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  • May 19, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Announces 2.1 Upgrade for TouchMix Mixers

    Costa Mesa, CA, (May 19, 2015)- QSC is pleased to announce a new firmware upgrade for the TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16 digital mixers. TouchMix mixers have received critical acclaim for their sound quality, ease of use, and impressive results from experienced professionals and audio novices alike. The 2.1 firmware release retains all the features and performance and includes critical updates that will improve mixer stability while providing significant, powerful new capabilities. “We are strongly urging every TouchMix user to upgrade to 2.1,” says Vice President, Professional Product Development, Gerry Tschetter. “This release not only offers improved stability but adds a few new features as well including support for MIDI-over-USB footswitches.”Among the new features, one that will be of special interest around the world, is the new multi-language Info system. The…

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  • April 28, 2015

    Press Release

    Erik Clabeaux Making Music Videos and More with K10's

    Sound mixer and playback operator Erik Clabeaux uses QSC K10 Powered Loudspeakers for film, television, music videos, as well as a keyboard monitor for his band.  Erik Clabeaux is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated production sound mixer. He is also a CMT Award-winning playback operator for TV, feature films and music videos. In addition, Erik plays keyboards, soundscapes, electronic drums and vocals in the songwriting group, Ejj (pronounced “edge”). Erik uses a pair of K10 powered loudspeakers for sound reinforcement playback for music performance scenes in music video shoots, and also as keyboard monitors with Ejj. Erik has used his K10’s on music videos for Kanye West, Lady Antebellum, Fitz & the Tantrums, and many others. “My two K10’s can easily cover sound reinforcement for music video shoots with over 100 people in the scene. It’s amazing how…

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  • February 26, 2015

    Press Release

    Amplifier Navigator Software for DPA Amplifiers

    Amplifier Navigator 2.0 enables computer (Mac and PC) control and monitoring of DPA* amplifiers and provides a mechanism for on-line and off-line creation, editing and storing of Presets and Loudspeaker files.  With Amplifier Navigator software, you can remotely control and monitor all functions of connected DPA amplifiers, including channel configuration, crossover and EQ filter setup, limiter adjustment, and temperature, voltage, and current history. It also provides a mechanism to create, store, and recall Presets and Loudspeaker Profiles to and from the PC or Mac.  Preset and Loudspeaker Profile Libraries can also be downloaded/uploaded to connected amplifiers, enabling "cloning" amplifiers for multi-function racks with duplicate amps.  Amplifier Navigator V2.0 also provides firmware management - if you connect one or more amplifiers to a computer running Amp…

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  • February 26, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Expands Installed Loudspeaker Offerings

    Costa Mesa, CA (February 26, 2015) - QSC is pleased to announce the addition of new loudspeaker models to their AcousticDesign™ and AcousticCoverage™ series loudspeaker product lines.  The AD-S4T is the latest addition to their popular AcousticDesign small format, loudspeaker line while the recently introduced and cost-effective AcousticCoverage line adds the AC-C6T in-ceiling loudspeaker and two surface mount models, the AC-S4T and AC-S6T. “Large distributed audio applications are often budget sensitive however, scale and economy does not have to imply poor system performance,” says Travis Nie, QSC Product Manager – Install Loudspeakers. “Designed to provide exceptional value as stand-alone products, both AcousticDesign and  AcousticCoverage loudspeakers exceed expectations when QSC Intrinsic Correction™ tunings are automatically applied whenever Q-SYS™ processors or…

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  • February 20, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Expands Installed Loudspeaker Offerings

    QSC Expands Installed Loudspeaker Offerings Additions to the AcousticDesign and AcousticCoverage Lines Offer Integrators New Loudspeaker Options      Costa Mesa, CA (February 26, 2015) - QSC is pleased to announce the addition of new loudspeaker models to their AcousticDesign™ and AcousticCoverage™ series loudspeaker product lines.  The AD-S4T is the latest addition to their popular AcousticDesign small format, loudspeaker line while the recently introduced and cost-effective AcousticCoverage line adds the AC-C6T in-ceiling loudspeaker and two surface mount models, the AC-S4T and AC-S6T. “Large distributed audio applications are often budget sensitive however, scale and economy does not have to imply poor system performance,” says Travis Nie, QSC Product Manager – Install Loudspeakers. “Designed to provide exceptional value as stand-alone products, both…

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  • February 18, 2015

    Press Release

    New Q-SYS Options and Feature Upgrades

    Costa Mesa, CA NL (February 10, 2015) - QSC is pleased to unveil the new CIAES16 input card as well as, a number of enhancements and feature upgrades for the Q-SYS network audio platform. With the new CIAES16 16-channel AES3 input card and the availability of Q-SYS v4.1.31 software, Q-SYS users now have even more options and flexibility when designing and installing Q-SYS based network audio solutions.  “These new features combined with the availability of the CIAES16 AES3 input card which quickly and easily installs info the Q-SYS chassis are yet further examples of the futureproof capabilities of the Q-SYS network audio system,” says TJ Adams, QSC Install DSP Product Manager. “For the integrator, new hardware and software gives them additional tools to work with while their end customer can benefit from new features and functions at minimal if any additional…

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  • January 27, 2015

    Press Release

    Joe Pham Appointed to the InfoComm International Board of Directors

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 27, 2015) - QSC is proud to announce that QSC President and CEO, Joe Pham has been appointed to the InfoComm International Board of Directors.  Joe joins the panel of audiovisual industry executives who contribute their knowledge and expertise to set strategic goals and guide the overall direction of InfoComm International.  In addition to his InfoComm Board appointment, Joe was also recently appointed President of PAMA (the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance). “I am honored to have been appointed to both the InfoComm Board as well as, the Presidency of PAMA and to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a dynamic group of industry professionals,” says Joe. “With respect to InfoComm, I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members to better serve our member organizations and promote the industry as our respective…

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  • January 22, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Announces TouchMix Feature Upgrades

    Winter NAMM 2015, Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015) - QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) is announcing a firmware upgrade for its TouchMix™ line of compact digital mixers. TouchMix version 2.0 firmware offers added functionality including support for password protected, multi-level security access, expanded Wi-Fi options (including wired connection to an infrastructure router) and programmability of User Buttons. In addition, the TouchMix iOS app has been expanded to include a personal monitor mix application for both iPhone and iPod Touch devices and allows TouchMix operators the ability to limit access of connected external devices to one or combination of mix busses. The company also pleased to announce the TouchMix-8 mixer with its smaller channel count is now shipping.  “We’re extremely pleased with how well the market has responded to TouchMix” says QSC VP of Professional…

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  • January 22, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Highlights New Processing Amplifiers at WNAMM

    Winter NAMM 2015, Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) is featuring their new GXD Series Processing Amplifiers for entertainment and production applications at this year’s Winter NAMM. GXD Series Amplifiers offer world renowned QSC power, performance and reliability coupled with the convenience of onboard digital signal processing. Featuring contemporary styling, multiple routing options and advanced protection circuitry, GXD Series Amplifiers represent best in class value with features entertainers and audio professionals can use. Housed in a 2U rack-mount configuration, GXD Series amplifiers feature class-D power devices for high power output in a lightweight chassis design. Unlike other amplifiers in their class, GXD models offer complete loudspeaker processing capability enabling users to optimize and get the most from their loudspeaker…

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  • January 22, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Appoints Fitisemanu APAC Sales Manager

    Winter NAMM 2015, Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) is pleased to announce the appointment of Polisi “Fitz” Fitisemanu to the position of Sales Manager, QSC Professional for the company’s Asia-Pacific Region. A 25 year professional audio veteran, Fitisemanu has worked at the retail, distribution, rental and installation levels and founded United Sound Agencies (USA) where he promoted American made professional audio systems to dealers and users in New Zealand and the South Pacific region. “When the opportunity arose to be a candidate for the Asia-Pacific Sales Manager position with QSC, it was a ’no brainer’ for me, that is to say there was no way I was going to turn down the chance to work for such an amazing company,” states Fitisemanu. “I have long admired QSC and have been a QSC user for most of my professional career. I am thrilled and…

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  • January 14, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Welcomes Special Guests to WNAMM

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 14, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) will be playing host to a few of their closest musical friends at this year’s Winter NAMM show.  A number of special guests will be on hand to help demonstrate the QSC TouchMix™ line of compact digital mixers, as well as the award winning K Series line of powered loudspeakers.  Among those scheduled to be at the QSC booth to help demonstrate TouchMix will be Grammy-nominated blue grass quartet, Nu-Blu, keyboard virtuoso Ed Roth and his all-star band, Leftover Cuties with their special blend of Americana music and Andy Vargas, vocalist for Santana. Demonstrating K Family series loudspeakers will be drummer Omar Hakim who has played with the likes of Weather Report, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Sting and Madonna, Chad Wakerman who has played with guitarists Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers and Dweezil Zappa as well…

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  • January 12, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC to Stream Live From the Winter NAMM Show Floor

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 12, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) announced they will be streaming live coverage of their booth activities directly from the 2015 Winter NAMM show floor. Viewers will be able to see and hear live stage performances, product demonstrations, interviews with QSC musical guests and artists and other show floor activities from the convenience of their computer, smart phone or other online mobile device. “There’s nothing quite like attending the NAMM Show but unfortunately few people are able to enjoy the experience,” states Ray van Straten, QSC Vice-President Professional Products. “By streaming the activities and events from our booth at this year’s show, QSC enthusiasts around the world have the opportunity to participate and feel a part of the QSC Winter NAMM experience.” End users and enthusiasts interested in tuning in to the QSC Winter…

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  • December 29, 2014

    Press Release

    New Videos Address Real-World Amplifier Specifications

    In a new video recently released by QSC Cinema, Barry Ferrell, the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, provides a tutorial and demonstration of the power output capabilities of the new DPA/DPA-Q amplifier platform. “With the advent of immersive audio and the need for high powered surround loudspeakers, we’ve seen a fair amount of ‘overspecification’, where amplifiers are sized larger than they need to be for most common cinema applications,” says Ferrell.  “Part of this comes from a misunderstanding of amplifier performance and specifications.”  The video provides an overview of QSC’s new Class D amplifier platform, which is used in the DPA/DPA-Q cinema amplifiers and the CXD/CXD-Q and PLD series professional audio amplifiers.  Because of the platform’s extremely DC high voltage rails and regulated power supply, the amplifiers are able to…

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  • November 14, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Unveils New Processing Amplifiers

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 14, 2015) - QSC is pleased to announce the addition of GXD Series Processing Amplifiers to their line of amplifiers for entertainment and production applications. GXD Series Amplifiers offer world renowned QSC power, performance and reliability coupled with the convenience of onboard digital signal processing. Featuring contemporary styling, multiple routing options and advanced protection circuitry, GXD Series Amplifiers represent best in class value with features entertainers and audio professionals can use. Housed in a 2U rack-mount configuration, GXD Series amplifiers feature class-D power devices for high power output in a lightweight chassis design. Unlike other amplifiers in their class, GXD models offer complete loudspeaker processing capability enabling users to optimize and get the most from their loudspeaker systems.  DSP…

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  • November 13, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Announces Product Presentation and Training Tour

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 14, 2014) - QSC is pleased to announce its Systems’ Roadshow will be making stops across the US, including dates in Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C, New York and Chicago, offering participants the opportunity to see and hear the company’s latest technologies and meet QSC personnel.  In addition to the product presentations and a “meet and greet” session, the QSC Training and Education will be hosting two free Q-SYS™ Level Two Training sessions with all eligible participants eligible to receive eight credits towards their InfoComm CTS RU requirements.   “The QSC Roadshow is great way for integrators to learn first-hand about QSC’s newest integrated solutions and for certified Q-SYS designers to receive additional training and improve their Q-SYS™ knowledge and skills,” states Joe Pham, QSC President and CEO. “It’s also an invaluable opportunity…

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  • October 1, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Positions Itself for Growth in Europe through Realigned Distribution Partnerships

    Costa Mesa, CA - (September 29, 2014) – Following the company’s recent restructuring into global, channel-specific business units, Costa Mesa, CA based QSC Audio Products LLC is announcing a realignment of its distribution in The UK and Germany, effective November 1, 2014. The company’s Systems business unit, serving the integrated systems channel, will continue to be represented by Shure Distribution, the QSC distributor for all the company’s Pro and Systems products in the UK and Germany since 1992 and 2007 respectively. “Shure’s capability to support our rapidly-expanding Integrated Systems technology in the region is unparalleled. Their complementary product portfolio, combined with their technical knowledge, vast experience, and highly developed sales and marketing functions make them an ideal partner to deliver compelling QSC System solutions to customers in…

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  • September 8, 2014

    Press Release

    Peter E. Schmitt Company Appointed QSC Sales Representatives for Metro New York

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 8, 2014) – QSC Audio Products, LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Peter E. Schmitt Company as its manufacturer’s representative for Metro New York.  Peter E Schmitt is one of the oldest and most respected independent rep firms in the country with its roots dating back nearly 90 years. “I am excited to have Peter E. Schmitt join the QSC team as our independent sales representatives for the New York Metro area,” says Perry Celia, QSC Director of North American Sales. “Their extensive knowledge and deep connections within the New York market, combined with their commitment to customer service and outstanding technical knowledge will be a great asset in the continued success of the QSC brand.” Founded in 1926 by F. Edwin Schmitt, the company’s first line was Sangamo capacitors, currently known as Cornell Dubilier, which served as…

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  • September 3, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC at Norwegian Film Fest

    Since 1973, the Norwegian International Film Festival has been held annually in Haugesund, Norway.  It runs for 10 days in August, during which attendees have the opportunity to view over 70 films from 24 countries. In the cinema world, the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund is considered "The Nordic Cannes". Most of the films are screened at Edda Kino, which has five theatres.  QSC Cinema products are installed in four of the venues, including the DCP 100 and DCP 300 digital cinema processors and DCS loudspeakers. The largest room, Edda 1, which accommodates 529 people, is where the major premieres are screened. Edda 1 is equipped with three model SC-434 4-way screen channel systems, three model SB-7218 dual 18-inch subwoofers, and twenty-four SR Series surround loudspeakers.  All the loudspeakers are powered by DCA power amplifiers, including…

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  • July 17, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Promotes Barry Ferrell

    QSC Audio Products, LLC., is proud to announce the promotion of Barry Ferrell to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.  Barry Ferrell began his career at the company in 1990 as an Applications Engineer and was the first technical hire at the company in the sales and marketing department. In 2009, Barry assumed the leadership role of the Cinema Group at QSC, and was promoted to Vice President of Cinema in October 2012. Under Barry's leadership, QSC has become a leader in the global cinema market. Over his 23-year career at QSC, Barry has served as the product manager for every cinema product developed at QSC, including DCA amplifiers, DCM crossover/monitors, DCS loudspeakers, and the DCP line of Digital Cinema Processors.  In addition, Barry has had significant input in the development of other major products in the Installation markets.  …

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  • June 18, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Showcases New CXD-Q Network Amplifiers for Q-SYS™

    INFOCOMM 2014, LAS VEGAS (June 18, 2014) — Designed specifically for use with the Q-SYS Network Audio Platform, QSC will be showcasing their new CXD-Q Network Amplifier line. CXD-Q models combine the Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™ (FAST) found in the CXD/PLD amplifier platform with the same Q-SYS network connectivity and processing to create the ultimate audio routing and power solution for installed sound applications.  “CXD-Q represents our ongoing commitment to create installed sound solutions that are incredibly versatile and integrate seamlessly with Q-SYS," says Dale Sandberg, QSC Senior Product Manager.  “As Q-SYS products, they operate like other Q-SYS peripherals utilizing the same standard Layer 3 networking technology for audio streaming, control, and monitoring.  As amplifiers, they feature our new Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™ (FAST) that…

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