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Monitors/Amp suggestions

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:26 am
by sustain
Hey, I'm loooking around to buy some good monitors, or amplifiers for my synth. Most of you know I'm a noob. I don't really know the difference between them.

I'm in a small band and want something that produces high quality sound, preferably well filtered/parted sound to amplify more frequency range. But I don't know any good brand names or sets for a good start.

Can you get subwoofer additions or something with keyboard amplifiers?

What do you recommend? Last time I visited the shop they said I should be concerned abut the output power or resistance or something from the output sockets, to power the speakers - so should I buy self powered speakers?

Sorry about all the questions, I just need to know, and I want to get something pleasing.

Thanks in advance. :)

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:50 am
by wiss
this should have gone into HELP.........if your not running heavy heavy bass.....you can go wrong with a Roland Jazz Chorus 120.....but there is some budget level keyboard amps that would met your bottom end(bass) needs as well....

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:00 am
by artfulideas
the KRK rockit series are decent and cheap powered speakers, and they have a matched subwoofer you can add later if you need more bass

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:13 am
by Spike Vincent
Are you after studio monitors for personal use or an amplifier for live band use

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:26 am
by yellowfever
Spike Vincent wrote:Are you after studio monitors for personal use or an amplifier for live band use
depends if you want to play live or studio use as someone else said. dont forget, if you want them for studio use, will you want an amp and monitors or speakers? mmmm

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:27 am
by yellowfever
Spike Vincent wrote:Are you after studio monitors for personal use or an amplifier for live band use


hey spike me old buddy, hows the darkstar? I know I'm going off topic, it's getting late.......

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:13 am
by Spike Vincent
Actually,the Darkstar is still in it's box,my current number #1 instrument is a shortwave radio.

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:34 am
by Commando
If you can find and afford them, ProAc Tablet 8 Reference monitors are the best. :twisted:

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 5:30 am
by sustain
Thanks everyone!
Spike Vincent wrote:Are you after studio monitors for personal use or an amplifier for live band use
Like I said, I don't really know the difference between the two.

Here's what I'm looking for: I'd like to get great volume for band situations, without damaging the speakers. I want a wide frequency spectrum amplified - hence an additional subwoofer (not too powerful though). And finally something that's good for studio use. I don't want massive speakers for all this... is that seriously too much to expect, should that be expensive?

And what's good for studio use anyway?

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:15 am
by Stab Frenzy
Studio use like something to amp your synths up with and then record with a mic or studio use like something to mix whole songs on?

There aren't any amps that you could gig which are flat enough in their frequency response to mix on, and not many studio monitors that have the volume and durability to gig with, so it's one or the other. The kind of speaker you want mixing in a studio is very different to what you want when you're in a room with someone playing drums. :D

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:40 am
by sustain
Ok, thanks everyone.