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BluMunk

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I'm looking for a 2-channel max mixer splitter, with two separately controlled output busses that is small enough to sit on top of the battery compartment of my PX-5s.

 

Does such a thing exist?

 

Basically, I'm looking for a super-convenient way to have separate volume controls for signal to my monitors as well as signal to FOH. In this application, I will only ever have 2 sound sources at the most.

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You won't be able to get separate output mixes with that. Also being passive, it will attenuate your signal unless all of the knobs are all the way up.

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Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Could you split each of your channels into a "to-FOH" and "to-monitor" version, each carrying an identical signal? Then you could use that ART mixer that BluMunk posted, with two knobs for FOH and two more for monitor?

 

Cheers, Mike.

 

That's more or less what I do. If you don't need to submix what goes to FOH this is the best solution. I do this with my keyboard and guitar. I go into a Radial dual channel DI, which sends the signals to FOH using my Kronos and Pod volumes which are set at sound check. I loop the 2 channels out of the DI into this:

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Which then feeds channel 2 of my K10. My microphone goes through Ch 1 of the K10 and then out to FOH.

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None of these suggestions provide 2 separate mixes, except the Key Largo if you use the effects send as one of the mix outs (monitor out will be same mix as main out)

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Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Rolls mx28. Three channel mixer but it is tiny. Has a master output and a headphone output which can be used like a monitor out.

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I have a few Rolls Mixers.

Bought the 1U for a drum submix as inserts are vital for comps/Gates.

Liked its quality so I bought a 4 x 2 Pedal w/ 9volt. Transparent, no colorization.

Another 2 x 4.

 

 

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Rolls mx28. Three channel mixer but it is tiny. Has a master output and a headphone output which can be used like a monitor out.

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This is exactly what I use for the same purpose...

- 1/4" stereo outs on back go to a Radial Stereo DI to FOH

- 1/4" stereo headphone jack with separate VOL control on front feeds 1/4" Y cable (TRS TO Dual TR) cables into my two monitor wedges.

 

And if I use IEMs, I use the 1/8" stereo headphone jack on front to hear myself (over ambient stage sound)

 

I keep a spare one in my back-up bag.

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None of these suggestions provide 2 separate mixes, except the Key Largo if you use the effects send as one of the mix outs (monitor out will be same mix as main out)

 

Hmmm..

 

Rolls mx28. Three channel mixer but it is tiny. Has a master output and a headphone output which can be used like a monitor out.

link

 

This is exactly what I use for the same purpose...

- 1/4" stereo outs on back go to a Radial Stereo DI to FOH

- 1/4" stereo headphone jack with separate VOL control on front feeds 1/4" Y cable (TRS TO Dual TR) cables into my two monitor wedges.

 

And if I use IEMs, I use the 1/8" stereo headphone jack on front to hear myself (over ambient stage sound)

 

I keep a spare one in my back-up bag.

 

It's also how I use mine in the studio at home. I've also gigged this way, sending the master output to a DI to FOH and headphone jack to a

DI to my monitor so it IS a viable solution. Granted, you can't have a different sound level mix separately for FOH and monitors but my theory has always been that once I balance the mix between the two keyboards in my monitor there should be no logical reason why FOH would want a different balance between the two keyboards.

 

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Rolls mx28. Three channel mixer but it is tiny. Has a master output and a headphone output which can be used like a monitor out.

link

 

 

This is exactly what I use for the same purpose...

- 1/4" stereo outs on back go to a Radial Stereo DI to FOH

- 1/4" stereo headphone jack with separate VOL control on front feeds 1/4" Y cable (TRS TO Dual TR) cables into my two monitor wedges.

 

And if I use IEMs, I use the 1/8" stereo headphone jack on front to hear myself (over ambient stage sound)

 

I keep a spare one in my back-up bag.

 

This is exactly what I do, as well, when playing with two or more sound sources. The MX-28 is a great deal, at around $75; it's very transparent, sound-wise.

 

If I hadn't already owned the Radial D2, I would've checked out the Key Largo. Looks like a pretty sweet piece of kit.

 

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I use the Yamaha MC06 in just this way. More often it goes on top of my Nord E3, but I've put it on the battery comapartment of the Px5S when doing a single keyboard gig. Usually I DI both keyboards before the mixer, and use splitters for my vocal and sax mics. In this way the sound guys have independent control over everything, and the mixer simply takes care of what I'm hearing thru my stage monitor....
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