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  • August 22, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Earns an A+ at Berklee College of Music

    BOSTON, MA (August 22, 2019) – Berklee College of Music has been known for decades as the premiere educational institution for students who are serious about developing careers in the contemporary music industry. Their diverse offering of both traditional instrumental performance and technology-based majors is well renowned in both musical and academic circles. Currently, the school is in the process of upgrading most of the rehearsal spaces on campus with the goal of providing high quality, easy-to-use live sound and real-time recording capabilities for its students and teachers. Bill D’Agostino, Senior Director of Academic Performance Technology and Facilities, explains why their choice for doing so is QSC from top to bottom, including K.2 Series powered loudspeakers and TouchMix Series digital mixers. “We’re extensively putting QSC in our rehearsal rooms, which…

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  • August 20, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Now Shipping Q-SYS NV Series, Optimized for the Connected Meeting Space

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 20, 2019) – QSC is proud to announce the availability of the Q-SYS™ NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint. This native, multi-stream HDMI encoder/decoder provides high-quality (resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4), low latency, and network-efficient video distribution across a standard gigabit infrastructure. As a native peripheral to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, NV Series allows integrators to add HDMI video distribution to an existing Q-SYS system in a matter of minutes without any control programming required. Furthermore, each NV Series video endpoint is software-definable as either a video encoder or decoder, allowing this drag-and-drop, single SKU solution to reduce necessary hardware pieces from the system and provide greater stability and predictability. Optimized specifically for the meeting room, the NV Series features the Q-SYS Shift™…

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  • August 15, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Q-SYS Delivers Immersive Audio Experience at the Statue of Liberty Museum

    The new Statue of Liberty Museum opened in May of 2019 and is expected to host over 4 million global visitors annually. Managed by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the museum will provide an opportunity for patrons to learn the story of the single most iconic symbol of immigration in the United States history. The foundation that manages the museum was looking for a forward-thinking AV solution to help them create an immersive audio experience, and they turned to the Q-SYS Ecosystem to help them deliver on that vision. A Q-SYS Enterprise Core processor processed and routed network audio throughout the three main galleries in the 26,000 ft² museum. “The design of the sound system was critical to the overall success of the project,” explained Steve Haas of SH Acoustics. “Q-SYS has a seemingly endless number of tools to direct the audio experience.” The…

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  • August 15, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Brings Big-Time Sound to Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk

    Nashville, TN (August 15, 2019) – With five floors and four stages, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Rock ’n’ Roll Steakhouse is the largest and most advanced entertainment venue on Nashville’s always-crowded Broadway. Thanks to a comprehensive audio installation from QSC, the sound from multiple live acts on different floors is audiophile-grade. “The entire venue holds about 2,000 guests, with up to 600 in the main room and mezzanine,” says lead sound engineer Josh Hastick. “During busy seasons, all four stages are going at once, and we host as many as 16 bands, each with a four-hour set, in a business day.” That kind of turnover requires equal measures of flexibility and predictability from a P.A. system, which Hastick says that “QSC delivers in spades.” The stage in their main room is flanked by three KLA12 active line array cabinets per side, complemented by four…

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  • August 13, 2019

    Press Release

    New Meeting Room Endpoint Control Plugins Now Available for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 13, 2019) – [Es] – QSC is excited to announce the availability of the latest round of authorized Q-SYS™ Control plugins, offering control integration of some of today’s most popular meeting room endpoints into the Q-SYS Ecosystem. These new drag-and-drop integrations represent enormous savings in programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants. Now available through the Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software, these plugins offer configuration and management capabilities for the following devices: Viewsonic large format displays (LFD) Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless System Mersive Solstice for wireless screen casting Roku streaming content players and Roku TV Audix Dante/AES67 Microphone interface SurgeX Axess Elite power conditioning management system Dataprobe…

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  • August 7, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Consolidates Distribution in Australia with TAG

    Costa Mesa (August 7, 2019) – QSC announces that TAG will distribute its Live Sound and Systems solutions in Australia, effective August 7, 2019. As a leading full-line supplier of professional audio equipment, TAG will stand as the single, strategic distribution partner for Australia, offering a complete portfolio of award-winning loudspeakers, digital mixers, power amplifiers, audio processors, and software-based audio, video & control processing with remote monitoring and management capabilities. “We are thrilled to expand our 25-year strategic partnership with TAG,” says Andy Pearce, Director of System Sales – Asia Pacific and Greater China, QSC, who will be managing the transition. “TAG brings the same level of expertise and passion to the new CP Series loudspeakers, the expanding “World of K” loudspeakers/subwoofer portfolio and TouchMix Series, as it brings to…

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  • August 6, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Holy Faith Catholic Church Deploys Q-SYS Ecosystem for Audio, Video & Control

    Holy Faith Catholic Church is a large house of worship in Gainesville, Florida, that serves more than 2,100 families. Looking to enhance the AV system in their Parish Life Center, they turned to QSC and the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem for network audio and control. Holy Faith worked with integrator Visionary Systems AV on the project, a 15,000 ft² facility comprised of three meeting spaces, combinable into a single room used for larger events and an outdoor terrace. The system was designed around a Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor, which handles the audio routing, including the existing 70 V ceiling loudspeaker setup.  The room also includes a pair of QSC AP-5112 surface-mount loudspeakers, which provide sound reinforcement for events that sometimes include musical performances. QSC CXD8.8Q network amplifiers power the loudspeakers throughout the space. These amplifiers offer…

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  • July 23, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    QSC Delivers Wide-Area Audio Distribution to Santiago International Airport

    With over 20 million passengers flying through each year, the Santiago International Airport in Chile is one of the busiest airports in Latin America.  With a major renovation and expansion in the works, the AV team chose QSC and the Q-SYS Ecosystem of processors, loudspeakers and amplifiers to deliver wide-area audio and paging distribution throughout the facility. A redundant pair of Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Core handles the AV&C processing throughout the airport. Should the primary Core enter a fault state, the secondary Core assumes full audio streaming and control communication with connected Q-SYS peripherals and third-party devices.  This prevents any unwanted interruptions to audio, video or control that are critical to day-to-day operations. Q-SYS features a software-based, multi-zone paging platform that enables native Q-SYS network page stations…

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  • July 17, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Yokohama Stadium Hits a Home Run with the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem

    Having first opened its gates in 1978, Yokohama Stadium in Japan is home field for the DeNA BayStars baseball team.  It also plays host to concerts for popular artists from around the world, and will be one of the primary baseball venues for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. When the time came to overhaul the stadium’s AV system, Yokohama Stadium chose the Q-SYS Ecosystem from QSC to handle networked audio and control processing throughout. Yokohama Stadium chose the Q-SYS Ecosystem because of its open, IT-friendly architecture and its third-party integration capabilities.  The audio processing/distribution and software-based control is handled by a redundant pair of Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated processors.  Third-party Dante™-enabled audio mixers and amplifiers were also deployed throughout the stadium and integrated with Q-SYS using the Q-SYS CDN64 I/O card.  The…

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  • July 11, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Enhances Cinema Automation with New Q-SYS Plugin

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 11, 2019) – QSC announces a plugin that allows users to discover and control any JNIOR models 410, 412, or 414 automation controller, manufactured by INTEG Process Group, Inc. within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. JNIOR automation devices are commonly used in cinemas around the world for easy and reliable control of masking motors, lighting controllers and auxiliary content sources that can accept or send commands to GPIO interfaces, serial interfaces or relays. This new plugin enables automated theatre functionality within Q-SYS, allows direct interface with a JNIOR controller, and supports the ability to build the JNIORs into the overall automation schemes for a movie theatre. The Q-SYS JNIOR plugin is available via Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager within Q-SYS Designer Software. Asset Manager is a cloud-based feature that allows system designers to…

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  • July 9, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Powers Jordan Rudess’ KeyFest at Sweetwater

    FORT WAYNE, IN (July 9, 2019) – Jordan Rudess may be best known as the fleet-fingered synth shredder in prog-metal phenomenon Dream Theater, but he’s also an educator, sound designer, virtual instrument app developer, and tireless evangelist of the joys of learning to play. Yearly, he puts on KeyFest, an intensive three-day clinic for keyboardists of all levels of ability, at the expansive facilities of acclaimed retailer, Sweetwater. This year’s co-instructors included David Rosenthal (Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper) and Latin jazz star Otmaro Ruiz. To hear and capture it all, KeyFest 2019’s live sound equipment was QSC—which, given the vast array of options available on the Sweetwater campus, is a testament to the brand’s performance and fidelity. Two clinician rooms were each outfitted with K12.2 powered loudspeakers for mains, K8.2 loudspeakers as monitors, and a…

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  • June 18, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Launches Firmware v2.0 for its acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 18th, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce a major firmware v2.0 update to its highly acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Quickly becoming the new standard for performance in a compact digital mixer, the TouchMix-30 Pro with firmware v2.0 now further satisfies the needs of the most demanding professionals with a comprehensive list of the most-requested feature enhancements including:  New Custom Fader Banks function supporting three fader bank assignments, each with eight channels, that are saved as part of a Mixer Scene Capability to interface with third-party external control surfaces with motorized faders (QSC has verified operation with iCon Platform M+, Behringer XTouch Compact and PreSonus FaderPort 8 control surfaces) 28 New Instruments Presets (Cajon, Accordion, Harmonica, Ukulele, Cello, Clarinet,…

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  • June 17, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Releases DPM Manager™ Software 3.0

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 17, 2019) – QSC announces the addition of DPM Director as part of the latest release of DPM Manager™ Software 3.0. The iPhone application, available first with an Android version to follow, allows technicians to control and monitor with ease. Further enhancements to the software include improved workflow and new Intrinsic Correction settings. “We developed the software with theatre managers and technicians in mind, from the challenges they face to everyday theatre operations. One of the priorities was to enhance the control and monitoring features, and DPM Director was the solution,” says Laura Mercs, Senior Technical Director. “Theatre management and technicians are now able to view the status of their DPM processor/monitor or DCM crossover/monitor and control volume, and mute or preset directly from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device…

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