Thomann's Cool Online Guides: Monitor Controllers

The monitor controller is an elegant solution to a relatively new problem, and is invaluable in the project and commercial studio alike.

Welcome to our Monitor Controller Online Advisor.

Until recently, monitor controllers were quite rare, found only as part of the large mixing consoles of top studios running multi-monitor set-ups, or sometimes as custom made items. But the huge increase in mixing ‘in the box’, coupled with a rising awareness of the value of using more than one set of monitors has lead to their increasing popularity - there’s a need for a means of adjusting the monitoring level and switching between monitors, and a proper solution to the age-old problem of talkback in project studios has been long overdue.

Monitor controllers also go by the names of ‘studio controller’, ‘control room matrix’ and ‘monitor matrix’, but in this guide we’ll stick to the term ‘monitor controller’, and take a look at the basic principles behind them and the options available to the user.

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Monitor Controllers overview

Varytec Typhoon True Par Kid 7x10 IP65 Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa LD Systems Mix 6 A G3 Avid Sibelius Ultimate EDU Harley Benton Talk Box Sennheiser HSP Essential Omni-Beige EW Joyo JW-02 Wireless System the t.bone BD 500 Beta the t.bone HD 2000 NC Rode SC6-L Avantone AV-10 Woofer Joyo JP-05 Power Bank Supply 5
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Varytec Typhoon True Par Kid 7x10 IP65

Outdoor LED Flat Par Professional outdoor flat par with large colour spectrum, Ideal for temporary architectural or decorative lighting in outdoor areas, Black aluminium housing, UV Effects and deep blue by ultraviolet LEDs, 4 Different dimmer curves, Colour display...

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NOK 1,915
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Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa

Hybrid Synthesiser Includes Grid and Sequencer 3 Digital wavetable oscillators, 3 Synchronisable analogue oscillators, each with four classic waveforms, Classic 24dB dreadbox analogue filter with 3 different types (2-pole. LP, 4-pole. LP, HP), 5 Independent LFO's, Three different modes:...

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NOK 8,019
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LD Systems Mix 6 A G3

Active 2-Way Loudspeaker With integrated 4-channel mixer, Loudspeakers: 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter, Frequency range: 80 - 20,000 Hz, Internal Class D amplifier, Power: 2x 70 Watts RMS (2x 280 Watts peak), Maximum output level: 122 dB, Dispersion pattern:...

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NOK 1,835
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Avid Sibelius Ultimate EDU

Avid Sibelius Ultimate EDU Dauerlizenz, current version incl. 12 month Upgrade plan, Notation Software, Task-oriented user interface, 36 GB professional sound library, Native 64-bit support, use more instruments and effects, VST-Support, Rewire-Support, Text and typography enhancements, Export Score as PDF...

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NOK 2,399
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Harley Benton Talk Box

Effect for Electric Guitar and Keyboard The sound can be shaped by mouth, Gain, tone, output controls, Jack connections (6.3 mm), On-off switch with LED display, True bypass, Dimensions: 136 x 62 x 191 mm, Weight: 1.7 kg, The...

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NOK 955
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Sennheiser HSP Essential Omni-Beige EW

Professional Condenser Neckband Microphone Omnidirectional, Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz, Individual size adjustable, Microphone arm can be positioned on the left or right, 2.5 mV / Pa ± 3.5 dB, Max. SPL: 148 dB, 1000 Ohms, EW plug,...

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NOK 1,998
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Joyo JW-02 Wireless System

Digital Wireless Instrument System Transmission frequency: 5.8 GHz, 4 Channel transmitter & receiver, Built-in 3.7V / 500mAh lithium battery, Car anti-jamming, Battery status LED indicator, Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 KHz, Delay: <7 ms, Sample rate: 24-Bit /...

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NOK 789
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the t.bone BD 500 Beta

the t.bone BD 500 Beta, condenser boundary microphone, half coardioid, switchable frequency range for Bass-Drum or Piano/Speech applications, 20 - 20.000 Hz, 600 Ohms, sensitivity -73dB/1V, strong metall housing, XLR Male output, hanging holes on the bottom, bottom with rubber...

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NOK 789
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the t.bone HD 2000 NC

Noise Canceling Headphones Circumaural, Active Noise Canceling, Connection via Bluetooth (V 4.1), Up to 6 hours of operation with NC, Up to 10 m range, Impedance 32 ohms, Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz, 40 mm Driver, Max. SPL:...

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NOK 469
(2)
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Rode SC6-L

Rode SC6-L; mobile lightning audio interface for iPhone; allows simultaneous connection of two microphones and one headphone; built-in preamps and digital converters (24-bit/48kHz); direct monitoring and stereo recording with Rode Reporter App (free); two TRRS input jacks (3.5 mm); stereo...

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NOK 633
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Avantone AV-10 Woofer

Avantone AV-10 Woofer CLA-10; Spare Part; 18 cm Woofer for Avantone CLA-10

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NOK 1,275
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Joyo JP-05 Power Bank Supply 5

Powerbank for Effect Pedals Built-in 7.4V / 4400mAh lithium battery, Charging time: 2.5 h, Battery level indicator, 4 x DC 9V 100mA outputs, 3 x DC 9V 500mA outputs, 1 x DC 9V / 12V / 18V adjustable output...

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NOK 549
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