Manuals

:kontroller | Quick Start Guide

Mixing Workflow

Groups

When :kontroller is assigned to a mix on a KLANG immersive mixing processor it switches to the GROUPS view by default. Press the GROUPS button anytime to switch to the Group Mix mode. Use the rotaries beneath the displays to change the level of the group.  

If you need ‘more me’ in your mix, simply got to Group Mix mode and increase the relative level of your own instrument group. The overall volume stays the same by lowering everything but your own instrument or voice. 

Relative Group mixing can be deactivated via :kontroller Expert Settings

Mute & Solo

  1. Pressing the SOLO or MUTE button switches the behavior of the rotary push 
  2. Pushing the rotary on any channel activates Solo/Mute for that channel
  3. To clear SOLO or MUTE press and hold the respective button for 2 seconds
  4. If a channel or group is muted and the level is increased it will be automatically unmuted.

Channel Banks

Using the CH 1-8, CH 9-16 & CH 17-24 buttons you can step through three channel banks giving you control over all individual channels. If a channel is already reached its maximum volume, turn the rotary even further and all other channels will be reduced in volume and the master level will be adapted automatically.

Ambience & AUX input

AMB/AUX allows to blend in the local binaural ambience mics and the 3.5mm stereo aux input.

  1. To adjust your ambience microphones (AmbMic), or your Aux In, press the AMB/AUX button.
  2. Use the rotaries to adjust them to your preferred level or toggle between MUTE/SOLO and use the push buttons to mute or solo them. 
  3. In this menu you can also adjust the Master Volume of your associated mix on the KLANG immersive processor.

Customize channel settings and immersive panning

  1. When you are on a Channel Bank, press the CONFIG button and it switches to Channel Config mode and starts blinking.
  2. Push any Rotary of a channel to tweak its mix settings.
  3. Adjust the values by using the rotaries. Use the push button to use default values.
  4. Signal placement, assigning to a different group, or changing the color can all be done here.
These three parameters control the position around your head, the HEIGHT or elevation of a source and the stereo WIDTH if it is a stereo channel. Use the push buttons: Panning will cycle clock wise by 90 degrees, HEIGHT will set the source to the horizon, Width will spread the stereo signal to 100%.
You can add your channel to another group. It will be added at the end of the channel list. Press the COLOR button to copy the color of the group to this channel.

CONNECTIONS

Connect KLANG:kontroller to the front port of KLANG:vokal. Alternatively, connect the included DC supply or use a PoE switch and connect to the combined Dante/Control of your KLANG processor. 

KLANG:kontroller uses a DHCP client and will automatically configure its IP address. If no DHCP server is present on the network a link-local IP address (169.254.x.y/16) will be self-assigned.
:kontroller’s Control Interface and its Dante module are two separate devices and require two IP addresses. Both devices communicate through one network ports.

Connect your headphones to either the 3.5mm / ⅛” TRS headphone output in the front.

Alternatively, use the 6.3mm /¼” TRS headphone output in the back.

The 6.3mm headphone output in the back of :kontroller has priority, i.e. it will automatically mute the front headphone output once a headphone jack is connected.

Use the Volume knob to adjust the overall volume for the headphone mix.

ASSIGN A MIX

Like KLANG:app, :kontroller saves the name of the KLANG processor, the KLANG processor’s IP address and the number of the mix it is currently connected to.
In order to reconnect, it searches for available KLANG processors on the network – particularly it tries to reach the last IP address – and once a processor with the same name is found it connects to the saved mix number.

Dante Follow

There is a dedicated step-by-step guide to enable this feature.

CONFIG MENU

Press and hold the CONFIG button for 3 seconds.

:kontrollers can be configured to disable local CONFIG menu access. See the ADVANCED | REMOTE CONFIG section for details.

CONFIG Menu

Press and hold CONFIG for 3 seconds to enter the config menu. Use the CONFIG button to navigate back in the menu. A press on the GROUPS or CHANNEL banks immediately exits the CONFIG menu.

ASSIGN

This menu shows all mixes of all KLANG processors seen on the network. Select any of the mix to login :kontroller to this mix. Exit this Config menu by pressing the CONFIG button again.

NET

Check IP address, assign static / fixed IPs, configure VLANs…

KLANG:kontroller needs an IP address for its Dante interface and an IP address for the control interface to communicate with the immersive processor. Both Dante and the control interface run a DHCP client and will receive IP addresses provided by a DHCP server on the network. If there is no server, they will self-negotiate an IP address zero conf/link lokal. Both interfaces can also be configure with static IP addresses. Press and hold CONFIG for 3 seconds and go to NET to change the network configuration for the control side.

If a fixed/static IP is required, click on the submenus to edit IP address, subnet mask and Gateway. Use the rotaries to adjust the values. Press the Rotaries for default values. The Gateway setting will automatically follow the IP address and mask setting. Apply the settings in the NET menu by pressing on the blinking SET FIXED IP controller.

Use Dante Controller to change the network configuration, especially set a fixed/static IP addres for the Dante module.
Dante and control data will be transmitted via one Ethernet cable. The IP addresses of the Dante and the Control interface can be on the same or on different subnets.

AUDIO

Go to AUDIO to change the gain of immersive ambient mics (0dB default, +20dB) or Dante Follow for automatic Dante routing once a mix is assigned.

Adapt the headphone amp to the sensitivity of the headphones. By default it is set to -12dB for IEMs. Increase the maximum output voltage by setting it to 0dB or even +12dB if required.

KOS

Provides basic info, e.g. KOS version

USB

Turn the rotary to select between Export, Import, Log. Then push the rotary to exchange presets with a USB pen drive inserted to the USB port at the rear of :kontroller. Wait for 5 seconds before unplugging the USB drive.

DELETE/SAVE/LOAD Personal Presets

Turn the rotaries to select one of the 64 preset slots. The date of the last saved state will be shown. Push the rotary to perform the action delete, save or load. Showfiles mix settings (level, position/pan, channel names and order, groups) mix settings for the assigned mix into kontroller’s internal memory slots.

ADVANCED | Remote Config

Open KLANG:app. Admin mode must be activated. Go to CONFIG > CONNECT. Select your :kontroller for the following steps.

Assign a Mix remotely

Remotely assign kontroller to a mix with the CONFIG > CONNECT > ASSIGN MIX dropdown list.

Change Output Routing

The routing to the headphone output is fixed and this is always the immersive mix, plus the blend of the local ambience mics and aux input.

By default, the XLR outputs receive the same signal as the headphone out and the Dante output contains the full level mix incl. aux in and ambience mics.

Go to CONFIG > ROUTING to choose the XLR and Dante output signals. The routing direction is from left (source) to the top (receiver).

Available sources are

  • Aux In: Local line level input at the rear of :kontroller (pre-fader)
  • Amb Mic: Local :kontroller immersive ambience mics (pre-fader)
  • Pre Master: Immersive Mix (Dante input of kontroller) mixed with Aux In and Amb Mic. Without EQs and pre master headphone volume
  • Post EQ: Same as Pre Master but post master headphone volume and including :kontroller output EQ setting.

Available receivers:

  • Dante Out: Send signal back to the Dante network, output of :kontroller Dante module
  • XLR Out: Send signal to Line level XLR output on the rear of :kontroller

Expert Customization

Go to CONFIG > INFO > SET to remotely adjust all settings from the :kontroller CONFIG menu and even more advanced custom settings.

Expert Network Settings

Remote set VLAN settings. This setting is also available via the local :kontroller CONFIG menu.

Headphone Gain

This setting is also available via the local :kontroller CONFIG menu.

Enable Amb Mic Boost

This setting is also available via the local :kontroller CONFIG menu.

Auto Unmute

Default: enabled. If the gain of a muted channel or group is increased it will be automatically unmuted.

Relative Group Mixing

Default: enabled. When the gain of one DCA group is increased, the other groups will be turned down by the same amount to maintain the overall level.

Group Bank Lock

Default: off. When Group Bank Lock is enabled, :kontroller cannot access the Channel banks, only GROUPS and AMB/AUX.

Press and Hold CONFIG for 3 seconds to disable Group Bank Lock locally on :kontroller

Config Menu Access

Default: enabled. When enabled, the local menu on :kontroller can be accessed via the CONFIG button.

Display Dim

Default: off. If enabled, the local :kontroller displays will be dimmed to emit less light.

Button Dim

Default: off. If enabled, the local :kontroller button LEDs will be dimmed to emit less light.

Broadcast Dim

This sends a broadcast message to the network requesting all :kontrollers to dim LEDs and Displays.

Technical Data

Warnings & Precautions

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  • To reduce the danger of electrical shock, DO NOT remove covers. There are no user serviceable parts inside KLANG products. Please refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. DO NOT handle the power cord with wet or moist hands! Class I device: Connect only to main socket outlets with protective earth. Unplug main power cord to ensure an all-pole disconnection. Keep main power socket easily accessible at all times.
  • DO NOT expose this device to rain, water or other types of liquid or moisture (incl. splashing or dripping, dew or fog). Never place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, bottles or glasses on or near the device.
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F). Avoid exposing this device to sources of heat.
  • Using any audio system at high volume levels can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Set your system volume as low as possible. Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive sound pressure levels.

Compliance

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This device has been tested and found to comply with the requirements defined in: EN55103-1:2009, EN 55103-2: 2009, EN 55022:2006/CISPR 22:1997, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22:02 and FCC 47 CFR, Part 15.

Safety

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EN 60065, 7th Edition, Rev.: 09/21/2012; CAN/CSAC22.2 No. 60065:03 (R2012). RoHS Compliant and Pb-Free.

WEEE – Recycling

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According to RL2002/96/EG (WEEE – Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) electronic equipment has to be recycled and does not belong in the standard waste. If you are unsure how to recycle this product please contact us and we will recycle the device for you.

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