Pro | Mon | 3 is a complete audio monitor control solution that offers stand-alone monitor control functionality and speaker processing, covering a wide range of functionality for music recording studios, location music recording, as well as post production environments of any size and type. The Pro | Mon | 3 license can be experienced first hand at AES 2017 in New York at the DAD/NTP Technology booth (#331) from October 18th to 20th.
With the new Version 3, DAD takes monitor control as an integrated part of its AX32 and DX32 units to a whole new level and via the new desktop Monitor Control Unit – MOM – with layered control functionality, the operation can be easily managed at the work space. By adding the new SPQ | Speaker Processor card to the AX32, 128 channels with 1024 filters can be allocated to the outputs of Pro Mon, all with a 56 bit floating point calculation precision, giving at filter dynamic range of >130dB.
When adding the Pro | Mon | 3 license, a wide range of additional monitoring control features are added to the DADman software, enabling AX32/DX32 to operate as a powerful processor with full control of signal routing, control room speaker levels and monitor cues in any channel format including stereo, 5.1, 7.1.4, Dolby Atmos and other 3D and immersive audio formats. The control and configuration is managed by the new DADman 5.1 software, which also serves as a control center enabling devices compliant with Avid Eucon or MIDI to operate the monitor functions.
Multiple monitors and cue outputs in various channel formats can be configured and controlled from one or more hardware MOM’s (Monitor Operating Module) with individual cue mix functionality and dedicated monitor mixing, adjustable parameters include level, pan, cut, mute and even downmix from, for example, for a 7.1 multichannel format. All setting and configuration can be saved and recalled, allowing monitor configurations to be changed quickly and easily.
“In short, when combining the flexible routing, processing and control surface options with the ability to quickly save and recall setting, you essentially get a centerpiece that allows you to switch fast and efficiently between various workflows. Potentially, this can save significant amounts of valuable production time,” says DAD Sales Director Mikael Vest. “Further, Pro | Mon | 3 and DADman 5.2 support 64 bit Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows which gives a more responsive feel.
It also provides full compatibility with the Avid Eucon 64 bit protocol which we have adopted as a Eucon connectivity partner. Most of the Pro | Mon | 2 controls are available via Eucon and can be configured in detail on Eucon-enabled control surfaces such as the Avid S6, Avid S3, Avid Pro Tools Dock and the Pro Tools Control iPad app for wireless cue mix and monitor control. Also, standard MIDI controller devices can serve as controls, as well a 3rd part controllers from TAC Systems and CB Electronics.”