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Passive Monitor Controller- Take 2

Some time ago, I sold my Crane Song Avocet (which was awesome). I was doing less and less music work and more and more electronics, so it was time to simplify. I built a very simple completely passive monitor controller with just the bare minimum features. It was just for me, so it was not pretty but functional. It has a stepped attenuator, polarity, L& R mutes and Mono.

Monitor Controller by Esi - the MoCo.

Today I recieved my MoCo, a monitor controller from the German manufacturer Esi. It is passive and can handle two stereo sources and two pairs of monitors.

It sounds very neutral, and is extremely quiet. It also has L/R swap functionality, mute and mono. Two things to consider: it has no status lights whatsoever and the housing is made of sturdy plastic.


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Monitor Controller Recomendation

I'd like to improve my monitoring setup, and one of the things I'd like to have is a Mid/SIDE listening feature, so I'd like to have a controller that allows me to check mid or side content right with a button push.

Right now, I'm DM d-box as monitor controller.
I love d-box. I think that for that money is a stunning device!
I've been doing some test with it to check the quality of its DA.

  1. On one case I use d-box's DA (receiving HEDD's AES output)

MIDI controller setup

Hello All,

Could anyone advise if it's possible to set up a midi controller in this way.

I currently have a Alesis VI49 it has 12 knobs at the top which I have mapped, first set of 6 controls tracks 1-6 volume & and second set of 6 controls tracks one 1-6 pan.

What I'm after is a way of shifting banks set so I can map volume and pan for tracks 7 - 12 and so on.

I'm using reaper if it's something DAW specific. Any help would be much appreciated.

Go easy I'm new to midi


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