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Home » Digital Media Lab, Digitization, Equipment, Music, Technology, Video

Hear it all at once!

Submitted by on March 22, 2013 – 7:58 pmNo Comment

Does your music sound good on one stereo and not so good on another? Well, we may have the answer!

When you are producing music or mixing down a track, having both opened back and closed headphones can be beneficial for an A-B mix down. Your music could sound amazing in closed back headphones because that’s what you were using to create that perfect mix. But what if the record exec you handed your demo to has opened back headphones? All the bass heavy sounds will lose that punchiness that you’ve added. In most studios you will see more than one pair of speakers for that reason. You have to find that compromise between the two.

In the Digital Media Lab at the Skokie Public Library, you can now have the best of both worlds! No longer do you have to listen to your newly production musical masterpieces at low volume in the DML.  We’ve stepped into the circumaural headphone arena!


Now available for use in the DML…. Beyerdynamics Custom One Pro headphones. These headphones are a great addition to the DML. As you know, the iMac computers have pretty good sound coming out of them. However, after you’ve listened to your music through the Custom One Pro headphones, you will hear sounds you’ve never heard before. And that’s not because these headphones are magical. It’s because some speakers just can’t reproduce the full spectrum of sound. That’s ok though, as I’m sure that wasn’t Apple’s intent when they designed the iMac. For that type of sound, they will graciously link you over to the Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1 Channel Sound System.

So back to the DML’s new addition….

The Custom One Pro headphones feature:

  • The Custom Sound Slider – This can be used to listen to your music with the opened, halfway open, or closed back sounds.
  • Adjustable Noise Reduction – reduce the sound leakage at the flip of a switch
  • 16 Ohm drivers – which means less resistance in the way of the music you want to play. It also means that you could use them to listen to music on your portable device without draining your battery prematurely.

Stop by and take a listen


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