A stock gm stereo is usually my benchmark.  Of course MaxxBass helps too... :)



On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 2:51 PM, David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com> wrote:
[to list as well, oops!]

On 19 February 2011 19:21, Rob <sourceforge-raindog2@kudla.org> wrote:
> On Saturday 19 February 2011 09:09, David Gerard wrote:

>> Using bad speakers as well as good ones will teach you to mix. They're
>> called "truth boxes" for a reason ...

> I hadn't heard this term applied to speakers before, and when I googled
> "truth boxes" +speakers, your blog post from a few hours ago was the third
> hit.

There's a guy on RationalWiki (a wiki for sceptics) who actually sells
speakers for a living. He added the term to the "audio woo" article
(about silly audiophiles):


> (Yeah, I'll be redoing that in LMMS, in my copious free time.)  So now I
> start with decent headphones, test using earbuds and these $5 portable
> speakers I have, and idiot-check the mix using my car and home stereo
> systems before I call it done.

I understand that in the heyday of Motown in the 1960s, they would
record (no multitrack, the "mix" was basically careful recording) and
play it back through something as close to an AM car radio as they
could manage, on the assumption that AM radio was what the music would
be heard on.

- d.

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