Console Upgrade: Audio
- Regular price
Add an entirely new category of abilities to your Console. Add MIDI protocol output to work with digital audio workstations and MIDI-supported applications. This update turns your Console into a completely flexible and customizable control surface that can also simultaneously send hotkeys, keyboard macros, and more.
Universal MIDI (1.0)
1000’s of possibilities with support for most DAWs including Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton, FL Studio, Reaper and more.
- Includes 12 months of updates
- Updates will begin after 3 month Trial
- If purchased, additional hardware modules (Essential Keys Module, Dial Module, Slider Module, Orbiter Module) will also gain all of the functions included in the Audio Upgrade.
- For further details, see FAQ.
Reviews and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Great for producing with Logic
I wanted a few extra faders to work with Kontakt and this fit the bill nicely. I didn't expect it to work so well with Logic otherwise. I have the dials and buttons set for mixing volume, pan, mute, send, etc., for whichever track is selected and it only took 5 minutes to set up. All in all it's a game changer for me.
I had nothing but trouble with the loupedeck despite hours writing back and forth to their support. I moved on to monogram studio console which just works and haven't looked back. I use it every day with capture one.
Great for wedding photography
I considered a few edit controllers and chose Monogram because it works with the broadest range of apps that I use. As a wedding photographer, I have to edit quickly in order to keep clients happy and preserve my work-life balance. This Monogram Master Console saves me SO much time editing, nearly half.
You can tell that Monogram works best with the Adobe suite, but I also made profiles for DaVinci Resolve and Photo Mechanic. It took me a while to figure out how to do it (you have to teach each button and dial the right shortcuts) but now that it's set up I really enjoy editing video with it too. 5 stars for Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, which run my business, and 3-4 stars for Resolve and Photo Mechanic.
With wedding season already booking up, I'm glad I bought the Monogram and would do it again.
Great flexibility and fast setup
As others also did, i migrated from Loupedeck to Monogram. I´m mainly using the Controls for Premiere and Lighroom and just started to use it in Unreal Engine. I love the flexibility and ease of assigning a button/knob, thats the main thing i like over Lopuedeck, i just click the desired button, assign a function and done. Also great are the layers, so i can have a editing setup, and with a click im into a color correction setup with colour coded buttons that help me determine its function and at the beginning when i dont have the muscle memory yet i can just press the switch prifile button a bit longer and i see how my layout is configured, thats a great help at the start. I´m also on the road a lot and what i love is i can just take two or three modules with me on the go with the bare essentials and be very flexible at all times.
Fits on my desk perfectly
This thing is awesome. I had been looking for some sort of physical controls to make editing in Lightroom quicker but some of the other options took up half my desk. With this, i can just arrange it so it fits beside my keyboard, or if i’m traveling (Post-covid) i think i’d just bring the Orbiter, dial and core modules with me in my backpack so i can edit in my hotel room. Also only took me about 30 mins to set up and start editing some recent photos of my newborn!
Referred by Christian Henson (Spitfire Audio)
Title says it all. I’ve watched Christian Henson from Spitfire use Monogram in quite a few of his videos for simple slider movements and also for more complicated workflows. It’s quite easy to set up with the ‘Universal’ profile, just add your MIDI cc’s and away you go. This seems basic but the fact you can program the lights around the dials/buttons etc lets you quickly remember what each is for + it looks great on my desk. Like he mentioned in his video, i haven’t seen any dropouts and have had very little trouble with the ‘Creator’ app they include for you to customize your setup. Has all the functionality i need at the moment (I compose for commercials).
Newbie to ‘control surfaces’
About 6 months ago i bought my first Fuji camera and i’ve been getting more into the photo editing process during lockdown. This is my first ‘control surface’ and I must say it feels like everyone should have one. I bought the Studio Console. I know you can use keyboard shortcuts and get a high precision mouse but this just feels different - i don’t know how else to explain it! It feels like you get an extra level of control compared to the on-screen menus in Lightroom. The Orbiter is super cool, its sort of like a trackball and a mouse in one, so i can really fine tune the HSL panel etc. Honestly i went out on a limb and bought this because a friend recommended it and i’ve already bought another dial module so i can add even more presets. Customer support has also been great, i wasn’t sure how to add a keyboard shortcut to one of the buttons and they got back to me quickly. Highly recommend this for anyone interested in photography, even if you’re a newbie like me.
Switched from Loupedeck
So first things first. I’ve used Loupedeck for about a year now (a competitor) and i’ve really enjoyed culling photos and doing quick edits to some of the footage i shoot. I started getting ads for Monogram a couple of months ago and liked that you could add on new modules as you go. I sent their support team some questions about the ability to customize as i have a really specific workflow and they got back to me in like 5 hours. I figured i would give it a try because they have a 30 day money back guarantee and i’m happy to say i’m well over that 30 day period and really enjoying it. Being able to make multiple different profiles for LrC and Pr makes it so much easier to jump between workflows and speeds up time significantly. The other thing i didn’t know you could do was create a custom profile for basically any software you have open on your computer. I now use it for navigating pages in chrome and skipping tracks/volume adjustment in Spotify as well, which is just nice to have. My only 'complaint' is I wish it was wireless, but that's not a dealbreaker.
Intuitive, Sleek, Effortless
6 Stars out of 5 (and I have no attachment to Monogram). I purchased to work with my Spitfire Audio plug-ins within LOGIC... unbeknownst to me, it would work seamlessly alongside Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. And if you've ever worked with Midi Control software before...I can say with 100% honesty...nothing has worked more seamless. Love that you can add more in future too. Absolute BEST! Top notch customer service too!
Seemed expensive, but now I see why
I’ve seen a few ads for this and also some youtube reviews and it seemed a little expensive. BUT… i see why now. It seems like they are constantly adding new features and integrations with other software plus i can add another module if i need to. I mostly use it for color grading in Premiere but i’ve been dabbling in Logic as well to compose my own music for my videos and it works flawlessly there as well. It’s also built like a rock… i’ve dropped it a few times when moving to another desk and it holds up. Good stuff Monogram!
perfect for any situation
Such a revolutionary piece of equipment. Easy to setup right out of the box. I'm hopping in and out of the adobe suite photoshop, after effects, and premiere. assigning keys was really simple. The modules make it so easy to wrap around my keyboard or wacom so its never out of the way slowing me down.
The best part was no lag at all. I've purchased other products and they could not seem to make my workflow more efficient (whether it be the lag or being so bulky)
Stunning piece of kit
Grabbed this to have a portable controller for my orchestral instruments’ expression and dynamics CC - and it works perfectly. When im not doing scores, I can switch profiles to suit my other midi needs/key commands. Perfect little controller, great sturdy build and super portable. Now make the case for it :)
The coolest sexiest most efficient product I own.
The monogram console is a life saver for me. I work in concept art, animation and editing and being able to have this at my finger tips is so efficient in so many ways. Not just that but it feels unbelievable. I love it so much I purchased three more consoles. My set up is gonna be a beast! Makes my desk setup look like a retro starship which is always cool! But on a serious note. The way it brings all your software together at the switch of a button is amazing. I couldn't recommend this more. Amazing. Also customer service is fast and super helpful. I had a random question about attaching the consoles to my cintiq and they answered quickly and were super helpful. You guys are the best!
Endless options done right
I freaking love this thing. It's well built and everything WORKS. I'm a product development engineer and a photographer so things that work well and efficiently make me giddy. The Monogram team did a fantastic job of packing as much functionality as possible into each button and module. I use Monogram for Capture One and Photoshop and instantly noticed a decrease in my editing time. It's not huge, but when you have to cull tens of thousands of images and edit another thousand or so each year, it really adds up. It takes a few tries to find a configuration of module layout and button assignments to find your perfect set up, but once you do you can FLY! My favorite thing is creating multiple profiles for each app. In Capture One, I have Culling, Exposure, and Color profiles and in Photoshop I have skin cleanup and "general" profiles. Absolutely fantastic to switch profiles and have a whole new set of functions handy within a single app and never having to move my hands off my Wacom tablet and the Monogram Console. My only annoyance is that because the "communication pins" are only located on one spot per module, it limits how you can arrange your full console. Not a deal breaker but something that bothered me. Still, I'm thrilled with my current layout and set up and would highly recommend the Monogram modules to anyone looking to speed up their workflows.
Indispensable for photos and videos
I am a commercial photographer for over 10 years. With changes in the industry, I have adapted by offering videos to my clients but I am not a strong video editor yet. I am using Adobe Lightroom 10 and Premiere for editing.
Monogram permits me to use the same buttons and knobs to edit and adjust color in Lightroom and Premiere so that I can be just as effective with both. The effect on my speed is immediate. I edit and deliver content twice as fast as before.
A beautifully engineered and concieved product!
After using the Traveler Console for several months I feel compelled to provide some feedback to both Monogram and potential customers. I'm an enthuastic hobby photographer that places higher expectations on what I produce. I had been looking for a flexible, well engineered product to use with primarally Photoshop, but also Lightroom. Many products I had seen are directed more at Lightroom functions and layout, but do not map well to Photoshop. When I saw the flexibility that the Monogram CC offered I had to purchase it. Granted, it's not cheap, but when you consider the exceptional engineering and the flexibility that the software gives you to program almost any function it is worth every penny. Monogram must be commended that it sticks to it's design and engineering principles and produces a product that speeds up any artists workflow despite market trends to produce inexpensive products, and even more all of the people that supported Monogram with funding to get this product designed, developed and produced must be thanked. I am really looking forward to what the future has instore for the software and the company. Well done!