Live Sound News

  • 21 January, 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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  • 17 January, 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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  • 20 December, 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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  • 14 December, 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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  • 10 December, 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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  • 18 October, 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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  • 16 October, 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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  • 1 October, 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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  • 24 September, 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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  • 29 August, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Rocks Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

    Rochester, NY (August 28, 2018) — This year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival celebrated its seventeenth anniversary with a record attendance of over 208,000 people, who flocked to the downtown area for nine days of performances on multiple stages by the likes of Seal, Boz Scaggs, Alison Krauss, Brian Setzer and Tower of Power. The festival, which ran from June 22 through June 30, included the Avangrid Foundation/RG&E Barclay Damon Fusion Stage, hosting shows by regional artists and powered by QSC, including K.2 and KW Series powered loudspeakers, KW181 active subwoofers and a TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer.   QSC KW181 subs and KW153 full range cabinets took care of the house while K12.2s handled monitors, with a KS212C and a K10.2 for drum fill. K8.2 Monitors were used for front fill. A TouchMix-30 Pro digital console completed the system. Audio…

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  • 23 July, 2018

    Press Release

    Southern California’s FP Logistics Adds its 30th TouchMix Digital Mixer to its Busy Rental Inventory

    Anaheim, CA (July 23, 2018) — FP Logistics, one of the leading production equipment sales and rental houses in Orange County, recently added their 30th QSC TouchMix compact digital mixer to its extensive rental inventory, which also includes a wide variety of QSC K.2,  KLA,  KW and WideLine Line Array Series loudspeakers, KS112 Powered and KS212C Cardioid Powered Subwoofers and PLD Series Amplifiers for their clients in the corporate, professional music and event markets.   “TouchMix has been phenomenal for our clients,” says FP Logistics owner Steven Lu. “And it changes the lives of its users.” Case in point, he says, is a customer who supplies PA systems for sunset cruises on a river boat based out of Long Beach, CA. “This client has to bring the entire PA system onboard the boat by and carry it up two decks. He tells me all the time that the combination of TouchMix…

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  • 17 July, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC KS212C Subwoofer Nominated for a 2019 TEC Award

    Costa Mesa, CA (July 17, 2018) – QSC, LLC is honored to announce it has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for outstanding technical achievement in the category of sound reinforcement loudspeakers for its KS212C Powered Cardioid Subwoofer. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at the NAMM Show, the 2019 NAMM TEC Awards ceremony will be held January 26th in Anaheim, California. Evaluated by a group of industry experts from the professional audio and sound production industries, the TEC panel recognizes products for outstanding achievement in design, innovation, and production. The KS212C deploys innovative design, legendary QSC amplification and advanced DSP in a single, compact enclosure, and represents the world’s first-in-class single-box powered cardioid subwoofer solution for highly portable entertainment and installation…

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  • 3 July, 2018

    Blog

    Interview with Dweezil Zappa NAMM 2018

    Dweezil discusses how he discovered and why he uses QSC loudspeakers as essential components of his live performance guitar rig.

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  • 18 June, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Adds Automatic Microphone Mixing to TouchMix-30 Pro

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 18, 2018) — QSC, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Automatic Microphone Mixing (Auto Mix) to the company’s popular TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer. Providing two independent processors available to all of the mixer’s 24 Mic/Line inputs, the easy-to-configure and use Auto Mix function delivers advanced gain sharing capabilities to audio professionals for applications such as conferences, presentations, panel discussions and theatrical sound reinforcement. “The TouchMix-30 Pro is fast-becoming the go-to portable digital mixer for audio professionals in a diverse set of applications from stage to studio to conference and ballroom,” states Gerry Tschetter, QSC Vice President of Product Development. “Since its introduction, QSC has continued to further enhance the mixer’s capabilities well beyond customers’ original expectations and we have done…

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  • 15 June, 2018

    Blog

    Interview with Jordan Rudess – Winter NAMM 2018

    Interview with legendary keyboardist and K for Musicians artist Jordan Rudess

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  • 13 June, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC TouchMix and K.2 Series Perform Eight Days a Week with Paul McCartney’s Musical Director Wix Wickens

    Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2018) — Performing in the band of original Beatle and cultural icon Sir Paul McCartney is the quintessential dream gig — one that requires serious perfectionism. Keyboardist and musical director Wix Wickens and ace keyboard tech Howard “DJ” Howes recently shared why they rely on the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro professional digital mixer and K.2 Series loudspeakers to ensure that the myriad of musical parts that need to be covered on Sir Paul’s many tours are heard loud and clear. “I’ve worked for Paul McCartney for more than 16 years,” Howes begins. “When Paul started touring again, we designed, built, and programmed the current keyboard rig before the start of the first tour.” The first of many reasons Howes chose QSC was consistency: “Wix requires his own set of speakers onstage just like a guitarist requires an amp,” explains Howes. “He wants to…

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  • 21 May, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC TouchMix-30 Pro Brings Major League Audio Mixing to Minor League Baseball at Sacramento’s Raley Field

    Sacramento, CA (May 21, 2018) — Raley Field is home to the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A league sibling team of the San Francisco Giants. It’s the job of entertainment coordinator Trevor Levine to make sure fans “remember that they had the best time in the world on game day, even if they somehow manage to leave without knowing the score!” Trevor, who is responsible for everything attendees see and hear other than the gameplay itself, knows that the sound is a crucial part of the fan experience. Just before the start of this baseball season, he installed a TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer as the ballpark’s audio nerve center. “I’m in charge of all park entertainment on a game day and I also DJ at games,” Trevor explains. “All the graphics and stats you see on the video boards including the on-field promotional crew, the P.A. announcer, the ballpark organist…

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