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I've heard way too many people say
that adding a sub is an easy thing, when
the truth of the matter is that it will most
probably require time and patience to get
it right. However, it's totally worth it.
When you do finally get your sub placed
and set properly, you'll love the bass
extension you get from it, and can be
confident in the knowledge that anything
you produce is more likely to translate to
just about any playback system better
than work done without a sub.
David Bryce (bryce@recordingmag.com)
is a composer/producer and accomplished voiceover artist with many credits
in radio, TV, and video games, living in
Thousand Oaks, CA. When not running
his own professional recording studio, he
plays keyboards for a few LA-based
bands and works as a consultant with a
variety of professional audio and musical
instrument manufacturers.

Monitor Controllers-a short list
So, you want to send a full-range stereo
feed to a pair of studio monitors and a
separate stereo feed to a subwoofer so
you can turn it on and off whenever you
want, but don't know what router/switcher to use to be able to achieve that? There
are several solutions at different price
points. Mike Metlay has an article about
monitor controllers elsewhere in this issue
that describes some of the other handy
functions these boxes can provide; here,
I'm concentrating on the specific application of sub control.
Perhaps the most affordable solution is
the Coleman Audio LS3 ($130), a passive line-level selector box that can route
one stereo input to any of three sets of
stereo outputs. One of the easiest subswitching solutions is the ProCo Switch
Witch ($382.99), which takes a single
set of XLR inputs and gives you four individual stereo sends, each of which has its
own on/off toggle.
PreSonus offers the Monitor Station V2
($360.95, reviewed in this issue), which
will do the job nicely and has a bunch of
other features as well. Another industry
mainstay is Mackie's Big Knob ($389,
reviewed January 2005 and still going
strong).
At slightly higher price points, you can
find a number of monitor controllers with an
emphasis on world-class sound quality and
even more features. Three notable examples
in this range are the PreSonus Central
Station Plus ($699.95), the Drawmer
MC2.1 ($650, reviewed in our September
2013 issue), and the Dangerous Music
Source ($1099, reviewed in our February
2014 issue).-DB
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