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I read some user reviews regarding the HP4 and a few people said that they noticed some loss in sound quality when monitoring through the main outs with near field monitors. One of the main reasons i want this unit is for the monitor mute button and of course the multiple headphone monitoring. Has anybody had any issues mixing through this thing? I have an Audiofire 4 that I'd send the outs from into the HP4.

I had a buddy over this weekend and this little unit really would have come in handy! One set of headphones just did not cut the mustard
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I have an HP4. I like it. Does what it needs to do well... which for me means giving additional headphone outlets haha.

I had my B set of monitors hooked up to me.. there may have been a little less punch on my monitors but nothing I really worried about it. I wouldn't trust it for my main monitoring if I needed to mix m music. For production, sure.. that's fine. I wouldn't recommend it for mixing. You want that signal chain to have as few connections as possible.

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Hey, thanks for the reply. So Phoenix, you used to use the AF4. what would you say is a good way for me to set up a second pair of headphones with an option to mute my monitors? I have to track a mic in the sam room, so not having to reach behind my Yamaha hs50's every time is key.

any suggestions?
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I'd recommend grabbing a monitor controller.

I purchased a cheap SM Pro Nanopatch to use for that very reason when I had the AF4. It worked well for the money.... but the L & R were a few hairs off in volume.

Lots of people get the TC Electronics PIlot.... I hear it works very well.


Again.. if you're just producing.... then i'd just plug into the HP4. But if you're mixing... I wouldnt rely on that signal. Not like it's bad.. just sayin
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ya, i'll be mixing a bit too. I'm gonna look into a few other options then.

thanks.
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I hear you man....

If I were to go at it again with that setup I'd try the TC Electronic Pilot as my monitor controller first. The Nanopatch being slightly off on the L and R really bothered me and made me get rid of it lol
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I do a lot of remote tracking, often in the same room as the performer, so I find myself in the same situation as you. Also have an HP4. I think what you want is what Cphoenix said. I use the monitor Station. It has 4 headphone amps, and is a one button turn off the mains device also. The only time I use the HP4 is when I am able to set up in a separate room, and I run 2 trs returns through my snake to the live room.

You will get more bang (for more buck of course) with a Monitor Station or similar device. You can have 3 sets of speakers, run an aux in to a/b, and separate a main mix and cue mix with talkback if needed.
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