CONFIG/CHANNELS

The Channels Sub-Menu

This menu is all about defining names, icons and settings of your input channels including EQ presets.

Change Channel Names and Create Subgroups

… or how to build a Band Preset from Scratch …

You have a lot of options to create the best possible overview while mixing your 3D monitoring sound. You can, for example, name and organize your incoming signals with colors, icons and subgroups. Follow the steps below to get a quick overview on how easy it is to create a band preset in KLANG:app.

What do you need? Your KLANG:app running on any of the supported devices and connected to KLANG:vier or KLANG:fabrik. If you don’t have your KLANG gear right with you, you can check most of the configuration features in KLANG:app’s demo mode, too.

Step 1: Define CHANNEL labels

At first, go to CONFIG and switch to the Channel Overview – CHANNELS. If you have not worked with your KLANG gear yet, the app will load the factory default. Your screen should look exactly like the one in the screenshot below. In this example we used a KLANG:vier and 5 mixes are shown. If you want to start with an empty preset since you already have modified information in there, please got to PRESET and load the “default” preset and go back to this menu.

Click on the channel label “Channel 1” of the first channel and a new window will guide you through the customization process.

In our example, channel 1 is the electric bass channel. Select the Bass Icon as shown in the screenshot. Use the Quick Label “Bass” to automatically rename the channel. Select a color of your choice.

Quick Labels include 4 pre-defined names per icon. Smart Labels are auto learning channel names for each icon according to your use. These are stored inside each KLANG:app separately.

Assign to Group

In the detailed Channels Setting view you can now assign a channel to one of the six groups. These are shown with their respective color and icon. The channel will be added to the end of the channel list for this particular group.

 

Click on NEXT to switch to the next channel. Name it and tweak the settings until all your channels are personalized.

PRO TIP: Use keyboard shortcuts on your Mac to proceed even faster to the next channel with cmd + right arrow.

When finished, you can also arrange your channels by moving them up and down and assign them to groups by drag and drop the handle to the right side of each channel.

Root Intensity EQ

Especially when no dedicated monitor console is available you want to equalize your input signals.


In the channels menu (in Admin mode) you can specify a filter (parametric equalizer with presets) for the input channels.

Please note: this EQ is used for the particular input channel for ALL mixes!

Choose a preset from the drop down list or go to the channel details view:

Fine-tune with Root-Intensity-EQ

Go to the Channel Details and choose Tune to fine tune the preset to your needs and see the frequency response. A purple circle lets you fine tune the tonal characteristics.

The ROOT parameter is 0 by default. When moved to the left the EQ can be pitched down by 1 octave or pitched up by 1 octave when moved to the right.

The INTENSITY parameter is 100% by default. When you move it upwards you can further increase the tonal characteristics of the preset. Slowly moving downward, you will reach 0% resulting in a fairly flat frequency response. By decreasing the intensity further the tonal characteristics of the preset are inverted up to -150%.

 

Step 2: Defining GROUPs

After you finished personalizing all your channels and switched back to the overview window, you can organize your channels in groups. You can switch channels on and off in the channel menu and also in the overview window. Switched off channels won´t be shown in the orbit view. If you have two signals that are related like for example the overhead-signals (channel 5 & 6 in the picture below) you can click the link button (the two circles) and the channels will be merged in the app and move together in orbit view.

You can customize your groups in the same way you did with your channels in the previous step. Click on a group name to enter the detailed group view.

 

Assign Group Color to ALL Group Member Channels

In the detailed group view you will see “Assign Color to Members”. This assigns the group color to all member channels.

If you want all users to have the same settings press “Paste THIS to ALL users” and the changes you made are copied to every user on your KLANG device. This includes channel naming, order of appearance, position in the orbit (STAGE and height), fader positions, mute, solo. Only the MASTER VOLUME is excluded.

If you only want to change channel naming but not the mixes etc. for other users, you have the possibility to only copy meta data by clicking on the Paste META to ALL users button.

If you want to copy a particular mix – including channel and group organization – go to a particular user’s mix. Click Copy from this user then move to another user and overwrite this user’s mix and channel organization by clicking Paste to this user.

Step 3: Channel Assignment (Optional)

Especially when starting from a template preset or when working with a new setup, you will regularly have to change the channel assignments. Just use the drop down menu in the Channel bars left to the stereo linking. You can choose a different input channel and the channels will be switched. Proceed with this until your channel order meets the assignment in KLANG:app.

Please note: Channel information is not temporarily stored in KLANG:app but inside KLANG:fabrik / KLANG:vier. This means that another remote control device can interfere with this copy & paste procedure while the clipboard inside your KLANG hardware is used.

Copy & Paste Functionality

Copy from this user

Copies ALL settings:

  • Channel names, icons, color
  • Channel Stereo linking
  • Channel Activation
  • Channel Order
  • Group association
  • Group names, icons, color
  • Channel fader settings
  • Channel position settings (stereo, 3D, i3D, orbit and height)
  • Channel Solo/Mute

Does not copy Master Volume.

Please note: This copied information is not stored on the remote control device in the KLANG:app but in KLANG:fabrik/KLANG:vier in a clipboard. If another user clicks on this button from another remote app these new settings are stored in KLANG:fabrik/KLANG:vier instead.

Paste to this user

Switch to another user and paste all the just copied settings for this particular user and proceed.

(Copy THIS and) Paste THIS to ALL users

Without the need to click on Copy from this user first, you can copy ALL the same settings to ALL users with only one click. This might show very useful in frantic changeovers. Label all channels first, then get a quickly equalized mix. Copy this to all users and adapt from this point to the users’ monitoring needs.

Paste META to ALL users

Unlike the prior methods, this button allows you to just copy:

  • Channel names, icons, color
  • Channel Activation
  • Channel Stereo linking
  • Group names, icons, color

The following settings are not altered:

  • Channel Order
  • Group association
  • Channel fader settings
  • Channel position settings (stereo, 3D, i3D, orbit and height)
  • Channel Solo/Mute

 

Go back to the KLANG:app overview here.

KLANG:app Overview


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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