• 30 September, 2021

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Solution Drives the Sounds of the Gibson Garage Experience Center

    Nashville, TN (September 30, 2021) — [De, Fr, Es] — Visiting the Gibson Garage should be on any guitarist’s bucket list. The iconic instrument maker’s new experience center features a central concert stage ringed by retail of all Gibson brands, repair and restoration, and even a custom shop where customers can work with a luthier on a bespoke guitar. To ensure a seamless sonic experience throughout, Gibson turned to Nashville integrator Systems Innovation, who installed a complete QSC solution, including a Q-SYS Core 110f processor at the system’s heart to distribute audio. The stage — featuring powered K12.2 and K10.2 loudspeakers with KS212C cardioid subwoofers — can receive audio from the Core or the TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer. In parallel, the Core feeds satellite rooms via an eight-channel CX-Qn 4K8 power amp driving passive speakers including 20 surface-mount…

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  • 15 September, 2021

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Appoints ZinoPro as Distribution Partner in South Korea

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 15, 2021) – [Ko] – QSC is pleased to announce ZinoPro will begin distributing its Systems product portfolio in South Korea, effective September 1, 2021. ZinoPro will join the list of existing QSC distributors in South Korea, including Sama CDS, Inc., Soundhub Co. LTD and Sovico System Corporation. “We are pleased to partner with ZinoPro in South Korea,” says William Chan, Managing Director, North Asia, QSC. “With ZinoPro we now have a partner in the region that can offer complete QSC solutions for high-value spaces. With the ability to offer both Q-SYS and the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone, we can improve the pre and post sales experience and deliver the most comprehensive set of certified solutions for conferencing applications like Microsoft Teams Rooms." “As demand for high-values spaces continues to grow, we look forward to…

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  • 30 August, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC EMEA Goes Direct in Benelux

    Sinsheim, Germany (August 30, 2021) - [De] - As of January 1, 2022, QSC will take over direct distribution for all QSC systems solutions, including the Q-SYS audio, video and control platform, in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. This shift will give customers direct access to the QSC Netherlands BV training facilities, business development, as well as service and repair under one, dedicated brand. To support the new distribution model, Mark Ebing has joined QSC as sales director, reporting to Willem van Zuilekom, Managing Director of QSC Netherlands BV. Prior to QSC, Ebing held sales leadership positions at Biamp and Shure Benelux, and brings more than 10 years of experience in the AV/IT industry. “I am thrilled to have Mark bring his extensive industry knowledge and experience working with Benelux integrators and end users to QSC,“ says van Zuilekom. “His…

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  • 20 July, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Consolidates Distribution in Australia

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 20, 2021) - [De] - QSC announces TAG is the exclusive distributor of its entire portfolio throughout Australia, including its systems, live sound and now cinema solutions. “As the modern cinema entertainment complex is expanding beyond the traditional auditorium into adjacent areas for dining, bowling, gaming and more, it makes perfect sense to empower a single distributor like TAG to serve the entire complex with a unified QSC solution,” says Andy Pearce, Senior Director of Sales, Asia Pacific, QSC. “As one of our longest-standing partners, TAG is well equipped to fuse their deep technology knowledge of the Q-SYS Platform with this ever-expanding opportunity for cinema customers.” “We now offer our customers full access to the QSC portfolio, giving them the opportunity to explore cinema-quality solutions in multi-purpose auditorium,…

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  • 6 July, 2021

    Alliances & Partnerships

    Double A Productions Draws Raves From Artists and Clients Alike With High Performance Systems From QSC

    Pensacola, FL (June 6, 2021) — [De, Fr, Es] — Double A Productions is a one-stop shop for medium to large events across the U.S. Southeast. They’ve provided audio-visual support to country stars, theatre-sized rock revues, political inaugurations, and worship services — always to rave reviews from clients and attendees. Notably, they were able to keep socially distanced productions afloat while observing Covid precautions. Owners Chris Albrecht and Greg Adams, along with Production Pros Chip Thompson and Wes Rutland credit their integration of QSC active and passive line arrays. On the passive side, WideLine 10 and WideLine 8 array loudspeakers pair with GP218 subwoofers, all of which are powered by PLD4.5 multichannel amplifiers. Active elements include KLA12 array loudspeakers, KLA181 and KW181 subwoofers, with KW122 as wedges and K10.2 loudspeakers for fills and…

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  • 23 June, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC EMEA Names Algam Nordic as Distributor

    Sinsheim, Germany (June 23, 2021) - [De] - QSC announces Algam Nordic as its new Live Sound distribution partner for Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, effective July 1, 2021. “We are pleased to partner with Algam Nordic given their market expertise, well-established reseller network and experienced staff,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “They are a great fit for QSC.” “For over 50 years, QSC has been a leading Pro Audio manufacturer, and its Live Sound portfolio will be a wonderful addition to our distribution offering,” says Örjan Kylhammar, CEO, Algam Nordic. “We look forward to representing QSC and providing our customers with their innovative amplifiers, digital mixers and loudspeakers.” Algam Nordic is part of Algam Group, the largest MI and Pro Audio distribution company in Europe, and distributes musical…

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  • 16 June, 2021

    Corporate

    Alan Chang joins QSC as Director of Sales and Business Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 16, 2021) - [De] - QSC is pleased to welcome Alan Chang as Director of Country Development in Japan and Korea, working out of QSC Asia offices located in Hong Kong. In this new role, Chang will be responsible for driving sales, developing business, and building local go-to-market teams and strategies. “As we continue to grow our team and presence in APAC, we are thrilled to have Alan join the QSC team,” says William Chan, Senior Director, North Asia. “With his extensive knowledge of the QSC product portfolio, he will be an invaluable asset as we focus on bolstering the influence of QSC in this region.” Previously, Alan worked at QSC as Asia Sales Manager, making significant contributions towards building the sales network in APAC. With his new role, he brings over 25 years of sales and channel management experience and 16 years of leadership…

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  • 7 June, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Consolidates Distribution in South Africa

    Sinsheim, Germany (June 7, 2021) – [De] – QSC announces TOMS Sound & Music (Pty) Ltd will become the exclusive distributor of its entire portfolio of solutions throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, effective July 1, 2021. “We are pleased to partner with TOMS in the South Africa region. By consolidating distribution we expect to accelerate our growth within the region while continuing to deliver great customer experiences,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “We would like to thank Stage Audio Works for their partnership distributing our Systems portfolio in South Africa the last few years.” Wild & Marr and MIDI Music, which are the distribution divisions of TOMS Sound & Music, distribute market-leading MI, pro audio, commercial audio, music production, DJ, and broadcast audio brands. Headquartered in…

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  • 25 May, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Names Chant Utukian as Director MEA

    Sinsheim, Germany (May 25, 2021) - [De] - QSC is pleased to welcome Chant Utukian as Director MEA. He is based in Dubai and is responsible for managing and developing the Middle East and Africa region. “It is wonderful to have Chant join QSC,” says Markus Winkler, Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, QSC. “With his knowledge and experience in the pro AV industry, we are confident that we will be able to accelerate the growth of QSC while building closer relationships with local customers and provide even more support.” Prior to joining QSC, Chant held positions as Regional Sales Manager at Sharp, Project Manager at Cyviz and, most recently, as Senior Sales Manager at Shure MEA. “I’m very eager to start this new chapter at QSC,” adds Chant Utukian. “I’m looking forward to deepening the relationships with our partners and helping them achieve new levels of success with…

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  • 14 May, 2021

    Corporate

    Bernd Friedel joins QSC as Director

    Sinsheim, Germany (May 13, 2021) – [De] – QSC is pleased to announce Bernd Friedel has joined QSC as Director Retail and Distribution Management, working out of QSC EMEA headquartered in Sinsheim, Germany. In this new role, Friedel will be responsible for managing direct dealer retail accounts and retail distributors in the Central and Northern European regions. “It’s exciting to have Bernd join the growing QSC EMEA team,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “He is a seasoned audio industry professional with decades of retail channel management experience which makes him an outstanding fit for this role.” Previously, Bernd Friedel held various positions at Shure EMEA, most recently in Market Management, where he was responsible for managing key accounts. "In my previous roles, I worked with QSC and know of the strong brand recognition and…

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  • 12 May, 2021

    Featured Case Studies

    QSC KLA Line Array Makes the Honor Roll at Concordia University Irvine

    Irvine, CA (May 11, 2021) — [De, Fr, Es] — Orange County-based Concordia University Irvine needed a powerful and flexible P.A. system that could cover everything from lectures to live music to worship services. It had to be loud and clear, but also portable enough to move and share among multiple auditoriums and chapels on campus. Their chief engineer Mario Gonzalez — a lifelong audio professional— immediately knew QSC was the solution. He assembled a KLA active line array system consisting of six KLA12 array loudspeakers, two KS118 subwoofers, and six K12.2 plus four K10.2 powered loudspeakers, all integrated with a TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer. “I’ve used QSC for most of my audio career,” begins the affable Gonzalez. “When I worked at San Diego State University, we used the original K10 and K12 loudspeakers on ten to fifteen shows every semester. They always…

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  • 31 March, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Promotes Frank West to VP, Systems Americas

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (March 31, 2021) – QSC is pleased to announce the promotion of Frank West to Vice President, Systems Americas (US, Canada and Latin America). In his new position, Frank will play a critical role in continuing to maintain positive sales momentum while helping QSC realize its vision to become a leading AV software platform company. “Frank has been a key driving force in developing and implementing a successful Systems business strategy with the Q-SYS audio, video and control Ecosystem at its fulcrum, which has led to tremendous growth and momentum for QSC,” says Anna Csontos, Executive Vice President, Chief Market Officer, and Chief of Staff. “His business insights, growth mindset, and people leadership skills have become invaluable to shaping our existing market presence and positioning QSC for future go-to-market models.” “QSC is a special place, a…

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  • 9 February, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC EMEA Changes Distribution in Nordic Countries

    Sinsheim, Germany, February 8, 2021 – [De] – Effective July 1, 2021, QSC will change its distribution model for its integrated systems business in the Nordic countries, moving from a single regional distribution model to a country-specific approach. Audiovision AB will become the exclusive distribution partner in Sweden while Benum Norway AS will become the exclusive distributor for Norway. In Finland, Denmark, and Iceland, QSC will establish direct distribution working with selected in-country integrators. The cooperation with the current distributor for the entire Nordic region, EM Nordic, will conclude on June 30, 2021. “We have been able to further strengthen our position across all business units with additional, dedicated QSC employees focused on serving the region,” says Jan Villumsen, Market Development Manager Nordic, QSC EMEA. “With the new distribution…

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  • 25 November, 2020

    Featured Case Studies

    QSC and Theatre Concepts Blanket the Largest Auditorium in South India’s Adiparashakthi College Group with Perfect Sound

    Kalavai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA (November 25, 2020) — Established in 1978, the Adiparashakthi Charitable Medical, Educational, and Cultural Trust (ACMEC) operates major educational and cultural centers across the state of Tamil Nadu. Among them is the Adiparashakthi Agricultural and Medical Colleges, where a 1,200-seat auditorium hosts live performances and spiritual gatherings as well as educational events. When the trustees needed a sound system worthy of the impressive hall, systems integrator Theatre Concepts crafted and end-to-end QSC solution comprised of twenty WideLine10 line array loudspeakers  supported by ten PLD Series power amplifiers, eight K12.2 and four K8.2 active loudspeakers , and a  TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer for front-of-house. The house, control room, and a rehearsal room are interlinked via  the Q-SYS audio ecosystem, including a Core…

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  • 17 November, 2020

    Featured Case Studies

    QSC Proves Perfect Fit for Automated Modern Multi-Band Rehearsal Spaces at Taylor Sound

    Saint Louis Park, MN (November 17, 2020) — [Fr, De, Es] — Taylor Sound is a full-service studio serving musicians in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. Located just west of Minneapolis, the complex features rehearsal rooms, on-site recording, and even music video production in a massive, green-screen-equipped room. Facilities manager T. Perry Bowers wanted to increase access for local bands and artists who lacked the budget to lock out a rehearsal space of their own, so he created the Band Share program, in which bands pay for one or two nights per week in a room equipped with a drum kit, backline, and P.A. For the latter, he chose QSC TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16 touchscreen digital mixers as well as the full range of QSC K.2 Series active loudspeakers. “All three of our Band Share rooms are bookable online, and you can get an access code and come in without…

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  • 10 November, 2020

    Corporate

    Jatan Shah Elected to 2021 AVIXA Board of Directors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 10, 2020) – [Fr, Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce that Jatan Shah, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Technology Officer for QSC, has been elected to the 2021 AVIXA Board of Directors. During his term, which begins January 1, 2021, Jatan will sit as a Director on the Board and help to shape the vision of the association and the pro AV industry. “This year several new global challenges have forced us to reevaluate how we design AV solutions and provide new ways for our world to connect, engage and collaborate,” says Shah. “As we move forward as an industry, a focus of our work will be to apply our skills, artistry, and forward-thinking innovation to creatively address the new challenges we are facing. I am honored, humbled and thrilled to be joining the AVIXA Board and work more closely with some of our industry’s most…

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  • 19 October, 2020

    Corporate

    QSC Welcomes Paul Lee to APAC Sales Team

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 19, 2020) – QSC is pleased to announce Paul Lee has joined QSC as APAC Business Development Manager – Systems. In his new role, Paul will be responsible for growing the Systems business in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. In addition, he will work to improve service levels with end users throughout APAC and will work closely to ensure smooth and consistent deployment of QSC solutions with their chosen integration partners. Paul brings 16 years of sales operation and technical service experience in the AV market. Prior to QSC, Paul served as Director Technical Services, APAC for Harman where he oversaw a team that provided technical services and training. He also worked for AMX where he served as Sales Operations Manager where he executed growth sales strategies and enabled technical training and customer relationship management…

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  • 8 October, 2020

    Featured Case Studies

    A Generous Donor Helps The Shepherd’s House Church Achieve a Major Sonic Upgrade with QSC

    Fort Worth, TX (October 8, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Robert Wirtz hails from a 30-year career as a recording engineer, a role he still plays at Fort Worth’s Legendary Sound Studio and as proprietor of Ardub Music. Whenever he can, he puts his passion for perfect sound into the service of houses of worship. In nearby Lewisville, the Shepherd’s House Church was struggling with the patchwork P.A. system when, in July, thanks to a last-minute, anonymous donor, the church was able to commission Rob to design the optimal system for their sanctuary. After extensive computer analysis of the room, Wirtz recommended a QSC KLA Series line array consisting of a total of eight KLA12 active line array cabinets and four KS118 active subwoofers — an install twice as large as their original plans. “For every system I install, my philosophy is that I want it to sound as good as the nicest…

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