Quoted for truth.What do you tend to learn about your mixes in the car? And why do you think that is?
For me, it's a chance to see how my mix reacts to a system that is more likely to be a "one note boom" rather than a nice studio monitor. If the bass turns to hell, I know I've done something wrong. In the early days this was the major revelation...it happens far less often now.
These days, what I get from the car experience, is the change of environment....the background noise, and hearing the mix in a different context. Sometimes you can spend a bunch of time tweaking some effect to be just right in the studio, and then never hear it in the car....but you can hear that the vocal is too low! If the vocal can't compete with the road noise, you're in trouble.
Yes, absolutely.I check em on every set of speakers I can get my hands on.
...ATC monitors in a well-treated environment took away that need for me.I don't check mixes in the car or much of anywhere else for that matter... but listening to...
car or no car, i only check my mp3's at the end of the mixing process; i spend a fair amount of time on my mixes at the very quality to which they've been recorded.
iTunes suks because you need to tag every field otherwise you’re looking at a grey screen. Try using Windows media and a old school MP3 player like the photo.