Live Sound
Press Releases

  • 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…

    Read More

  • May 17, 2017

    Press Release

    [AV] Irvine Offers Their Clients Endless Possibilities in Event Sound with QSC

    Irvine, CA (May 2017) — Kris Plourde, president/CEO of N-Effect Productions, recently opened a state-of-the-art 25,000-sq.-ft. event, meeting and production facility in Southern California’s Orange County that offers clients endless possibilities in an event space with the best in sound, lighting and video technologies. [AV] Irvine, a 9,000-plus-sq.-ft. configurable space housed within N-Effect Productions’ headquarters, features nearly 200 lighting fixtures and a 30-foot LED wall, with sound systems from QSC including WL3082 WideLine-8 line array loudspeakers and GP218-sw subwoofers powered by PLD4.5 processing amplifiers. After years of having to make compromises in rented venues for his event clients, Plourde purchased the land near Irvine Spectrum Center and Irvine Meadows Amphitheater and designed, developed and built [AV] Irvine from the ground up. “I’ve been in…

    Read More

  • April 17, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces K.2 Series Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, CA (April 17, 2017) – QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce the K.2 Series, the highly anticipated next generation of the company’s global best-selling K Family line of powered loudspeakers. The new K.2 Series, which is comprised of the 8-inch K8.2, 10-inch K10.2 and 12-inch K12.2 full-range loudspeakers, offers a number of significant feature upgrades, establishing an entirely new standard in powered loudspeaker technology. QSC is also announcing the introduction of the KS212C, a first-in-class, single-box powered cardioid subwoofer.  Each loudspeaker model in the K.2 Series is equipped with a 2000-watt power module carefully matched to high-performance woofers and compression drivers. DMT™ (Directivity-Matched Transition) ensures smooth coverage across the entire listening area. On-board DSP provides Intrinsic Correction™ voicing and advanced system…

    Read More

  • March 27, 2017

    Press Release

    The Hard Rock Café Rocks on in Tbilisi with a Complete QSC Sound System

    Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (March 22, 2017) -- The Hard Rock Café in the capital of the Republic of Georgia recently opened its doors in a former wine factory here in the historic Vera district. The newly designed multi-level venue features a restaurant, several indoor and outdoor bar areas and a live performance stage. Companies Mifasi and PAXT teamed up to design and implement the sound system for the entire venue, which features K Series powered loudspeakers, KLA Series powered line array loudspeakers, Acoustic Design loudspeakers, and CXD Series amplifiers, with all audio routing, management and processing controlled by the Q-SYS™ integrated system platform. The management team at the Tbilisi Hard Rock Café chose Mifasi, also based in the Georgian capital, who have enjoyed a high profile in the country in for their system design and installation work at…

    Read More

  • March 21, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces TouchMix DAW Utility Version 2.0

    QSC is pleased to announce the release of the TouchMix DAW Utility Version 2.0. The TouchMix Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Utility is a free software application for TouchMix owners that enables and simplifies two-way migration of digital audio wave files between TouchMix and DAW software on either Windows or Apple Mac computers. Version 2.0 offers this capability to users of all three models of TouchMix digital mixers, including the TouchMix-30 Pro. The TouchMix Series' flagship TouchMix-30 Pro already offers users direct-to-DAW interface capability with computers running Apple Mac DAW applications. With this new software release, audio file migration between TouchMix and DAW software is now also possible, in both Mac and Windows environments.   TouchMix DAW Utility Version 2.0 can be downloaded from QSC.com.

    Read More

  • March 8, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC WideLine Line Arrays Take the Stage with Chris Stapleton, Meghan Trainor and KISS at the Allentown Fair

    Allentown, PA (March 8, 2017) —Chris Stapleton, Meghan Trainor and KISS were just a few of the highlights on the outdoor Grandstand stage at this year’s Great Allentown Fair, a week-long annual event owned and operated by the non-profit Lehigh County Agricultural Society for over 150 years. At this year’s fair, Duttera Sound Services, which has been supplying production sound and lighting on the Grandstand for more than a quarter-century, once again provided a QSC WideLine Series Line Array Loudspeaker system, comprised of a mix of WideLine10 and WideLine 8 arrays, powered by PowerLight 3 Series amplifiers. “We had 20 WideLine 10 Series boxes hung per side,” says Jon Roth, whose Duttera Sound Service, based in Oxford, PA, has been offering clients WideLine systems since 2006. “We had four WideLine 8s per side for out fill and four WideLine 8s as front fill. We’ve been…

    Read More

  • February 23, 2017

    Press Release

    Canada’s Cosmo Professional Services Counts on QSC K Family Loudspeakers for a Reliable Rental Fleet

    Toronto, Ontario (February 23, 2017) – When Cosmo Music, the largest single location retailer of musical instruments in Canada, built their destination location in the Richmond Hill section of Ontario nearly a decade ago, they decided to expand their budding rental department.  Today, Cosmo Professional Services provides full scale audio, video, lighting staging and backline services to an expansive client base which includes individuals, musicians, producers, concerts, festivals and shows of every size and scale. And QSC K and KW Series Loudspeakers are their go-to solution for performance and reliability. “Our rental department offers everything from a pair of speakers over the counter to accommodate someone having a backyard barbeque to full scale concert production for 10,000 people,” says Ryan McLeod, Manager of Professional Services at Cosmo Professional.  “And…

    Read More

  • January 16, 2017

    Press Release

    Christophe Anet Joins QSC Professional as Product Specialist, EMEA

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 16, 2017) – QSC, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe Anet as Product Specialist, EMEA, for the company’s Professional Division. In his new role, Anet will be responsible for providing demonstration, training and education of QSC Pro products across the region, as well as pre- and post-sales technical support for the company’s channel partners. Fluent in French, English, Italian and German, Anet is an acoustic engineer with extensive experience in training/teaching and providing customer support services with end users, dealers and distributors worldwide. He joins QSC from Genelec Oy, where he held several positions over the years, including Education and Training Manager and Technical Editor. Prior to that, Anet worked as Project Manager for Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG), the architectural acoustics consulting…

    Read More

  • January 12, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Premieres New Version 1.1 Firmware for the Acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 12, 2017) – QSC is pleased to announce the release of firmware Version 1.1 for the TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer, the powerful, 32-channel mixer with advanced professional features which is the latest in the acclaimed series of TouchMix digital mixers. Version 1.1 firmware adds a variety of significant product enhancements, including Direct Download for Upgrades, Parametric EQ improvements, Channel Safe functions, and a number of other enhancements. Topping the list of new features, Version 1.1 firmware enables the mixer to have Direct Download for Upgrades. Once the TouchMix-30 Pro is updated to v1.1, it will thereafter be able to check for and download all future firmware updates. All that is needed is an internet connection and a USB memory device to store the download, and then the update may be installed from the USB device at any…

    Read More

  • January 10, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC "Keeps Bass in Its Place" with the K Cardioid Subwoofer

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 10, 2017) – As QSC, LLC approaches the celebration of nearly one million K Family loudspeakers sold since their introduction in 2009, the company is pleased to announce the newest member of the family, the K Cardioid Subwoofer. Deploying innovative design, legendary QSC amplification and advanced DSP in a single, compact enclosure, the K Cardioid Subwoofer represents the world’s first-in-class single-box powered cardioid subwoofer solution for highly portable entertainment and installation applications. Typically, subwoofers radiate sound equally in all directions, resulting in troublesome, unwanted low-frequency build-up on stage as well as undesired, wasted LF energy at the rear of the system. In more recent years, concert sound providers have been able to create cardioid (heart-shaped) coverage of their subwoofer arrays through some clever…

    Read More

  • January 10, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Expands E Series Lineup with Two New Models

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 10, 2017) – Further strengthening the company’s position as a brand leader in the global pro audio sound reinforcement market, QSC, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of two new models to the company’s highly popular E Series loudspeaker line, first introduced one year ago at NAMM 2016. The E218SW dual 18-inch subwoofer and E215 dual 15-inch full-range cabinet now bring the model count of the Series to six. Designed to meet the high-output, low frequency reproduction requirements of production professionals in larger indoor or outdoor venue applications, the E218SW subwoofer features two 18-inch die-cast frame woofers with 4-inch voice coils. Power handling of the subwoofer is 1800W continuous (6400W peak), delivering a whopping 132 dB Max SPL and LF extension down to 32 Hz @ -10 dB.  Ground stacking is made easy due to the cabinet’s…

    Read More

  • December 15, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Named Top Workplace in Orange County for the Sixth Time

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 15, 2016) – QSC, LLC is pleased to announce it has been named by the Orange County Register as one of the Top Workplaces in Orange County for the sixth time.  2016 was a great year for QSC as its employees recognized it once again, as a top workplace in Orange County. The Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces awards are in their ninth year. The Register again partnered with Workplace Dynamics LLP to survey employees across the county. Employees were asked to respond anonymously to 26 statements about their workplace experience and the leadership of their companies. The company rankings are based on the employees’ responses to these statements on a seven-point scale. A numerical value was attached to each statement, allowing Workplace Dynamics to create an overall score for each company. “I am very proud our hardworking employees…

    Read More

  • November 2, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Holds Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit the NAMM Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 25, 2016) –Responding to employees’ strong desire to contribute more to the community, QSC recently held a charity golf tournament on Saturday, October 8,  2016 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA. Through the efforts and contributions of the QSC team and their partners, the event raised more than $24,000 to benefit both the NAMM Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity. Partner companies, customers, friends and family joined QSC to benefit these worthwhile causes, participating in a variety of ways to raise funds such as corporate sponsorships, banner displays, gift bags, foursomes, contest sponsorships, meal sponsorships, golfer registration and lunch tickets. “QSC is grateful that our employees, suppliers, customers, friends and family members gathered together with such enthusiasm to support these two very worthy causes,”…

    Read More

  • September 29, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Premieres the New TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 29, 2016) – QSC is pleased to introduce the TouchMix-30 Pro, 32-channel digital mixer to customers worldwide, with immediate availability in select markets.  Perfect for production professionals, musicians and bands as well as live performance venues, TouchMix-30 Pro sets a remarkable, new standard for performance in a compact digital mixer with features and functionality that will satisfy the most demanding professional, while also providing an intuitive workflow that delivers great results, quickly and easily, to users at every level of experience. With 32 mixing channels (24 Mic/Line, 6 Line, Stereo USB) and 16 outputs, the TouchMix-30 Pro offers tremendous signal management flexibility for a wide range of applications. Beyond offering a higher channel count than its predecessors, a host of additional, new “Pro” features sets TouchMix-30…

    Read More

  • September 6, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Live Sound Solutions Power the Roland Stage for the Worldwide Launch of “The Future. Redefined.” 24-Hour Musical Instrument Festival

    Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, CA -- (September 6, 2016) — On September 9, 2016, Roland will premiere their first ever, 24-hour online music festival, “The Future. Redefined,” which will debut more than 30 Roland products via streaming video broadcasts from Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and other major cities around the world starting at 4:00pm UTC.  This unique musical instrument festival will span six time zones and feature live performances, new product debuts and demonstrations and interviews with leading artists. Roland chose QSC as the preferred PA system for the event and will feature QSC speakers on three stages including the KLA 12 active line array loudspeaker systems, KW181 18” powered subwoofers, K10 and K12 active loudspeakers and  KSub dual 12” active subwoofers. During Roland’s festival on September 9 (#909day), the company will…

    Read More

  • August 1, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Announces the Release of Powerful New Tunings for the Acclaimed E Series Passive Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, CA (August 1, 2016) –QSC is very pleased to announce the release of powerful new software and firmware for the GXD and PLD amplifiers to support the new E Series range of passive loudspeakers. Amplifier Navigator 2.2.5 and GXD Firmware Updater, offer the advantages of next generation advanced DSP settings, providing an optimum level of performance as part of a complete E Series Entertainment System. “The E Series range of loudspeakers have been so well-received by our customers that it’s pretty hard to imagine actually improving their performance,” says Dale Sandberg, Senior Product Manager, QSC. “But with the deployment of these new advanced DSP tunings, a system of E Series loudspeakers paired with GXD or PLD power amplifiers offers a complete entertainment solution that delivers performance far beyond expectations.”   Amplifier Navigator V2.2.5 adds…

    Read More

  • July 20, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Professional Appoints Equipos y Cintas as Distribution Partner in Mexico

    Costa Mesa, CA (July 20, 2016) —QSC, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Equipos y Cintas S.A. de C.V. as its distribution partner in Mexico, representing the QSC Professional division and providing the company’s renowned portfolio of professional live sound products and solutions to customers throughout the region.  Equipos y Cintas brings three decades of experience as premiere distributor of pro audio and MI products in Mexico. “QSC is a brand which has both superior products and great people,” says Ing. Roberto Ham Briseño, Sales Manager of Equipos y Cintas. “We are very excited to partner with them, as both of our companies share common values – putting people first, delivering outstanding customer service, and a passionate commitment to providing superior audio solutions.” For nearly 30 years, Equipos y Cintas has worked with dealers and end users…

    Read More

  • June 22, 2016

    Press Release

    “Frontmen” FOH Engineer Geno Mulcahy Sets Sail with QSC TouchMix to Entertain Navy Troops

    Berlin, CT (June 22, 2016) — Production manager and front-of-house engineer Eugene “Geno” Mulcahy was carrying his mixing console in his backpack when he and country music super-group The Frontmen of Country Music flew onto an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf on the band’s tour earlier this year. Armed with his QSC TouchMix compact digital mixer and a selection of microphones, Mulcahy was able to provide consistently great live sound and also archive every show during the tour, which visited U.S. Navy vessels and military installations in the Middle East and Europe. “Space is extremely limited on military aircraft, so I had the monumental task of having to travel lightly but still have powerful audio tools to support my clients,” says Mulcahy, who has worked with The Frontmen since 2009. “I need the ability to archive every show and also produce a consistent sound…

    Read More

  • June 6, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Staff Engineer Luis Esparza Named to Board of Directors of ALMA International

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 2,  2016) - QSC is very proud to announce the appointment of Staff Engineer Luis Esparza to the Board of Directors of ALMA International, the professional association that is the global source of standards, networking, and education for the acoustics, audio, and loudspeaker industry.  A key member of the QSC engineering team for more than 11 years, Esparza has been a leader in transducer development for the company’s acclaimed loudspeaker products and solutions. “I’m very honored to join the board of ALMA, who has a long standing tradition of supporting both the loudspeaker manufacturers of the world as well as the loudspeaker engineering profession,” says Esparza. “I hope I can share my own experiences as a loudspeaker and transducer engineer to assist ALMA further in being a worldwide resource for knowledge and standards in the global…

    Read More

  • May 10, 2016

    Press Release

    Chris Humphrey Joins QSC as Vice President, Marketing

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 10, 2016) – QSC, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Humphrey as Vice President, Marketing. In his new  role, Humphrey will oversee all of the company’s global marketing activities and initiatives for the Professional, Systems and Cinema Divisions of QSC.    Chris Humphrey  brings a rich career of global marketing experience in technology oriented businesses to QSC, with more than 20 years of executive marketing roles at companies which focus on IT related services, including enterprise software, embedded computing, storage networking, scientific instrumentation and security.  “I am very excited to have Chris Humphrey join the QSC Executive Team,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “With his vast IT and technology related experience, Chris brings a wealth of sophisticated marketing expertise that will complement the further expansion of our…

    Read More