Live Sound News

  • 5 June, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces Software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (June 5, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC today announces Software-based Dante® for the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem. As part of its strategic technology partnership with Audinate, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked audio integration without the need for additional hardware I/O or external configuration software. Integrators can easily add Dante audio natively as an extension of the Q-SYS integrated audio, video & control workflow. They can also take full advantage of robust functionality—such as device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Dante—directly within Q-SYS Designer Software environment (or within an external instance of Dante Controller if desired). Because Q-SYS operates over standard IT network infrastructure, Dante audio data works seamlessly with Q-SYS AV&C data, eliminating the need for…

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  • 23 May, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Opens its new SAARC Headquarters in Bengaluru, India

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 23, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC today celebrates the inauguration of its new SAARC headquarters in Bengaluru, India. The new office is 9,270 sq. ft. and serves as a business development, management and support hub for QSC Systems, Live Sound and Cinema businesses in the region. It also serves as a dedicated training and demonstration area and includes a 13,760 sq. ft. terrace space for customer events. “Over the last few years, QSC has been dedicated to growing its international presence, and this new entity is a crucial piece of that strategy,” says Markus Winkler, SVP, EMEA South Asia, & Managing Director QSC EMEA GmbH. “As we continue to experience tremendous growth in SAARC year-over-year in all our business units, this dedicated facility will allows us to accelerate our growth trajectory in the coming years.”  “Our business partners in…

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  • 16 May, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Announces New Distribution Partner for Iberia

    Sinsheim, Germany (May 16, 2019) – [De, Fr, Es] QSC announces the appointment of Earpro, S.A. as a new distribution partner for the Iberian region, effective June 1, 2019. As a leading global AV Pro solutions distributor (audio, lighting, video and control), Earpro will represent both QSC Live Sound and Systems solutions in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. “We are excited to partner with such an experienced and highly professional distribution partner to expand the QSC brand for both the Live Sound and Systems businesses in the Iberian region,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Distribution Management QSC EMEA. “As part of this transition, we would also like to thank SoundLight for their commitment and partnership during the last years.” Miguel Mezquita, Managing Director of Earpro says, "After leading the professional audio distribution for the last 30 years in Iberia,…

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  • 14 May, 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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  • 9 May, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Expands North America Sales Team

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 9, 2019) – QSC is excited to announce an expansion of its North American sales team with two new members - Jason Baez, Business Development Manager for the Central Region, and Jake Corlett, Director, Consultant Liaison and Canadian National Sales Manager. “We are very excited to add these two seasoned AV professionals to our North America sales roster,” says Frank West, Senior Director Sales, QSC Systems. “As the Q-SYS Ecosystem continues to build momentum in the AV market as the new standard for audio, video and control, QSC continues to invest in expanding regional field talent to provide best-in-class sales and system support. We look forward to introducing more customers to Jason and Jake, each of whom have already made an immediate impact to our business in their respective regions.” Jason joins QSC from Harman where he served as the…

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  • 30 April, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Brings ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Life for World Premiere in Los Angeles

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2019) – [Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce it provided sound for the spectacular world premiere of Avengers: Endgame on April 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Premiere guests enjoyed a stunning presentation of film in DolbyVision and ATMOS using QSC loudspeakers, amplifiers, and signal processing featuring Q-SYS in a custom-built movie theater. Altogether, the system used ten WideLine 10 line array loudspeakers and three WL218-sw subwoofers per screen channel, totaling thirty WideLine 10’s, and nine WL 218-sw’s suspended behind the 30 by 70-foot screen. Twelve SB-7218 double 18-inch subwoofers handled the extended low frequencies of the subwoofer channel. The overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos immersive sound required sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers. An additional sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers provided coverage on the left and right…

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  • 29 April, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC expands AcousticDesign™ Series with new Transformer-less Surface-Mount Loudspeaker Option

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 29, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC today introduces the new AD-S6, a transformer-less surface mount 6.5-inch two-way loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign™ Series, this new loudspeaker is ideal for foreground and background music (BGM/FGM) applications, as well as installations specifically requiring higher SPL foreground sound reinforcement. “The AD-S6 is an ideal addition to our Premium Business Music solutions that were specifically designed to meet the high-performance needs of foreground applications,” said Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “We are excited to expand our popular AcousticDesign Series with a loudspeaker that is nearly identical to AD-S6T, but with the AD-S6 we lowered the cost by removing the transformer and providing 16 ohm nominal impedance, making it ideal for use in low impedance distributed…

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  • 23 April, 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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  • 8 April, 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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  • 27 March, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Expands the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (March 27, 2019) – QSC announces additions to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers, Q-SYS NS Series network switches, and the Q-SYS NV Series network video endpoint. DPA-Q SeriesThe new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. DPA-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem. Like all Q-SYS peripherals, DPA-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into a Q-SYS design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including Intrinsic Correction™ custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the…

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  • 19 March, 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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  • 5 March, 2019

    Press Release

    Large Seattle Non-Profit Deploys the Q‑SYS Audio, Video & Control Ecosystem

    With their sights set on upgrading their AV system, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Seattle looked to QSC and the Q-SYS Ecosystem to provide networked audio, video and control throughout their conference center. Working alongside system integrator McKinstry, the conference center required a networked AV solution that would be compatible with their digital audio network and offered additional flexibility for their space. The conference center install consisted of three separate meeting spaces, each equipped with a Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Processor that handles audio and control processing for each individual room, plus an additional Q-SYS Core 1100 Enterprise Processor that handles processing when the rooms are combined.   Audio is distributed throughout the facility via Dante™ network.  “One reason we chose Q-SYS was because of its ability to scale…

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  • 4 March, 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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  • 25 February, 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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  • 18 February, 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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  • 11 February, 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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  • 5 February, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 5, 2019) [De, Fr, Es] – QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that combine the QSC legacy of high-performance and reliable amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction™, which maximizes QSC loudspeaker performance and protection. “QSC has a 50-year legacy in building the most reliable and powerful amplifiers on the market. This 5th generation amplifier platform…

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  • 31 January, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC and Audinate Announce Technology Development Partnership

    Costa Mesa, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (January 31, 2019) – QSC and Audinate are thrilled to announce their partnership to develop cross-platform technology that will promote truly unique integrations between QSC solutions and Audinate licensed products. The first round of co-developed solutions are scheduled for availability later this year. “QSC is committed to bridging the gap between disparate AV systems, peripherals and protocols by providing an agnostic, open-standard approach to audio, video and control,” says Trent Wagner, Audio Product Manager, QSC. “By partnering directly with industry-leading manufacturers like Audinate, we are able to pursue unique solutions that will not only advance the capabilities of the QSC portfolio, but also push the entire industry towards providing more native interconnectivity options. Audinate has already been a tremendous…

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  • 29 January, 2019

    Press Release

    Q-SYS Core 110f Processor is Now Certified for Google Hangouts Meet Hardware Peripheral Qualification Program

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 29, 2019) – [Es, De, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce a collaboration with Google Cloud that allows Hangouts Meet hardware users to easily extend their video conference experience to larger, more complex meeting environments by taking advantage of the audio processing from the award-winning Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of this collaboration, the Q-SYS Core 110f processor is now certified for Hangouts Meet hardware solutions. This allows installers to integrate audio from the Q-SYS Core 110f to Hangouts Meet hardware via a simple USB connection, giving it access to class-leading I/O count, software-based acoustic echo cancelation, room combining, and advanced EQ capabilities. “The flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem is unlike anything on the market, and its IT-based design allows it to easily integrate with just about any of the latest meeting…

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  • 24 January, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC CEO Joe Pham Named 2019 AVIXA Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 24, 2019) – QSC is proud to announce that Joe Pham, Ph.D, President & CEO, QSC has been named Chairman of the 2019 AVIXA Board of Directors. This will be Pham’s fifth year as a member of the board, having served as the board’s Vice Chair in 2018. “The next few years will be an exciting time for AV as we continue to mature and move towards a deeper integration with the IT end user,” says Pham. “This shift will challenge the industry to provide more opportunities for forward-thinking companies to evolve their business models to deliver more value over the lifetime of the customer. I am privileged to be part of AVIXA and look forward to collaborating with some of the brightest minds in AV to bring about next level of innovation and customer service.” “On a personal note, Joe Pham is one of the finest individuals that I’ve had the privilege to…

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