Live Sound News

  • 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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  • February 27, 2018

    Press Release

    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

    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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