Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Gear Talk Auratone 5C

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    Charles Monteiro


      Did you ever include these in your setup ? I have purchased their modern reincarnation i.e. the Avantone Mix Cubes (passive) and will be setting them up soon. If you have used them just wondered if you had insights / thoughts to share in how you referenced with them.



        Hi Chasm

        i'm not Warren "unfortunately" ! but if you are interested I use a single active Avantone as a reference and, despite still being a bit of a beginner, it has really helped improve my mixing because if it a mix sounds ok through that (ie everything is audible) it usually sounds ok generally.



        Charles Monteiro

          right, have not set them up yet but I imagine that there's the temptation to try to boost subs for example, so I already have a mental note to not bother EQ -ing below 90 hz , but rather to improve the presence of sub instruments by working on overtones thru a MaxxBass , or making sure one hears that bass click etc, same deal on the high end, Maag EQ Air boost at 20 and 40 khz, won't do a thing , well maybe the 20 khz will since I thing the Maag 20Khz boost is a shelf thing, anyhow its just insights along these lines , something that I may be missing in using these as another reference context

          thanks for the feedback, I am looking forward to using these.

          Mike Krowiak

            Chasm, just saw this. You have it exactly right: the point is not to boost frequencies a smaller speaker can't reproduce, but to make sure sounds at the upper & lower extremes are heard on small speakers. I use MaxxBass for subtle bass extension and saturation (anything from tape sim to Sansamp) for more extreme effects. I like Audio-Assault's Head Crusher Free. Sort of a poor man's Decapitator... 🙂


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            Kaleb Treacy

              Hey Chasm. I use a single Behringer Behritone which is similar to the Auratone's, maybe a little cheaper. I tend to have it on nearing the end of my mixing or mastering session and use it kind of like how Warren uses mono, just switching back and forth every now and then checking on elements. I never adjust on them even though I have heard a few pop mixers mix exclusively on a set of them.


              Charles Monteiro

                The king of pop was mixed on them, the story is the Quincy Jones almost exclusively mixed Michael Jackson's
                thriller on these

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                Charles Monteiro

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                    Hi just installed a pair of Auratone 5c in the studio.
                    Not sure they'll be that helpful, honestly. It's like putting a severe low-cut on your mix. They sound surprisingly well in the frequencies they let through, though.

                    Charles Monteiro

                      That's the point, make you mix sound good on them


                        Hey guys!

                        I also have one mono Behritone, pretty cheap and awful sounding compared to nearfields.

                        I got it after reading 'Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio' (awesome book, everyone should read it) and, from what i understood there, the point is that this little cubes don't reproduce any low-end nor high-end, so you can concentrate on the mids -that is, where the money is, for most music.

                        This way, you can preview the translation your mix will have, if kick and bass can be heard on smaller speakers, if the snare-vocals relationship is fine, or if any other midrange-y instruments are masking each other.

                        For me, i constantly go back and forth between my main speakers and this, not just to check mono compatibility, but translation and midrange clarity. However, main processing is usually done in better monitoring, specially compression.

                        Apparently, there are also other advantages, as there is no crossover frequency, less room impact on playback, keeping your ears fresh and such.

                        Hope that helps!

                        Charles Monteiro

                          I use them in stereo

                          Charles Monteiro

                            I should say as well
                            Check mono as well

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