Speakers on their side in studio
This studio is quite often packed with musicians and it is quite often difficult to see who is replying to the presenter's questions, especially as the performers are hidden behind the wall to the right of the window. The picture was taken from the extreme left of the control room.
Originally Posted by micron
The reason the M30s are placed horizontally is simply to be able to have as clear as possible a view of the extremities of the studio!
The fact that they sound just as good on their sides is very important to the sound mixer!
It's as well to remember that the mixing position in a studio is always on the axis of the loudspeakers, and I can vouch for the stereo image in studio 5 to be quite good!
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