Look out for the latest issue of Mix magazine that features a fascinating interview with renowned mastering engineer, Vlado Meller.
After 40 years in the business and having mastered albums for legendary artists like the Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Kanye West and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Meller should know a thing or two about good quality monitoring. Here's what he had to say about his treasured PMC BB5 XBD-Active's:
"…it's all about the PMCs. The PMC speaker, to me, is the best you can have. It doesn’t matter if it's low, mid-level or high level, there is clarity. You hear every little nuance. Some producers come here and are shocked when they listen, because they couldn’t hear it in the mix."
"I got the PMC’s 12 or 13 years ago…We tried a bunch of different speakers, and when they brought these PMCs in, I was blown away. I played some records, even vinyl from the ‘70’s, and I heard everything. I listened and thought to myself that is exactly what I did. I knew this was the correct speaker, and to this day I trust these speakers 100%."