A separate cue source input with its own outputs and level control allows a separate headphone mix to run in parallel to the main mix. The headphone output can easily switch between the cue source and the main input source with the touch of a single button on the front panel.
Additional controls on the SCC include a master mute switch, and a mono switch allowing you to sum the stereo inputs to mono to check phase in any mix.
In a typical studio setup, one set of inputs on the SCC would connect to the main output of your DAW workstation or computer audio card. Secondary outputs or headphone output would be connected to the SCC's Cue Mix input allowing for a second, completely separate headphone mix. Other sources (keyboard, iPod, analog sub mixer etc) can connect to the additional stereo inputs.
Outputs would be connected to nearfield and midfield monitors or monitors and subwoofer. Multiple inputs and outputs can be used at the same time.
Voltage Controlled Amplifiers:
While MONITOR2USB's Volume control is mechanically similar to an analog control, its use of Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCA) provides several major benefits. First, since a DC current flows through the volume control (instead of the audio signal) there is no degradation in sound quality, and none of the pops and crackles typically produced by an audio-taper volume control. That current is what actually controls the levels of the separate left and right amplifiers. Second, both the left and right channels remain proportionately accurate to their input levels. Third, better left/right channel separation is maintained, because there are no audio signals present at the volume control. And finally, you get amazingly precise and repeatable level settings you can count on.
Sometimes Bigger is Better:
Small knobs make for low precision. Conversely, the bigger the knob is, the higher the precision. Think of a control knob as a circle. On a small circle/knob the distance from one degree to the next is very small, making it difficult to dial-in perfection. On our really big knob, the distance between degrees of the circle is much larger, allowing you to make high-precision adjustments with ease. The MONITOR2USB lets you set levels fast and accurately, which is of utmost importance when it comes to your mastering projects.
Built-in USB Connectivity:
The high-quality, built-in USB audio interface lets you connect directly to your computer and its digital library, creating the ultimate sound source control centre - no additional hardware required.
More Monitor Options:
In the golden age of recording, engineers had to make the mix sound great in just two places, the studio and the car. When you consider the acoustic environments and the equipment used in each, it's not as easy as it sounds. Today's computer-based recordings have to sound great in even more situations, such as MP3 players, podcasts and other bass-challenged systems - so experiencing your mix through as many speaker systems as possible is more essential than ever. MONITOR2USB lets you switch between up 2 pairs of studio monitors, listen through vintage-style small monitors (such as our C5A or C50A), add a subwoofer - or any combination at the mere press of a button.
The passive type PC-1e(W) volume controller features a robust metal chassis and machined aluminum knob. It does not need battery to power. It also comes with a stereo mini cable (80cm) and 2 RCA pin cable (100cm).
The SLW-333 Audio Switcher by Hosa Technology provides 3 x signal routing options, eliminating the need to re-wire equipment. It is ideal for comparing an audio mix on 3 x sets of powered studio monitors, or for switching between three stereo sources on one pair of monitors.
Please note: This device is intended for line-level signals only, not for speaker-level signals. Do not connect this unit between power amplifiers and speakers.
If you own a pair of studio monitor speakers, then this pack is perfect for you.
Our Active Speaker Pack will improve the quality of your home studio with a pair of isolation pads for your monitors, our Nano Patch + volume controller, and four 3 metre cables to make it operational. A great value pack, providing a genuine enhancement to your home studio usability.
The Nano Patch+ really comes into its own when connected between your computer audio interface/soundcard master outputs and a pair of active (powered) monitor speakers. One of the benefits of passive volume attenuation is that you no longer have to control volumes with your software's master volume fader. Reducing levels from your software only reduces the audio bit depth. It is much more appropriate to keep your software masters at unity and attenuate the audio to your active monitors with a passive controller like the Nano Patch+. This way you can maintain maximum audio resolution and attenuate your monitoring volume with the confidence that the sonic integrity of your audio is not compromised.
No active circuitry, buffers, transistors, batteries, or power supply of any kind can interfere with the main passive output of the Nano Patch+. It simply delivers attenuated signal. Pure, simple transparent.
The inputs and outputs of the controller are equipped with XLR connectors and the 3.5mm stereo TRS sockets usually found on computers. Combo input sockets also permit connection with 6.3 mm TRS plugs, thus the Palmer Monicon is compatible with both professional and consumer equipment. Genuine wood sides make the practical studio tool in its massive powder-coated sheet steel housing an elegant looking "little helper" that is a typical Palmer product.