noise then eq from there (eq out the mic then the room).
    You already got the right answer, and this article explains the theory why EQ cannot correct a room's response:

    Audyssey Report

    --Ethan

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownbearTLE View Post
    Studio monitors are suppose to have a flat eq range, yet with the room coming into play this is not the case
    Learn how your monitors sound in that room.

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    Setting up an EQ to correct your room is a great idea if you plan on never playing the mix outside of your room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_L View Post
    Setting up an EQ to correct your room is a great idea if you plan on never playing the mix outside of your room.
    Isn't that normal behaviour for the majority of HR dudes?

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