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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Best rated products

  1. Audient iD22

    Audient iD22

    In stock
    €358
    £317.82
  2. Palmer Monicon

    Palmer Monicon

    In stock
    €55
    £48.83
  3. Mackie Big Knob Passive

    Mackie Big Knob Passive

    In stock
    €66
    £58.59
  4. Palmer Monicon L

    Palmer Monicon L

    In stock
    €148
    £131.39
  5. tc electronic Level Pilot

    tc elec­tronic Level Pilot

    In stock
    €51
    £45.28
  6. Fostex PC-1 black

    Fostex PC-1 black

    In stock
    €23.90
    £21.22
  7. SPL 2Control black

    SPL 2Con­trol black

    In stock within 6-7 weeks
    €615
    £545.98
  8. Behringer Control2USB

    Behringer Con­trol2USB

    In stock
    €109
    £96.77
  9. Swissonic M-Control

    Swis­sonic M-Con­trol

    In stock
    €39
    £34.62
  10. Presonus Monitor Station V2

    Presonus Mon­itor Sta­tion V2

    In stock
    €298
    £264.56
  11. Drawmer MC 2.1

    Drawmer MC 2.1

    In stock
    €549
    £487.39
  12. JBL Nano Patch Plus

    JBL Nano Patch Plus

    In stock
    €79
    £70.13
  13. Presonus Central Station Plus

    Presonus Central Sta­tion Plus

    In stock
    €595
    £528.23
  14. Mackie Big Knob Studio

    Mackie Big Knob Studio

    In stock
    €189
    £167.79
  15. Fostex PC-1 White

    Fostex PC-1 White

    In stock
    €23.90
    £21.22

Top Brands

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  • Palmer
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  • Presonus
  • Behringer
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  • SPL
  • Audient
  • Mackie

Most popular products

  1. Swissonic M-Control +

    Swis­sonic M-Con­trol +

    In stock
    €55
    £48.83
  2. Mackie Big Knob Passive

    Mackie Big Knob Passive

    In stock
    €66
    £58.59
  3. Mackie Big Knob Studio

    Mackie Big Knob Studio

    In stock
    €189
    £167.79
  4. Swissonic M-Control

    Swis­sonic M-Con­trol

    In stock
    €39
    £34.62
  5. Presonus Central Station Plus

    Presonus Central Sta­tion Plus

    In stock
    €595
    £528.23
  6. tc electronic Level Pilot

    tc elec­tronic Level Pilot

    In stock
    €51
    £45.28
  7. Behringer Monitor1

    Behringer Mon­itor1

    In stock
    €31
    £27.52
  8. SPL Crimson 3

    SPL Crimson 3

    In stock
    €679
    £602.80
  9. Audient iD22

    Audient iD22

    In stock
    €358
    £317.82
  10. Behringer Control2USB

    Behringer Con­trol2USB

    In stock
    €109
    £96.77
  11. Palmer Monicon

    Palmer Monicon

    In stock
    €55
    £48.83
  12. Mackie Big Knob Studio+

    Mackie Big Knob Studio+

    In stock
    €266
    £236.15
  13. Dangerous Music Source

    Dan­gerous Music Source

    In stock
    €999
    £886.89
  14. Audient iD44

    Audient iD44

    In stock
    €568
    £504.26
  15. Drawmer MC 3.1

    Drawmer MC 3.1

    In stock
    €888
    £788.35