Tried a search but didn’t come across a good answer.
When doing my first video for the 50W100C (my first video ever), I realized (rather stupidly) that when plugging into the Scarlett 2i2 and using headphones, i had no audio to sync up other than my ambient bass strings. I ended up manually syncing audio/video from the mouse click that started the track. What I also learned is that I cannot play through my PC speakers when the Scarlett is hooked up and running Abelton ( known thing, well, to others, not me).
Anyway, I rigged up my Klipsh PC speakers (GREAT PC SPEAKERS, but not monitors of course) to switch between my PC output and my Scarlett monitor output for when i record again to allow for auto syncing of audio/video.
So this does work, but…Do I need monitors instead? Will they really help for this type of recording? The only other thing I would do past this is layer in saxophone and bass on a backing track together, or potentially create some beats with bass and bar sax and pedals etc to play over. If I start doing that level of mixing, I suspect I will need monitors, no?
If so, what monitors make the most sense without going crazy $$$ wise? I don’t want the cheapest things but don’t want big and expensive either. I am limited with room, but don’t want to ‘waste’ money on something too low end that I will regret or something so high end its silly.