The PreSonus Monitor Station is an all-inclusive desktop monitoring and communications system for your recording studio. It gives your DAW the missing functions that are only found in the master contr... Read More
The PreSonus Monitor Station is an all-inclusive desktop monitoring and communications system for your recording studio. It gives your DAW the missing functions that are only found in the master control section of a large-format console along with a multi-headphone monitor system. Based on the award-winning Central Station, the Monitor Station provides talkback, speaker switching, input source switching, and four ultraloud and clear headphone amplifiers delivering everything you need to control your recording environment.
The Monitor Station allows you connect up to three input audio streams (TRS 1, TRS 2, and Aux/Phono) allowing you to switch among and compare different inputs. One application is used to connect your computer recording system main outputs to the TRS 1 inputs and a CD player's outputs to the Aux inputs on the Monitor Station to compare your mix with a commercial CD with the touch of a button.
Three sets of speaker outputs are loaded on the Monitor Station allowing you to audition your mix on different speakers to take the guess work out of how your mixes will translate in the real world.
Main and Cue Routing
The Monitor Station allows each of the stereo inputs (TRS 1, TRS 2, aux) to be routed to one of two audio paths, "main" and "cue." The Monitor Station lets you route two separate signals (Main and Cue) to each of the four headphone amplifiers. Send a mix with click track to TRS 2 input while sending the "main mix" to TRS 1. You can then enable the headphone amplifiers to listen to either cue or main mix. The main audio path always feeds what you will hear in the control room.
Communication during recording is essential. No more yelling when you need to talk to the musicians wearing headphones. Use the Monitor Station talkback system with onboard or external microphone to communicate.
Customize Your Monitor Station
Three different functions on the Monitor Station can be set and saved during power-up so that you can customize your recording system for the way you work.
Input selection can be set in either "summing" mode (TRS 1, TRS 2, and Aux/Phone are summed together when engaged), or in "toggle" mode (TRS 1, TRS 2, and Aux/Phono can only be selected one at a time).
Speaker selection can either work in "all on" mode (speakers A, B, and C can be engaged simultaneously), in "toggle" mode (speakers A, B, and C can only be selected one at a time), or in "subwoofer" mode (A and B are selectable while C can be selected with A or B).
The Monitor Station's LED signal meters can also be set in three different modes for various signal levels (-10dB, +4dB, and +10dB).
Headphone Amplifiers that "go to 11"
PreSonus has built a reputation for delivering the best-sounding headphone amplifiers available. Each of the four headphone amplifiers loaded in the Monitor Station deliver 150mW and are able to power any headphone with as much loud and clear volume needed for everyone in the band, including the drummer.
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The functions of the Monitor Station are great!! Headphone amps are great, the talkback is cool, it feels sturdy. But I have noticed that it definately colors my sound in a negative way. Coming out the mains its nice and full like I would expect, but then you have no volume control. Coming out of the A, B, or C outs the sound feels choked. The low end doesnt develop very well, the top seems a bit dull and I feel like I lost some stereo imaging. So for just tracking and basic monitoring, i would say get it. But for mixing and serious listening id say pass.
This is a great addition to my studio; it works wonderfully, as advertised. I highly recommend it. I would like to mention that the first one I got was not level...meaning when you placed it on a flat surface, it would wobble from corner to corner...I returned it, and they did not have a new one in the box to give me, but another return...well it too was wobbly. It gets worse. GC ordered a new one for me from the manufacturer, and it arrived...wobbly. Yes, it's easily fixed with a bit of cardboard on one corner...but come on guys, this is manufacturing 101! For this I'm deducting 2 stars. This is unacceptable, and by that time, I just did not want to try for a 4th unit. I am using it as is, but enjoying it.
I bought this controller a week ago to add a talk back, A/B monitor section and extra headphone outs and it worked great for about 5 hours before the LED meter started to cut out and after I turned it off and reset it the meter just stayed fully lit up all the way to the red. I had to have GC order me another one to replace the defective one. I am worried I will get another dud but hopefully it will work right because I really like how easy and quick it allows me to adjust and control my monitoring.
I bought this monitor station a few weeks ago and hated it. I could'nt get it to work properly so I took it back. While returning it the right sales person told me I needed balanced trs cables to get it to work with a mbox. I eventually bought a new one and got the balanced trs cables for 20 dollars more and it works great. I have a recording studio with a sound booth so I really needed this thing to work with the talk back button. It even makes my krk monitors sound even better you wont believe the base. I have alot of artist lined up to come record and this thing makes it so much easier.
Monitor Station is easily the best $300 ive spent so far. it allows me to A/B/C monitor my music and has multiple inputs. One really cool feature is talkback like on a console.
i love this it makes it so easy to use multi monitors in the studio especially when you dont have a multi thousand studio it make working so much easier i love its a must in every studio with out a high end console
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