Live Sound News

  • May 14, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC K.2 Loudspeakers Delight Musicians and Audiences Alike at Arizona’s Low Key Piano Bar

    Glendale, AZ (May 14, 2019) – There’s nothing quite like the phenomenon of dueling pianos to get people out to enjoy live music together. Located in the popular Westgate sports and entertainment district of Glendale, Arizona, Low Key Piano Bar needed a sound system with ample punch to deliver all the humor and emotion of their high impact performances, along with the finesse to reproduce all the musical detail. Following the recommendations of a number of their pianists, they chose QSC K.2 Series powered loudspeakers and KS212C cardioid powered subwoofers. Designed by Adolfo Acevedo of regional QSC reps ProTech Marketing and sold by Sal Davi of Guitar Center Pro, the system comprises four K12.2 at front of house, two K12.2 plus one K10.2 as stage monitors, a dozen K8.2 units distributed throughout back bars and other ancillary spaces, and two KS212C cardioid…

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  • April 23, 2019

    Press Release

    Dweezil Zappa Chooses QSC as Reference for Classic Guitar Tones

    Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2019) — Dweezil Zappa knows a thing or two about guitar. Steeped in music since early childhood thanks to his father — virtuoso rock guitarist and maverick composer Frank Zappa — Dweezil’s own illustrious career has become the poster for an encyclopedic knowledge of technique, tone, and gear, bolstered by the perfectionism and work ethic that famously runs in the family. From his solo work to his tribute project encompassing his father, Frank Zappa’s Astounding Compositions, to his upcoming tenure on the 2019 Experience Hendrix tour, Dweezil has relied on QSC powered loudspeakers to recreate iconic guitar tones and craft entirely new ones. In his latest stage rigs, these include multiple K12.2 and K10.2 cabinets. “I first discovered QSC close to 11 years ago,” recalls Zappa. “I had started using and the Axe Effects digital modeling devices…

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  • April 8, 2019

    Press Release

    Flight of Voices Journeys Far And Wide with QSC

    Los Angeles, CA (April 8, 2019) — If great music is like fine wine, then Los Angeles-based collective Flight of Voices is music’s sommelier. Calling on an extensive stock of artists, their tastings offer a diverse musical palate for audiences to savor. These ensembles perform in a wide variety of unique indoor and outdoor venues from Malibu’s Saddlerock Gardens to the legendary Village Studios to a room in Beverly Hills made entirely of pink salt. Needing a powerful but lightweight and easy-to-use P.A. system, they found QSC to be the perfect pairing. Everything is mixed and recorded with a TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Two K12.2 powered loudspeakers serve as mains, supplemented by a KS112 powered subwoofer and three K10.2 powered loudspeakers handle monitor duties. “We do gigs in all different kinds of locations,” says co-owner Alex Nimier. “Mountains,…

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  • March 19, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Announces New Distribution Partner in the Middle East

    Sinsheim, Germany. (March 19, 2019) [Fr, Es] – QSC today announced GSL Professional will begin distributing QSC Systems and Live Sound portfolios in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, including Iraq, beginning 1 July 2019. “As QSC continues to expand the Q-SYS Ecosystem and Live Sound portfolio and focus on specific vertical markets, we look forward to working with GSL Professional to provide new and existing customers the service and support needed in order to accelerate growth in the region,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales Management, QSC EMEASA. “We want to thank our existing distribution partners SGTC Professional (Systems) and PAXT Ltd (Live Sound) for helping establish QSC as a globally recognized leader in audio, video & control solutions for business partners and end users alike.” “QSC has a very impressive line of solutions that are…

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  • March 4, 2019

    Press Release

    Christophe Anet Appointed Product Marketing Manager for QSC Live Sound

    Costa Mesa, CA (March 4, 2019) – QSC, LLC. is very pleased to announce that Christophe Anet has been appointed Product Marketing Manager for the company’s Live Sound Division. In his new role, Anet will be responsible for the creation, presentation, curation, and refinement of product marketing content for the company’s diverse portfolio of live sound products and solutions. Fluent in French, English, Italian and German, Christophe Anet joined QSC two years ago as Product Specialist for the EMEA region. Anet’s background includes electroacoustics engineering, as well as having spent many years designing products, teaching, lecturing, writing and most especially, supporting customers in more than 70 countries across five continents.  Anet brings a wealth of valuable experience to his new marketing role, both technically and culturally.  Anet’s previous career…

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  • February 25, 2019

    Press Release

    Dead Sara Comes to Life with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro as Monitor Mixer

    Los Angeles, CA (February, 25 2019) — Fronted by the dynamic duo of lead singer Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley, Dead Sara combines a savvy sense for hooks and melody with an unhinged energy that simply rocks. To ensure they can hear themselves as they deliver their electrifying live shows, the band members run their own in-ear monitor mixes from their smartphones, thanks to the remote control capabilities of the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. “For so many years, we toured while being at the mercy of in-house stage monitors,” recalls Armstrong. “We’ve used the TouchMix and in-ears for this tour and the one before it, and we love it.” “We travel with a Gator rack case that contains an XLR splitter, a power conditioner, the transmitters for the in-ears, and on top, the TouchMix,” explains front-of-house engineer Josh Harner, who tours with the…

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  • February 18, 2019

    Press Release

    Ark of Orenda Art & Music Mutant Vehicle Depends Upon QSC to Create Immersive Festival Sound

    San Francisco, CA (February 18, 2019) — The Ark of Orenda is a massive art and music vehicle operated by the non-profit, High Seas Energy in affiliation with Burners without Borders. Visually inspired by “the kind of desert hovercraft barge a sci-fi villain rides around on” according to artist Jeff Deehan, it has already toured regional Burner gatherings and will make its official debut in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada this coming summer. To create an unforgettable musical experience for listeners who gather around the Ark to hear performances from Live Musicians and DJs Deehan and audio engineer John Buehler designed an impressive system using QSC live sound equipment exclusively, with KLA12 active line arrays for the main front-of-house; four E218sw dual-18-inch passive subwoofers driven by PLD4.5 power amplifiers to provide extended bass; K12.2 active loudspeakers…

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  • February 11, 2019

    Press Release

    Bass Player Darryl Jones Hits the Road with QSC K.2 Series Loudspeakers and the KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer

    Los Angeles, CA (February 11, 2018) — Bass player Darryl Jones, whose long and storied career includes touring and recording with the Rolling Stones since 1993, has been part of the QSC family for the past five years, taking a pair of the company’s KW122 active loudspeakers and a KW181 active subwoofer on the road for a wide variety of music projects. Recently, Jones added K10.2 Series loudspeakers with the KS212C cardioid subwoofer, for an extensive tour of Europe with guitarist and bandleader Mike Stern. Jones’ recent European tour of 10 countries across the continent was with an electric jazz supergroup that, in addition to Stern, also included drummer Keith Carlock and sax player Bob Malach. On the road with him was a pair of new K10.2 active 10-inch loudspeakers and the KS212C powered cardioid subwoofer. “K.2 Series loudspeakers have a tight sound that…

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  • January 21, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Premieres “Play Out Loud” At Winter NAMM

    Anaheim, CA (January 21, 2019) – QSC, LLC, the market leader in the design and manufacture of award-winning sound reinforcement products such as K.2 Series loudspeakers, KS Series subwoofers, PLD Series amplifiers, TouchMix Series mixers and its latest phenomenal offering, CP Series Compact Powered loudspeakers, is excited to premiere its global campaign, “Play Out Loud” at this year’s Winter NAMM Show, taking place in Anaheim, California. “Play Out Loud” is an expression of the company’s dedication to instilling artists and performers with the confidence to enthusiastically and passionately connect with their audiences. “A great live performance can be transformative for performers and audiences alike. There are few human experiences that can compare to these precious moments that simultaneously impact us on multiple emotional, cognitive and sensory levels while…

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  • January 17, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Appoints Brands on Stage as Live Sound Distribution Partner in Latin America

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 17, 2019) — [Es] — QSC is pleased to announce the expanded role of Brands on Stage as its Latin American distribution partner for the company’s Live Sound division. With many years of expertise as leading distributors in the region, Brands on Stage will now manage the QSC Live Sound Portfolio throughout Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay,  enabling new QSC brand-growth opportunities with Latin American channel partners and their customers.  “We are very excited to be part of the QSC family. Our work philosophies are 100% aligned. For many years, Brands on Stage have continually strived to keep improving ourselves and today we have our reward – the honor of carrying the flag of QSC and its representation throughout Latin America,” says Guillermo Promesti, Principal of Brands on Stage. “We have plans to offer…

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  • December 20, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC CP Series Compact Powered Loudspeakers and the TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer Earn Award Nominations From The Readers Of Music & Sound Retailer Magazine

    December 20, 2018 - QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated by the readers of The Music & Sound Retailer for two Music & Sound Awards for 2018. Nominations include “Best Loudspeaker” honors for the new CP Series of Compact Powered Loudspeakers and “Best Mixer/Console” for TouchMix-30 Pro Firmware v1.3. “We are grateful to our channel partners for honoring us with these prestigious nominations,” states Ray van Straten, QSC Sr. Director of Global Marketing – Live Sound. “The CP Series has been a sensation for our dealers and their customers from the moment it was introduced, while the TouchMix continues to attract and delight users with each new iteration. Irrespective of the final voting outcome, we couldn’t be more pleased with this collective win for our customers, their Authorized Dealers and the many teams at QSC responsible for bringing these…

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  • December 14, 2018

    Announcement

    QSC Hosts Charity Golf Classic to Benefit Orange County United Way

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 14, 2018) – QSC recently hosted its third annual QSC Charity Golf Classic, benefiting Orange County United Way (OCUW) and their initiative to end homelessness in Southern California. The event was held at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA on Monday, October 22, 2018. Through the efforts and contributions of QSC partners, guests, and employees, the event raised more than $20,000 to benefit the United to End Homelessness Initiative. Attendees joined QSC to benefit this worthwhile cause in a variety of ways including player packages and corporate sponsorships. The schedule started with a golf show, and following the tournament, guests were invited to dinner and an awards ceremony. “QSC is honored to support a cause such as Orange County United Way, working to solve one of the most pressing issues in our community,” says Joe Pham, QSC…

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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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  • 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 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 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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