New York, NY (March 3, 2021)—KLANG:technologies has released its new KLANG:kontroller, a hardware controller that is compatible with all KLANG immersive in-ear mixing processors, and a new processor, KLANG:vokal, intended to aid musicians’ personal monitoring needs.
The KLANG:controller is essentially a standalone hardware controller that offers the same mixing functionality as the company’s KLANG:app, along with a Dante headphone amp. The unit provides tactile user control of channels, groups and immersive mixing via an intuitive interface that centers around color-coding and channel names.
Relative DCA group mixing and full single-channel control via eight push rotary encoders is onboard as well, with eight rotaries that allow musicians to balance their in-ear mix.
The onboard headphone amplifier delivers audio for in-ear monitors and high-impedance headphones, with both 3.5mm (1/8″) as well as 6.3mm (1/4″) stereo TRS connectors. Two XLR outputs can be connected to, for example, wireless in-ear transmitters. Installation-friendly features like Power over Ethernet, remote setup via the KLANG:app, and automatic Dante routing are included. KLANG:kontroller gives musicians full control of all relevant functions, while the engineer can still overview and control all mixes via the KLANG:app or DiGiCo SD or Q series consoles.
User Presets, plus USB import and export, are offered, allowing users to save personal presets, which can then be imported into the KLANG:kontroller, allowing the unit to be used by any number of musicians.
Binaural ambient microphones are built into the unit; they can be blended into the immersive in-ear mix, along with a local stereo aux input for, for example, a click track or playback from a phone. The mix can be sent back to the Dante network or, alternatively, the ambient microphones, or aux input can be shared with other musicians.
KLANG is also releasing a new immersive mixing processor, KLANG:vokal, which offers a dedicated feature set that allows up to 12 musicians to pick up to 24 mono or stereo channels out of 64 Dante and MADI inputs. Based on KLANG’s FPGA core, KLANG:vokal offers 12 mixes of 24 mono or stereo inputs at 48 kHz and 96 kHz, including the company’s Root-Intensity EQs.
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