The band has embarked on an extensive anniversary tour
Europe - Santiano, a quintet from Germany, creates a captivating fusion of sea shanties, European folk, schlager, and modern pop music with a distinctively rustic feel. This year, the band celebrates their 10th anniversary with the release of a new album Die Sehnsucht ist mein Steuermann - Das Beste aus 10 Jahren (The Best of 10 Years) and has embarked on an extensive anniversary tour.
The band’s monitor engineer, Ravi Rai, has opted for KLANG’s immersive in-ear monitor mixing solution, for which he is using a DMI-KLANG card-equipped DiGiCo Quantum 338 digital mixing console provided by rental company GrandPA Beschallungs & Lichttechnik.
As an experienced sound and monitor engineer of nearly 30 years, Ravi has worked with Santiano for 11 years and recalls the challenges faced when transitioning the band from wedges to an in-ear monitoring system.
"Being a mature band, Santiano are accustomed to old-school rock 'n' roll stages with wedges everywhere, and where they would typically go to the guitar guy to hear what he is playing,” says Ravi. “This is completely gone now. By using KLANG, the band has more freedom, and everyone is happy with this change. During rehearsals, I give them control of the system via the KLANG:kontroller, allowing all band members to play around with it on their own. On the road, I simply add it in. On one occasion, the guitar player was using KLANG during the rehearsal and was making changes in the system while I was simultaneously fine-tuning my own settings, resulting in a seamless and effortless process for everyone involved.
“The native integration of the DMI-KLANG with the Quantum 338 allows me to perform all functions within the desk, eliminating the need for outboard, external cabling or additional hardware, which is a significant advantage for him,” Ravi continues. “I just take my DMI card and use it whenever I need it. It’s a straightforward and efficient system that simplifies my work.”
After using the Quantum 338 for the past 18 months, Ravi is thoroughly pleased with its performance. He remarks: "When the Quantum 338 was released during the pandemic, I immediately knew that I needed it! It's a compact and user-friendly console that comes equipped with DMI card slots, and it runs seamlessly."

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