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DiGiCo Integration | Quick Start Guide

Network Overview

In order for the KLANG DiGiCo remote to work, a computer with KLANG:app is required as the bridge between the DiGiCo console and KLANG hardware. Hence, the computer needs to have a network connection to the DiGiCo console and also to the KLANG hardware.

Standard network setup

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The standard network uses one network adaptor and simply connects the console, the computer running KLANG:app and the KLANG processor as well as additional KLANG:apps or :kontroller for personal mixing to the same network.

Separate KLANG and DiGiCo Networks

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In some scenarios it is advantageous to keep the DiGiCo console network and the KLANG network separate. This can easily be achieved by using a computer with two network adaptors, e.g. by using an additional USB Gigabit adaptor.

Reasons to keep the two networks separate might be one or more of the following:

  • KLANG control network is also used for Dante
  • Waves is used on the DiGiCo network and should kept separate from the Dante network

 

External Control Setup

Step 1 | Settings in KLANG:app

  1. Open KLANG:app and connect to KLANG Processor. Go to CONFIG
  2. Click on EXT. CTRL. If this is not shown in the menu, switch to ADMIN mode (Click and hold CONFIG for 3 seconds > ADMIN).
  3. Under MIXING CONSOLE LINK, switch Mode to Setup. Set Console Type to “DiGiCO_SD”. Select Init Master as required for your workflow. See further below for details.
  4. Enter Console IP and the Console Receive Port. See the following diagram for details.

Step 2 | Settings on Console

On the console, go to Setup > External Control.

  1. Enable External Control: YES
  2. Suppress OSC retransmit needs to be enabled.
  3. KLANG Interface:”KLANG enabled
  4. Click on add device and choose KLANG.
  5. “IP Address”: enter the IP address of the computer running KLANG:app, shown after “App IP:” in KLANG:app. Do NOT enter the IP of the KLANG processor here!
  6. Send”: leave this at default “9111” as also shown in KLANG:app.
  7. Rcv“: enter the Console Receive Port 8200 as shown in KLANG:app.
  8. Click on the red cross under “Enabled” to activate and it turns into a green checkmark when successfully activated.
Screenshot of DiGiCo > Setup > External Control
DiGiCo > Setup > External Control: The KLANG Interface should have a green checkmark, then it is enabled.

Signal Flow and KLANG Control

On the console, switch to the master screen. To enable aux nodes for KLANG processing, first click on the grey button with the KLANG logo. It turns purple and then you can KLANG enable aux nodes which is idendified by a purple G button. Internal aux processing for KLANG enabled channels is off. Route audio via direct out to KLANG and return the KLANG immersive in-ear mixes back to the console via the aux merge input.

KLANG enabling for aux nodes is turned off
KLANG enabling for aux nodes is activated. Tapping on the aux node will toggle this aux node between internal aux processing and KLANG immersive processing.

KLANG control is available for each aux node:

  • channel modes mono/stereo/3D/i3D, azimuth (angle on the orbit around the head in KLANG:app STAGE view),
  • elevation (height in KLANG:app STAGE view),
  • width for stereo input channels,
  • level (aux send level and channel level in KLANG:app)
  • and the on button that shows the opposite of mute in KLANG:app.

KLANG mix settings are stored in the console’s snapshots and sent to KLANG when a snapshot is recalled.

Click on the small KLANG head to open or close the expanded view.
  • Console aux names are sent to KLANG mix names.
  • All KLANG controllers are sent both ways.
  • In case of a reconnect, a re-sync or a restart of KLANG:app all KLANG controls will be synced. Depending on the Sync Master: Console -> all controllers stored in SD will be sent to KLANG. KLANG -> all values stored in KLANG will be sent to the console. See further below for details.
  • When an aux node is not KLANG enabled, it will be deactivated and hence hidden in KLANG:app’s fader and stage view. When a channel is switched on or off it will be automatically KLANG enabled or disabled in the console.
  • KLANG bypass can be used to quickly switch to console’s internal aux buss mixing. Create your own custom KLANG bypass macro that also switches off all merge inputs from KLANG.

Connection Status in KLANG:app

Back in KLANG:app, you will see a

  • “D” indicator (DiGiCo console is Init Master) or
  • “K” (KLANG is Init Master) or
  • “T” Throttling (temporarily slowing down the connection speed to prevent network congestion)

indicator above CONFIG icon and basic information on the console.

  • <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.

Mixing Workflows

In the following we show two different workflows. The first Workflow (3.1) shows SD/Quantum users how to upgrade to KLANG and the second (3.2) shows KLANG users how to upgrade to the SD/Quantum mixing console link.

We recommend to NOT use fade times between snapshots in the SD/Quantum as the network communication from the console will slow down the workflow.
Currently, KOS/KLANG:app only support to map console input channels but no groups. This feature might be added in the future.
Snapshots do not need to be transferred from the console to KLANG, because all settings will be sent to KLANG once a snapshot is fired.

Workflow 1: SD/Quantum User Upgrades to KLANG

On SD/Quantum:

Load an existing session or start from scratch.
Activate KLANG enable for Channels and Aux as required.

In KLANG:app:

Load default showfile. Go to CONFIG > PRESET > SHOWS, select “default” and click the button LOAD.

Mix Mapping

CONFIG > CONNECT. Start with the first KLANG mix and proceed with all other mixes accordingly. Under remote, choose the console’s aux that should be mapped. Now you can switch between Auxes on the console and KLANG:app will follow and switch to the associated KLANG mix.

Channel Mapping

Go to Mix 1
Go to CONFIG > Channels

Start with the first channel you want to map. Then proceed exactly the same step for each channel till the end:

  1. *Map the cons’s channel to this KLANG channel. Click on the REMOTE CH dropdown menu and choose a console channel.
  2. Check if stereo LINK status in the console and KLANG is matching. If stereo LINK is red in KLANG, adjust the stereo LINK in KLANG:app accordingly
  3. Click RIPPLE DOWN in the REMOTE CH dropdown menu of the last channel you mapped.
  4. Jump back to 1. and proceed with the next channel…

When finished go to KLANG:app > CONFIG > CHANNELS > Paste META to ALL users
If working with a Cascade of KLANG units. Proceed with the first mix auf den next unit.

When finished go KLANG:app > CONFIG > EXT CTRL and set MIXING CONSOLE LINK > MODE from Setup to Active.

Now, select your Init Master from the drop down menu and click CONSOLE.

In order to sync the settings between console and KLANG, finally click Pull Mix Settings from Console.

Workflow 2: KLANG user upgrades to SD/Quantum console link

On SD/Quantum:

Files > Load default.ses session on console or create a new one.

In KLANG:app

Load your show you want to start with.

REMOTE MIX Mapping

CONFIG > CONNECT. Start with the first KLANG mix and proceed with all other mixes accordingly. Under remote, choose the console’s aux that should be mapped. Now you can switch between Auxes on the console and the KLANG:app will follow and switch to the associated KLANG mix.

The REMOTE MIX dropdown menu has the following entries:

  • NONE
  • <1,2,3,4,…>: concole Aux buss numbers followed with their labels.

 

REMOTE CH Mapping

Go to Mix 1. Go to CONFIG > CHANNELS.

The REMOTE CH dropdown menu has the following entries:

  • NONE
  • RIPPLE DOWN: Map all following channels with increasing numbers
  • CLEAR DOWN: Clear this current and all following mappings.
  • REFRESH: Pull the latest Channel Labels from console and refresh this list
  • <1,2,3,4,…>: Console Input Channel numbers followed with their respective labels.

Start with the first channel you want to map. Then proceed exactly the same step for each channel till the end:

  1. *Map the console’s channel to this KLANG channel. Click on the REMOTE CH dropdown menu and choose a console channel.
  2. Check if stereo LINK status in the console and KLANG is matching. If stereo LINK is red in KLANG, adjust in the console accordingly.
  3. Click RIPPLE DOWN in the REMOTE CH dropdown menu of the last channel you mapped.
  4. Jump back to 1. and proceed with the next channel…

When finished go KLANG:app > CONFIG > EXT CTRL and set MIXING CONSOLE LINK > MODE from Setup to Active.

Now, select your Init Master from the drop down menu and click KLANG.

In order to sync the settings between console and KLANG click on Push Mix Settings to Console.

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