Awards & Training

KLANG:fabrik wins Gold in 2016 PLASA Awards for Innovation

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:22

The 2016 PLASA Awards for Innovation were held in September at this year’s busy PLASA Show. Hosted by PLASA's managing director Peter Heath and presented by PLASA Chairman Ed Pagett, the aim of the awards is to recognise and reward outstanding new product ideas. The awards are greatly respected, being judged independently and impartially by an invited team of industry experts.

The criteria for Innovation is that a product must clearly show that it demonstrates a new style of thinking; improves technical practice; introduces new technology, new materials or new techniques; includes patents or unique intellectual property; offers a new commercial advantage, or improves safety.

One product is selected to merit a Gold Award, which recognises a product that stands out above the others in the field of nominations. The Gold award this year went to KLANG:technologies for the KLANG:fabrik, which was shown by its UK sales partner, HD Pro Audio.

KLANG:fabrik is the core of KLANG’s 3D in-ear monitoring solution. It combines the optimum HD audio algorithms with a multitude of flexible audio interfaces (e.g. Dante™, ADAT compatible, MADI coming in late 2016) in order to work with professional mixing desks and stage boxes of any kind. The KLANG:fabrik provides individual 3D mixes for up to 16 musicians and it can be daisy-chained if more mixes of IEM are required.

Andy Huffer, sales director of HD Pro Audio, commented, “KLANG:technologies’ 3D IEM system is truly revolutionary. Unlike traditional stereo monitoring, which can leave the listener feeling ‘trapped’ in the mix, the KLANG system allows for the creation of something much more spatial, placing vocals and instruments around you where you want them, recreating the stage arrangement. The result is stunningly accurate and transparent, without the ear fatigue and disorientation that can be caused by stereo monitoring.”

Huffer continues, “We are honoured to receive this award, which is judged by respected industry experts. It’s a significant recognition of KLANG:technologies 3D IEM system, which we believe to be the next big step for in-ear monitoring.”