Manuals

:app menu – CONFIG | Overview

The CONFIG menu is the most important menu for the system engineer and the sound/monitor engineer during setup of the system. Full access to all features is only granted in the Admin mode (hold CONFIG for 3 sec to switch modes).

CONNECT

Switch processors, rename mixes, assign icons and output EQs

CHANNELS

Label, color and define channels

PRESET

Store and load shows and snapshot control

This menu is all about saving and loading show presets and snapshots. 

SYSTEM

IO settings, sampling rate and number of mixes

ROUTING

Configure audio sources and receivers

Audio routing is one of the first tasks you have to complete when installing gear in a new combination. Read more on how to route signals to and from your KLANG processor or :kontroller

INFO

Advanced monitoring and expert configuration

EXT CTRL

:app Skin, MIDI MCU, OSC Remote Control and DiGiCo Console Link

FAQ

App

How to backup all settings and collect log files?

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Where it used to be two different processes to gather log files and presets from KLANG hardware via USB export and email logs , K:a now collects all logs automatically. Follow this link for more details.

Is there a way to search & sort the devices on my network?

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Yes, KLANG:app can filter and sort discovered network devices. Follow this link for more details.

Can I protect channels from changes?

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Yes, channels can be hidden in KLANG:app running musician or personal mode and on kontrollers and therefore be protected from changes. Follow this link for more details.

Can I hide unused Mixes?

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Yes. Follow this link for more details.

Is there a way to preview my mixes on the :kontroller surface?

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Yes, KLANG:app offers a simulation of the :kontroller interface. Follow this link for more details.

Can I open and edit my KLANG show files offline without being connected to a processor?

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Yes. KLANG:app has a built in offline editor. Follow this link for more details.

How to find out when a new KLANG:app version is available?

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KLANG:app can now check for available :app updates. Follow this link for more details.

Can I customize :kontroller’s feature set for my production?

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Many features of :kontroller can be activated and deactivated to offer the exact feature set required for the production. Follow this link for more details.

How to change mixing parameters for many channels or mixes at the same time?

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You can set values for specific parameters for channels in all mixes. Follow this link for more details.

How to learn about all KLANG:app features?

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The Tooltip feature helps you by making small tooltip icons appear next to buttons or elements. Click on these elements to get help on functionality. Follow this link for more details.

Does KLANG:app work with different Aspect Ratios?

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Yes. Button and text sizes have been optimized to yield the best user interface on different screen sizes while still showing all available control elements. Follow this link for more details.

Can I rename my KLANG:app device?

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Just as KLANG processors and :kontrollers, KLANG:app devices can now be identified by custom names. Follow this link for more details.

How to reorder Groups?

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The order of groups can also be changed. Use the move up and move down icon to move a group and all its member channels one position up or down. Follow this link for more details.

How to protect mixes with a password?

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It is now possible to enter a KOS Login Password. Users need to know this password to connect to the processor in Show or Admin mode. Follow this link for more details.

CleanMyMac / Clean My Mac sometimes erroneously detects KLANG:app as BirdMiner malware

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KLANG:app containers are tested before uploaded to the download section of this website. CleanMyMac sometimes erroneously detects KLANG:app as BirdMiner malware. We can assure that this is a false positive and our developers have reached out to the clean my mac developers to resolve this warning on their end.

There is no need for additional tools such as CleanMyMac and they are known to cause performance issue. Please ignore this warning.

Why do KLANG show files and log files have a time offset?

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KLANG uses UTC timestamps throughout to support devices with multiple time zone settings simultaneously. This explains why you see a constant time offset.

See details here to determine the offset: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time

Do I need a WiFi router? Which kind is best?

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You only need a WiFi router, if you want to connect KLANG:app on smartphones or tables, e.g. for personal mixing or for a monitor engineer when working on the stage. A hardwired ethernet connection is always the best choice for critical communication links, e.g. when running the DiGiCo console integration. We recommend to use a hardwired ethernet connect whenever possible, especially for laptops or computers with an ethernet port.

There are two different frequency bands for WiFi – 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. We recommend to use dual band WiFi routers or Access Points. The 2.4 GHz band might get very busy or noisy when several mobile devices are around. The 5 GHz band tends to be the better choice. In many systems it is possible to define unique SSID to the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, so it is easy to see on a mobile device on which band you are working on. Modern mesh routers are more intelligent and tend to provide the best performance in all situations.

Error Code 5 with webroot on Windows

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This is a known issue with webroot.

Solution: get in touch with your system admin to disable webroot.

Why do I loose connection to the KLANG processor with a 10G network adaptor?

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Newer Mac computers might ship with a fast 10G network adaptor. This adaptor sometimes runs into communication issues if the connected device (e.g. a network switch) does not support 10G. In that case a significated percentage (e.g. up to 50%) of the network traffic might be dropped, but it is hard to troubleshoot as it still works from time to time. This issue has not been addressed properly by the manufactured of these computers, yet.

Solution: Use a USB Gigabit network interface.

What is KLANG’s software update release and product support philosophy?

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KLANG products are designed to be used for long periods of time and our philosophy will always be to try our best to offer support for as long as it is needed; however, this might become limited for various reasons, for example where we are depending on third party component suppliers, soft- and hardware developers etc. Our legacy products KLANG:fabrik (introduced in 2014), KLANG:vier and KLANG:quelle 19” are still receiving updates today, following this philosophy.

KLANG does not rely on rigidly fixed software update cycles (e.g. once or twice a year). Instead we aim to constantly maintain and improve the user experience, especially by releasing KLANG:app improvements to react to changes in smartphone or computer operating system updates as soon as possible.

Find the latest software updates here.

How many :apps can be connected to KLANG immersive processors?

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Our products are designed and tested to be used with at least 1 :app or :kontroller per mix, plus 2 :apps for engineers. In most cases is is possible to use even more apps, there is no fixed limit.

What operating systems are supported for KLANG:app?

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Officially supported operating systems for KLANG:app are Windows, Mac Os, Android, iOS.

Windows 7 and 10 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.

Mac OS X 10.11–13.0 are supported.

iOS – latest two versions are tested and supported.

Android – there are various different versions, which cannot be all tested in combination with different hardware of tablets and smartphones.

OxygenOS (OnePlus) might not work properly, this is officially not supported.

Windows Phones are not supported.

How can I store and recall presets, show files or mixes?

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Presets are by default stored inside the immersive processor hardware and can be recalled directly via KLANG:app. In order to backup presets or transfer them from one KLANG device to another, simply connect with KLANG:app go to the CONFIG > PRESET page, select a preset from the dropdown and click TRANSFER. Presets are interchangable between different immersive processors e.g. between KLANG:fabrik and KLANG:konductor.

More info on Preset…

How can I listen or CUE into mixes?

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All KLANG immersive processors allow for CUEing into all available mixes. This is particularly helpful for monitor engineers that need to constantly switch between mixes. Details on the CUE functionality can be found here.

Which DiGiCo consoles offer the KLANG console integration

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The KLANG console integration is available on the following DiGiCo consoles

  • SD series
  • Quantum series

Do I need a control computer for the DiGiCo console link?

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Yes. The KLANG DiGiCo Console Link requires a computer running KLANG:app for setup and for operation.

Is there a way to decrease :kontrollers Display brightness or turn them off?

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Yes, you can activate Dark mode/:kontroller blackout which turns all LEDs and Displays (except for the last one)off. This is particular useful for theatres when the stage should be as dark as possible. With a push on any rotary button, the dark mode can be exited. [KKA-120]

In order to revert all :kontroller back to normal operation, use “Switch lights back on”. Follow this link for more details.

Do I need special headphones or in-ears to experience 3D sound?

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No. KLANG incorporates binaural technology and processes the sound inside a KLANG processor to work with your own pair of standard stereo headphones or in-ears. In fact, it is not important if your headphones are open or closed, electrostatic, dynamic or use balanced armature drivers as most in-ears do. You can use universal fit in-ears or custom molded in-ears. Just make sure that the polarity is correct and the left and right signals go to the correct ears.

Is it Personal Monitoring System or is it a tool for Monitor Engineers?

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Both.

The KLANG system is designed to be very easy to use especially if you don’t have years of experience in mixing monitors. The 3D in-ear mixing functionality enables musicians to get a very transparent and natural in-ear / headphone mix and a very short time.

At the same time, our products and especially KLANG:app offers all features experienced sound engineers or monitor engineers expect when working with a mixing tool for the live or studio market. Especially features like CUE mixing for musicians is a feature you want to use at mixing monitors constantly.

Why are all other groups turned down if I increase the volume of one group?

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KLANG:app and KLANG:kontroller offer customizable DCA groups for an improved mixing workflow e.g. during a show. By default, the volume of all other groups is decreased when the volume of one group is increased. This helps to keep the sound pressure level approximately the same and prevent the mix to get louder.

However, if you want to deactivate relative DCA group mixing go to KLANG:app > CONFIG (requires Admin mode to change this setting) > INFO > SET > Disable KLANG:app Relative Group Mixing

In order to change the behavior for KLANG:kontroller login with KLANG:app to your KLANG:kontroller (requires Admin mode to change this setting) > INFO > SET > Disable Relative Group Mixing.

How many channels and groups can be adjusted on :kontroller

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:kontroller always supports all groups of a mix. The maximum number of groups per KLANG mix is 16. By pushing GROUPS on :kontroller the first 8 groups are shown and by pushing GROUPS for a second time the last 8 groups are shown.

:kontroller supports 3 banks of 8 channels each, so the first 8 channels of a KLANG mix are available. It is important to sort the most important channels that should be controlled to the first 24 in the KLANG mix. However, the groups can always control the channels 25+. It is also possible to hide channel from the kontroller, without the need to resort channels. Hidden channels are still audible in the mix but cannot be individually tweak. However, if the group is changed in level these hidden channels will follow. https://www.klang.com/manuals/app-faders/#reorder-groups

What do the red or green icons above CONFIG stand for?

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From left to right.

“C” stands for Clock

  • green: clock sync is OK.
  • red: there is a clock error

Change and monitor clock settings in CONFIG > ROUTING.

“N” stands for Network

  • green: Connection and ping time to KLANG processor OK
  • orange/yellow: some pings did not come through or the ping time is very long > Network problems or processor overload
  • red: connection to KLANG processor lost or communication too slow > check network settings and processor.

Take a look at CONFIG > INFO more details.

 

“D” indicator (DiGiCo console is Init Master) /
“K” (KLANG is Init Master) indicator above CONFIG /
“T” (Throttling is active) network messages are currently slowed down as there is a lot going on.

  • <No indicator>: Mixing Console Link Mode is set to OFF
  • Blinking Green: Mixing Console Link Mode is set to Setup
  • Static: Mixing Console Link Mode is set to Active
  • Blinking Red: Link Mode is set to Active but NO Mix or NO Channel Mappings are set.
  • RED: Console Link connection not working / lost connection
  • YELLOW: Console Link connection issues, loosing connection
  • GREEN: Console Link connection OK and working.

More info on the console integration 

 

What does a yellow or orange “M” and red “S” in FADERS mean?

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If any channel in a mix is on solo, a red icon with “S” for solo appears  just above the FADERS menu icon.

If any channel in the mix is muted a yellow or orange icon with “M” appears.

How do I exchange presets between different processors?

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Presets are interchangeable between all KLANG immersive processors.

If the presets contains less input channels or less mixes these settings will be added from the default file. In case the preset has more mixes or more input channels than the processor offers the first mixes and first channels will be loaded until the maximum is reached.

More info on Preset…

How disable and enable the built-in demo mode feature

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It is possible to generally disable demo mode. This is particularly useful to prevent the demo mode button to appear in case KLANG:apps are disconnected from KLANG hardware network. Users might click the button accidentally and not notice that they are now mixing the built-in demo song instead of their own in-ear mix.

To disable, go to ADMIN mode and log in to a KLANG:fabrik/KLANG:vier mix or the built in demo mode. Then, navigate to CONFIG > INFO > Set (button) > Advanced > DON’T show demo mode. Fully restart KLANG:app. Now the demo mode will not be listed in the CONNECT screen anymore.

To enable again, go to ADMIN mode and navigate to CONFIG > CONNECT. Press and hold the refresh ICON (circular arrow at the bottom) for 4 seconds.

Which Characters are allowed for Preset Names?

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Preset names shall not include blank spaces or any special characters such as  \“#@,;:<>*^|?\\/ etc.

Allowed characters are ‘a–z’, ‘A–Z’, ‘0–9’, ‘-‘, ‘.’, ‘_’

Can I remote control the system via MIDI or OSC?

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Yes, that is possible.

KLANG:app, all KLANG processors and :kontroller exclusively communicate with each other via OpenSoundControl (OSC) messages. Find all details about the OSC messages in the OSC Reference Guide.

KLANG:app can further be controlled via MIDI / MCU.

There are also flexible third party converters from OSC to OSC or MIDI to OSC available, such as OSCulator. In this way, mixing console commands like snapshot recall or fader comnands can be converted. Additionally, tools like touchOSC can be used to design specific graphic interfaces if required.

Does KLANG:app support multi-touch?

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On iOS and Android multi-touch is inherently supported. On Windows KLANG:app can be used with a multi-touch display, i.e. several faders and icons can be moved in parallel. However, on Mac OS X multi-touch displays are not supported as such. Hence, only a single fader or a single icon can be moved one after another.

– We are currently working on a solution for this and work around the barriers of Mac OS X –

Do I need an iPad, Tablet or Smartphone?

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It depends. If you want to use the KLANG processor a personal monitoring system all musician should have access to their mixes.

This can either be done with KLANG:app on smartphone or tablets or with KLANG:kontroller. This works of course at the same time, it’s completely your choice.

Licensing Error on Amazon Tablet

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The Digital Rights Management (DRM) is sometimes causing an issue on Amazon Tablets. The tablet need to be connected to the internet from time to time to renew this license. DRM might be deactivated in future KLANG:app releases for the Amazon AppStore. To workaround, please connect the tables to the internet at least once every month.

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