Connecting YAMAHA CL series to KLANG:vier #2

Your band is running entirely on in-ears? Congratulations, you have to privilege to work on a silent stage now. A great example for such a technical setup would be Yamaha CL1 at FoH and KLANG:vier as the personal 3D in-ear monitoring system for the band. With this setup, the FoH sound engineer has still access to the in-ear mixes and can assist during sound check but the band can independently mix their own monitors – You will see how much speed you gain with this setup during sound check and you can work on the important details of the sound and concentrate on the show without having to worry about your in-ear sound.

Scenario 2 – Intermediate | Club Concert

Description of the Connection Example:

  • 24channels (post EQ/dyn, pre-fader) from CL to KLANG:vier (smaller version of KLANG:fabrik) via Dante
  • IEMs or wireless transmitters directly connected to KLANG:vier’s analog/headphone outputs
  • CUE mix from KLANG:vier routed back via Dante to Yamaha CL (e.g. CL is used as FoH console)
  • iPads running KLANG:app for Personal 3D in-ear mixing connected via WiFi router (2.4 or 5 GHz)

Step 1: Introduce Dante equipment

First, we have to assign KLANG:vier to the Dante equipment list of the CL console. Click on I/O DEVICE and then on DANTE SETUPClick here to download our CL1 multitrack preset.

Choose the next empty slot and click on it. 

Go to DEVICE LIST and choose KLANG:vier from the list. From now on, the CL console will show the KLANG:vier in the Dante routing screen as a known device.

The Dante Routing can of course also be realized via Dante Controller directly. Read more about how to route with Dante Controller here.

Step 2: Set Internal CL Signal Routing

  1. Click on INPUT
  2. then on 1–8
  3. and choose D.OUT from the touch screen.

Choose the single channel view by clicking on 1ch.

Choose the direct out point (pre-fader in this example) and make sure to activate APPLY TO ALL INPUT to choose the same direct out point for all following channels. Touch on the field left to ON to apply routing to the Dante card.

Choose the appropriate Dante channel (in this example direct out channel 1 is patched to Dante channel 1, etc). Proceed with the “+” and repeat for the next 23 channels.

Now, we have the first 24 input channels routed to Dante channel 1-24 (pre-fader).

Step 3: Patch KLANG’s CUE output back to CL

We want the CUE / Mix #5 from KLANG:vier to appear on the CL console as a stereo input channel so the FoH engineer, can CUE this stereo channel on his console and listen to the 3D in-ear mixes of the musicians.


Choose a free stereo input channel pair on the Dante card. In this example we use DANTE63 and DANTE64.

Step 4: Set Routing in KLANG:vier

The screen shot below shows the routing inside KLANG:vier during the connection of CL1 & KLANG:vier. All 24 Dante inputs (Dante 1, 2 and 3, each block consists of 8 channels) are routed directly to the KLANG:vier’s DSP. KLANG:vier’s 5 mixes (User 1 … User 5) are fixed routes back to the Dante network card (Channel 1 .. Channel 10). Mix 1 to 4 (User 1 … User 4) are available on KLANG:vier’s headphone outs and on the SUB-D breakout as line levels, e.g. to connect wireless transmitters.

Read more on the routing and clocking options in CONFIG/ROUTING section.

And now you are ready to mix FoH and pre-process the input mics and instruments signals with Yamaha CL1, CL3, or CL5. Your band receives 24 input channels and the musicians can finally mix their in-ear monitors – in 3D – with the best sound transparency.

Some more ideas…

You can also try to use one or two ambience mics (e.g. input channel 23 and 24). Use a high pass filter in CL and compress them with a strong compressor setting. This helps the musicians to get more feedback from the audience. Ambience mics should be placed on the 3D orbit withing KLANG’s 3D in-ear mixing, probably in front of the musicians with a narrow angle of 20–30 degrees.

For vocals, dry acoustic guitar signals and snare drums, FoH engineers often make use of the reverb and delay effects of the CL series mixers. You can blend these FX outputs into a stereo feed in CL and send this out to KLANG:vier e.g. on channel 21 and 22. With both ambience and FX the in-ear mixes get a live-like sound with studio effects and sound really astonishing.

Read more on channel labelling in KLANG:app here.

Read more…

Go back to the first connection example of CL and KLANG:quelle.

Proceed to the next connection example of CL and KLANG:fabrik.

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