At AES 2017 DAD were showing their new additions to the highly regarded AX32 and DX32 units, the MOM monitor control remote control and the accompanying SPQ speaker processing card. With the associated software these two units bring comprehensive speaker correction and control.
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.
SQP | Speaker Processor Card
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.
MOM - Monitor Controller
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.
We will be bringing some content based on hands on experience of these new units in the near future, for the time being we'll just have to hope that DAD introducing a MOM is supposed to be funny!