Mixing, monitoring, and just listening...

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by HellbergFilms, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. HellbergFilms macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2011

    I am finishing up my media studio (I edit film, videos, photos, and record music... an all around media guy), and I just ordered a pair of Yamaha HS-80m's, but now I am wondering if that was the best choice. I have heard them and love them- but I also was thinking... "Should I have planned for mixing surround sound?"
    If I wanted to do that- what would be the best way? I currently have a 2010 Mac Pro- so my thought was to maybe get a nice Surround Sound receiver connected via an optical cable- and toss my nice Klipsch bookshelf speakers on there instead of the Yamaha's- that way I could eventually put the center and rears along with them. If I went that route- do you think that would be suffice for monitoring music? If not- then what route would I take to connect five monitor speakers to have and mix surround sound?

    This is probably an easy answer- but I cannot find any information online- maybe I am just over thinking it.

    Anyway- thanks for any responses!
  2. HellbergFilms thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2011
    Also... I want to just listen to music while I write and/or chill.

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