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Author Topic: Mixing in Headphones - Focusrite VRM, etc  (Read 2466 times)

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May 08, 2011, 06:07:05 PM
I often am forced to mix in headphones, and using a plug-in that I made (with delayed and LPF crossfeed), I have pretty good results. In fact, when I set up my nearfields, it took some adjustment to get used to them again!


Has anyone tried the Focusrite VRM:

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/-VRM--Virtual-Reference-Monitor-Box?sku=H72517

I'm thinking it could be pretty cool for working with a laptop, or late night mixing. There are also some other plug-ins out there, which look interesting, too.

The nice thing (I think) about the VRM would be the ability to check a mix across a few different 'systems.' The downside I see is that your headphones will invariably influence your perspective, making it necessary to do more referencing than usual, I think!

Anyone have this unit? What do you think of it?

May 08, 2011, 06:17:08 PM

Im forced to mix with headphones a lot as well...I also need to upgrade to a nicer studio monitor in the near future as well.

Phones I use are Sennheiser px 100.

I dont know much about the Focusrite VRM so im not much help there.

Im using a free plugin called crossfeed EQ...you mentioned you made a plug...was wondering if this was yours or not

Crossfeed EQ

http://www.ohl.to/about-audio/audio-softwares/crossfeed-and-eq


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May 08, 2011, 07:07:42 PM
No, mine is just a one-off that I made using Sonic Birth:

http://sonicbirth.sourceforge.net/

It's a cool program on Mac that you can use to make plug-ins, I've made tape saturation, compressors, delays, etc. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be getting updated for the newer mac operating systems, it's open-source, but as far as I know, there hasn't been an update in recent times.


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May 08, 2011, 08:57:15 PM
Might also wanna check out Toneboosters (formerly Jeroen Breebaart) Isone Pro. I've had very nice results with it.
I'm cleaning up my server, but you can find some of the mixes I did on this forum here: http://soundcloud.com/stefhartog

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November 21, 2011, 04:42:01 PM
I have VRM on my Focusrite Soundcard but I never use it TBH. Preffered just the normal sound, I found anything else hard to judge.

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We never finish a mix - We simply abandon them.  Adam A7's , Focusrite Pro24 DSP, Focusrite LiquidMix, Presonus FaderPort, Sennheiser HD250 Linear II

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November 24, 2011, 01:05:33 AM
You may want to look at these

http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/headroom-total-bithead.php

They have crossfeed
Equipment-Trends Micro amp w/ Paradigm Export speakers ports covered.  Use Fx EQ for  studio room issue fix.  Also use Klipsch S4 & Sennheiser HD-280 phones - home stereo= AMC 3030 tube amp, Triangle Celius 202 speakers & Behringer para EQ for room nodes-laptop=HP 8430 w/Digigram VXPocket & Reaper