I just bought a new monitor controller as my old became bad in time. I had a cheap ESI passive controller. Now I bought the Presonus Monitor Station V2.
It has two sets of TSR stereo inputs, One S/P Dif coaxial input and aux Unbalanced RCA/ 1/8 inch stereo input. You can connect three sets of monitors and four headphones. The monitor outs have adjusments pots, so you can equal the volume of each set of speaker to each other.
On the headphone side you can choose either the main source or selectable cue source. Volume is adjustable per headphone out.
Some time ago, I sold my Cranesong 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.
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.
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.
- On one case I use d-box's DA (receiving HEDD's AES output)
USB Interface & Monitor Controller
10/20 I/Os via USB, S/P-DIF, Analog XLR, RCA, 1/4" and Mini Jacks
Availability scheduled for July 2013
How would you set up my monitor controlling with with Fireface 800?
ITB monitor mix:
I'm having difficulty adjusting the headphone mix with FireFace 800 and Samplitude /Sequoia 11. Can we do you do it in detail?