M-Patch Active-1 Precision Monitor Control Plus Studio Talkback and USB Audio I/O

Our Part Number: Active-1

The M-PATCH ACTIVE-1 accommodates four input sources (3 x stereo analog and 1 x USB) and three stereo analog outputs plus USB.

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In addition to the core functionality of providing seamless A/B switching between input signals and output speaker monitor systems, the ACTIVE-1 delivers a full complement of audio monitoring functions, including precision volume control, mono summing, mute, and dim (ducking). A handy footswitch-activated talk-back function, complete with on-board condenser microphone and selectable routing, has also been integrated, making the ACTIVE-1 the ideal low-cost solution for a broad range of studio production applications.

Designed to provide the lowest-noise operation possible in an active monitor controller, the ACTIVE-1 is ideal for applications where both signal attenuation and boost is needed. In addition to the feature complement found on the PASSIVE-1, the ACTIVE-1 also includes LED level metering and convenient switch-selectable +4dBu/-10dBV input stage operation.

The ACTIVE-1 features on-board USB, allowing for direct digital audio recording and playback when used with a computer DAW. The USB output mirrors the signals appearing at the analog 2 Track outputs, while the computer’s L/R output feeds the USB in.

Housed in a sturdy metal chassis and fitted with a durable array of switches and secure connectors, the ACTIVE-1 is built to provide years of worry-free operation.

  • 4 inputs, 4 outputs
  • USB Input and Output
  • 2 headphone amps
  • Footswitch-Controlled Talkback
  • Built-in Talkback Mic
  • Mono summing
  • Dim switch
  • A/B Speaker Switching
  • Precision Rotary Attenuator
  • Level meters


Frequency RangeLine Level Inputs and Outputs +0.5:     -1dB 10hz to 30kHz
NoiseMonitor A B, Studio Outputs, 2-Track:     -92dBu Typical
OutputsLine Level (-10dB):      -10dBu/+8dBu (NOM/MAX)Line Level (+4dB):      +4dBu/+22dBu (NOM/MAX)
Dynamic RangeLine Inputs to outputs:     114dB minimum
CrosstalkMute/Level OFF:     92dB @1kHz
Volume Control RangeDim Switch:     -20dBMaster Volume studio output gain:     34dB max
USBChannels:     2Drivers:     Legacy type and ASIOCompatibility:     All current USB Audio systems

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