Studio Monitor Volume Controllers and Line Switchers

 

Passive 6x6 Studio Monitor Controller XLR Balanced

6x6 Dual Stereo Balanced Passive Discrete Monitor Volume Controller Speaker Selector 3 Way in 3 way out Stereo Line Switcher  Phase + Mono feature

 

3 x Stereo in 3 x Stereo out L/R

 

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack
  • 3xStereo L/R INPUT  XLR  balanced (6 input)
  • 3xStereo L/R OUTPUT XLR  balanced (6 output)
  • 21 step precision volume line attenuator
  • INPUT select ABC by 3 position rotary switch
  • OUT select ABC by 3 position rotary switch
  • Pase InvR + Mono switch (mix compatibility test)
  • Build time 6 business/working weekdays (estimated)
  • Laser engraved 
  • Unique design

 

 

 

 

Passive 4x4 Studio Monitor Controller XLR Balanced

4x4 Dual Stereo Balanced Passive Discrete Monitor Volume Controller Speaker Selector 2 Way in 2 way out Stereo Line Switcher  Phase + Mono feature

 

2 x Stereo in 2 x Stereo out L/R

 

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack
  • 2xStereo L/R INPUT  XLR  balanced (4 input)
  • 2xStereo L/R OUTPUT XLR  balanced (4 output)
  • 21 step precision volume line attenuator
  • INPUT select AB by 2 position switch
  • OUT select AB by 2 position switch
  • Pase InvR + Mono switch (mix compatibility test)
  • Build time 6 business/working weekdays (estimated)
  • Laser engraved 
  • Unique design

 

 

 

 

Passive 2x2 Monitor Controller 8x2 Summing Mixer Hybrid

1U Passive 2x2 Studio Monitor Controller Phase/Mono 8x2 Summing Mixer 1xSTM Hybrid 

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack
  • Controller:
  • 2xStereo L/R INPUT  TRS  balanced
  • 2xStereo L/R OUTPUT TRS  balanced 
  • 21 step precision attenuator
  • INPUT select switch A/or/B
  • OUT select switch A/or/B
  • Phase Inv R switch
  • Master Mono switch
  • Summing:
  • 8 input DB25 Tascam balanced
  • 1xStereo out TRS balanced L/R
  • 1x (STM) stereo to mono input switch= 2 mono
  • Build time 6 business/working weekdays (estimated)
  • Laser engraved 
  • Unique design: TONKLEMPNEREI

Select A or B Input Source


Allow you to select between multiple inputs and outputs, making it easy to compare your DAW mix to a reference mix from your CD player, or to audition your mix on your studio reference monitors or your hi-fi speakers with a switch changeover.


Phase Invers R side of stereo signal


Phase inversion is a subtle, yet versatile music production tool capable of many distinguished feats. First, what is phase inversion? Inverting a wave’s phase means swapping the location of its peaks and troughs. This creates cancellation when peaks of one wave coincide with the troughs of the other wave.

 

Stereo to mono- Mono Compatibility test


The word 'Mono' is panned absolutelly center. This means both Left and Right speakers reproduce the same word 'Mono' at the same volume. This also sounds 'mono' and so panned to the middle.
Checking your mix for Mono compatibility as you go is a good preventative measure. Sometimes just because a mix sounds good in stereo doesn't mean it will sound good when the left and right channels are combined into a mono signal. In some cases, you may hear what is known as comb-filtering, which will color the sound of your mix and cause peaks and dips in its frequency response. In some cases, instruments may lose their integrity or even seem to completely disappear from the mix!

Phase Invers R + Mono mode
Reversing the phase of the right channel and mono-ing it with the left and sending the result to both speakers is particularly useful for assessing the width content of your mix and distortion characteristic by effectively replacing the ‘centre image’ with the out-of-phase information.
This provides an excellent way to check mono compatibility and to also learn spatial tricks from your favourite reference material.

 

1U Passive 2x4 Studio Monitor Controller

Dual Stereo Balanced Passive Discrete Monitor Volume Controller Speaker Selector 4 Way Stereo Line Switcher  

2 x Stereo in 4 x Stereo out

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack
  • 2xStereo L/R INPUT  XLR  balanced
  • 4xStereo L/R OUTPUT XLR  balanced 
  • 21 step precision attenuator
  • OUT select ABCD by 4 x 2 position switchhes
  • OUT select A/B by 2 position switch
  • Build time 6 business/working weekdays (estimated)
  • Laser engraved 
  • Unique design

NO STEREO CROSSTALK!

NO STEREO IMAGE COLLAPSE!

NOT AFFECT THE STEREO IMAGE!

DUAL STEREO BALANCED SIGNAP PATH!

FULLY BALANCED FROM INPUT TO OUTPUT!

NO RELATION / CONNECTION BETWEEN L/R SIDES!

ATTENUATOR RANGE: -5,8dB  to  -70dB RELATIVE to 0dBFS (Decibels relative to full scale)

 

Passive monitor controller, designed by VintageMaker for DAW signal routing and volume control of monitors or speakers without any compromises - due to dual stereo solid state network! Both sides (L/R) are separated, built without any relation (connection) between L/R sides!

 

CONTACT ME FOR UNIQUE SETUP :  [email protected]

 

1U Passive 2x5 Monitor Studio Line vol Controller Router Switcher

Dual Stereo Balanced Passive Discrete Controller Speaker Selector 5 Way Stereo Line Switcher  

2 x Stereo in 5 x Stereo out

Price: order 

  • 1 standard rack unit
  • 1x Stereo in TRS balanced L/R - A
  • 1x Stereo in XLR balanced L/R - B
  • 1x A/or/B input select switch
  • 4x Stereo out TRS balanced L/R - A B C D
  • 1x Stereo out XLR balanced L/R -E
  • 5 position rotary switch - A/B/C/D/E
  • *Vintage style black knob

 

 

 

 

 

1U Passive 2x4 Signal Line Switcher

Dual Stereo Balanced Passive Discrete Monitor Controller Speaker Selector 4 Way Stereo Line Switcher  

2 x Stereo in 4 x Stereo out

 

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack
  • 2xStereo L/R INPUT  XLR  balanced
  • 4xStereo L/R OUTPUT XLR  balanced 
  • OUT select ABCD by 4 x 2 position switchhes
  • OUT select A/B by 2 position switch
  • Build time 4 business/working weekdays (estimated)
  • Laser engraved 
  • Unique design

 

CONTACT FOR UNIQUE SETUP

 

Passive 16x16Stereo Line Volume Controller Attenuator

Dual Stereo Balanced Discrete 16 Line in/16 line out Volume Controller

8 x Stereo in 8 x Stereo out

Price: order 

*Potentiometer Scale design reserved by client

  • 1U Standard Rack
  • 8 x Stereo L/R INPUT TRS  balanced (16 INPUT)
  • 8 x Stereo L/R OUTPUT TRS  balanced  (16 OUT)
  • 8x21 Step Preacision Attenuator
  • Build time 10 business/working weekdays (estimated)
  • Laser engraved 
  • Unique design

 

 

Passive 8x8 Line Volume Controller Attenuator

Balanced Discrete 8 Line in / 8 line out precision attenuator

8 x  in 8 x  out

Price: order 

 

 

  • 1U Standard rack
  • 8 input by TRS balanced
  • 8 output by TRS balanced
  • 8x21 Step Preacision Attenuator
  • Build time 10 business/working weekdays (estimated)
  • Laser engraved 
  • Unique design

 

desktop audio controller

can handle KRK Rokit 5 G3, JBL LSR305, Mackie MR5 mk3, M-Audio BX5 D2, Presonus Eris E5, Audioengine A5+, Yamaha HS8, EVE Audio SC205, Dynaudio LYD 7, Focal Alpha 80, Avantone Mix Cubes, Neumann KH 120, Genelec M040, Focal Twin6 Be, Adam A77X, https://cymatics.fm/blog/best-studio-monitors/#EL

Studio Monitor Controllers

 

Most engineers start their home studios with a simple recording interface. When you’ve only got two inputs, a couple monitors and a set of headphones, it’s relatively easy to manage where the signal goes.

As you bring in more gear and evolve your studio space, you'll soon come to realize that you've quickly outgrown this style of set-up. With expansion, it can become more difficult to route the signal where you want it to go.

Speaker Selection
Many engineers choose to include multiple sets of monitors in their studio. It’s not uncommon to see professional recording studios feature a pair of near-field monitors, a pair of far-field monitors, and one or two small cube-style monitors.

These different sets of monitors each have their own quirks, and allow you to hear how a track translates to different types of speakers. Rick Rubin famously keeps an old-school boombox in his studio for reference.

Monitor controllers typically feature multiple outputs so you can toggle between monitors with ease. Without a monitor controller, you’d have to crawl behind your desk and reconfigure your output connections manually.

source: https://vintageking.com/blog/2018/01/monitor-controllers/

 

Input Selection
Many monitor controllers feature additional inputs. These are typically used to monitor something other than your DAW through your studio monitors.

This feature is most commonly used to connect and monitor external playback devices — anything from a CD player, to a tape machine, to your phone!

Different monitors

One of the main reasons to buy a studio monitor controller is that you can switch between different monitors at the touch of a button. This can be very useful if you are working on a mix or tune an EQ, you can then experience with a push of a button how it sounds on another set of speakers - very good as reference material! I recommend switching between monitors at different times so that the reference is just as possible. Pay attention to how many monitors you want to connect and perhaps you can choose an old Logitech set as option B, so you can also experience that sound as a reference on the mix. Depending on the controller you can connect 1, 2 or more sets of studio monitors.

Mono mix

When mixing and listening to music, it can be useful to listen to it in mono. Many audio systems, for example on the radio, in clubs and at festivals, are mono. Does your mix sound bad on mono instead of stereo? Then you might not be able to give the quality you want at different locations. With a monitor controller, you can easily switch your system to mono at the push of a button. Mono puts both audio tracks right and left on a track, which we call mono. So that both speakers reinforce the same channel. Mixing in mono is a technique that many audio engineers use. More sophisticated systems allow you to mute an individual speaker so that you can detect problems in your mix.

Source: https://insideaudio.net/en/blog/producer/hardware/a/why-and-which-studio-monitor-controller-should-you-buy-the-8-best-monitor-controllers