Announcing the release of KOS 3, a major upgrade to its operating system. KOS 3 introduces new features that provide user benefits and an improved workflow when working with the KLANG 3D in-ear mixing system.
Alison S. Istnick · February 12, 2018
KLANG:technologies is pleased to announce the release of KOS 3, a major upgrade to its operating system. KOS 3 introduces many new features that provide user benefits and an improved workflow when working with the KLANG 3D in-ear mixing system.
A key feature of KOS 3 is the introduction of parametric EQ, providing the equalization of each input signal when no dedicated monitor console is available. Known for its user-friendly operation, KLANG provides a comprehensive range of easily understood presets as well as graphically clear fine-tuning with root intensity. This allows users to gradually blend in the tone signature of the EQ, and even invert it. With just one touch of a finger the pitch of the tonal characteristic can also be adjusted.
KOS 3 additionally provides an output mix EQ with presets and output phase invert.
KOS 3 also adds an improved setup workflow. In the detailed Channels Setting View, a channel can be assigned to one of up to six groups, shown with their respective color and icon. Users can also assign a group color to all group member channels. Scene recalls have been significantly enhanced with powerful recall safe options and a new preset screen.
Further support is included for KLANG:vektor and other direction-tracking devices, such as the iPad tracker, with a Fix-i3D Button. This provides users the possibility to lock the objects on the outer orbit from spinning and place sound sources more easily, regardless of the orientation of the associated tracker.
The new Compact Device List View feature is especially useful if users are working with more than one KLANG device. It immediately displays how many users are on one device and enables easy switching between them.
A Solo-Link in the Stage View means that when channels are soloed in the Fader View, the Stage View will focus those channels like a group. Even in shows with high channel counts, users will find their channel in the orbit immediately. When a channel is soloed, the Clear Solo button right above the master fader makes the user aware of this and lets them disable all solos for that mix with just a push of a button.
The new Snapshot Control Everywhere feature means there is no need to switch between menus to recall, fire or save a snapshot. More useful statistics and Preset Transfer via FTP are also included in KOS 3.
“KOS 3 is the most significant upgrade to our 3D in-ear mixing system since its launch,” confirmed KLANG:technologies’ founder and marketing director, Dr. Pascal Dietrich. “It integrates extensive feedback from KLANG users and provides them with the solutions and features most wanted. For potential buyers, it offers a substantially enhanced monitoring solution.”
KOS 3 was introduced on January 25, 2018 at the NAMM show and is now available to download from the KLANG:technologies website at www.klang.com/en/downloads.