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21. Mixing Your Podcast on Headphones or Studio Monitors: The Pros and Cons of Each

When it comes to mixing audio, you'd be hard pressed to find a more lively debate than the one between headphones and studio monitors. There are a LOT of pros and cons to each, and in this episode we explore many of the arguments for each side along with some brief lessons on HRTF (head related transfer function) and the psychoacoustics of how we localize audio in a 3D world.


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Gear Suggestions:

My Signal Chain


Audio Interface: Apogee Ensemble

Microphone: Shure SM7b

Studio Monitors: Yamaha HS7


IzoTope RX6 Mouth De-Click

IzoTope RX6 Voice De-Noise

FabFilter ProQ3

Waves Vocal Rider

Waves CLA-76

Waves API 2500

Waves PuigTec EQP-1A

oeksound Soothe2

Waves L2 Limiter

Waves WLM Meter

Waves Durrough Meter

Waves Abbey Road Studio3

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Midroll Song: Road Trip by Joakim Karud

Closing Song: Electro Brass by Joakim Karud

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