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Old 2012-12-24, 01:11
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I just wanted to say congratulations on your new monitors. Just wanted to warn you that just because you have new speakers that your mixes aren't going to translate well.
I remember when I bought my first set of monitors (event 20/20's), I worked doubles straight for 2 weeks (6 days with only one day off). I totally expected that because I spent 800$ on studio monitors that it would've fixed my issues with mixes not translating but it didn't, I never took into account proper monitor placement or room acoustics.
These two issues play such a large part in how well your monitors will let your mixes translate (if you don't take the time to learn your speakers, how your room acoustics effects the sound out of your monitors). A word of advice to help you learn your speakers (if your studio isn't acoustically treated) is to have a good reference mix handy while mixing.
I remember I would mix tracks on my 20/20s and get the bass how I like it and whenever I took it outside of my studio there was barely any bass. I ended up having my monitors too close to a corner and too close to the walls. I think there was also a serious peak in my low end (in the room response). That's why it sounded like there was enough bass in the studio but not enough outside of it.
Become very familiar with your reference mix this will help you out allot (if your room isn't treated of course).
Old 2012-12-24, 01:28
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Originally Posted by alternating.bit View Post
Here's the deal; there is no "software" to set... forget about Reason for a moment and see how I'm trying to play audio from my PC, be it iTunes, or anything. The Scarlett SEES a signal (the lights are pulsing), but I hear no sound coming out of the Scarlett unless I switch it to "Direct Monitor" which sounds weird and is very low. I've tried both headphones and the monitor volume out (to speakers) and hear nothing.

UGHHHHH- so frustrating.

In the SOUND mixer in windows I can see "Line In - 2-Scarlett USB - working" and the level meter bouncing up and down, the "Stereo Mix - Realtek High Definition Audio" onboard soundcard which is putting OUT the sound also has the meters bouncing, but I hear nothing.

My guess is you can't use two sound cards at once?...
As said, direct monitoring should work and not sound strange if set up correctly. Its basically like using the interface as a mixer.
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