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Re: Which studio monitors for my nord?

Postby cphollis » 12 Jul 2018, 03:12

Good advice, so thanks! Still love my Focal CMS 50s for near-field monitoring duties. Thought they were a bit spendy at the time, but they delivered the goods, so no complaints. Since they're essentially flat, they make the Nord AP voices sound, well, amazing.

When it comes to reproducing Nord AP sounds, flat is good. More flat is more better. Simple enough.
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Re: Which studio monitors for my nord?

Postby cfaniani » 13 Jul 2018, 19:28

Besides the LSR 305s, are any of the other monitors list above recommended for small gigs? and if not, what might be added to make them appropriate for a small acoustic band in a coffeehouse or outdoor patio setting, say 100 people? Thanks so much for your replies.
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Re: Which studio monitors for my nord?

Postby cphollis » 14 Jul 2018, 03:53

I wouldn't recommend home/studio monitors for small gigs. The devices we're discussing here are near-field, e.g. you're sitting at a desk or similar. They're not designed to project to an audience.
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Re: Which studio monitors for my nord?

Postby JayDee » 14 Jul 2018, 08:56

As Chuck said, near field studio monitors are not appropriate for live music gigs. Most guys here have ditched dedicated keyboard amps like the Roland for a pair of powered PA speakers. There are music retailers that often have 20% off sales. I bought my NE 5 at 25% off on a Black Friday type sale from this retailer which saved me $550 bucks. The QSC K8.2 get a lot of love here but are somewhat spendy at $1300 a pair less discount if you buy right somewhere a bit north of $1000. If there are budgetary considerations, This retailer has a pair of Yamaha DBR 10's at $800 and if you buy during their sales = $640 and those would be decent for a small club gig and far superior to a dedicated Roland keyboard amp of fairly similar cost. I have a pair of DBR 12's, and for the $800 on salw they cost me, are good for the money.

*** with an addition of a small mixer, you can run an acoustic guitar and other instruments, plus vocals through your powered speakers as well for your small club gig.
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