Auralex Monitor Isolation Pads (MoPAD)Item ID: MoPAD
Adjustable Acoustic Isolation Wedges for Studio Monitors (2-monitor Set)
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Get Maximum Performance from Your Monitors!Here's a super-important tip: adding a set Auralex MoPAD studio monitor isolation pads to your setup is the most cost-effective and important improvement you make to your sound. Like the shock absorbers in your car, MoPADs sit under your monitors, absorbing vibrations that would otherwise transfer into your desk or your floor. These vibrations generate false low frequencies, which makes it impossible to really hear your mix. At Sweetwater, we've listened to hundreds of studio monitors, with and without MoPADs, and the difference is night and day. You've paid good money for your monitors, now get the most out of them by adding a set of Auralex MoPAD studio monitor isolation pads.
Auralex MoPAD Studio Monitor Isolation Pads at a Glance:
Decouple your monitors for super-accurate sound
What Auralex MoPADs do is called "decoupling," which is pretty easy to understand. When your monitors sit directly to your desk or floor, they transmit vibrations that cause the suface that they're sitting on to essentially turn into a giant subwoofer. This can add a ton of bass to your music. Unfortunately, these low frequencies aren't really in your mix, so when you play it back on any system outside of your studio, all that bass will be missing. By decoupling your monitors with MoPADs, you eliminate these false lows, making it easier to create accurate mixes that translate to any playback system.
Fine-tune your sweet spot by perfectly positioning your monitors
Another thing that Auralex MoPADs do is to let you position your studio monitors at the exact angle you need, allowing you to better define your central mix postion. Each MoPAD (you get four in a pack, enough for two monitors) comes in two pieces, each with a 4-degree angle. That allows you to tilt your monitor at one of five different angles: flat, +/-4 degrees, or +/-8 degrees. So whether you need to angle the monitors on your desk up or tilt your stand-mounted monitors down, MoPADs make it easy.
Isolation for more than just your monitors
Over the years, Sweetwater customers have come up with all kinds of great other uses for MoPADs. For one thing, they can withstand up to 100 lbs., so you can easily use them to decouple your computer from your desk. They're also great for isolating small amplifiers or turntables. Once you start thinking outside of the box, you'll discover that you can reduce a lot of unwanted noise by using Auralex MoPADs in creative and imaginative ways.
Auralex MoPAD Studio Monitor Isolation Pads Features:
Put Auralex MoPADs under your studio monitors and find out what your mixes really sound like!
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Reviewsbased on 38 reviews
March 28, 2013
by Todd Ivey Sr. fromThese monitor pads are great I give it a five star.
March 29, 2013
Music Background: sound designer
I put these under my monitor speakers the filter out the table noise.
I can hear music, sfx making the sound sound clear and live lik... read more [+]e it is done. At a studio recording. These pads recording studios used.
I got carpet on the floor in my recording studio. close [-]
by Robin from CaliforniaI bought this for my son for Christmas. He thanked me with a great big smile. That smile said everything.
January 2, 2013
Music Background: Recording engineer
Completely Changes Your Mixes
by Richard from NZAll I can say is WOW. They really do their job. At first I was sceptical about these things but then decided to give it a go because they are inexpensive. I am impressed.
December 14, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician
Essential for any monitor setup
by Kory McMaster from Los Angeles, CAWhen I was ordering my Yamaha HS50M's through Sweetwater, my representative recommended that I purchase the MoPAD. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I really needed them but my representative swore by th... read more [+]em and with them being so affordable I decided to go for it. He was absolutely right. Not only do they isolate the monitors but they are incredibly easy to adjust giving you the opportunity to be real particular with the angle at which your monitors are facing you. I can't imagine using my studio monitors without them. close [-]
November 25, 2012
Music Background: Freelance film, tv, and video game composer.
What do I hear from my customers about the MoPAD? "WOW, these things actually work!" You need to have these for each and every set of monitors in your studio.
Christopher , Sasvannah, GA