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monitor controllers


A device dedicated to controlling the signals that feed a studio's monitors. Functions in a monitor controller may include volume control, selection among multiple sets of monitors, headphone outputs and level control, subwoofer control, monitor dim, monitor mute, monitor solo, talkback switching, a built-in talkback mic, level metering, level matching, surround and stereo monitor control, and more.

New monitor controller, an overview of the PreSonus Monitor Station V2.

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.

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.

Grace Design m908 monitor controller

For audio professionals working in stereo, surround and immersive formats up to 22.2, we present the m908. All new, from the ground up system architecture represents a plethora of new technical achievements for us. With powerful DSP functionality, our latest generation AD/DA converters, and a highly intuitive control platform, the m908 provides a comprehensive, all in one monitoring solution for a vast array of formats and workflows.

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.


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.

Good Band and Ugly Monitor Controllers? What say you?

I just got HD 10. I know HAHA I know. So aaaanyway I installed the HD system and now need a monitor controller. Im using the alternate inputs on the Digi 003 as a monitor controller right now in the mean time. What do you use and what would you give it on a scale of 1-10 and why? Im not going to get a 5.1 controller right yet so think stereo. Although I would be interested in building one if it would be worth my time and if someone could help me put a schem together. aaaannnnnnnnnd GO!

Using TWO or MORE pairs of studio monitors?

Hi all,

I have always wanted to setup a mixing space with two sets of studio monitors so I can listen to working sounds on two pairs as opposed to just one. There would likely be an A/B switch (or perhaps an easily accessible software control) that toggles between the two, such that switching between the pairs is instantaneous. This sounds like a very useful setup to quickly "field-test" the effects of the mixes/edits on other speakers, possibly consumer grade ones as well.



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