This is a tricky one where money comes in. Of course, we all can't afford world-class studio monitors. But we also can't mix everything on laptop speakers and expect our mixes to translate. The truth is that if your speakers aren't good enough, you won't make good mixes. Why is that?
First, speakers can mislead you.
If your speakers have a mid-bass hump at 100 Hz, and if you have good taste as a mixing engineer, then your resulting mixes will come out with a dip at 100 Hz. Your speakers…Read more