Mix Tip Monday! I am going to let you guys in on a little secret of most studios today. While I have two pairs of speakers in my studio and most other studios have even more pairs of monitors...neither are actually hooked up and are rarely used in even the largest studios. All of my mixing is done on this set of earbuds. While speakers are great for sharing and impressing clients and artists, crucial mix decisions need to be made on tiny speakers that show every detail and translate into the real world application of how people listen.