KRK Rokit Monitors - RP5G3, RP6G3, RP8G3, RP10-3 and much more
Why do I need studio monitors?
If you are new to music production you may be asking yourself why you really need to invest in a set of studio monitors, especially if you already have a home fi-fi set up you can connect to.
It all comes down to the frequency response, and this will have a massive impact on your end results. The frequency response is how the speaker reacts to different frequencies in the audio spectrum. Typically a studio monitor will have a flat frequency response which means that it gives a very true representation of the signal, no frequencies will be cut or boosted. While this is not necessarily as pleasing to the ears it allows the engineer to hear every aspect of the mix in detail, resulting in a better end result.
A hi-fi system on the other hand is designed to make music sound as good as possible to the end listener, and will typically apply equalisation to the signal (the higher and lower frequencies will be boosted and the middle frequencies cut resulting in a 'smiley face' EQ curve). While this is great for listening to music it can be a serious hindrance when creating it as the engineer is hearing a 'false' representation of the sound. Tracks that are mixed down on such systems are likely to translate badly when played on other systems. For example, if you have mixed down a a track on a system when the bass end is over emphasised, you will find that when you play it on a different system your mix lacks bass.
These are challengers that all producers face, the best way to minimise problems like these is to choose a good set of studio monitors that are designed for music production and are the right size for the room you are working in. Placement of the monitors within the room is also very important as this can also affect the frequency response. Placing them too close to a rear wall or corner will result in more perceived low end, this will likely lead to mixes that are lacking bass.
Why should I buy KRK Rokit monitors?
The KRK Rokit range are our biggest selling studio monitors in the sub £500 price bracket, and for good reason. They have an honest frequency response which allows the engineer to hear their mix in detail across all the audible frequencies. They are well manufactured and feature high quality, durable glass-aramid composite woofers that are designed to deal with the loud clicks, pops and other sonic accidents that can occur in a studio environment.
The soft-dome tweeters provide clarity and extended response up to 35kHz, well above the 20kHz limit of the average human ear. The Rokit range are front ported which means they can be placed in closer proximity to a rear wall or corner of a room without adversely affecting the perceived frequency response.
The current G3 range of Rokits also include high and low frequency controls which allow the user to adjust the voicing of the speakers to suit their mixing environment, in turn giving them the best chance that their mixes will translate well onto other systems.
In terms of connectivity the Rokits offer unbalanced RCA, balanced jack and XLR inputs, so whether you are connecting them to an audio interface, mixer or synth etc. you have options.
The Rokit G3 are available in 3 sizes RP5G3, RP6G3 and RP8G3 (5", 6" and 8" cones). White RP5 and RP6 are also available (RP5G3W and RP6G3W), these limited editions feature a white cabinet whilst still retaining the iconic yellow KRK cones.