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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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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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  • November 13, 2017

    Press Release

    Rome’s Officina Pasolini Arts and Culture Center Sets High Standards for Sound
    with QSC

    Rome, Italy (November 13, 2017) — [It] — Officina Pasolini, named for the famous Italian film director, poet, novelist and intellectual playwright Pier Paolo Pasolini, is a center for arts and culture in all forms, including theatre, film, music and multimedia. A project of "Regione Lazio" with FSE, Officina Pasolini provides higher education courses in music, drama and theatre studies, as well as hosting a wide range of public events such as conferences, arts and literary festivals, photo exhibitions, and both classical and contemporary music performances. As part of the total renovation of the facility’s 200-seat auditorium, the venue has installed a completely new sound system featuring a QSC KLA Series active line array loudspeaker system, with additional K Series active loudspeakers for stage monitors and sidefills. Last year, the old auditorium, which had not…

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  • October 24, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Announces the Availability of the TouchMix-30 Pro Windows® Driver

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 24, 2017) -  QSC is pleased to announce the release of the TouchMix-30 Pro Microsoft Windows Driver for the acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer, the powerful, 32-channel mixer with advanced professional features. The new driver provides Windows users with the capability to utilize the TouchMix-30 Pro as a high fidelity, studio-grade 32 x 32 channel DAW interface. Previously, this functionality was only available to users of macOS systems. “We are pleased to offer the new Pro Audio Driver for TouchMix-30 Pro to Windows DAW users throughout the world,” says QSC Professional Vice President Product Management, Gerry Tschetter. “Now, the powerful DAW interface capabilities of the mixer can be enjoyed by our recording studio clients in either Mac or Windows environments.” In addition to serving as a 32-channel DAW interface, the…

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  • September 28, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Nominated for Three 2018 TEC Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement

    Vote Now Costa Mesa, CA (September, 2017) – QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated for three individual 2018 Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for outstanding technical achievement in product design, innovation and production for its TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer, K.2 Series Loudspeakers and Q-SYS™ Core 510i Integrated processor. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. “QSC is extremely honored to receive the recognition of these three nominations for technical achievement awards this year,” says Chris Humphrey, QSC Vice President of Marketing. “Our aim is to continue to develop innovative products and solutions which set new…

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  • September 26, 2017

    Press Release

    YouTube Sensation Jam in the Van Keeps the Show Going on with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro and K Series Loudspeakers

    Everywhere, USA (September 26, 2017) — Jam in the Van may have had its humble beginnings as a self-described “backyard fun project,” but it has now evolved into one of the most innovative and engaging music discovery and A&R vehicles around. This psychedelic-painted RV contains a full recording studio powered by the sun, which in turn relies on gear from QSC, including a TouchMix-30 Pro digital compact mixer as well as K10 and K12 powered loudspeakers and a KSub subwoofer. “The whole idea of Jam in the Van started because we were music fans who used to go to the Bonnaroo festival in an RV,” says Jam in the Van Co-Founder Dave Bell. “One day we thought, why not get our own RV, film some live bands playing in it, and take it around? So what started as a backyard fun project has turned into a full-time job and a company with a full-time staff.  We can literally film a…

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  • August 22, 2017

    Press Release

    The Sound Of Paradise - Hawaii’s HI*Sessions Popular YouTube Channel Relies on QSC TouchMix

    Honolulu, Hawaii (August 22, 2017) — When a group of friends got together in 2011 to create HI*Sessions, a YouTube music video channel featuring intimate live performances of local Hawaiian musical talent, they had one main goal – the video and audio had to be absolutely the best quality. HI*Sessions’ YouTube channel currently has over 140,000 subscribers and features 660 videos, some of which have been viewed over one million times. Most recently, the HI*Sessions team has relied on the pristine audio quality and easy-to-use workflow of the of the QSC TouchMix-8 compact digital mixer as an integral part of their production process. HI*Sessions was founded six years ago by Jon Yamasato, an award-winning Hawaiian musician, and Dave Kusumoto, a fellow singer-songwriter now working in web and video production. Yamasato won five Na Hoku Hanohano Awards from the Hawaii…

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  • June 8, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Elevates Compact Mixer Category to Unprecedented Level with TouchMix Series Updates

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 8, 2017) -- Taking small-format mixing to the next level for both professional and novice users alike, QSC is pleased to introduce Version 3.0 for the TouchMix-8 and -16 Series and Version 1.2 for the TouchMix-30 Pro. The new firmware is available as a free download for current users and will be factory-installed in new production units going forward. Version 3.0 for TouchMix-8 and -16 includes twenty significant enhancements, making these models far and away the most powerful and comprehensive, yet easy-to-use compact mixers available. Many features previously available exclusively on the Series’ flagship TouchMix-30 Pro are now implemented, including Anti-Feedback and Room-Tuning Wizards, Real-Time Analyzer (RTA), Copy-and-Paste, playback of MP3 files on a USB drive, Input Delay, Output PEQ, 15 dB Digital Gain, Channel Overview, USB Drive…

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