Monitor ears

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by sdm, Jul 31, 2003.

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So which ear do you monitor with?

  1. Left

    16 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Right

    11 vote(s)
    34.4%
  3. Both

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. None - Fuck being a DJ!

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    While at a local drinking establishment, Tirple and I were discussing the pro's and con's of using the left and right ears to monitor with..

    ..So we decided to stick up a poll on this subject to find out which is more widely used among DJs!

    Just to clarify; By monitor ear, I mean the ear you have the headphone on while you are queuing the next tune.

    An example: (HEADPHONE) LEFT EAR --- RIGHT EAR

    I would class this example as being someone who monitors with their left ear.

    Get voting :spliff:
     
  2. freeagent

    freeagent Almost 30

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    Left, but at some clubs they have the monitors in funny unmoveable places, so I adapt. Actually, me preferred method is split cue with the cued record in the left and master in the right - a real life saver when there is NO monitor!
     
  3. klusta

    klusta Pulsar

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    prefer right, can do with left or just listen to the sound given out by the needle itself without going through the mixer
     
  4. Caution

    Caution dnbforum.com

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    Either really....

    Just depends on the set up of the booth.

    At home I have my main monitor in the middle of my decks as its the only place I can fit it in my room.
     
  5. Triple M

    Triple M Admin

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    S'all bout headfones on the left ear!! imo!
     
  6. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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    depends on the booth, but i usually prefer right ear.... equally happy mixing with left though
     
  7. Calefaction

    Calefaction Member

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    Right. I will use my left if I have to, but I don't prefer it.
     
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    Time Dependant Jungle Hunter

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    I normally use both because I've got 2 monitors set out on the left & right so it doesn't really matter to much for me.
     
  9. jay walker

    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    Glued to the right ear, slightly towards the back - dont even take it off in the mix.

    But gotta switch it to suit the environment when needed!
     
  10. Mulla

    Mulla Digital Future

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    At home I use my right ear as my 'monitor' ear, but thats only cos thats how my decks and speakers are set up. Dont really have a preference.

    Gotta big up my mate tho, hes deaf in one ear and has to do everything with his left ear!!!
     
  11. Uisce

    Uisce Member

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    Left ear, my right ear is a bit fucked from too many loud concerts when I was younger.
     
  12. cK

    cK i want to play a game...

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    Prefer left, but playing out, on often shit systems... gotta adapt
     
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    Standby nahmean

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    bungle big n bashy

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  15. CoB

    CoB Pure Sanelessness

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    i always go left.. even at home when my speakers are set up on the left side of me... i still need the phones on my left ear..
    my right ear feels really wierd having a headphone on it, and i feel like a dick, like everyone would look at me funny hahaha.. anyway..
     
  16. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    Depends on where the speakers are.
     
  17. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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    i always have the headphone on the same side as the monitor... can't work it the other way :burn:
     
  18. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    depends on my haircut, and on which ear ive got more wax... :saber:






    left...<<<< :fag:
     
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  19. temper_d

    temper_d Offkey

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    I generally use my right...its my left ear that is more fucked though...

    Thing is though, at home i mix at such quiet volumes that a lot of the time i'm listening to the sound coming off the actual vinyl and don't even use the headphones that much!
     
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    djcell New Member

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