Live Sound News

  • January 23, 2020

    Press Release

    Jason Moss Joins QSC as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 23, 2020) – QSC is excited to announce Jason Moss joins the company as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development. As part of the QSC Executive Team led by Joe Pham, President and CEO, Moss will be responsible for developing and managing strategic alliances with leading AV/IT collaboration manufacturers and service providers globally. Jason Moss joins QSC from Logitech where he most recently served as Head of Go-to-Market & Alliances, Video Collaboration. With over 20 years in the industry, Moss spent the last nine years developing partnerships with top collaboration and SaaS companies, and drove adoption and integration of Logitech products into many applications and markets. He also led global OEM strategic accounts, setting strategy and directing sales and business development initiatives. “As our Systems business and market…

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  • January 22, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC K Series Inducted into the NAMM TECnology Hall of Fame

    COSTA MESA, CA (January 22, 2020) — [De, Fr] — QSC is proud to announce that K Series active loudspeakers have been inducted into the TECnology Hall of Fame at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Founded in 2004 by former Mix magazine editor George Petersen, the TECnology Hall of Fame honors and recognizes audio products that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of recording, live sound, and audio technology. To be eligible for consideration, products must have been on the market for at least ten years. Launched in 2009, the QSC K Series sported a best-in-class 1,000 watts of extremely clean amplification in an ABS enclosure that combined a 1.75-inch compression tweeter with either an 8-, 10-, or 12-inch woofer. A dual-12-inch KSub active subwoofer completed the line. The K Series remarkably delivered both studio-quality sound as well…

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  • January 7, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC CP Series Nominated for a 2020 Sound on Sound Award

    Costa Mesa, CA -- QSC, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for a 2020 Sound on Sound Award by the readers of Sound on Sound magazine for its CP Series of compact, powered loudspeakers. Introduced last year, CP represents the best-in-class active 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 SOS Awards were launched in 2010 with a mission to honor and celebrate the finest products in the industry. Now in its 10th year, each voting category consists of a shortlist of nomination selected by the SOS editorial team, and voted on by the industry. The results will be compiled and announced in time for…

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  • December 20, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Named 2019 Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year in the Annual Dealers’ Choice Awards by Musical Merchandise Review (MMR)

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 20, 2019) – QSC is very proud to announce that it has been named Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year in the 27th Annual Musical Merchandise Review "MMR" Magazine Dealers’ Choice Awards. The election of QSC by musical instrument retailers as the top sound reinforcement brand caps an already monumental year for the company, highlighted by the introduction of the KS118 subwoofer in October and already a runaway best-seller. MMR Magazine states, “Our voters decided this year that QSC is delivering on their mission statement to be the ‘leading and most trusted provider of high quality professional audio/ video systems. QSC understands that sound reinforcement isn’t just about concert and club-thumping beats. Sure, their loudspeakers serve thousands – if not millions – of eager concertgoers in any given year, but the California-based company taps…

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  • December 18, 2019

    Press Release

    Montreal’s Musicopratik Rehearsal Studios Upgrades with QSC CP Series Loudspeakers

    MONTREAL, QC (December 18, 2019) — [De, Fr] — For 15 years, Musicopratik has been one of the premier band rehearsal studios in Montreal, and the only one in the artistically and culturally vibrant borough of Verdun. “We know we’re not the only game in the whole city, so we like to stand out by offering our customers very high-quality equipment to practice on, from backline to speakers,” says co-owner Patrick Mainville. Ever in pursuit of that high standard, Musicopratik recently swapped out every single main and monitor speaker in their rehearsal rooms for QSC CP12 compact active loudspeakers. “We have five rehearsal rooms, ranging from 15 by 15 feet to about 20 by 24. We also have a recording studio with a prep area, and the CP12s went in all of them,” Mainville continues. “Since we started in 2005, we’ve owned many major brands of powered stage monitors except QSC.…

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  • December 17, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC EMEA takes Live Sound business direct in Germany, the UK and Ireland

    Sinsheim, December 16, 2019 - [De] - As of January 1, 2020, QSC EMEA will become the exclusive distributor of its live sound portfolio in Germany and in the UK and Ireland. QSC is pleased to announce its new distribution organization. Freddy Sicko, Director Live Sound Central Europe, will lead the organization in those countries. Sicko, who joined QSC EMEA at the beginning of 2019, brings decades of pro-audio industry experience in various leadership positions to the company. Most recently, he was General Manager of Shure MEA’s office in Dubai. QSC EMEA welcomes two seasoned sales professionals Carsten Schiedeck, Sales Manager Retail, Germany, and Emma O’Sullivan, Sales Manager Retail, the UK and Ireland, who will be responsible for MI retailers in those countries respectively. Jens Stellmacher, Director Business Development, AV Rental, will be responsible for…

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  • December 5, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC KS118 Active Subwoofer Nominated for 2019 Best Loudspeaker in 34th Annual Music and Sound Dealer Awards

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 5, 2019) — [De, Fr] — QSC, LLC is proud to announce that its KS118 active subwoofer has been nominated as the 2019 Best Loudspeaker of the Year in the 34th Annual Music & Sound Dealer Awards presented by Music and Sound Retailer magazine. The KS118, a very high output active subwoofer producing impressive low frequencies, is the newest member of the popular KS Series family. It features robust design, legendary QSC amplification and versatile DSP features, making it an ideal choice for mobile entertainment, AV rental, event production, clubs and performance venues for which dynamic sound reproduction and commanding low frequency performance are needed. The KS118 joins a number of other QSC Live Sound products that have been honored with Music and Sound Dealer nominations and awards in recent years, including the QSC K.2 Series™ active…

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  • November 4, 2019

    Press Release

    Rentex Upgrades AV Rental Portfolio with QSC CP Series

    CANTON, MA (November 4, 2019) – Founded in 1980, with  locations in major cities from coast to coast, Rentex is one of the largest and most trusted wholesale renters of audio-visual  equipment in the USA. Providing equipment to AV rental, staging, production and other live event companies, their business model thrives by partnering with their customers, ensuring that that contractors and event producers can handle any scenario their clients might throw at them. In fulfillment of this goal, Rentex offers a mammoth selection of meticulously maintained and quality-checked equipment -  that assortment most recently enhanced with the purchase of 200 QSC CP Series CP12 compact powered loudspeakers. “We house and maintain a very large inventory with the goal of augmenting our clients’ inventories,” says Director of Technology Ken Carmichael. “We can have gear at any…

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  • October 30, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Welcomes William Chan and Promotes Andy Pearce and Ron Marchant

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 30, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce William Chan has joined QSC as Senior Director, North Asia reporting to Markus Winkler, SVP Asia and EMEA. In this newly created role, William is responsible for sales and business operations in the North Asia region, including a focus on driving new revenue growth in Greater China and Japan for QSC Live Sound, Cinema, and Systems portfolios. Additionally, William will be part of the APAC leadership team developing and implementing the long term expansion of QSC’s sales and support infrastructure across Asia. William brings with him a highly successful career leading Asia sales and marketing teams, with over fifteen years in senior leadership roles. Prior to QSC, William served as Managing Director for Shure Asia Limited, where he drove strategic direction and management of all vertical…

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  • October 23, 2019

    Press Release

    FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez Mixes Poncho Sanchez with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 23, 2019) — [Es] — FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez can still remember being thrown into the lion’s den, decades ago, mixing his very first gig at front-of-house standing behind an aircraft carrier-sized analog console. Fast forward to today and Sanchez can typically be found behind his QSC TouchMix-30 PRO compact digital mixer. Sanchez has mixed on nearly every brand and type of live console, for the last 30-plus years working almost exclusively as FOH engineer for Poncho Sanchez (no relation), the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Award-winning band leader and conguero (conga player). But as the 67-year-old band leader has cut back on his busy touring schedule, says Sanchez, he started to open himself up to freelance work — and went looking for a mixing console to help book gigs. TouchMix was his top choice, says Sanchez. “I was already a fan. A friend of…

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  • October 17, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Promotes Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 17, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce the promotions of Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler effective October 1, 2019. Csontos, who joined the company in 2011, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Market Officer and Chief of Staff, adding to her current executive sales leadership responsibility for QSC’s business and product portfolio in the Americas. Markus Winkler, who joined QSC in 2017, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, expanding his executive sales leadership responsibilities to include QSC’s business and product portfolio for all of EMEA and APAC. The timing of these leadership changes were in part triggered by Gene Joly’s decision to retire at the end of January 2020. Joly joined QSC in 2016, assuming executive sales and business unit leadership responsibility for QSC’s Live Sound…

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  • October 8, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Adds Powerful KS118 Active Subwoofer to KS Series Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 8th, 2019) — [De, Fr, Es] — Succeeding the highly acclaimed KW181 model, QSC is pleased to introduce the KS118 active subwoofer, the newest member of the KS Series subwoofer family. With its robust design, legendary QSC amplification and versatile DSP features, the KS118 is the perfect choice for mobile entertainment, AV rental, event production, clubs and performance  venues for which very high output and commanding low frequency performance is needed. Featuring a long excursion 18-inch direct radiating driver powered by a 3600 Watt Class D amplifier, the KS118 delivers high sound pressure levels with dynamic and musical sound reproduction of very low frequencies. On-board DSP optimizes and protects system performance while also offering advanced capabilities such as the ability to array two units in a cardioid arrangement, maximizing low…

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  • September 25, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Rocks the House that Vans Built

    CHICAGO, IL (September 25, 2019) – [De, Fr] – To skateboarders and musicians alike, Vans means more than footwear — the brand is a cultural institution that represents creative expression, urban grit, and independent spirit. Though the company is best known for their Warped tour (now in its 25th year), the more intimate House of Vans events bring together bands, DJs, visual artists, and skaters for concerts, workshops, and art installations at their Chicago and London venues with pop-ups from Detroit to Hong Kong. For these, Vans’ North America Lifestyle Events Manager Chuck Radue insists on live sound products from QSC, notably the TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer, KW153 and K12.2 active loudspeakers, and KW181 active subwoofers. Given the athletic and kinetic nature of the events, the first feature Radue flags as crucial is the ability of the TouchMix-30 Pro to be…

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  • September 3, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC TouchMix Captures Studio-Quality Recording of Def Leppard’s Phil Collen

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 3, 2019) – [De, Fr, Es] – The Fender Factory is where you’ll find the iconic guitar maker’s full line of standard production guitars, as well as, limited edition, artist-inspired instruments. Working there is the ultimate gig for any guitar geek, because top artists regularly drop by to talk shop, try out new axes, and sometimes put on spontaneous concerts for the employees. Recently, Phil Collen of Def Leppard fame did just that with his band Delta Deep—which plays classic delta blues, only harder—and walked away with a recording he described as “perfect.” Fender’s IT Support Supervisor Steph Maffei describes how this was accomplished entirely on the same mixer that was running the live sound: a TouchMix-16 from QSC. “I’m a musician myself and have worked on both sides of the mixing console,” says Maffei. “This all started when Fender gave…

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  • August 22, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Earns an A+ at Berklee College of Music

    BOSTON, MA (August 22, 2019) – [De, Fr] – 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…

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