Essential Gear Needed to Make Beats
Essential Core Beatmaking Gear
- What to Know About Your DAW
- All About Sounds and Instruments
- What’s Important in a MIDI Keyboard
- The Juicy Details on Audio Interfaces
- Select the Right Speaker for Your Studio
- The Audio Cables Needed for a Home Studio
- Building a Custom Computer for Music Production [INTRO]
- [1/2] Building a Custom Computer for Music Production
- [2/2] Building a Custom Computer for Music Production
[BONUS] - Studio Tools which Improve Workflow + Provide Comfort
- Multiple Monitors, Exponential Workflow
- Are Headphones Necessary in Your Home Studio
- Very Useful Adapters and Connections to Have
- Basic Overview of Microphones
- Helpful Microphone Stand Tricks
- Organized Desktop Pullout Keyboard Tray
- Subwoofer Connections Overview
- Less Gear, Less Headaches [Course Outro]
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I’m by no means a headphone audiophile, but I’ve tested a few audio production headphones in my day.
Here’s what I’ve learned on the types of headphones:
- Open-Back Headphones – Allows you to hear your music naturally because the music isn’t sealed when on your ears.
- Closed-Back Headphones – Good for recording because audio doesn’t leak much. Harder for mixing because it can skew your music by not allowing it to naturally breathe.
I first started with a closed-back headphone because when doing tutorials, the music wouldn’t leak into my condenser microphone (condenser microphones are pretty sensitive).
I then bought a paid of open-back headphones, and I instantly heard such a difference to my music.
It truly felt natural. That’s how I can describe it.
The headphones I’ve recommended above are the ones I currently use in my studio as I write this – the beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO‘s.
Make sure to read reviews, as it really is a trial and error kinda thing to find the ones you like.
I personally would prefer to have real speakers and a subwoofer for mixing music, but sometimes your living situation doesn’t allow for that; and that’s where headphones come in.
Sometimes it’s nice to have headphones to hear what a big percentage of people listening to your music will hear.
Headphones are also good to hear your vocals while mixing, too, allowing you to hear the fullness etc.