In [this interview](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct99/articles/readerzone.htm), Gavin Harrison says of his Yamaha NS10 Studio Monitors, "The theory is that if you can make a recording sound good on Yamaha NS10s, it'll sound good anywhere, and I tend to believe that to be true."more
Visible in this photo of Fatboy Slim's studio, from [this *Sound on Sound* interview about "Praise You"](https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/classic-tracks-fatboy-slim-praise-you). It can be found on Slim's desk. He has used them since the production of *Better Living Through Chemistry*. > At this time, Cook was using a Soundcraft desk and monitoring through a pair of Auratones during the writing phase and Yamaha NS10s when it came to mixing. “I had four flatmates,” he remembers, “and you can’t work at any volume. So I worked on Auratones, the same pair of which I still use now, and you could feel when the bottom end was there, but it didn’t go through to other people’s bedrooms. Then when it came to mixdown, I would go onto NS10s. I would say to everyone, ‘Look, sorry, I’m mixing tonight, so I’ve got to actually play this at volume just to check the bottom end.’”more
At this time, Cook was using a Soundcraft desk and monitoring through a pair of Auratones during the writing phase and Yamaha NS10s when it came to mixing. “I had four flatmates,” he remembers, “and you can’t work at any volume. So I worked on Auratones, the same pair of which I still use now, and you could feel when the bottom end was there, but it didn’t go through to other people’s bedrooms. Then when it came to mixdown, I would go onto NS10s. I would say to everyone, ‘Look, sorry, I’m mixing tonight, so I’ve got to actually play this at volume just to check the bottom end.’” Both NS10 & NS10M can be seen in the pic.more
Because he is a drummer capable of writing his own beats, Vrenna never uses loops. For programmed sounds, he often uses Battery and employs the drum sounds his synths have. “I tend to just start from some of those and layer stuff,” he remarks. “I just layer sounds underneath and then make my own stuff, and then put those through pedals.” With limited space in the crib room, Vrenna uses a compact Yamaha custom drum kit. Vrenna pads the room down when he records vocals, but then he pulls the padding off the walls for a boomier drum sound. Longtime friend and engineer Bill Kennedy, whom the drummer has known since his NIN days, helped him experiment with different ways to mike the kit and they created a good overall scheme. To record the kit, Vrenna placed a vintage AKG D-12 inside the kick and a Yamaha NS-10 (used as a mic rather than a speaker) outside the kick. “It gives you a nice sub,” he says. “You put that in front of the kick head”.more
This article states that Jerry's studio includes "System 1: Five Yamaha NS10 monitors powered by Hafler 200 power amps and a Meyer Sound subwoofer. System 2: Blue Sky Audio surround system with five matched satellite speakers and Blue Sky subwoofer, controlled by Blue Sky's bass-management remote controller."more
"Andy and myself also ended up with a Mellotron each, and I've kept an Emulator IIX, which is good for grungy loops. "We can achieve very good production quality with this set-up just through being very careful. We learned a lot with OMD from engineers like Tom Lord Alge and Steve Hague, so we can use the facilities we have to the out most. We've got good outboard effects like Lexicon reverbs and Urei compressors, and decent speakers like Yamaha NS10s and NS40s. Now I'm getting into the Yamaha ProMix 01 automated mixer, which is great because you can reset it so quickly. It allow you to get some perspective on a song then return to it easily."more
Writing on [her blog](http://lonelady.co.uk/blog/), Julie says, "Having made two albums with ‘sellotape and lego’, that is, a minimal handful of lo-fi equipment, it was time to acquire some new gear, and I could finally invest a bit of £ into this. NS10 monitors instead of £30 Sony hi fi speakers. A mixing console instead of a Tascam 8 track. An Arp Odyssey Mk II from 1976. (The cheap gear is still here and important.)"more
I'm not 100% as the logo is underneath the woofer and looks asif it could be an OLD mackie or a newer version of the Yamaha NS series judging by the black lines in the exposed woofer and hidden black meshed tweeter. The original NS series has the logo above the woofer and the HS series don't have black lines in the woofer.more
"I don't ever use dynamic mics on a drum kit if I can help it: it'll either be ribbons or condensers. The exception would be an [Electro?voice] RE20 inside the kick, but I tend to try to use a [Neumann] U87 or 47 outside, and a Yamaha NS10 driver on the bottom. I try to line them up equidistant, so that theoretically it would always phase?align. I'll use [Neumann] KM84s on snare, top and bottom."more
"For about fifteen years I’ve been using KROKs powered by a Yamaha 2200. Recently I learned they have a significant high-mid boost, and that might have worked in the favor of an old deaf drummer to not add more high-mids. I also use two self-powered M-Audio pairs (one with a sub), Yamaha NS10s, and various Horratones so I can go between and compare. Plus I monitor with headphones, especially late at night. For tracking I love the Vic Firth phones. All this is configured through a Mackie Big Knob."more
I cannot make anything on this, but once I made it on other monitors to reference on them, is like playing the PS4 version of a PS3 game.
I HATE and LOVE them equally. #oxymoron
These sound bad and have a very high bass roll-off. They do their job well though, they translate really well and are pretty consistent as far as playback goes. I find that they are easier to make quick decisions on than other monitors as well (I secretly don't mind their midrange though).