The team at KLANG:technologies are excited to announce KOS 5.3, the latest iteration of their free operating system. From improved remote management, to offline editing of show files, the update brings an array of new features to all existing KLANG immersive in-ear mixing systems.
KOS 5.3 introduces a comprehensive offline editor and simulator, enabling users to prepare a show remotely, without requiring a connection to KLANG processing hardware. Built into the KLANG:app, the offline editor emulates any existing KLANG processor- including network communication for DiGiCo SD and Quantum console integration and even emulating KLANG:controller/s on a local network. The Offline Editor also offers full compatibility with DiGiCo consoles’ offline editor, making it possible to set up both the mixing console routing and KLANG setup remotely without having a console and KLANG processor on hand.
“Imagine you are sitting on a tour bus to the next gig and you need to make quick changes. Now, you just need your laptop to open an existing show file, adapt it for a different KLANG processor, or changes in the band or equipment available. With just the press of a button you can preview the mix settings with KLANG:app’s built-in KLANG:kontroller emulator.”Dr. Roman Scharrer – CEO KLANG:technologies GmbH
Adding peace of mind and an extra layer of security to the KLANG system, the KOS 5.3 update also offers vastly improved Remote Management features. Administrators are now able to fully restrict access to the system with password protection, and are able to help musicians to connect and configure their KLANG:apps remotely. Additionally, individual performers can be locked to their mix, preventing them from changing another performer’s mix.
Administrators can now hide and protect specific channels- pertinent to channels that should be audible in the musician’s mix, but only be controlled by an engineer, e.g. a talkback channel. Hiding channels also aids in maintaining a clean and clear channel list for all performers- especially relevant for those working with KLANG:kontrollers.
A new feature allowing the user to quickly search for and sort all KLANG devices found on the network is now available, a useful element when managing a monitoring system with many users and devices. The workflow to collect logs has also been improved, with the KLANG:app now collecting all logs from all devices, even from other KLANG:apps on the network. This enables a detailed overview of all connected KLANG systems with just one push of a button.