The Mosaïek Teatro invests in KLANG 3D In-Ear monitor technology
The Mosaïek Teatro, a large capacity venue that forms part of the Mosaïek Church in Fairlands, Johannesburg has become the first in South Africa to invest in KLANG’s 3D in-ear monitoring system to complement their new DiGiCo SD5 mixing consoles. In October 2019, technical manager at the Mosaïek Teatro, Estian Els and his team took delivery of two DiGiCo SD5 mixing consoles, purchased from DWR Distribution. While the team have been very happy with their DiGiCo consoles, they did experience a few challenges with musician’s in-ear monitor mixes. “In the past, musicians were able to log onto our console remotely and arrange their own in-ear monitors mixes ahead of Sunday morning worship services. This was no longer possible once we adopted the DiGiCo platform, which created a lot of pressure on our monitor engineer ahead of Sunday services.
Our worship band has very limited time to rehearse ahead of services, and we only have fifteen minutes to try and accommodate everyone before we have to go live,” says Estian. DiGiCo product manager at DWR Distribution, Kyle Robson has been assisting Estian and his team with their new consoles and suggested that Estian consider KLANG’s 3D in-ear monitoring solution as a possible answer. “We looked at products from a range of manufacturers. However, most of them are network-based, and therefore require additional network cables and switchers to run, which was not ideal in our setting. Kyle provided us with a KLANG:fabrik demo unit to see if it would work for us – and it was an instant success with artists and technicians alike,” Estian says. “KLANG:fabrik achieves transparency and separates channels in a 3D space around you. You have more options in comparison to the traditional left, right and louder controls. With KLANG you have vertical, forward and back, left and right and volume controls to create space and separation between channels. The technology allows for far better transparency in a mix than we have ever been able to achieve in the past.”