LSi Review KLANG:Fabrik 3D In-Ear Mixing system

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LSi | ON TEST | KLANG:Fabrik 3D In-Ear Mixing system

KLANG:Fabrik picked up a coveted Gold Award at this year’s PLASA Awards for Innovation for its 3D stage monitoring soundscape. Simon Allen listens in . . .

 

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When I was introduced to the system for the first time, it only took a few minutes to realise that this was not only a solid solution, but something that stands a chance of changing in-ear mixes for good.

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In November 2016 LSi published a review about KLANG:fabrik. Download the full PDF…

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“I am so impressed with the 3D processing implemented in the Fabrik unit, it leaves me thinking: ‘why don’t we have this technology already?’” Simon Allen

It’s so obvious to do panning in a spherical way using binaural techniques – it’s not like we haven’t been making binaural recordings for years already. You don’t need to take my word for it either, as anyone can download the free app on any device

When I was introduced to the system for the first time, it only took a few minutes to realise that this was not only a solid solution, but something that stands a chance of changing in-ear mixes for good.

What’s more, the processing involved here doesn’t affect the tone and quality of the audio in an undesirable manner. Unfortunately, because time and phase shifting is at play with these types of products, the source material can end up sounding ‘processed’. This isn’t the case with Fabrik.

The app has clearly been developed very carefully from an industry point of view. As I mentioned earlier, you have to remind yourself that this is effectively the first revision of this product. Although there have been some minor updates since it was released, the layout and concept is very much in its first stages.

Now, before the jokes start, we must realise that we’ve tried educating musicians and artists about gain staging forever, and failed. However, this isn’t an issue with Fabrik, as the singer, or
whoever is monitoring their mix, can still press ‘+’. The software will simply lower all the other levels proportionally. Tell me you’re not smiling now.

 

 

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Pascal Dietrich

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at KLANG:technologies GmbH

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