We have been looking at the Trinnov monitoring optimisation system in three videos. In Part 3 we were able to reveal exclusively a new product that Trinnov are unveiling at NAMM today. This new product is the D-Mon Series, which is a brand new range of Digital Integrated Monitoring Processors.
3rd Party Partnership With Avid
Trinnov have partnered with Avid as part of Avid’s 3rd party program and so the D-Mon® Series has been developed primarily to meet the Eucon protocol specifications and provide Avid Pro Tools users with a comprehensive alternative to the X-Mon analog processor that has been used alongside their control surfaces to achieve their monitoring functions. It is backwards compatible so it can easily replace an X-Mon irresppective of which control surface solution you have.
In our world of fully digital studio setups, the need of a digital unit able to connect directly to the DAW is important, especially when most of the studios just want to benefit from both analog and digital domains to remain compatible with legacy consoles, control surfaces or DAW’s and the Trinnov D-Mon Series are designed to meet that need.
D-Mon Series Highlights
- Based on TrinnovOptimizer for acoustic tuning of multiple stereo up to 7.1 speaker sets, with comprehensive functions and processing for advanced monitoring.
- Compliant with Avid control surfaces, including Eucon (S6, S5, S3), and X-Mon Midi (D- Control & D-Command) – Ready to interface with Yamaha, Lawo, Calrec, and many other protocols.
- Offers Full Audio Routing Matrix, User Assignable Functions (Main, Alternate, Cues, Talk-Back, Listen-Back, Headphones, etc.), an 18x16 Internal Mixer, Digital & Analog Inserts, fully assignable Intercom control etc.
- D-Mon|8 (5.1/7.1 studios) : 24 Digital IOs | 8 Analog IOs | 8 Analog High Definition Outputs.
- D-Mon|4 (St./LCRS studios) : 8 Digital IOs | 4 Analog IOs | 8 Analog High Definition Outputs.
- The D-Mon|8 provides 16 Digital Inputs (AES), enabling any surround sound engineer, drive not only your main mix but also all feeds (like aux sends, sub-groups or stems) within the best possible resolution and sample rate (up to 192kHz).
- You can also plug an 8-channel digital processor (or a chain of external outboard) as a switchable digital insert thanks to the “Alternate 8-DigIO” and make instant A/B comparisons.
- Any of these inputs can be routed individually within a comprehensive Switching Matrix which addresses all possible internal processing and/or direct outputs (analog or digital).
- The D-Mon|8 also comes with 8 Analog Line Inputs able to be assigned as the Main Mix, Cues, Talk-back or just used as external sources to be converted to digital for whatever reason.
- Attached to the Switching Matrix is a 16x16 Summing Matrix which can be fed with any of the signals available, whether analog or digital: in any number of combinations to build up a mix of stems, a sum of aux’s with sub-groups or a downmix etc.
- To route all possibilities out of the D-Mon, the user can select any of the 8 Analog Line Outputs (like running 4 mix’s for headphones), the 16 Digital Outputs (AES), not counting the 8 Optimizer Dedicated Outputs which normally go to the analog loudspeakers’ (or it could be digital).
- A special ‘Functionalities Matrix’ helps the user to allocate any of the 8 possible Cues to any output or group of the physical inputs or the summing buses available, and to assign which of them is feeding the Main Mix or Alternate Mix. Thus any input can be the Talk-Back or Listen-Back and so on.
- Multi-Purpose IOs (MPIO) are handled by a Sub-D 25pin connector which combines point-to-point D-Command & D-Control, control cable with (Midi, Talk-Back, Listen-Back, Headphones) with GPIOs and one LTC input. Of course the system can receive and transmit word-clock on BNC connectors.
Trinnov D-Mon Series Pricing
No details on pricing for the new units yet but in our video Paul Mortimer did say that the way the pricing is planned, the monitoring processor software would effectively be bundled for free with the new D-Mon series systems.