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NAMM 2018: Combine up to 4 Keyboards with the Radial KL-8 Rackmount Keyboard Mixing Station

NAMM 2018: Combine up to 4 Keyboards with the Radial KL-8 Rackmount Keyboard Mixing Station
NAMM 2018: Combine up to 4 Keyboards with the Radial KL-8 Rackmount Keyboard Mixing Station

Radial introduces the KL-8 Rackmount Keyboard Mixing Station to blend the sound of four analogue keyboards in mono or stereo

The new Radial KL-8 Rackmount Keyboard Mixing Station is one of the latest keyboard player focussed products from this year's selection of NAMM 2018 Live Sound Gear.

The new KL-8 Keyboard Mixing Station provides keyboard players with the ability to blend 4 analogue sources together in either mono or stereo. Each channel has level controls to get the perfect balance, while a master aux send/return lets you patch in effects or add an additional sound source.

Dual USB and MIDI connections allow you to integrate external gear or connect up to 2 laptops via the 24bit/96kHz digital audio converters. A thorough output section includes a mains, monitor, and headphones output for a wide range of monitoring solutions. Each output can be muted for added convenience, as can each individual channel, which also has its own cue button for sound testing.  

The KL-8 features the same rugged build quality of all Radial products and would be an ideal solution for live keyboard players who need a self-contained rig with a master stereo output. This setup would be ideal for keys players in musical theatre, or on function gigs where the mixing desk is often being stretched in terms of free channels, by many other competing instruments: imagine the happy look on your engineer's face when you tell them that your 4 keyboards only need a single stereo channel on their desk!

If you work in a studio or have a home setup, the Radial KL-8 allows you to leave all your 'boards connected so that there is no swapping of cables needed when changing between devices. This is the ideal device for players who want complete control over their combined keyboards' master output.

On a side-note, the real big news for Canadian Radial Engineering Ltd. is its acquisition by ULTIMATE SUPPORT; along with the diverse catalogue of brands that include Primacoustic, Tonebone, Reamp, Hafler, Dynaco, Jensen Transformers and Iso•Max.

Mike Belitz, Radial's new CEO, says that he admires Radial for its premium products, and that "musicians and audio professionals will always need well designed, high quality solutions." We couldn't agree more and have always had great respect for the Radial brand, and for its wide range of pro-quality gear focussed on many different areas of live sound. Radial products are extremely well-made and answer many of the problems associated with live/studio sound, including Direct Injection, re-amping, guitar signal splitting, and much, much more.


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By Matt Wilkinson

Posted on 29 Jan 2018 13:28 to category : Instruments News

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