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Are studio monitors necessary for producing tracks?

You could produce tracks with some ordinary earbuds. It's just harder to know what exactly is going on in your mixes and whether it will translate well to other listening environments. It's general ...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

Jam Hub is your saviour !It's an all in one piece of gear with inputs,mixer and headphone facility to do exactly what you need.With a different mix for each member, if needed.
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Why is the reverb effect so much more pronounced on headphones?

Two possible reasons spring to mind. I'm assuming your regular amp setup will be summing the reverb to mono. Some stereo reverbs create phase-discrepancies which appear to push the stereo field wider,...
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How to monitor a song with a low budget

Having faced this issue some times, the best reccomendation i can give you is first of all, listen to your recordings in various systems, the more, the best, because if you want the world to listen to ...
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Headphones for musicians

You definitely want different sets for different situations. For playing live, you first want something with very good isolation. Then, depending on how and why you use them, you want to think about ...
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What should i turn on/off first? turntables, mixer, headphones, audio interface

It's most likely, with equipment made later than 1990 (and that's being pessimistic), that it doesn't matter at all. If you really want to be cautious, just take care with power amps connected to big ...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

You are looking for a headphone amplifier. Many models have more than a single stereo output. Professional models often have more than one output (channeL) in the same module, and sometimes allow you ...
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Solution for guitar play with backing track

What I would suggest is to use an Apogee Jam to plug the guitar into the laptop, where it can then use Amplitube to model the sound of a guitar. Then just play a backing track on the laptop, and ...
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Could I use "normal" headphones with an electronic drum?

Yes, your normal headphones will work fine. When somebody says "monitor headphones" or "monitor speakers", it typically just means that they're calibrated for accuracy—the kind of accuracy you'd want ...
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What's a good approach to learning bass guitar without having a bass guitar amp?

There are nice small mixers which accept input from the guitar and some other source and feed the output to a headphone jack // line out. For example, this series of mini-amps from VOX. Or this one ...
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When a drummer wears headphones, what is he listening to?

I skimmed through your youtube video, and found a spot at about 1:07:08 or 1:07:09 that I think shows what you're talking about. We hear strings and piano, the drummer has some rests, nods his head ...
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Solution for guitar play with backing track

UPDATE 2020-01-19: This is now a really mainstream thing, with tons of small amps on the market having a line-in socket alongside the instrument socket so you can plug in a phone and get it as a ...
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Are studio monitors necessary for producing tracks?

You should definitely not rely exclusively on headphones for mixing. There are some sound aspects that headphones just can't properly convey, in particular any phase cancellation between the channels. ...
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What technical spec should I look for in noise isolating headphones?

This is what the impedance spec refers to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_impedance It's nothing to do with sound isolation. I doubt there is any spec that can accurately represent the ...
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How to monitor a song with a low budget

Just mixing with headphones as recommended in a comment, is a bit risky, since the sound differs quite a lot from what you get with a couple of speakers. Some kind of monitors are definitely ...
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Solution for guitar play with backing track

If you have a "line-in" input on your laptop, I have three suggestions: The quick and dirty one is to get a cheap adapter jack, connect your guitar to your laptop through the line-in input and use ...
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What technical spec should I look for in noise isolating headphones?

ATTENUATION. This is the technical term for a reduction in signal strength (i.e. a reduction in the volume). Isolation or cancellation? The other responders seem to miss that many solutions for noise ...
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Why does some music sound different on speakers and headphones

From speakers you hear the L and R channels with directional information but in a common space. On headphones you hear them almost completely separated. With some techniques of stereo mixing, this ...
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Plug electric guitar into PC for practising

The ubiquitous solution here is to use an external audio interface. There are plenty of cheap USB ones on the market that will provide you with inputs (anything from 1 to multiple - mine has 8 inputs),...
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What's a good approach to learning bass guitar without having a bass guitar amp?

A really cheap and cheerful way to hear it better is to rest the head on a table, or even better, a hollow wooden box. Works quite well on a tomtom (part of a drumkit) if you happen to have one ...
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What's a good approach to learning bass guitar without having a bass guitar amp?

If you're just learning how to play the notes, then you could rest it on something resonant, or not… it will do, but it won't gain you much overall. As a bass un-amplified sounds nothing like one that ...
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TRRS > 2 x TRS bypass to amplify laptop headphones not working, headphones channel mute

The mic should only be a TS - it's mono. Simplest would probably be to take all the barrels off & actually check everything is managing to physically connect to the right connections. A continuity ...
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How to Connect Fender Champion 20 Amp to the Bluetooth Beats Studio 3 Headset

I'd suggest a wired set of headphones. Bluetooth has a delay/latency that you just wouldn't care about when listening to iTunes etc, but it will drive you mad playing guitar.
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Preventing headphone cord from tangling while drumming

Down your back, inside your shirt. Tie it round your belt to preserve the necessary spare cable. Extender as required for overall length, couple of quid from Maplin's etc.
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Is it better to turn volume regulators to mute for unused headphone amplifier channels?

It does make a difference, but not in the audio quality. In general it is a good idea to leave unused channels at their lowest amplitude setting to prevent accidentally blasting your headphones, ...
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Headphones for musicians

Different sets are helpful for different situations. But given that they are expensive and so are instruments, musicians might opt for a single pair that cover a lot of ground. Here are few guidelines:...
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What should i turn on/off first? turntables, mixer, headphones, audio interface

re charles' comment, i would always treat headphones the same as other speakers - they are speakers - and leave them til the end when starting up. the jack won't wear out. and if you're not careful ...
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electric guitar, no noise for family

For playing at home, in my opinion there is nothing better than some amp simulators. Try GuitarRig or AmpliTube (I prefer AmpliTube). For playing at home and maybe making some recordings it is a ...
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Are these legit FLAC music files?

"Insane high quality music" is a bit of a misnomer. FLAC, same as MP3 & AAC, are usually ripped from CDs by other consumers with no real idea of what they're doing, so they're only 16-bit 44....
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