Live Sound News

  • October 8, 2020

    Press Release

    A Generous Donor Helps The Shepherd’s House Church Achieve a Major Sonic Upgrade with QSC

    Fort Worth, TX (October 8, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Robert Wirtz hails from a 30-year career as a recording engineer, a role he still plays at Fort Worth’s Legendary Sound Studio and as proprietor of Ardub Music. Whenever he can, he puts his passion for perfect sound into the service of houses of worship. In nearby Lewisville, the Shepherd’s House Church was struggling with the patchwork P.A. system when, in July, thanks to a last-minute, anonymous donor, the church was able to commission Rob to design the optimal system for their sanctuary. After extensive computer analysis of the room, Wirtz recommended a QSC KLA Series line array consisting of a total of eight KLA12 active line array cabinets and four KS118 active subwoofers — an install twice as large as their original plans. “For every system I install, my philosophy is that I want it to sound as good as the nicest…

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  • October 5, 2020

    Blog

    KS Series Crossover Settings – Do and Don’t

    All three KS Series Active Subwoofers feature powerful DSP, which allow you to adjust a number of useful parameters. Among these is the crossover frequency (low-pass).

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  • September 24, 2020

    Press Release

    Designer and Integrator AVkraft Elevates India’s Sacred Heart Forane Church with Crystal Clear QSC Sound

    Kerala, India (September 24, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Sacred Heart Forane Church is a Syro-Malabar Catholic church situated in Thiruvambady, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. Established in 1944, the church is one of the largest in its Diocese, with more than 1500 families and approximately 5,000 members. After almost 60 years, the church underwent renovation of its altar as well as the addition of a new sound system from QSC designed and implemented by Mathew George, founder and owner of systems integrator AVkraft. The system consists of a series of K12.2 active loudspeakers as well as CP8 and CP12 compact active loudspeakers. Mathew, who has a background in sound engineering, is also the chief designer at AVkraft and enjoys working on sound in churches because of the creative freedom. He first became aware of the church’s sonic needs when the parish priest invited…

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  • September 22, 2020

    Blog

    How many Active Loudspeakers can you Daisy-Chain

    In many AV rental or fixed installation applications, there may be the need to set up a number of loudspeakers that will all play the same audio content. The simplest way to implement this is to daisy-chain a number of active loudspeakers together.

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  • September 11, 2020

    Blog

    CP Series Clever Preset Features

    Both CP8 and CP12 powered loudspeakers feature two inputs. Input A is devoted to line level while input B is for Mic and Line levels. There is also a function called MIC BOOST, and when this button is engaged (and a microphone is connected) it affects input B turning it into a microphone (MIC) level input (+25 dB).

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  • July 9, 2020

    Press Release

    White Train Entertainment Uplifts Crossroads Community Church with QSC Line Array

    WINNEBAGO, IL (July 9, 2020) — When the Winnebago, Illinois campus of Crossroads Community Church moved into their own building after years of meeting in various rented spaces, they needed a sonic upgrade to replace the portable P.A. systems volunteers had been setting up for their pastors and exuberant worship bands. After performing a thorough analysis of Crossroads’ new home, events specialists White Train Entertainment knew that a QSC active line array would be the perfect fit. They flew four KLA12 cabinets on either side of the stage, tucked a pair of KS212C active cardioid subwoofers underneath, placed two K8.2 active loudspeakers onstage as monitors, and hid two more as front fills. “The capacity is just under 200 people, so it was a big jump for Crossroads to move to a professionally installed line array as opposed to a couple of mobile loudspeakers,” says…

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  • April 28, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Announces the Premiere of [email protected]

    Costa Mesa, CA (April 28, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es, Cn] — QSC is proud to announce the premiere of [email protected], a comprehensive online launch point dedicated to users’ success across a vast range of solutions and applications. Through its “Connect, Learn and Experience” architecture, [email protected] visitors are treated to unique collection of online training, tutorials, certification, webinars, entertainment and live online support from company experts, all of which is constantly curated and updated. [email protected] is a valuable tool for everyone from systems contractors, integrators, A/V IT technicians, A/V consultants, musicians, artists, djs, live sound engineers, recording pros, HOW musical directors, cinema technicians, cinema dealers and end users at all levels of expertise. [email protected] programs are offered completely free-of-charge and are available in a variety of time zones and…

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  • March 30, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Strengthens its Presence in the Netherlands

    Sinsheim (March 30, 2020) – [De] – QSC announces the opening of QSC Netherlands BV, effective April 1, 2020. Based in Geldermalsen, QSC Netherlands BV will serve as the business development hub for Live Sound & Systems in the Benelux region as well as house QSC’s EMEA service repair operation. The facility will offer service repair trainings for QSC distributor’s service staff while also handling service and repair for QSC in Germany. QSC Netherlands also includes demonstration and training facilities for customers to experience QSC products first hand and receive hands-on classroom training. “QSC Netherlands BV is the next strategic step in expanding our regional footprint in the European region”, says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “This enables QSC to get closer to the market and to deliver even better customer experiences. We look…

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  • March 17, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Brings the Sound of the Miami Symphony to an Architectural Landmark

    MIAMI, FL (March 17, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Miami is known for doing everything with a certain high style, and its symphony is no exception. Conductor Eduardo Marturet wields a Swarovski crystal baton, leading the orchestra through repertoire that ranges from Brahms and Beethoven to jazz, Latin, and film scores. For their concerts in unique venues such as the Moore Elastika Building — originally a 1920s furniture store and now an art gallery and event space in the heart of the Design District — events contractor Pete Diaz Productions turned to QSC, specifically a host of CP8 compact powered loudspeakers, K12.2 active loudspeakers and KW181 active subwoofers. “The Moore Building is a centerpiece of the Miami Design District, and the Miami Symphony does several shows there every season,” says Peter Diaz Jr. “We’re their preferred vendor for audio; we use QSC speakers…

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  • March 13, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC EMEA goes direct in Austria

    Sinsheim, March 13, 2020 - [De] - As of January 1, 2020, QSC EMEA has opened a new office in Wattens to distribute the QSC Live Sound and Systems product portfolio in Austria. This change will allow QSC to foster closer relationships to all Austrian customers, providing extensive training, pre- and after-sales as well as both technical, repair and marketing support. In his role as Director, Gerd Kostial will oversee the Austrian QSC office as well as manage direct sales to key system integrators. Kostial has decades of experience in the pro audio and AV industry, and most recently held the position of Director at Shure Distribution Austria. Patrik Heider will join Kostial as Sales Manager, mainly concentrating on Live Sound accounts. Additional technical, sales and marketing support will be provided by the QSC EMEA branch located in Sinsheim, Germany. “As one of the…

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  • February 27, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC GX Amplifiers Power the Great American Legacy of Rock-Ola Jukeboxes

    TORRANCE, CA (February 27, 2020) — [De, Es, Fr] — If music is meant to be shared, no means of sharing it has endured quite like the jukebox. In turn, no brand embodies the jukebox like Rock-Ola. The name implies rock music only by happy coincidence. It’s actually the name of the founder, David Cullen Rockola, who started by manufacturing coin-operated scales in 1927 and moved into amusement machines shortly thereafter. When Alexander Walder-Smith bought the company just over a year ago, he was as passionate about Rock-Ola’s history of American ingenuity as he was about sound quality. One of his first orders of business was to specify QSC GX Series power amplifiers as the heart of every new Rock-Ola jukebox.  “I had been a customer of Rock-Ola for about 20 years, supplying their jukeboxes to the market in the United Kingdom,” explains Walder-Smith. “I was very aware of…

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  • January 29, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC collaborates with Audiologic to serve the UK and Ireland with Live Sound portfolio

    London, January 29, 2020 - - As of January 1, 2020, QSC has appointed Audiologic as a UK exclusive distribution partner for Live Sound. Audiologic will provide a holistic customer support, from daily interaction to service and training. Audiologic is a leading provider of pro-audio and commercial sound equipment who has already successfully worked as Industry Market Partner for the QSC Systems portfolio. Audiologic is one of the AV industry’s most respected providers in the UK and Ireland combining detailed product knowledge with excellent standards of customer service. “We are extremely proud to be awarded the exclusive UK distribution for QSC Live Sound products”, says Andy Lewis, Managing Director at Audiologic. “Over the past two years, we have demonstrated real in-market value for QSC with their Systems portfolio with proven system design services, technical…

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  • January 23, 2020

    Press Release

    Jason Moss Joins QSC as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 23, 2020) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce Jason Moss joins the company as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development. As part of the QSC Executive Team led by Joe Pham, President and CEO, Moss will be responsible for developing and managing strategic alliances with leading AV/IT collaboration manufacturers and service providers globally. Jason Moss joins QSC from Logitech where he most recently served as Head of Go-to-Market & Alliances, Video Collaboration. With over 20 years in the industry, Moss spent the last nine years developing partnerships with top collaboration and SaaS companies, and drove adoption and integration of Logitech products into many applications and markets. He also led global OEM strategic accounts, setting strategy and directing sales and business development initiatives. “As our Systems business…

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  • January 22, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC K Series Inducted into the NAMM TECnology Hall of Fame

    COSTA MESA, CA (January 22, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — QSC is proud to announce that K Series active loudspeakers have been inducted into the TECnology Hall of Fame at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Founded in 2004 by former Mix magazine editor George Petersen, the TECnology Hall of Fame honors and recognizes audio products that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of recording, live sound, and audio technology. To be eligible for consideration, products must have been on the market for at least ten years. Launched in 2009, the QSC K Series sported a best-in-class 1,000 watts of extremely clean amplification in an ABS enclosure that combined a 1.75-inch compression tweeter with either an 8-, 10-, or 12-inch woofer. A dual-12-inch KSub active subwoofer completed the line. The K Series remarkably delivered both studio-quality sound as…

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