Vai's Studio Monitors?

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Vai's Studio Monitors?

#1 Post by Stephen Brown » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:32 am

Anyone know what the man uses?

My guess is he has a very high attention to detail so I feel it's a great question. Could cost a bomb though. :D
Maybe a better question would be. What does the mix engineer use? Errrhmm.....Last album as ref.

In the teaching examples of Freak S you can gear him blasting away. Now to me that sounds bang on to the album mix....anyone dig? Of course you can hear trail off of delay in that mix in the video. The way it's ment of course.

The engineer must of done an amazing job because his mix is very transparent. Which is prob what Vai exactly wanted from his home Studio to the main.

Again it's a tough choice of which monitors I'd be focusing on. So I'll go with the Home Studio Monitor...if that's cool with you chaps.

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#2 Post by Stephen Brown » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:01 pm

Ok. So far I've seen. A set of Yamaha NS10's & in the freak show vid..a set of KVR's to the side. HarH???
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#3 Post by Mikey » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:08 pm

He also uses KRK speakers.

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#4 Post by SPQR » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:11 pm

Mikey wrote:He also uses KRK speakers.

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They are really expensive monitors, but well worth it, but i heard they are really flat, jus depends what your into really

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#5 Post by Mikey » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:24 pm

I have a pair of KRK V6 monitors here in my design studio and they rock.

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#6 Post by Mr. Bluesman » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:40 pm

Yup, I've seen NS10's and KRK's in Vai's studios, too.

Although, on one of the last "postcards" or whatever you like to call them, Steve said he mainly mixes with headphones, on a very low volume and occasionally tests the sound on a few different sized monitors.

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#7 Post by Stephen Brown » Fri May 11, 2007 11:19 am

Thanks Mike...

Anyone know what's in the Harmony Hut?

Not that it really matters..Just intrest. :D

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#8 Post by Jeroen » Fri May 11, 2007 11:28 am

Yamaha NS-10's but I wouldn't be surprised if KRK's made their way to the HH as well :)

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#9 Post by Mikey » Fri May 11, 2007 11:56 am

^^ What Jeroen said. he mixed the Sound Current 5.1 with KRK V6s, but he has another pair of higher end KRKs in the Hut too.

Can't remember the model off the top of my head though.

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#10 Post by sunai » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:01 am

OFF TOPIC

consecutive mod's posts
there's somthing you don't see everyday!!! :D :D

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#11 Post by Stephen Brown » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:59 pm

Image

Mr E8t.

Better get a loan chaps.

As used by Mr H.Zimmer also.

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#12 Post by Rachmaninoff » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:41 am

sunai0804 wrote:consecutive mod's posts
there's somthing you don't see everyday!!! :D :D
Yeah, got my attention too.
BTW, interesting topic.

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#13 Post by Stephen Brown » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:12 pm

So really the only other question is what is powering them, AMP wise?

Loads of studio tech's say that..."The amp's just as important as it does give colorization"

I mean this is OTT but what the heck. I know it to be true though.

Interesting to hear people's thoughts.

API...can that do it? Guessing here.

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KRK

#14 Post by newmacman » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:45 pm

I have never seen this model of KRK before??

I use the VXT series and they sound awesome!!

5.1 surround with the 10' subwoofer...


I can only imagine how good these sound???


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#15 Post by TheArchitect » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:50 pm

SPQR wrote:
Mikey wrote:He also uses KRK speakers.

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They are really expensive monitors, but well worth it, but i heard they are really flat, jus depends what your into really
They really aren't. Mid level at best. They aren't particularly flat either. A little bitey in the hi mid. If you want expensive go shopping for Klein and Hummel or other big time monitors. You can drop 5 figures on monitors easy if you want top shelf

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