Mixing nowadays also requires a check with small in ear or iPod like headphones, as a lot of people listen to their music with mp3 players.
We discovered that the following two scenarios give different result.
Plug (with an adapter) original white apple iPod/iPhone headphones directly to the master output (in my case a Mackie Big Knob).
Make a mixdown of the song. Convert it to mp3. import it in iTunes. Load it on the iPhone/iPod, Listen to it with original white Apple iPod/iPhone headphones.
I discovered that these two scenarios give quite different sonic results.
Does anyone know if there is a plugin or a hardware processor simulating the iPod frequency response so that the mix can be adjusted in realtime using the Apple headphones?
I’ll be happy for any kind of input.