TC Electronic LEVEL PILOT C by Call_me_Switters
When I first build my studio, the crowd on the desk was huge! Keyboards, synths, drum machines, midi controllers and tons of...other garbage! So in a tight budget and with an even tinnier space I looked for a decent monitor controller. My first choice was Big knob. But the footprint was huge and I didn't really needed all this connections and complexity. Also the main feature that I was seeking the acclaimed "big knob" was plastic and with a rather cheapish feeling. Then I stumbled in his cutie! It is metallic, feels like a tank and it has a fairly accurate and smooth response. I made some extensions on the cabling and made some space above my mouse pad. With Level Pilot I can have monitor control in my fingertips literally.
As my mixing setup is growing I wish I had a second monitor selector and a dim/mute button, but for this money I can't have any complains,especially when the job (main monitor volume control) is done great and in a style that I found only in real high end monitor controllers.
So if you are looking for a simple controller with great feel in a budget, TC level pilot is a steal!