The Intuitive Interface
Getting Started with KLANG:app
– A complete Walkthrough of KLANG:app –
If you are already familiar with KLANG:app find out what’s new in KLANG:app and KOS 2.2.
Learn the basic features and the concept of KLANG:app for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and Apple iOS. While several features are also available in KLANG:app’s included demo mode, it is recommended to connect a KLANG:fabrik or KLANG:vier. Currently there is no version available for Windows phones.
Download & Install & Start
KLANG:app is a free software to remote control KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:vier and it is available on our website for download. Please make sure to install KLANG:app before proceeding with this tutorial.
After starting KLANG:app a large button labelled Demo Mode appears if no KLANG:fabrik or KLANG:vier 3D in-ear mixing system is found on the network. In that case the app emulates the 3D processing of KLANG:fabrik internally. Hence, you can connect headphones directly to your device, KLANG:app is running on.
The Control Elements
KLANG:app is an easy to use graphical user interface to KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:vier. It allows you to create, modify and save and recall your 3D in-ear mixing in seconds and get the most out of your headphone and in-ear mixes. Its user interface is designed and optimized for live and studio use.
On the left of KLANG:app 4 elements are shown – STAGE, FADERS, METER, CONFIG. The purpose and functionality of these menu entries are explained shortly in the following. A link leads you to more details on these menus.
This menu is all about placement of channels in the stereo and 3D and i3D field. Go to STAGE menu.
This menu provides all elements you need for mixing of channel levels and balancing your in-ear mixes… Go to FADERS menu.
To have a quick overview of levels and incoming signals… Go to METER menu.
The CONFIG menu is the most important menu for sound engineers and monitor engineers as it allows to connect to KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:vier. Everybody needs to enter this menu once. In fact, it is shown when you open KLANG:app and KLANG units are found on the network. Once you have connected to a KLANG unit, KLANG:app remembers the unit and will automatically reconnect the next time you start it. Furthermore, the menu allows you to access the signal routing and save and load presets. Go to CONFIG menu…
Fast Switch User Bar & Monitor CUE Mode
If you are running in Technician or Admin Mode (Press and hold CONFIG for 3 seconds to switch modes) you will notice a gray bar on top. This provides quick access to all mixes of KLANG:vier or KLANG:app. Just click on a user and you are immediately logged into this user and can start to mix right away. You will see the user name, the user icon, the hardware output number. In the following screenshot we have 5 mixes and mix number 4 labelled OUTPUT:4 is currently chosen.
The CUE mode is the most important feature for monitor engineers. They not only want to have quick access to all mixes, but they also need to listen directly to this mix. So they know exactly what the artists hears and be able to adapt the mix accordingly. In order to activate a CUE mode, click and hold on the user mix you are connected to. The background color for this mix will get purple indicating that CUE mode is active. Now you can choose a mix of an artist you want to mix for and listen to at the same time. Additionally, you will see CUE from: … showing you what mix is copied to the output.
In the following example with 8 users, the CUE output i.e. the monitor engineer is connected to OUTPUT:8 directly. The mix of the user Karl OUTPUT:1 is copied to the OUTPUT:8.
To deactivate the CUE mode just click and hold for 2 seconds on the CUE user again and the purple background will disappear. CUE settings are associated with a remote control devices.
Thanks for using KLANG gear. We hope you find this tutorial helpful. Please let us know, what connection examples you want to read about next — contact@KLANG.com
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