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This year, the Florida Hospital Church (FHC) became one of the first North American houses of worship to install a KLANG:fabrik 3D IEM solution for its praise band.

Local AVL consultant and integrator AVnew sold the FHC their new in-ear monitoring system.

 “I first came across KLANG at InfoComm a couple of years ago and was impressed with the technology and its ease of use,” says AVnew’s Gil Parente. “So when the musicians at Florida Hospital Church shared that they didn’t want to limit their mobility by being tethered to their personal mixers, I suggested they look into the KLANG system at the same time that they were adding some more Shure PSM 300s. It’s the ultimate solution to achieve the freedom of being on a wireless IEM system combined with a very intuitive user interface and uniquely immersive 3D environment.”

 “The way that you can spatially move instruments around the sound field is very nice,” added Chad Hess, FHC technical director. “In a mono in-ear mix where everything’s on top of each other, it’s hard to pick out your own instrument, and a stereo mix is really only marginally better. With the amount of separation that you can achieve in the KLANG, each instrument has its own clear identity in a 360-degree audio field. And it’s so simple for band members to be able to just drag where they want their sound to be with a finger on their personal tablets.”

Hess also commented on the advanced input settings of the system.

 “One of the problems that we previously used to experience was band members turning one thing up, then another, and then another until they couldn’t hear anything clearly because everything’s at max and it just sounds terrible,” he said. “With the KLANG, if you boost an input all the way and then hit it again, it automatically lowers every other input by that amount, which is very simple yet effective solution. It’s little details like that that make this such a great tool.”

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