I received an e-mail this morning from Paula Fairfield (Sound Designer on Game of Thrones) asking about headphone monitoring on her PD-3-AMon bundle. Paula is now now working in VR and headphone monitoring a big deal!
Currently there are 2 methods with the option for a third if requested
Using the 5.1 Output for Metering
Advanced menu 19 is used to select the Alt-Output function, select '5.1 Meters' to use this output for metering.
Connect a unused Cue output to Stereo meters
There are 4 cue outputs on the A-Mon, if you have an unused output it can be used to meter the Left and Right down mix by enabling 'Link' in the cue sends page. If you also enable the talk back to the cue output you can check that the talk back level is correct (thanks to Owen Curtin for this suggestion).
Modify the 7.1 rear outputs to feed Stereo meters
If your speaker setup is Stereo or 5.1 we can supply a plug in modification kit to route the Left and Right signals to the Rear Outputs. This will require a software switch added to the A-Mon which I am happy to add if/when a customer asks.
I have spent the last two days updating manuals and some web pages with Daniel Gollety our previous French Distributer and my friend of more than 30 years. This was exhausting for both of us but we are happy with the results - especially after updating every screen shot of the TMC-1.
It was important for me to have both an outside proof reader and someone for whom English is not their first language, in English as in most languages there are many different ways of saying the same thing - some are easier to understand than others. It is well known that I do not write the best manuals!
The English versions are now on the web, the French versions will be on the web next week.
Thank You Daniel!
It has taken longer than estimated, we were distracted by orders for existing products and we had not allowed for the time required to built the test jigs!
Here are the photos,
The XPand is already installed and working in one studio and we will be demonstrating both the XPand and A-Mon in different studios over the next few weeks.
You can see/hear both the A-Mon and XPand at "Mix with the Pros 4", Jigsaw 24, Golden Square on Wednesday the 15th June