Skanderborg, Denmark (November 19, 2013)—Dynaudio Professional is releasing a paper titled “Choosing By Ear” by author Paul Mac, which addresses the importance of choosing the right monitors based on pro audio considerations.
"Monitors must be the most overhyped and least understood part of the audio chain," says Fred Speckeen, Global Business Manager, Dynaudio Professional. "Paul Mac brings together his own extensive experience and the seminal AES20 standard to this paper, providing a practical approach to selecting monitors via critical listening. Inspired by the fact that monitor selection by systematic blindfold tests is increasingly common at the highest levels of the pro audio industry, this paper covers the issues of listening environment, listening material and the listening process. Buying monitors is one of the most critical and expensive decisions each of us has to make in assembling a studio that's a joy to work in. We hope that this paper contributes to making that process a success for everyone.”
After studying acoustics and audio electronics, Mac worked as a theatre-sound operator and engineer, music and post production technical support engineer, sound editor, programmer and lecturer before accepting the post of Technical Editor on The Mix magazine. He went on to be Editor of Audio Media magazine for nearly 15 years and has served on the BAFTA games juries for game audio and game music, and the Conch post production awards committee and jury. He is currently the Editor of the Audio Production Network online magazine.
The paper is available as a free download, along with accompanying audio files for stereo and multichannel system configuration.