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Presonus 328AI for studio monitor?
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sjc193
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Jack,

I think it depends on what your trying to do and who you're trying to please with your recordings. Below is a pic of my livingroom/mixing studio. Everyone tells me that mixing on a system like this will never work for the normal radio play and such. I disagree to a point. Similar to the AI speakers, my speakers are connected to a Pioneer Elite DSP processor that analizes the room and corrects level, individual speaker alignment delay, speaker to speaker alignment, parametric eq, graphic eq, all automatic. the process is intensive and takes about 10 minutes playing all kinds of crazy sounds through the speakers to analize. From what I've read the AI speakers will do something similar giving you control of it through a computer, tyhen you can "save the scene".

Now keep in mind I'm sitting prolly 15 feet away from the speakers, and the analization process is only good if you sit in that one spot. But I love mixing live shows I've recorded with my 16.4.2 in my living room and I really don't care what anyone says about it. In fact I then take the mixdowns to a freinds to master on a pair of Klipschorns.

The problem that everyone says in using big speakers is that you run into problems with the small room they're in, but DSP can help ALOT with that.

If you try using the AI speakers for the studio, let me recomend you get the AI Subs to go with them, gotta have the Lows!

I have seperate cables for all my speakers so I can just unplug them and take them on the road, then bring them back and plug them back in without rewireing anything.

My .02

Steve

P.S. excuse the mess, I really should try to get a better (cleaner) picture someday
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StudioLive 16.4.2 in 10U + slant top OSP case
rackmount Windows 8 PC Quad core 8G ram
ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Router
Ipad2 Wifi Griffin Survivor Case
Studio One 2.5 Pro
2 Turbosound TMS-1's (Mains)
2 OHM MR450D Subs with Kilomax 18inch drivers
2 Yamaha S115V's (for floor monitors),2 Yamaha BR 15's (for floor monitors)
3 Behringer 12" floor monitors
3 Behringer EP2500 amps, 1 QSC Amp
1 DBX Driverack 260
1 DBX 231S Graphic Eq
10 58/57 mics, 1 beta52 kick mic, 20 mic stands
2 e609 guitar amp mics
2 Radial J48 Active DI's
2 Blizzard Puck FAB 5 led lights
1 DMXIS usb to dmx controller
1 Temor 1 Alto 1 Soprano 1 Clarinet
1 Sheraton semi hollowbody electric
1 pedalboard with lots of pedals favorites are javaboost into tube screamer
1 Fender Deluxe Amp
2 Acoustic guitars, 1 elec bass, 1 acoustic bass, 1 bazooki
3 mixers and lots of other stuff I don't use in the closet
1 beer holder that clamps to the side of my mic stand with my stage name printed on it "Swingin' Steve"
Jack Barry
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OK, that's it. I'm busting out my Genelec 1030B system for my next bar gig

And thanks Steve good points all.

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chrisatrational
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Sometimes you've just got to have the Gene' Sound!!

Sounds like this whole thread was a moot point if you've already got a great pair of reference monitors!

FWIW, it would be better to bring the PA speakers in the studio, then the ref monitors out - If you want to buy one car to be a daily driver and part time rally car, you'd have to buy the rally car.
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Jack Barry
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LOL Chris, I don't have any monitors, just a pair of AKG cans
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samuel2230
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No one here is trying to say it'll work BAD. But for over $1000 per speaker their are studio monitors that are going to perform better in that situation. Some really awesome stuff, actually.
chrisatrational
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True Story! I picked up a pair of Mackie HR824's on ebay for 400 bucks. Couldn't pass it up.
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