NTP Technology DAD MOM Monitoring Operating Module
In a world that seems to be gradually moving towards working and mixing ‘in the box, there are still situations where hands-on control is second to none.
Monitor control is one of those cases. Enter MOM – our Monitor Operating Module.
MOM is the perfect, tactile match for one or more AX32 and DX32R units equipped with the PRO|MON|3 monitor control license.
The MOM is a remote control, connected via Ethernet, and no audio is actually passing through the unit. The audio-routing magic happens within the AX32 or DX32R and is set up via the DADman software. But once you connect the MOM, the magic now resides right at your fingertips.
MOM will give you everything you would expect from a first-grade hardware monitor-controller:
– Large Top-Quality Rotary Knob
– Switching Between Different Sources
– Switching Between Different Monitor Configurations (from Mono to Atmos)
– Mute/Solo Individual Monitor Channels
– Reference Level
The Unexpected Feature
We never settle for ‘the standard solutions’ and MOM is no exception to that rule. So there is one feature – and knob on the control surface – that is unique to MOM.
The LAYER function allows you to tailor several different roles in the configuration settings within the DADman software with PRO|MON|3 license.
Now, why would you want that? Well, even though some of the knobs are labeled – and set up by default – to select speaker sets and sources, you can alter what functions they should control freely. Imagine having up to 4 different versions of this controller – each tailored for specific tasks within your production workflow – that you can switch between in seconds.
Another useful application for the layers is for large production rooms where many engineers share the controller. Now, each could tailor their own preset that suits them perfectly. Or in the case where an external producer or director sometimes attends mixing or tracking sessions. Then you could add more MOMs to the room and assign different ‘user roles’. Not everyone has to be able to control the Master Volume.
MOM is a remote control for the Pro|Mon monitor profile in the DADman control software. It features 10 user-programmable keys, a rotary encoder and a GPI input for an external switch. You can assign almost any function in the monitor profile to any key on the MOM, making it easy to configure it for your specific needs. Further, MOM offers 4 layers of keys, offering a total of 40 programmable keys.
Weighing in at 2 lbs., the MOM is sturdy and will remain in place while also being compact enough to not take up valuable desk space. The rotary encoder for volume control has been carefully designed for a superb tactile feel and features colored LEDs to indicate the volume setting in 0.5 dB steps.
While working perfectly fine in combination with the DADman software, its real power is revealed when used in combination with EUCON control surfaces such as the Avid Dock, S4, S6, or even the free Control app, as MOM-operation is synchronized with these units. Simply select e.g. a source on the Dock and the corresponding key on the MOM will light up, and vice versa, what you do on the MOM is also reflected on the Dock.
And not only can you use MOM in combination with EUCON control surfaces, you can also use multiple MOMs on the same system. This can come in handy if you have multiple workspaces or listening positions, e.g. a sound engineer and a director position, as you can place the MOM wherever it is needed.
MOM also features a GPI input, which can be used for an external switch, e.g. a footswitch or a separate switch on the desk. The function of the GPI input can be programmed just like any of the keys.
You can power MOM either through PoE making the installation very easy or from a supplied power adapter.
Made in Denmark, the MOM also features a sleek and stylish design that will look amazing in any studio.