"Hardware…I have no synthesizers or anything, just a big quadcore computer with two 22” screens, a bigass m-audio midi controller / keyboard, focus rite saffire soundcard, m-patch 2 volume controller and 4 KRK Speakers, 2 rokit 8s..." In this case, given the date of this article (12/23/09), it's likely to be the G2 model of Rokit 8s.more
While these speakers are visible throughout the video (starting two seconds in), at the 55 second mark, in the upper-left-hand corner, we see the Rokit 8 mark exclusive to the G2 models (in the G3 models, the "8" appears to the right of the word "Rokit" and not below it as it appears here).more
COFFEY: What are you using these days for production? Hardware, software, all in box, etc? KURSA: KRK Rokit 8 G2?s, MacBook Pro, Logic 9, Camel Audio (Alchemy and Fabfilter Pro-Q are featured in everything I do!) Oh, and most recently my Nintendo DSi with the Corgi DS10 game is going to be featured in a LOT of my works. I love it so much :Dmore
Not impressed with the witch hunt over how KRK apparently sucks. They make okay gear that is popular... They do need to put some more thought into their circuitry. Picked up a set for $100 on local classifieds, one was blown. Turns out the power rail capacitors leaked and fried a resistor. Easy fix, so very cheap for me!
Found these on eBay and paid $280 for the pair (moral: good prices can be had for older, yet still awesome, equipment). For someone like myself, very much a beginner, the sound can't be beat. I hear everything I want to hear in these.
When I first got into music producing and putting my own home studio together, these were my first pair of monitors. I saw a lot of my favorite hip hop musicians/producers using them so I followed along. I'd say they're great as a first pair if you're not planning on doing heavy mixing and mastering, but they can be a little muddier than other monitors such as the Yamahas which I know own.
These monitors sound great, I'll give them that, but they aren't perfect. They're not particularly accurate, and have more of a hi-fi sound to be honest. The noise floor is also pretty high, and there is an audible hiss if the track volume isn't high enough. My main complaint with them, however, is that my left monitor just flat out doesn't work. Before, it was much quieter than my right monitor, but after a while, would warm and reach the same volume. Now it just doesn't produce any sound. I don't know if it's just mine, but be wary if you're looking to purchase a pair.
Best-used for semi-professionals who enjoy a bit of casual listening as well as some heavy mixing here and there. Not the best for mastering, but that's not a reason to not buy them. I love the way they sound familiar and good on most modern music.