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to jules, how monitor PT output?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by yuppie, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. yuppie

    yuppie Guest

    hey jules,
    i heard in a previous topic that you use to monitor your mix with a stereo PT monitor. I guess you do this with an aux stereo input, busing Master fader to it, then output through converter etc..
    I do this way too as i don't have a decent console or stereo monitor-pre to drive my speaker's amp.
    The point is: i have updated to 5.1.1 to be in the chance of using the RTAS plugs too (unfortunately i have few DSP's), but it's not possible to insert RTAS's on tracks that route into a bus.
    well, are you using RTAS's? Which way can i use them? Should i use the master fader as a monitor fader and output it to converter-amp-speakers?
    please give me an help....
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Ah! I have the ProControl desk... mucho $$$ !!!

    It is risky to patch PT or any DAW DIRECT to speakers..

    I just use TDM

    Do Fuman make something for this?

    I will go look for you....

    Here! I found it!

    http://www.furmansound.com/SRM-80.html

    Saluti!

    :w:
     
  3. yuppie

    yuppie Guest

    thanks jules, i gave a look at furman and think that's what i need, though it's not so easy to purchase here in italy...
    cheers :)
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    FURMAN - ITALY AUDIO SALES
    MAURO CODELUPPI
    Phone 39521690290
    Fax 39521690754

    Pronto!

    :)
     
  5. Todd Farone

    Todd Farone Guest

    Another machine to consider is the Coleman Audio M3 DAW Monitor http://www.colemanaudio.com There have been posts on this issue... it seems like everybody who owns an M3 really likes it! I got the one with the headphone option... just another great box that helps you take the experience to the next level...Very Nice!
     
  6. Sly

    Sly Guest

    Hi
    The best way to control the level to your speakers is by building a simple passive attenuator. The core element of this is a balanced stereo pot. There are various companies who make such pots. The best is probably http://www.dact.com. They supply a wiring diagram which shows you how to connect four xlr sockets. You can fit all this into a smallish box or rackmount if you prefer. I would recommend very high quality silver wire for your internal wiring. You will get a very clean signal path to your monitors...much better in fact than my procontrol, which I use at the moment for the convenience of having extra monitors and headphones connected. As soon as I have an extra interface, and hence spare output, I will switch back to my attenuator for the main monitors, and leave the rest on the pro control monitor section.
    I had a bit of help with the wiring diagram as I am really a useless electrician! But it was not difficult really. This is a cheap solution and I can promise you that you will end up with the shortest and best sounding signal path available.
    Jack
     
  7. yuppie

    yuppie Guest

    cool, it save money! :p
     

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