Hi, I've been producing for about 3 months now. I know I need monitors eventually. My question is, are they a priority? I've been wanting to buy my first synth, but would I be better off buying a pair of monitors first? I don't exactly make production-quality beats yet.
First I was using a set of Logitech surround sound speakers with all 7 speakers on my desktop, which I know is a terrible replacement for true monitors. Lately though I've mostly been using my Technics DJ headphones. The difference between the two is drastic; and I think I'd like some consistency in my mixing. Then again, I'd really like to add some new elements to my songs; forgoing the monitors in favor of an entry level synth.
Okay, now that I've said way too much... Would it be foolish to buy something like a synth before I have some decent monitors? Are monitors, like, the foundation of an equipment collection?
Also, I hear you have to learn your monitors. If that's the case, would I be best off getting something professional grade like the KRK V8s, or will I be happy down the road with something like some Rokit 5s, which I presume are more for enthusiasts?
Well, thanks a lot for any help! I'm gonna keep scouring for info