Studio monitor controller volume knob switcher
LittleKnob passive studio monitor controller, designed for DAW signal routing volume control of monitors or speakers without compromises – due to dual stereo solid state network. Both (L/R) sides are separated, without any electrical relation (connection) between them.
Select A or B Input Source
Allow you to select between multiple inputs and outputs, making it easy to compare your DAW mix to a reference mix from your CD player, or to audition your mix on your studio reference monitors or your hi-fi speakers with a switch changeover.
Switch between studio monitors
Select A or B Output destination
Allow you to select between multiple outputs, making it easy to compare your mix on your studio reference monitors or your hi-fi speakers with a switch changeover.
Phase Invert R side of stereo signal
Phase inversion is a subtle, yet versatile music production tool capable of many distinguished feats. First, what is phase inversion? Inverting a wave’s phase means swapping the location of its peaks and troughs. This creates cancellation when peaks of one wave coincide with the troughs of the other wave.
Stereo to mono- Mono Compatibility test
The word ‘Mono’ is panned absolutely center. This means both Left and Right speakers reproduce the same word ‘Mono’ at the same volume. This also sounds ‘mono’ and so panned to the middle.
Checking your mix for Mono compatibility as you go is a good preventative measure. Sometimes just because a mix sounds good in stereo doesn’t mean it will sound good when the left and right channels are combined into a mono signal. In some cases, you may hear what is known as comb-filtering, which will color the sound of your mix and cause peaks and dips in its frequency response. In some cases, instruments may lose their integrity or even seem to completely disappear from the mix!
Phase Invert R + Mono mode
Reversing the phase of the right channel and mono-ing it with the left and sending the result to both speakers is particularly useful for assessing the width content of your mix and distortion characteristic by effectively replacing the ‘centre image’ with the out-of-phase information.
This provides an excellent way to check mono compatibility and to also learn spatial tricks from your favourite reference material.