No, this has nothing to do with Herbie Hancock (that was Rockit I think), but rather the latest version of that famous, distinctive range of monitors: the KRK Rokit series. Now upgraded to version 3, the KRK Rokit RP5, RP6 and RP8 G3 active studio monitors offer even better performance, but still at an incredible price!
KRK Rokit G3
The KRK Rokit range of active studio monitors are very often the home producer’s first pair of ‘proper’ studio monitors, they certainly were mine, and I’m sure plenty of yours too. Take a quick search for ‘home recording studio’ in Google Images and take a look at how often those distinctive yellow drivers appear. Really pretty often; and there’s a reason for that…
We’ve talked before about monitoring, and we spent a lot of time talking about it with our studio monitors buyer’s guide. If you’ve been working primarily with cheaper multimedia speakers or headphones -even expensive headphones- making the move to a pair of monitors designed to let you hear what’s going on in your mixes accurately can make a world of difference.
Even if you have a fantastic -and vastly expensive- pair of headphones on which you can make great-sounding mixes, they can sometimes be fatiguing or claustrophobic to work with for long periods, so switching to a pair of monitors can just make your time in the studio that bit more enjoyable, and therefore a bit more creative than it might otherwise have been!
The new KRK Rokit G3 series includes the RP5, RP6 and RP8 monitors featuring, as you might be able to guess, 5″, 6″ and 8″ woofers. With the bigger speakers being able to move more air, you’ll get more bass response from the bigger monitors than the RP5s, but even the RP5 monitors are specified down to 45 Hz with a -1.5 dB drop-off down there, so you’re still going to hear a lot of what’s going on down at the ‘wub wub’ end of the spectrum.
As with previous generations of the KRK Rokit series, the Rokit G3 monitors are sure to be found in many, many studios over the coming years. We should have these monitors in stock soon and we’ll bring you a full review when they arrive!
Oh, go on then, here you go: