Written by Jaron Lewis
The question of whether it’s possible to mix music with headphones has popped up several times in the professional music industry. Some agree it’s possible while some say it’s not. Well, the truth is it’s very much possible, but the quality of the vocal sound will depend a lot on the experience, knowledge, and the tools of the musician.
Why headphones and not monitors?
Not all musicians are endowed with the same financial muscles. There are some who can afford to rent or buy bigger spaces while some can’t. There are also some who can afford to pay someone else to mix their music. For those who can’t, the only feasible option is to mix the tracks yourself and use headphones due to lack of space for monitors or maybe due to fear of noise complaints.
Irrespective of all the challenges of mixing vocals with headphones, there are valuable tips each and every musician should know if they dream of producing quality audios like seasoned veterans someday. Let’s have a look at some of them.