Pro sound loudspeaker manufacturer PK Sound has introduced a major update to its product management software, Kontrol.
Kontrol 2.5 includes an upgraded user interface and streamlined menu system to add support for tablet and mobile device users. The software – which gives users the ability to make precise adjustment to PK’s products in real-time, including its robotic Trinity and Trinity10 line arrays – also now has increased compatibility with PK’s install and manual-series offerings, as well as some small tweaks to provide a more stable platform. The update is available now to all Kontrol users.
Part of what led PK Sound to upgrade Kontrol’s user interface was feedback from the artists and front of house engineers that use PK Sound products. “There’s not a lot of space in front of house situations,” explained PK Sound lead developer, Pierre Bastianelli. “What we found was that our users were favouring tablets over desktop computers or laptops for their size and ease of use, so we’ve redesigned the UI of Kontrol to be more compatible with these and other touchscreen devices.”
Despite these changes, Bastianelli emphasised that Kontrol 2.5 still has the same rich feature-set, as well as continued support for laptop and desktop users. “Although our new controls are being done with touch interface in mind, it is still compatible with all existing devices,” he said. “We’re designing a system that people can rely on, and we also want to give our users a taste of what’s to come in future updates.”
In addition to the upgraded user interface, Kontrol 2.5 also adds compatibility with the Manual and Install versions of PK Sound’s Trinity and Gravity speakers, giving users precise control over their internal DSP.