Could the KLANG:kontroller Be the Perfect “Personal” Mixer for Schools and Houses of Worship?
KLANG:technologies has announced the release of its new KLANG:kontroller, a hardware controller that is compatible with all KLANG immersive in-ear mixing processors, and its new processor, KLANG:vokal, as a personal monitoring solution for musicians.
KLANG:kontroller uses tactile user control for channel selection, groups and mixing via an intuitive interface. The studio-grade headphone amplifier delivers audio for in-ear monitors and high-impedance headphones, with both 3.5-millimeter (1/8″) as well as 6.3-millimeter (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 set to streamline any stage or orchestra pit. 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.
Its dedicated User Presets, plus USB import and export, ensure easy changeover for multiple musicians — each musician can save his or her own presets, which can then be imported into the KLANG:kontroller, allowing the unit to be used by any number of musicians without the need for time-consuming set up each time.
And, binaural ambient microphones are built into the unit. These 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.
While KLANG:kontroller is designed to integrate with all existing devices, KLANG is also releasing a new immersive mixing processor. This compact 1 RU processor, KLANG:vokal, impresses with 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. For example, mixes can be sent out via MADI to a console or via Dante to KLANG:kontroller. Based on KLANG’s powerful, new generation, ultra-low latency FPGA core, KLANG:vokal offers 12 mixes of 24 mono or stereo inputs at 48 kilohertz and 96 kilohertz, including the company’s revolutionary Root-Intensity EQs. This makes KLANG:vokal and KLANG:kontroller the perfect match for any house of worship or theatre application.