Live Sound News

  • April 3, 2018

    Press Release

    Southwest Invasion Rocks Austin with QSC Professional

    Austin, TX (April 3, 2018) — Southwest Invasion, presented by Schwinn, featured a concert series and lifestyle village held in downtown Austin, TX, during the city’s annual 10-day film, interactive media and music festival this month. The three-day Southwest Invasion featured dozens of artists, such as Larkin Poe, In the Valley Below, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Cabbarra and DMC, performing on two outdoor stages equipped with gear from QSC Professional, including WideLine 10 Series and KLA Series line array loudspeaker systems, KW Series and the new K.2 Series loudspeakers, PLD4.5 amplifiers, with a TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer at front of house. Southwest Invasion is curated and produced by Quantum Collective, a consortium of music industry leaders including Liz Leahy, founder and CEO of Tech Company Section 101, and Dan Silver,…

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  • March 7, 2018

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    Rotterdam Celebrates World Port Days 40th Anniversary Festival with QSC

    Rotterdam, NL (March 7, 2018) - [NL] - World Port Days (Wereldhavendagen in Dutch) is an annual event, the largest maritime festival in the Netherlands, held in the fall each year and organized by the Port of Rotterdam authorities to celebrate the city's position as the largest commercial port in Europe. Centered around Rotterdam port's main piers, the three-day festival features demonstrations in, around and on the harbor by representatives of the port authorities, commercial shipping pilots, the Dutch navy, and the city police and firefighters, culminating in a large-scale live music event on the final night. For the sixth year in a row, the massive sound system supporting the event for the 300,000-plus visitors was comprised of 60 QSC KLA12 line array loudspeakers with 60 KLA181 Subwoofers. 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the festival, and the final Saturday…

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  • March 5, 2018

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    PCI China and RSL Present Beijing “Rock School” Seminar and Concert with QSC

    Beijing, China (March 5, 2018) —The focus on music as an essential part of education in China, not an extra, is well-known around the world. Recently, Prime Connections International (PCI), distributor of QSC in Asia, recently partnered with British-based organization RSL, purveyor of the Rock School educational system, to bring the power and appeal of Rock School to China. Two important special events were held — a training seminar on digital mixing for the Rock School franchisees and a performance by bands featuring young talent led by renowned drummer Paul Elliott — utilizing TouchMix-8, TouchMix-16 and TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixers, four KLA12 active line array loudspeakers, four KW181 active subwoofers, as well as a number of  K10.2 and K12.2 active loudspeakers. Rock School, the first organization to offer certificates and qualification tests in…

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  • March 1, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Professional Appoints the INTERTON Group as Distribution Partner in Austria

    Costa Mesa, CA (March 1st, 2018) — [DE] — QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of the INTERTON Group as its Austrian distribution partner for the company’s Pro division. The company already represents the QSC Professional portfolio of live sound products and solutions throughout Hungary and will now expand their territory to include Austria. The INTERTON Group brings a history of success and a stellar reputation for unsurpassed customer service and support in the region.  "The INTERTON Group has done an excellent job representing QSC Professional in Hungary and have consistently set the bar in Europe for their outstanding service and support of customers,” says Mark Bailey, Director of Sales for QSC Professional in EMEA, “We are therefore delighted to expand their territory and to introduce them as the authorised distributor for QSC Professional in Austria.” …

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  • February 27, 2018

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    Hollywood’s Famed Catalina Jazz Club Asks Musicians and the Answer is QSC

    Hollywood, CA (February  27, Day, 2018) — When Catalina Popescu and her late husband, Bob, launched their Catalina Bar & Grill on Easter weekend in 1987, it was with the dream of reviving the Los Angeles jazz scene by attracting international artists and nurturing local talent. In late 2017 one of those musicians returned the favor by making an introduction to QSC that resulted in a major upgrade of the venue’s sound system, which now features QSC E Series E12 12-inch, two-way passive speakers and E18SW subwoofers all driven by PLD4.5 power amplifiers. “I’m a regular performer there and knew the system needed a serious overhaul,” says L.A.-based musician J. Wayne Linsey, who uses QSC speakers in his keyboard rig. “I like the clarity and footprint of QSC speakers. I thought the company might have something that would fit the needs of the club, so I made the…

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  • February 1, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Recognized With Three Prestigious Awards at NAMM 2018

    Costa Mesa, CA (February 1, 2018) – QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has received three best product awards during the recent annual 2018 NAMM Show, including two Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for outstanding technical achievement in product design, innovation and production, as well as top honors as The Music & Sound Retailer ‘s Product of the Year. The new K.2 Series loudspeakers won the TEC Award for Best Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker as well as MSR’s top award, while additionally; the company’s Q-SYS™ Core 510i Integrated processor earned a 2018 TEC Award for Best Signal Processing Hardware. “We are honored to have received these three prestigious awards,” states Joe Pham, QSC President and CEO. “This recognition from the industry as well as the dealer channel is a big win and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the many QSC…

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  • January 31, 2018

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    QSC Founders Honored with NAMM Milestone Award for 50 Years of Service in the Music Products Industry

    Anaheim, CA (January 31,  2018) – QSC founders Pat Quilter, John Andrews and Barry Andrews were honored at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. Presented by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, the Milestone Award  recognizes music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary. “Everyone at QSC is extremely grateful to Pat, Barry and John for their vision, leadership and management through many years of transformation at QSC,” says Joe Pham, QSC President and CEO. “We  congratulate the company Founders on receiving the NAMM Milestone Award in 2018 as QSC celebrates 50 Years and Forward.” Starting out in a small industrial building in Costa Mesa, California  as “Quilter Sound Things”, the original…

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  • January 24, 2018

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    QSC Delivers Its One Millionth K Family Loudspeaker

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2018) - QSC is very pleased to announce that the company has sold over one million units of K Family loudspeakers since the initial launch of the K Series in 2009. The hugely popular K Family of powered loudspeakers, subwoofers and line arrays, including the K Series, KW Series, KLA Series and the company’s newest generation K.2 Series and KS Series, represent the peak of performance, ease-of-use, elegant style, and long-term reliability for countless scores of musicians and bands, mobile DJs, clubs, performance venues, A/V rental and production companies and houses of worship the world over; becoming the  industry standard for today’s audio professionals and enthusiasts. Introduced in 2009, the K Series established a “New Standard” for the powered loudspeaker category with its first-in-class 1000-watt power module, elegant design and…

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  • January 24, 2018

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    QSC Introduces the Ultra-Compact KS112 Powered Subwoofer

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2018) – As QSC celebrates one million K Family loudspeakers sold since their introduction, the company is pleased to introduce the newest K Family member, the ultra-compact KS112 powered subwoofer. Joining the previously-introduced KS212C cardioid powered subwoofer, the KS112 is the second model in the KS subwoofer series. With its innovative design, legendary QSC amplification and advanced DSP, the KS112 is the perfect choice for a variety of installation and entertainment applications for which high output, low frequency extension is needed from an ultra-compact and portable package. The KS112 features a single 12-inch transducer in a 6th order bandpass premium birch cabinet. On-board DSP provides variable crossover, delay, and savable/recallable Scenes for commonly-used applications while advanced thermal and excursion processing further…

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  • January 15, 2018

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    QSC Professional Appoints Jands as Distribution Partner in Australia

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 2018) —QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jands as its Australia distribution partner for the company’s Pro division. The QSC portfolio of live sound products and solutions will be represented by the company throughout the country. With a tremendous history of success, Jands brings many years of expertise as leading distributors in the region and will be responsible for providing and enabling QSC brand-growth opportunities with Australia channel partners and their customers.  "Jands brings a long legacy of success serving customers in the M.I. retail channel as well as A.V. rental and production companies in Australia,” says Gene Joly, Vice President, QSC Professional Division. “QSC Professional is thrilled to have them join us as our partner in the region.”  Paul Mulholland, Jands Managing Director states, "My first introduction to…

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  • January 4, 2018

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    QSC Celebrates 50 Years and Forward

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 04, 2018) – 1968 was a year of seismic change across the globe. Fifty years ago, unrest was fueled by civil rights movements in the United States and protests and revolutions in Europe. Technological innovations included the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet and the first humans to orbit the moon, in Apollo 8. In music, as the Beatles sang ‘Hey Jude’ and the Rolling Stones rocked ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, the company known today as QSC was born as Quilter Sound Things in a small industrial building in Costa Mesa, California.   The original focus for QSC was hand-built guitar amplifiers; the company only later transforming and evolving to become a world-leading brand in power amplifiers. “Our early vision was to take over the world with high-powered, giant guitar amps, but we missed that boat and refocused our efforts on power amps,” said Pat…

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  • December 6, 2017

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    Sound Engineer Mohn Pincemin Takes TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer on Tour with the Pietragalla-Derouault Company’s Unique Dance and Theatrical Production of Lorenzaccio

    Grignan, France (December 6, 2017) — [Fr] — The Château de Grignan has become well-known for its magical summer outdoor night festivals, attracting more than 30,000 spectators each year. This past summer, the Pietragalla-Derouault theatre company presented its unique dance and theatre adaptation of Alfred de Musset’s Lorenzaccio in the open air in front of the façade of the castle. Sound Engineer Mohn Pincemin also brought his unique approach to live sound production for the show, counting on a QSC TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer to help him meet the challenges of the unusual production and venue. Starting his career as a guitarist and vocalist prior to becoming an engineer has given Mohn a unique approach to live sound production for a performance; it’s an approach that considers the perspectives from both sides of the stage. “Having been onstage so many times has…

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  • November 15, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Earns Three Award Nominations From The Readers Of Music & Sound Retailer Magazine

    November 15, 2017 - QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated by the readers of The Music & Sound Retailer for a record three Music & Sound Awards for 2017. Nominations include the TouchMix Series for Best Digital Mixer, The K.2 Series for Best Loudspeaker and the K.2 Series once again for the prestigious Product of the Year award. “Receiving three Music & Sound nominations from the retail dealer channel is incredibly rewarding for our entire organization,” states Ray van Straten, QSC Sr. Director of Marketing for the company’s Pro division. “We are grateful for the dealers’ recognition of our efforts and their consideration of us for these most-esteemed awards.” The Music & Sound Retailer describes itself as the pulse of the musical instrument industry, touting the most subscribers among music trade publications. Now in its in 32nd Year, the Music &…

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