Live Sound News

  • July 23, 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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  • July 17, 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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  • July 3, 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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  • June 18, 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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  • June 15, 2018

    Blog

    Interview with Jordan Rudess – Winter NAMM 2018

    Interview with legendary keyboardist and K for Musicians artist Jordan Rudess

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  • June 13, 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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  • May 23, 2018

    Press Release

    Aravind Yarlagadda Named QSC Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Product Development

    QSC, Costa Mesa CA (May 23, 2018) – QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Aravind Yarlagadda as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Product Development. In this newly created role, Aravind will oversee all aspects of product development for QSC. Aravind Yarlagadda brings a rich career of multi-functional leadership in the high tech industry, with over 25 years of product development experience. Aravind joins QSC from Schneider Electric, where he held senior executive roles in product management, research and development, marketing, strategic partnerships and new business initiatives. Prior to his role at Schneider Electric, he held senior leadership roles at Invensys, Tyco and Quest Software. Aravind holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (India), a…

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  • May 21, 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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  • May 3, 2018

    Press Release

    Diablo Sound Depends on QSC for the Demanding World of Theme Park Sound

    Pasadena, CA (May 3, 2018) — If you’ve recently enjoyed a ride or other immersive attraction at a major theme park near you, your ears likely owe a lot to Diablo Sound and its founder Drew Dalzell. The LA area sound company counts on QSC products including K Series powered loudspeakers, KLA Series powered line array loudspeakers, TouchMix Series compact digital mixers along with the Q-SYS™ Platform and CXD-Q Series power amplifiers to create realistic and impactful sound experiences for audiences. Dalzell was the first to graduate with a MFA in theatrical sound design from a program at University of Cincinnati in the mid-’90s.  Immediately thereafter, he was hired by Walt Disney Imagineering, the division of Disney that crafts all the technology for their park attractions, eventually going on to create his own firm, Diablo Sound, which now “gets pulled back in as a…

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  • 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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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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