Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2011, 02:55 AM
Firechild Firechild is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 806
Default Control24 Monitor Section

I recently bought the old Control 24 which I´m very happy with but the infamous monitor section...

I can live with the "4 bit" resolution volume knob but my big question is :

Don´t you think the active monitor path makes the sound slightly too "crispy", a little more treble than it should be.

I´m coming from cheapo passive Volume control but I´ve got a feeling that the Control 24 is bringing a slightly colored signal to my speakers.
Am I alone with this ?
__________________
HD3 PCIe, HD I/O , HD10.3.10, Mac Pro 6 core , 24 GB RAM , GTX285 , 10.8.5 , UAD-2 Quad Satellite , ATC SCM25A Pro with ADAM Sub 12.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-20-2011, 08:51 AM
flymax flymax is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: NY,USA
Posts: 484
Default Re: Control24 Monitor Section

Sounds like plastic...get a good mon section and you'll hear a big diff..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2011, 09:27 AM
ProTooler ProTooler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: East Coast
Posts: 373
Default Re: Control24 Monitor Section

I'm interested in this too. What would you consider to be a good monitor system?
__________________
Have a great day.....
Bill
----------------------
Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
2.8 ghz Quad Core Intel Xeon
10.7.5 with 10 GB RAM
Blue 192 i/o w/ Two 888/24's in Legacy Port
Magma PE6R4 Chassis
C/24 Control Surface
HD 5 Accel, PT 10.3.8
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-20-2011, 10:43 AM
BaileyBass BaileyBass is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,094
Default Re: Control24 Monitor Section

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProTooler View Post
I'm interested in this too. What would you consider to be a good monitor system?
A good, relatively cheap, monitor controller is the Presonus Central Station. Plenty of versatility.. and definitely better sounding than the Control 24 monitor section.
In fact, the only function my Control 24 has is the faders for automation writing, and the "flip" function comes in handy for plug mapping, automation writing.
Mixer... nope, noisy
monitor section.. nope, noisy
Preamps... nope, noisy
all the "shortcut" buttons... nope, keyboard is quicker

But it does hold my desk together.
Oh... and did I mention the Power Supply? Mine had a problem and the closest guy that Digi recommended to fix it was in Chicago, and gonna cost over 1500.00 to replace. (digi won't do this series as they say they do not even have parts.)
So I took it to my local electronics expert.. 150.00, and all has been good for weeks. Got my fingers crossed. SB
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-20-2011, 11:15 AM
Firechild Firechild is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 806
Default Re: Control24 Monitor Section

Do you mean the "Submixer" when you say noisy. Never tried that.
The micpre´s are pretty silent to my ears, but the DI inputs didn´t work with my guitar. Overloaded the input.

The power supply was replaced just weeks before I bought mine, so I guess I had some luck there...

Anyway the faders are worth every penny when automating or programming VI´s.
I have to do some tests switching between the Control 24 monitor section and my passive Volume knob.
__________________
HD3 PCIe, HD I/O , HD10.3.10, Mac Pro 6 core , 24 GB RAM , GTX285 , 10.8.5 , UAD-2 Quad Satellite , ATC SCM25A Pro with ADAM Sub 12.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-20-2011, 11:32 AM
tamtamstudio tamtamstudio is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Italy
Posts: 200
Default Re: Control24 Monitor Section

I'm trying just now a SPL Surround Monitor Controller, after years of Control24, (btw everything sounds better than Control 24) and I love it.
Open, detailed and real.
Anybody tried the audient "Centro Master Section Monitor Controller"? me not.
I woud like to buy one of this (Spl or Audient), any suggestion is welcome, if somebody have got those controller.
__________________
Corrado Magalotti
Tam Tam Recording studio
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monitor Section Hanswurstlsepp Avid S6 36 06-06-2014 03:52 PM
Control24 Intermittent Hiss in Monitor Rwave ICON & C|24 0 07-26-2010 08:57 AM
Monitor Output frrom Control24 reelzman Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 1 05-08-2007 04:12 PM
PC monitor section nworb ecnal ProControl, Control|24, Command|8 0 03-15-2002 12:33 PM
Control24 Monitor level Freddie ProControl, Control|24, Command|8 1 04-04-2001 10:50 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com