KLANG:kontroller Quick Start Guide

Getting started with KLANG:kontroller (Mixing)

CONNECTION

When KLANG:kontroller is powered on for the first time, it will show all available mixes on the network. Choose your mix and kontroller will remember it and log into this mix automatically after a restart. For details see the CONFIG menu.

Connect your headphones to either the 3.5mm TRS headphone output in the front. Alternatively, use the 6.3mm TRS headphone output in the back which will automatically mute the front headphone output once a headphone jack is connected.

Use the big headphone VOLUME knob to adjust the overall headphone volume.

GROUPS

After KLANG:kontroller logs into a mix on a KLANG immersive mixing processor it switches to the GROUPS view by default. Press the GROUPS button anytime to switch to the Group Mix mode. Use the rotaries beneath the displays to change the level of the group. Increasing one group automatically decreases the level of all other groups, ensuring to maintain the same volume as before and by that protect your hearing. 

MORE ME

If you need ‘more me’ in your mix, simply got to Group Mix mode and increase the relative level of your own instrument group. The overall volume stays the same by lowering everything but your own instrument or voice. 

MUTE & SOLO

  1. Pressing the SOLO or MUTE button switches the behavior of the rotary push. 
  2. Pushing the rotary on any channel activates Solo/Mute for that channel
  3. To clear SOLO or MUTE press and hold the respective button for 2 seconds

CHANNEL BANKS

Using the CH 1-8, CH 9-16 & CH 17-24 buttons you can step through three channel banks giving you control over all individual channels. If a channel is already reached its maximum volume, turn the rotary even further and all other channels will be reduced in volume and the master level will be adapted automatically.

AMBIENCE & AUX IN

AMB/AUX allows to blend in the local binaural ambience mics and the 3.5mm stereo aux input.

  1. To adjust your ambience microphones (AmbMic), or your Aux In, press the AMB/AUX button.
  2. Use the rotaries to adjust them to your preferred level or toggle between MUTE/SOLO and use the push buttons to mute or solo them. 
  3. In this menu you can also adjust the Master Volume of your associated mix on the KLANG immersive processor.

CUSTOMIZE A CHANNEL AND IMMERSIVE PANNING

  1. When you are on a Channel Bank, press the CONFIG button and it switches to Channel Config mode and starts blinking.
  2. Push any Rotary of a channel to tweak its mix settings.
  3. Adjust the values by using the rotaries. Use the push button to use default values.
  4. Signal placement, assigning to a different group, or changing the color can all be done here.

These three parameters control the position around your head, the HEIGHT or elevation of a source and the stereo WIDTH if it is a stereo channel. Use the push buttons: Panning will cycle clock wise by 90 degrees, HEIGHT will set the source to the horizon, Width will spread the stereo signal to 100%.

You can add your channel to another group. It will be added at the end of the channel list. Press the COLOR button to copy the color of the group to this channel.

SHOWFILES

To manage your Showfiles on KLANG:kontroller press and hold the CONFIG button for 3 seconds. 

Config Menu
Config Menu

To load or save a show file push the rotary beneath SAVE or LOAD.

Save Preset
Save Preset

Choose one of the eight slots SHOW 1–8 and push the button to save.

Loading Showfile
Loading Showfile

Simply load a saved show file by pushing a rotary SHOW 1–8

USB IMPORT & EXPORT

To transfer Showfiles from different devices to KLANG:kontroller, you can use the USB transfer function. This can be found in the Config Menu above as well. Please insert a USB drive into KLANG:kontroller.

Save Preset
USB Import

Press USB Import and chose the file you wish to import on KLANG:kontroller

Loading Showfile
USB Export

Press USB Export and the file will be transferred onto your USB drive

Setting Up KLANG:kontroller (Admin)

Connection

Connect Network cable, PoE, optional DC power supply

CONFIG Menu

Press and hold CONFIG for 3 seconds to enter the config menu. Use the CONFIG button to navigate back in the menu. A press on the GROUPS or CHANNEL banks immediately exits the CONFIG menu.

NET Menu

KLANG:kontroller needs an IP address for its Dante interface and an IP address for the control interface to communicate with the immersive processor. Both Dante and the control interface run a DHCP client and will receive IP addresses provided by a DHCP server on the network. If there is no server, they will self-negotiate an IP address zero conf/link lokal. Both interfaces can also be configure with static IP addresses. Press and hold CONFIG for 3 seconds and go to NET to change the network configuration for the control side.

If a fixed/static IP is required, click on the submenus to edit IP address, subnet mask and Gateway. Use the rotaries to adjust the values. Press the Rotaries for default values. The Gateway setting will automatically follow the IP address and mask setting. Apply the settings in the NET menu by pressing on the blinking SET FIXED IP controller.

Use Dante Controller to change the network configuration of the Dante interface.

Dante and control data will be transmitted via one Ethernet cable. The IP addresses of the Dante and the Control interface can be on the same or on different subnets.

Audio Menu

Adapt the headphone amp to the sensitivity of the headphones. By default it is set to -12dB for IEMs. Increase the maximum output voltage by setting it to 0dB or even +12dB if required.

KLANG:kontroller can help to route audio in a Dante network. When Dante Follow is activated, the Control interface communicates internally with the Dante interface which will then subscribe to a Dante transmitter with the same device name as the Device Name of the Immersive Processor. Everytime a different mix is chosen on kontroller it will subscribe to a Dante transmitter with this name and adapt the channels accordingly.

By default Dante Follow is de-activated.