DiGiCo unveiled the DMI-KLANG expansion at NAMM 2020

DiGiCo unveiled at NAMM 2020 the new DMI-KLANG, an immersive in-ear mixing expansion FPGA processing card that can be mounted directly into DiGiCo consoles, equipped with DMI slots.

The New DMI-Klang FPGA card.

KLANG’s acclaimed immersive in-ear mixing systems make spatial and transparent in-ear monitoring possible.
With lower listening levels – on average up to 6dB less – it eliminates the feeling of isolation associated with a normal in-ear stereo mix and offers less fatigue.
Its applications range from personal mixing for touring monitor engineers to spatial mixing for recording studio sessions.

The DMI-KLANG follows in the footsteps of the KLANG:fabrik. “This is the first hardware product since KLANG and DiGiCo joined forces,” says DiGiCo’s General Manager, Austin Freshwater. “We took KLANG:fabrik’s immersive in-ear mixing core and rebuilt it with today’s latest FPGA technology. With one device, we can now deliver immersive mixes of 64 inputs for 16 musicians. This is the highest input count of any KLANG product to date. And the best thing is, we were able to bring the processing latency down to a quarter of a millisecond.”

The DMI-Klang processing card hosted inside Quantum 3 38, the latest DiGiCo desk.

The DMI-KLANG connects directly to DiGiCo consoles’ internal audio stream without any additional hardware I/O or overhead. This makes it possible to route any audio channel from the console to the DMI-KLANG and return the immersive mix to the Aux merge input.

Via the DiGiCo KLANG console link, monitor engineers can stay in their usual mixing workflow, use snapshots, faders and knobs, but with all the benefits of immersive in-ear mixing. This makes it the perfect companion for any monitor engineer who needs to deliver the ultimate 3D mix for their artist.

Pascal Dietrich

“The DMI-KLANG is just the beginning of a new line of products,” says KLANG’s co-founder Pascal Dietrich.
“Together with the DiGiCo OrangeBox and the many I/O expansion cards available today, we can now interface with almost any professional digital mixing console.”

The 3D view and actual rendering of the audio as shown by the Klang:app.

Available DMI cards offer MADI (TP, BNC), Optocore, Dante and many other digital formats. Additionally by utilising the KLANG:app, personal mixing can be done on tablet, smartphone, or PC/Mac.

More on Klang website

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