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  • December 10, 2018

    Press Release

    Saxophonist David Sanborn Counts on QSC TouchMix in the Studio and on the Stage

    Los Angeles, CA (December 10, 2018) — David Sanborn is considered the most influential saxophonist of the past two decades when it comes to the genres of modern pop, R&B, fusion and jazz.  The six-time Grammy Award winner initially took up the instrument while recovering from a childhood bout with polio, jammed with bluesman Albert King at only 14 years old, and played the iconic sax solo on David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” for starters. He’s played with countless artists and bands on the stage and in the studio, including James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, The Rolling Stones, Roger Daltry, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, George Bensen and others. In both his studio and live environments, Sanborn relies on TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16 compact digital mixers from QSC to craft his own in-ear monitor…

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  • December 10, 2018

    Press Release

    Rod Archer Joins QSC as Product Manager, Cinema

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 10, 2018) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, is pleased to announce that Rod Archer has joined the QSC Cinema team as Product Manager. In his new role, Rod will be primarily responsible for product strategy and execution for Q-SYS for Cinema, Cinema Media Server, Control and Accessibility Product categories. Rod Archer brings a rich career of product development experience, with over 30 years of executive product development roles.  “I am thrilled to have Rod Archer join the Cinema team," says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President, Cinema. “With his extensive engineering and product development experience, Rod brings a wealth of product development expertise, with a demonstrated history of success. He will be instrumental in enhancing the Cinema product category, as our technology offering becomes more complex.” …

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  • December 6, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces New Surround Loudspeakers for Cinema

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (December 6, 2018) – QSC announces the SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers, designed as a cost-effective solution for use in typical small-to-medium sized 5.1/7.1 cinemas. The SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers deliver high-quality sound performance and product features at a new, economical price point. The SR-800 Cinema Surround Loudspeaker is a two-way design that features an 8” low-frequency transducer with a 1” dome tweeter. The 125-watt continuous power rating and sophisticated crossover circuitry provide absolute reliability. The SR-1000 model is also a two-way design, featuring a 10” low-frequency transducer, a 1” compression driver, and 150-watt continuous power rating. Both units are designed for safe and secure mounting and feature a compact black enclosure with a black grille that blends into any theatre decor. The cabinet is…

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  • November 27, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Announces First QSC Certified Multiplex

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 27, 2018) – QSC is proud to announce the first “QSC Certified” multiplex, Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh. QSC Certified Theatres are equipped with complete sound systems from QSC, and meet a set of technical guidelines for equipment, projection, acoustics, and room design, to ensure an outstanding movie-going experience. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Raleigh, North Carolina is an eleven screen complex, with rooms ranging in size from 47 seats to 107 seats.  All rooms feature complete QSC cinema sound systems, using DCP Series cinema processors and DCA Series power amplifiers.  Each room features QSC 3-way bi-amplified screen channel loudspeakers, SB-7218 subwoofers, and SR Series surround loudspeakers. The multiplex was built in a refurbished supermarket, making attention to acoustic design critical to the overall listening experience. The QSC…

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  • November 26, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Awarded Patent for Simplifying Web Conferencing Integration

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 26, 2018) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC is pleased to announce it has been awarded a utility patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its unique Q-SYS Web Conference Integration Solution. This patent (USA 9,973,638) recognizes the solution’s ability to bring an IP camera stream from Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras into soft codec applications (like Zoom, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, etc.) via a driverless USB connection. The patent also recognizes the unique ability of the Q-SYS Platform to discover and control Q-SYS IP conference cameras on a standard Ethernet network. This allows users to quickly and easily leverage their network to transmit professional quality video from Q-SYS conference cameras to at any PC, offering a simple, plug-and-play experience for meeting room applications.  “This patent is a testament of our…

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  • November 14, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Opens New Training Center in Boulder, Colorado

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 1, 2018) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC is excited to announce the opening of its Boulder Training Center in Boulder, CO. This modern facility provides a hands-on learning environment to deliver QSC ecosystem training to integrators, programmers, consultants and end users. “Training is one of the most effective ways QSC connects with its customers. We have worked hard to create best-in-class training opportunities that are interactive, fun and accessible,” says Patrick Heyn, Director of Marketing, QSC Systems. “Furthermore, this new training facility is mere footsteps away from our Q-SYS development team, which has allowed us to incorporate Q-SYS product managers and engineers as adjunct professors. This presents a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about Q-SYS straight from the people developing the platform roadmap!” The Boulder Training…

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  • October 18, 2018

    Blog

    TouchMix Sessions, “Dreaming” Andy Vargas and Souleros

    Live performance of original song, Dreaming, by Andy Vargas and Souleros recorded on the TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer.

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  • October 18, 2018

    Press Release

    New Q-SYS Networking Solutions Now Available from QSC

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 18, 2018) – QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and additional networking resources to help cinema technicians simplify installation and increase profitability of Q-SYS-based networked audio, video and control (AV&C) systems. Q-SYS NS Series Network SwitchesFor cinema technicians looking to expedite deployment of Q-SYS on a local network, QSC introduces the Q-SYS NS Series. The NS Series is a range of enterprise-grade, fully managed 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured to meet the performance requirements of the Q-SYS Platform and associated third-party networking technologies. Available in 8-port, 24-port and 48-port models, these Dell EMC network switches provide real-time transport of Q-SYS AV&C, as well as AES67 audio streams simultaneously within the same VLAN, all…

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  • October 16, 2018

    Press Release

    Keyboardist Brett Tuggle Rocks on with Lindsey Buckingham and QSC K10.2 Loudspeakers

    Burbank, CA (October 2018) — Keyboardist Brett Tuggle has a résumé any musician would envy. A student of the piano since age six, the Los Angeles-based keyboardist and guitarist toured with Rick Springfield and David Lee Roth in the 1980s, co-writing Roth’s 1988 hit “Just Like Paradise.” He has also played with Jimmy Page, Steve Lukather of Toto, and David Coverdale of Whitesnake. Since the early ’90s, Tuggle has also held down the keyboard chair with blues-folk-rock icons Fleetwood Mac as well as its members’ many solo projects. For an upcoming tour with the guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, both he and Buckingham go with K10.2 powered loudspeakers from QSC. “I first became aware of QSC quite a few years back, when the powered speaker craze was beginning to get big,” Tuggle recalls. “I really wanted to find the right speaker to reproduce all the frequencies keyboards are…

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  • October 11, 2018

    Press Release

    The Vancouver International Film Festival Premieres with QSC Accessibility Solutions

    QSC, Costa Mesa, CA (October 11, 2018) – Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America, screening films from more than 70 countries on nine screens. The festival spans sixteen days, from September 27, 2018 to October 12, 2018. QSC equipment is utilized in all seven venues, including the hearing assistance equipment in The Centre for the Performing Arts, the location of the opening and closing gala screenings. The project was particularly challenging because The Centre Theatre was not designed as a cinema. There are three seating levels in the 1800-seat…

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  • October 11, 2018

    Press Release

    New Q-SYS Networking Solutions Now Available from QSC

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 11, 2018) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and additional networking resources to help integrators simplify installation and increase profitability of Q-SYS-based networked audio, video and control (AV&C) systems. Q-SYS NS Series Network SwitchesFor integrators looking to expedite deployment of Q-SYS on a local network, QSC introduces the Q-SYS NS Series, a range of enterprise-grade, fully managed 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured to meet the performance requirements of the Q-SYS Platform and associated third-party networking technologies. Available in 8-port, 24-port and 48-port models, these Dell EMC network switches provide real-time transport of Q-SYS AV&C, as well as AES67 and Dante audio streams simultaneously within the same VLAN, all without…

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  • October 1, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces CP Series Powered Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 1, 2018) — [De, Fr, Es, It, Hu] — QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce the CP Series of compact, powered loudspeakers. CP represents the best-in-class powered loudspeaker solution for customers who desire QSC performance, quality and reliability at a value price point. Further enhancing the products’ appeal, an ultra-compact form factor and light weight combine to offer effortless transport and deployment in both portable and installed applications. The CP Series is comprised of two 2-way models, the CP8 and CP12. Both models feature a highly efficient 1000-watt Class-D power module, one-touch preset DSP contours for the most common sound reinforcement applications, and line, mic/line and 3.5 mm stereo inputs. Each can also be pole-mounted, utilized as a floor monitor, or deployed in a fixed or temporary installation. Available accessories include…

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  • September 24, 2018

    Press Release

    The Chapel, Historic San Francisco Landmark Turned Concert Venue, Undergoes Complete Sound and Control Upgrade With QSC

    San Francisco, CA (September 24, 2018) -- Located in the city’s musical and art-centric Mission district, The Chapel is an historical landmark turned concert venue. Originally built in 1914, the 500 capacity main Chapel stage now hosts acts that run the gamut from “Napalm Death on one night to John Zorn’s Chamber Music on another” according to general manager Fred Barnes. The venue has undergone a complete sound and control system upgrade, with a total solution provided by QSC including WideLine8 Series line array loudspeakers with WL212 subwoofers, K Series powered loudspeakers, PowerLight3 Series amplifiers and a Q-SYS audio video and control platform powered by a Core 500i processor. Adjoining the main Chapel concert room are several satellite areas including a mezzanine, restaurant, and patio, so the mission was twofold; to provide pristine and punchy sound…

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  • September 19, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces New Q-SYS Control Training Series

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 19, 2018) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is excited to announce the Q-SYS Control Training series. Much like the award-winning Q-SYS Training Level 1 & 2, this new series includes Q-SYS Control 101, which is an online introductory course with 20 new videos that help lay the foundation for programming, and Q-SYS Control 201 classroom training, which applies this foundation onto common third-party meeting room devices and control scenarios, ultimately unleashing the power of Q-SYS Control. Q-SYS Control 101 is ideal for those integrators looking for their first exposure to control programming training, or for those programming experts who want to apply their existing knowledge specifically to the Q-SYS Platform. The online course covers Q-SYS plugins, custom control components, the new Block Controller visual coding tool, and a basic introduction to…

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  • September 1, 2018

    In The News

    Installation - Mind the Gap

    The industry’s gradual drift towards interoperability is making it easier to design futureproofed networks, but increasing levels of traffic and ongoing convergence with IT mean that it’s hardly without challenge.

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