Dangerous Music Monitor St
Modular Stereo Monitor Control Designed for the 21st Century.
Monitoring is the most crucial stage in the audio chain. An inferior system facilitates poor mix decisions by forcing the engineer to compensate for limitations. For example, if transients are choked by cheap components and design shortcuts, the unnecessary high end added to a mix will sound harsh on other playback devices. When mating a microphone, preamp or eq with an artist- how can it be judged if you can't hear what's truly there? The Monitor ST is the outcome of real world experience combined with mastering grade components. Don’t let a lesser monitor rig hold your audio hostage.
- Speaker Switching (3 sets) plus Independent Subwoofer Control & Filtering
- Speaker Offsets for Level Matching
- Analog Input Switching Between 4 Sources (-10 dBv or +4 dBu)
- Separate Stereo Aux Input Path
- Fully Programmable Remote with Simple Cat-5 Cable Connectivity
- Analog Stepped Attenuator Volume for Consistent Imaging at all Levels
- Talkback, Solo, Dim, Mute and Mono Controls
- Built-in Talkback Mic and Remote Mic Input
- Pristine 20 Watt Headphone Amplifier for Dynamics and Inspiration
- Expandable: Surround, Additional D/A and Custom Switching
The measure of a successful mix is consistency: it must translate across multiple mediums like the radio, an iPod, home hi-fi, a car stereo... Therefore, a monitor solution must be transparent and musical to deliver.
Add color to the track or mix- not to the monitor section.
Input source selection, speaker switching, cue system, talkback functions and headphone amplification are all neatly tucked into one rack space and controlled via the comprehensive, customizable remote. As with every Dangerous Music product, painstaking measures are taken to create complete functionality with ZERO audio compromise. Expansion to 5.1 on up to 10.2 or farther is simple: just add the Monitor SR and/or the Additional Switching System.
Like all Dangerous Music products, Monitor ST leverages mastering-grade components selected for both performance and sound, and is tested to draconian tolerances to ensure stunning & accurate imaging, headroom, punch and detail, so that you can know with confidence that you are making the right recording, mixing and mastering decisions. DC coupled circuit design means that that no transformers color your sound and no filter caps smear stereo. What you hear is what you've got. No limited bandwidth, no transient suppression--just the unadulterated truth.
DETAILS - WHAT DOES IT DO, AND HOW DO I USE IT?
Feature: 20 watts/ch. of pristine headphone amplification.
Benefit: Plenty of headroom, to audition intelligibly and feel the music.
Tip: Drive a Redco Little Red Cue Box from the cue amp out on the rear panel and jack your phones in here.
REMOTE MIC INPUT
Feature: Use an external mic for the talkback system instead of the built-in mic.
Benefit: Want the rack unit in the machine room or an Iso-box? No problem - jack in a mic, run some cable and go.
Feature: Not to be confused with how you behaved in high school, the talkback mic & level injects the microphone into the headphone cue system.
Benefit: Effortless communication with the talent at the push of a button.
MAIN TO CUE
Feature: Sends the selected control room mains audio to the cue amp & phones outputs.
Benefit: Control room mix perfect for the cue mix? Don’t reinvent the wheel, just pipe it into the cans and open up your own can of something to celebrate.
AUX INPUT TO CUE - TO MAIN
Feature: Send the aux input to cue, cr speakers or both. This is a separate audio path from the main inputs.
Benefit: (1) Set up and monitor a separate cue mix for the talent (2) Monitor the computer’s headphone jack to audition sample libraries or audibly monitor software updates.
INPUT 4 LEVEL
Feature: Turn down the level on input 4 as necessary.
Benefit: Match a mastered CD’s input level with the current project mix for an honest A/B.
Feature: Visual indication proving that the unit is powered up.
Benefit: Save an hour of your life by determining that the AC outlet is dead, not your gear.
Feature: Alternative stereo input. with a separate path.
Benefit: Set up a separate cue mix; layer a different input source over the CR mix to check VO, sync, etc.
Tip: Feed the audio output of your Mac into the Aux input to audition sample libraries and hear computer alert beeps. Mult. the vocal mic/EQ/comp signal being fed to the DAW into Aux Inputs as well for a latency free cue mix. Set up a hearback mic in your live room and program it to engage with the talkback button on your ST Remote.
ANALOG INPUT & OUTPUT
Feature: Inputs and outputs are accessed on DB25 connectors.
Benefit: (1) Strain-relieved connectors avoid mishap and agony (2) Wired to Tascam™/ Digidesign™ standard for simple cable procurement.
Feature: External Power Supply Input connector.
Benefit: An external supply allows the rack unit to run cooler.
Tip: Plug in here first and then into the wall (always good PSU etiquette).
Feature: Producer remote talkback switch.
Benefit: Allow the session producers to have their own talkback button.
Tip: Wire it yourself (details in the manual) or order a Dangerous TBrem.
Feature: The slate output is the talkback mic signal only.
Benefit: Feed talkback to an external cue system, or to open-air speakers in the live room.
CUE AMP OUT
Feature: Send the headphone mix to a remote headphone distribution box.
Benefit: 20 watts/ch of pure power that may be distributed for up to 16 pairs of headphones.
Tip: Check your headphone impedance before trying that many.
Feature: Connect the remote via Ethernet CAT5e shielded cable.
Benefit: Replacement or extension cable is easy to find.
Tip: Run up to 100 feet!