January 1, 1970

KLANG:fabrik Delivers 3D Listening Experience At Silent Concert For 1000 Headphones

Press Release – For Immediate Release

KLANG:fabrik Delivers 3D Listening Experience At Silent Concert For 1000 Headphones

Aachen, Germany – August 2017 – The German band Adulescens recently performed a stunning silent concert at Marienplatzfest in Stuttgart, with over 1000 headphones and a binaural 3D mix powered by KLANG:fabrik.

Many small festivals in residential areas have a common problem, particularly during the open-air season in summer. After 10 PM, they have to turn down the PA, just when vibe gets going. Silent concerts offer an interesting alternative, allowing bands and DJs to play throughout the night without any loud, intrusive PA.

Over 1000 headphones were used at Adulescens’ latest silent concert with 3D sound.

To go one step further, Adulescens’ tour manager and FOH engineer, Tobias Raunigk, teamed up with KLANG:technologies to deliver a binaural 3D listening experience that would not be possible with conventional headphone or PA sound.

“We wanted to deliver something special as the next step up from silent discos in stereo,” says Raunigk. “With KLANG:fabrik you can create a 3D mix for the audience that sounds like you’re on stage between the musicians and not just standing in front of the stage. You’re surrounded by music, and that is really impressive.”

“The signals on stage are fed into the Dante network and send over to my Allen & Heath GLD-80 at FOH and then as direct outs via Dante to the KLANG:fabrik,” explains Raunigk. “I use two MIDI layers on the GLD-80 to do the headphone mix in the KLANG:fabrik since I prefer mixing with physical faders. I like easy tools for creating and mixing sounds and KLANG:fabrik is so fast and intuitive to work with.”

FOH Engineer Tobias Raunigk controls KLANG:fabrik and the 3D mix for the audience with the MIDI faders of his FOH console.

After touring smaller clubs with silent concerts for quite some time, the Stuttgart gig meant bringing the concept of the band’s silent concerts to a larger audience with over 1000 headphones.

“This really was the next step of the silent concert concept for all of us,” says Raunigk. “You could see some people where a bit skeptical at first listening to a festival gig with headphones, but as soon as they put the headphones on they start to dive into the ocean of sound, smile and dance. I’m pretty sure we will see these kinds of concerts more often in the future.”

A short video interview with Raunigk from the concert is available on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMscyTNXbbI

About KLANG:technologies
Headquartered in Aachen, Germany, KLANG:technologies is the world’s first manufacturer of truly immersive 3D in-ear monitor mixing technologies. The company’s core product, KLANG:fabrik, is a professional rack-mount monitoring mixing engine specifically designed to be used with IEMs and provides musicians with individual, natural and three-dimensional sound. KLANG:technologies’ products are now exclusively distributed in the US by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, NY. For more details on the manufacturer, visit www.klang.com.

About Group One Ltd.
Group One Ltd. is a US importer and distributor for a number of professional audio and lighting manufacturers. The company’s audio division currently distributes Blue Sky powered nearfield monitors, Calrec broadcast solutions, DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, KLANG:technologies 3D in-ear monitor mixing systems, MC2 high quality innovative amplifiers, and XTA digital signal processing equipment. The lighting division currently distributes Avolites lighting control consoles, DTS Lighting fixtures, elektraLite controllers and intelligent lighting, and Pulsar LED lighting.

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