How Ultimate Ears Created an In-Ear Monitor for Studio & Remote Production Work

How Ultimate Ears Created an In-Ear Monitor for Studio & Remote Production Work

Mix Anywhere

The idea behind the Ultimate Ears UE REFERENCE REMASTERED was simple yet bold. We wanted to take all the benefits of using in-ear monitors on stage and apply those to the studio. We knew that more and more production work was being done remotely and we knew that in-ear monitors provided immersive isolation and gave unprecedented detail.

So we teamed up with Capitol Studios to create the ideal in-ear monitor for high resolution audio playback & recording. We wanted a custom monitor that was built for transparency and accuracy and that was voiced to replicate the sound of Capitol Studio’s legendary Studio A.

We wanted a solution that was extremely portable, powerful, and one that would translate to any playback device. All too often, mixes created on headphones sounded small and boxy — like they were mixed on headphones. We needed the final output to be big and accurate, to have the instruments placed exactly where you put them.

The UE REFERENCE REMASTERED is a portable studio that lets you mix anywhere. Make critical judgements that will translate to any playback system.

Of course, they are handcrafted in our lab in Irvine, California by a team of technicians who passionately care about design & sound. They come with the exclusive sweat-proof & road-ready IPX cable and connection system. They offer -26dB of passive noise isolation which lets you listen to your mix at a significantly reduced volume level. And most importantly, they’re backed by Ultimate Ears’ legendary customer service and tour support.

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