Why studio monitors were made?
When the studio monitors were developed, they were developed with one main point in mind and that was to get as close to the sound produced as possible. This was possible only by removing the surrounding disturbances and interferences of noise which is manually impossible to interpret and also eliminate. This is the major and founding difference between the loud speakers and the studio monitors.
What makes the difference between the loud speakers and the studio monitors?
When you are recording in a normal speaker, there are some programming and components that modifies the frequencies of the recorded music to give you a soothing listening experience. This does not mean that your piece of recording would give you the same soothing experience in all kinds of speakers. The reason is that the speaker in which the music was recorded did not process the frequencies in order to give you a clean sound. Instead, they selectively worked on the frequencies to give you a good listening experience which spoils the original recorded music and distorts it.
Studio monitors instead process all kinds of frequencies equally and removes all the sound reflections and interference and gives you the cleanest form of the sound recorded.
The studio monitors are equipped with amplifiers that deal with the low level and high level frequencies independently and process them in the same way so that they get a flat frequency response. Flat frequency ensures a constant output of the recorded music from any and every audio speaker or device.
This is not the case with generic loud speakers as they selectively process the frequencies with only one aim of enhancing the listening experience. That is why the music or sound recorded in general speakers includes a number of sound disturbance and interference.
The sound recorded in the studio monitors is with minimum distortion and noise interference. That is why when you amplify the music recorded in them through any amplifier, you will not get a distorted sound. Instead the amplified sound would be clear and consistent with what was originally recorded.
When you amplify the sound recorded in other generic speakers, the sound starts getting distorted with more and more unwanted noise interference the more you amplify it because you are not amplifying the purest form of the recorded version. So along with the music, the unwanted noise element also gets amplified.
None of the generic speakers are able to avoid the recording of sound reflections but studio monitors can. Sound reflections are a big problem when you record the music even in a small closed room away from all noise disturbances as the acoustic walls also pose slight reflections of sound. But using studio monitors, this problem can be overcome to a great extent that the disturbance in the recorded music due to sound reflections becomes negligible. Studio Monitors Technicalities have evolved by gradual research over years that have made it so much more efficient and beneficial.
Set-Up Your Home Studio
The home studios were till now set up by using the generic speakers’ which involved impure and unclean nature of recorded music. But with studio monitors, you can now setup your home studio with the quality of a professional studio. You need to understand a few placement strategies of the monitors and modes of rooms that would reduce the sound reflection and the noise disturbances and give you the clean recorded music right at your home.
You could test these outputs by varying the positioning of the monitors, distance of monitors from the mixing desk and the wall, and especially finding a good head position and you are sorted and ready to record plain and clean music.
The studio monitors have revolutionized the world of music recording and have made us realize the importance and complexity of getting close to purest form of sound. They have made us realize what we were missing out in the generic speakers till now and have lifted the quality standards the audio recording applications.