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Stereo Monitor Controller
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Stereo Monitor Controller with Independent Source Selects, Playback
Levels, and Talkback Control
MonitorMAX adds the missing monitor interface for modern day DAW
production systems without the real estate of a mixing console. Not just
a volume knob, MonitorMAX provides two separate monitor paths with
independent selection of up to ten external stereo sources and
calibrated level control.
Source selection for either monitor path may be configured as adding or
interlocking. Perfect for generating multi-source cue feeds.
Need to talk to the talent? You can with the built-in talkback system in
MonitorMAX. Plus, the talkback facilities can be reconfigured allowing
either or both monitor paths to be used as cue feeds if required.
Talkback mic preamp included!
Tightly with MultiMAX EX
MonitorMAX expands the capabilities of MultiMAX EX providing additional
stereo inputs to your surround sound monitoring system, while adding cue
and loudspeaker feeds with talkback for live rooms, voiceover booths or
other production environments. Free Surround Sound Report With the right
information you can confidently add surround sound capabilities to your
production environment. Request your free copy of Surround Sound
Secrets. Phone us now at (800)582-3555 or visit our website at www.martinsound.com.
Monitor & Cue Control plus Talkback
without a Console
Stereo Monitor Controller
The advent of the home studio and DAW challenged the requirement that
successful audio productions must be done on large mixing consoles.
However, many mixers and digital audio workstations, even when equipped
with a mix control surface, are ill equipped for properly handling music
recording and postproduction environments, especially when a separate
‘live ’ room for musicians, Foley artists or voice talent is
The center section of large consoles is reserved for the most
important function, monitor control. The ability to select between
multiple sources, various speakers, and control level while remaining in
the sweet spot is essential in determining the quality of your
production. And quite possibly an important feature missing from your
Also, artists need to be able to monitor themselves and
others involved in a recording, as well as hear instructions and
comments from the engineer or producer. Cue control and talkback is a
must for getting the job done when others are involved. Yet many DAWs and
small consoles lack the rudimentary functionality required.
these needs, Martinsound has developed MonitorMAX, a dual stereo monitor
controller that adds stereo source and monitor selection with talkback
functions to any studio environment. Designed for integration with DAWs,
small mixers, and as an enhancement to surround sound systems
utilizing the MultiMAX EX multiformat monitor controller, MonitorMAX
provides the essential monitor and talkback functions needed to get the
Add More Stereo Sources and Outputs to the Monitor System
MonitorMAX system comprises a single-space rack- mounting unit housing
all of the necessary interface connections and electronics, including a
talkback microphone preamplifier, plus a remote controller. The remote
features Monitor and Cue routing switches for up to 10 stereo sources,
talkback, and level controls, plus a LCD window to display levels, mode information, and Setup menus.
Eight professional and two
consumer level stereo sources can be connected to MonitorMAX.
of the consumer inputs can be adjusted within a setup menu from 6 to
26dB of gain in 0.1dB increments, allowing a wide range of consumer
equipment to be interfaced.
MonitorMAX enables independent routing of
all 10 stereo sources to the separate Monitor and Cue paths, using two
banks of 10 switches. Source selection for either path can be additive or
interlocking (canceling the previous selection), so that any number of
sources may be selected and monitored in the control room or routed to
studio headphones or loudspeakers. The Monitor path includes a stereo
output that may be used as a record or meter feed.
Mute, Dim and Mono
switches are provided for the Monitor output, together with switch
selection of an alternate pair of control room monitors, while the Cue
output includes a Mute switch. Separate rotary level controls are
included for the Monitor and Cue outputs. The Monitor rotary control is
also used when accessing Setup menus.
Talkback to Your Studio
Pressing the large, easy-to-reach Talkback switch dims cue output
by 20dB while activating the talkback microphone. The flexibility of the
system even allows both monitor paths to be configured as cue feeds with
independent talkback level and the Alt Monitor output handling studio
loudspeakers. Plus the Talkback switch and twin talkback logic inputs
can be individually setup to route talkback just where you want
Integration with MultiMAX EX
MultiMAX EX adds the critical monitoring features necessary to handle
surround projects in music production, post production, and broadcast
environments. MonitorMAX further enhances the power of MultiMAX by
providing additional stereo monitor inputs and extra stereo monitor
paths to surround production systems. With MultiMAX ’s Downmix output
connected as an input source and MonitorMAX ’s talkback sense
controlling MultiMAX ’s external dim logic, MonitorMAX readily outputs
your surround mix as stereo cue feeds with talkback for the talent or
stereo monitoring in other production rooms, making for a very tightly
Family of Solutions
Martinsound ’s MAX family of multichannel and surround solutions can
be added in any combination to your existing production system to extend
its capabilities, allowing you to diversify and attract more business.
So,whether you require stereo monitoring in a standalone product or as
part of a comprehensive surround sound add-on system for music
recording, post production, broadcast or live performance, MonitorMAX
helps you preserve your existing investment. Phone us now at
(800)582-3555 or visit our website at www.martinsound.com
for more information on the MAX family of surround solutions.
Cables are professional molded Tascam format analog interface cables make installation of MAX
products a snap.