Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I did a lot of work setting up MIDI in studios. Just before Genelec hit the scene, the big studios all had Urei cabinets with the blue foam waveguide. Some were so big that one person could not lift it easily. And they were LOUD. I got really used to tracking at concert levels.
I’ve always enjoyed playing in my home studio really loud. To save my studio monitors, I set up a pair of PA speakers that I crank up when I’m jamming over live drums or just head banging while writing. Then, when it’s time to mix, I switch back to the reference monitors.
But it just occurred to me that I may be able to simplify. Are there powered studio-quality monitors that get loud enough to track over live drums? Or to look at it another way. Are there PA sized powered cabinets that you can accurately mix with?
Oh, and under $2000?