Drawmer’s CMC2 desktop monitor controller offers the same audio circuitry as its predecessors, the MC2.1 and MC3.1, in a reduced footprint. Due to its smaller form factor the CMC2 is primarily aimed at the home studio market.
The CMC2 is capable of supporting up to two sets of monitors as well as offering separate level control for a subwoofer and headphones. It features a pair of inputs on balanced jacks and a 3.5mm auxiliary input with variable level control.
Also new is the MC7.1 surround sound monitor control, which is presented in the same desktop wedge form factor as the MC3.1 and delivers monitor control for 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound and stereo applications. In regards to connectivity, it boasts balanced 7.1 and stereo inputs, a 7.1 through and an Aux input on the front panel, balanced 7.1 speaker outs and an independent stereo main out with its own subwoofer option.
The British manufacturer has stated that any combination of the surround channels can be listened to in the front mains, as the ability is provided to ‘bounce down’ the surround mix to the FL and FR speakers or to the combined independent stereo main speakers with the cut or solo matrix. It also offers the same catalogue of stereo mix check functions found on the MC3.1.