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KRK Ergo Product Review
The Future of Studio Sound
Many working DJs and musicians might find that getting the best recording of what they’re playing requires "professional" help in the form of commercial studios. Because of the way these studios are built, DJs and musicians will get a very accurate recording of their work. The only problem is, recording in a "commercial studio" is going to cost you big bucks. If you don’t have the money to dish, then stop dishing! For a working DJ, your best and most affordable option is to record your mixes at home. But here’s the problem with that; the reflections bouncing all over the place won’t give you an accurate recording of your mixes. You’ll have to carpet the entire place to absorb the sounds you don’t want. And isn’t that a royal pain? The answer is YES! So, reduce the pain with a KRK Ergo. Wondering what it’s all about?
As KRK states, "a great mix starts with a great recording room." Well said. KRK completely understands the difficulty in achieving an accurate mix, what with the studio’s acoustics offending frequencies and room reflections. All of this jeopardizes your mix, and as previously stated, working DJs can eliminate this problem the traditional way: envelope yourself in soft foam and fabrics. Or, you can simply purchase Ergo. Ergo stands for Enhanced Room Geometry Optimization. What it basically does is inspect, and then fix, a room. The technology used for Ergo’s inspection is called Room Perfect, and what it does is locates the bad characteristics of a room, and then reduces these bad characteristics with digital filters.
Working DJs all know that what DJ supply stores say their DJ equipment can do isn’t always an accurate description of what the equipment can actually do. In the case of the Ergo, all I have to say is, KRK is a satisfying DJ supply store that always builds the very best equipment. If you’re a fan of their speakers and the workmanship behind every design, then you’ll be a fan of the their Ergo. It does exactly what it says…for a hefty price.
Even though Ergo does all that it’s supposed to do, it leaves some working DJs dissatisfied and wishing it could do more. That doesn’t distract from the fact that it’s an amazing product, and will continue to amaze those who purchase it. While it may not do you any good, I advise that you take a look at this video overview of the KRK Ergo. See how small it is? Don’t be fooled by the size, because it packs incredible features.
Features of the KRK Ergo:
- Large Volume Knob: Ultra-smooth response volume control provides simultaneous control of ERGO’s A/B/Sub outputs.
- A Speakers: Enables or disables the audio being sent to the A speakers.
- B Speakers: Enables or disables the audio being sent to the B or subwoofer speakers.
- Room Correction: Turns room correction processing on or off.
- Focus/Global: The 3D model allows users to preserve the good features of the room, while correcting the bad. This gives you perfectly corrected sound while mixing. In Global mode, the corrected spot is widened so that others (producers, musicians, groupies) can enjoy your mix in a corrected environment.
- Headphone Volume (side panel): Adjusts the output level of the headphone jack. The headphones have their own independent audio stream, or can mirror the A stream.
- Calibration Switch (back panel): This enables the room calibration microphone and places ERGO into analysis mode.
For more information on Ergo’s additional features, check out the official web site.
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