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  • November 4, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    Rentex Upgrades AV Rental Portfolio with QSC CP Series

    CANTON, MA (November 4, 2019) – Founded in 1980, with  locations in major cities from coast to coast, Rentex is one of the largest and most trusted wholesale renters of audio-visual  equipment in the USA. Providing equipment to AV rental, staging, production and other live event companies, their business model thrives by partnering with their customers, ensuring that that contractors and event producers can handle any scenario their clients might throw at them. In fulfillment of this goal, Rentex offers a mammoth selection of meticulously maintained and quality-checked equipment -  that assortment most recently enhanced with the purchase of 200 QSC CP Series CP12 compact powered loudspeakers. “We house and maintain a very large inventory with the goal of augmenting our clients’ inventories,” says Director of Technology Ken Carmichael. “We can have gear at any…

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  • October 23, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez Mixes Poncho Sanchez with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 23, 2019) — [Es] — FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez can still remember being thrown into the lion’s den, decades ago, mixing his very first gig at front-of-house standing behind an aircraft carrier-sized analog console. Fast forward to today and Sanchez can typically be found behind his QSC TouchMix-30 PRO compact digital mixer. Sanchez has mixed on nearly every brand and type of live console, for the last 30-plus years working almost exclusively as FOH engineer for Poncho Sanchez (no relation), the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Award-winning band leader and conguero (conga player). But as the 67-year-old band leader has cut back on his busy touring schedule, says Sanchez, he started to open himself up to freelance work — and went looking for a mixing console to help book gigs. TouchMix was his top choice, says Sanchez. “I was already a fan. A friend of…

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  • October 22, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Ships Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi Networked Audio Interface

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 22, 2019) – QSC has begun shipping the new Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface and released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with studio-grade microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante conversion. The inputs are available as either terminal blocks or DB25 connections. The D32Mi’s combination of exceptional performance, high channel density, flexible control capabilities, and simple integration with the Q-SYS Ecosystem makes it an excellent choice for studio, live event, and fixed installation applications. The newest Synapse model offers front panel and network control of mic preamp gain, phantom power, and muting. Easily-assignable…

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  • October 14, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Announces DCI Compliance for CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 14, 2019) – QSC announces the CMS-5000 has been found to meet all of the requirements of the Digital Cinema System Specification Version 1.2, published by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI). This certification validates that the next-generation cinema media server can reliably play controlled digital cinema content in movie theatres around the world and can reproduce high-quality images and sound as well as secure the content against piracy. The certification testing was conducted by Aegisolve, Inc., an accredited cybersecurity laboratory under the Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) (NVLAP Lab Code: 200802-0) and licensed by DCI for digital cinema equipment compliance testing. DCI is a joint venture of five major Hollywood studios whose primary purpose is to establish and…

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  • October 8, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Adds Powerful KS118 Active Subwoofer to KS Series Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 8th, 2019) — [De, Fr, Es] — Succeeding the highly acclaimed KW181 model, QSC is pleased to introduce the KS118 active subwoofer, the newest member of the KS Series subwoofer family. With its robust design, legendary QSC amplification and versatile DSP features, the KS118 is the perfect choice for mobile entertainment, AV rental, event production, clubs and performance  venues for which very high output and commanding low frequency performance is needed. Featuring a long excursion 18-inch direct radiating driver powered by a 3600 Watt Class D amplifier, the KS118 delivers high sound pressure levels with dynamic and musical sound reproduction of very low frequencies. On-board DSP optimizes and protects system performance while also offering advanced capabilities such as the ability to array two units in a cardioid arrangement, maximizing low…

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  • September 26, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC CX-Q Series Four-Channel Network Amplifiers Now Shipping Worldwide

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 26, 2019) – [Fr, Es, De] – QSC announces the global availability of the CX-Q Series network power amplifiers in four-channel models. These amplifiers combine the QSC legacy of high-performance and reliable amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As with all native Q-SYS amplifiers, CX-Q Series delivers drag-and-drop design integration, advanced telemetry and monitoring through Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager, and an elevated audio experience when used with QSC loudspeakers. “The addition of CX-Q Series amplifiers to a Q-SYS design is an ideal illustration of a true, native ecosystem approach to system design,” says Sanjay Kulkarni, Senior Director, Amplifier Product Development, QSC. “Not only are integrators able to take advantage of a next-generation amplifier…

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  • September 3, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC TouchMix Captures Studio-Quality Recording of Def Leppard’s Phil Collen

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 3, 2019) – [De, Fr, Es] – The Fender Factory is where you’ll find the iconic guitar maker’s full line of standard production guitars, as well as, limited edition, artist-inspired instruments. Working there is the ultimate gig for any guitar geek, because top artists regularly drop by to talk shop, try out new axes, and sometimes put on spontaneous concerts for the employees. Recently, Phil Collen of Def Leppard fame did just that with his band Delta Deep—which plays classic delta blues, only harder—and walked away with a recording he described as “perfect.” Fender’s IT Support Supervisor Steph Maffei describes how this was accomplished entirely on the same mixer that was running the live sound: a TouchMix-16 from QSC. “I’m a musician myself and have worked on both sides of the mixing console,” says Maffei. “This all started when Fender gave…

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  • August 20, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Now Shipping Q-SYS NV Series, Optimized for the Connected Meeting Space

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 20, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is proud to announce the availability of the Q-SYS™ NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint. This native, multi-stream HDMI encoder/decoder provides high-quality (resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4), low latency, and network-efficient video distribution across a standard gigabit infrastructure. As a native peripheral to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, NV Series allows integrators to add HDMI video distribution to an existing Q-SYS system in a matter of minutes without any control programming required. Furthermore, each NV Series video endpoint is software-definable as either a video encoder or decoder, allowing this drag-and-drop, single SKU solution to reduce necessary hardware pieces from the system and provide greater stability and predictability. Optimized specifically for the meeting room, the NV Series features the…

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  • August 13, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    New Meeting Room Endpoint Control Plugins Now Available for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 13, 2019) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC is excited to announce the availability of the latest round of authorized Q-SYS™ Control plugins, offering control integration of some of today’s most popular meeting room endpoints into the Q-SYS Ecosystem. These new drag-and-drop integrations represent enormous savings in programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants. Now available through the Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software, these plugins offer configuration and management capabilities for the following devices: Viewsonic large format displays (LFD) Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless System Mersive Solstice for wireless screen casting Roku streaming content players and Roku TV Audix Dante/AES67 Microphone interface SurgeX Axess Elite power conditioning management system …

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  • July 11, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Enhances Cinema Automation with New Q-SYS Plugin

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 11, 2019) – QSC announces a plugin that allows users to discover and control any JNIOR models 410, 412, or 414 automation controller, manufactured by INTEG Process Group, Inc. within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. JNIOR automation devices are commonly used in cinemas around the world for easy and reliable control of masking motors, lighting controllers and auxiliary content sources that can accept or send commands to GPIO interfaces, serial interfaces or relays. This new plugin enables automated theatre functionality within Q-SYS, allows direct interface with a JNIOR controller, and supports the ability to build the JNIORs into the overall automation schemes for a movie theatre. The Q-SYS JNIOR plugin is available via Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager within Q-SYS Designer Software. Asset Manager is a cloud-based feature that allows system designers to…

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  • July 9, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Powers Jordan Rudess’ KeyFest at Sweetwater

    FORT WAYNE, IN (July 9, 2019) – Jordan Rudess may be best known as the fleet-fingered synth shredder in prog-metal phenomenon Dream Theater, but he’s also an educator, sound designer, virtual instrument app developer, and tireless evangelist of the joys of learning to play. Yearly, he puts on KeyFest, an intensive three-day clinic for keyboardists of all levels of ability, at the expansive facilities of acclaimed retailer, Sweetwater. This year’s co-instructors included David Rosenthal (Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper) and Latin jazz star Otmaro Ruiz. To hear and capture it all, KeyFest 2019’s live sound equipment was QSC—which, given the vast array of options available on the Sweetwater campus, is a testament to the brand’s performance and fidelity. Two clinician rooms were each outfitted with K12.2 powered loudspeakers for mains, K8.2 loudspeakers as monitors, and a…

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  • June 18, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Launches Firmware v2.0 for its acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 18th, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce a major firmware v2.0 update to its highly acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Quickly becoming the new standard for performance in a compact digital mixer, the TouchMix-30 Pro with firmware v2.0 now further satisfies the needs of the most demanding professionals with a comprehensive list of the most-requested feature enhancements including:  New Custom Fader Banks function supporting three fader bank assignments, each with eight channels, that are saved as part of a Mixer Scene Capability to interface with third-party external control surfaces with motorized faders (QSC has verified operation with iCon Platform M+, Behringer XTouch Compact and PreSonus FaderPort 8 control surfaces) 28 New Instruments Presets (Cajon, Accordion, Harmonica, Ukulele, Cello, Clarinet,…

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  • June 17, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Releases DPM Manager™ Software 3.0

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 17, 2019) – QSC announces the addition of DPM Director as part of the latest release of DPM Manager™ Software 3.0. The iPhone application, available first with an Android version to follow, allows technicians to control and monitor with ease. Further enhancements to the software include improved workflow and new Intrinsic Correction settings. “We developed the software with theatre managers and technicians in mind, from the challenges they face to everyday theatre operations. One of the priorities was to enhance the control and monitoring features, and DPM Director was the solution,” says Laura Mercs, Senior Technical Director. “Theatre management and technicians are now able to view the status of their DPM processor/monitor or DCM crossover/monitor and control volume, and mute or preset directly from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device…

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  • June 12, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Celebrates 10 Years of the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is proud to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Introduced at InfoComm in 2009, today’s milestone represents a decade of continuous development and innovation of the industry’s only software-based audio, video and control ecosystem built from day one with standard IT technology. “We had a vision to create a software-based system that incorporated not only audio, but also made video and control more accessible, which is why we originally called the project ‘INTEVAC 3000’ for ‘integrated video, audio and control’”,  says John Britton, Chief Architect, Installed Systems and one of the original architects of Q-SYS. “We focused the first stages of Q-SYS development on large, complex and demanding projects like stadiums, cruise ships and airports, all of which could truly benefit from a networked…

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  • June 12, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Expands AcousticDesign Series with New Column Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC introduces an exciting line extension of the AcousticDesign™ Series column surface-mount loudspeaker with the new AD-S402T. It consists of four weather-treated 2.5-inch transducers and is capable of 70 V / 100 V or 8 ohm bypass loads, making it highly optimized for delivering high quality sound performance within challenging acoustic environments. “Column loudspeakers are ideal for highly reverberant rooms or rooms with high ceilings that need a narrow vertical beam directed toward the ear of the listener,” says Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “In addition, they provide a more aesthetically pleasing look and blend with any environment. We designed the AcousticDesign Series column loudspeakers to address these needs while providing a more consistent listening experience with improved…

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  • June 11, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Introduces Several New Control Plugins including Zoom Rooms

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 11, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC announces the availability of several new control plugins, allowing for faster integration of Zoom Rooms, Roku devices, PJLink-capable projectors, Mersive Solstice Pods, and Global Cache iTach devices with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Programmers can quickly and easily download and install any of these new plugins through the Q-SYS Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. “With the flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Asset Manager, we are now able to expedite new plugin development without waiting for a new Q-SYS Designer Software release,” says Greg Mattson, Product Manager, Q-SYS Control, QSC. “This allows integrators to take advantage of custom plugins for some of the most commonly used devices and platforms in today’s meeting rooms, and expedite the integration process while taking advantage of the…

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  • June 5, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Introduces Software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (June 5, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC today announces Software-based Dante® for the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem. As part of its strategic technology partnership with Audinate, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked audio integration without the need for additional hardware I/O or external configuration software. Integrators can easily add Dante audio natively as an extension of the Q-SYS integrated audio, video & control workflow. They can also take full advantage of robust functionality—such as device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Dante—directly within Q-SYS Designer Software environment (or within an external instance of Dante Controller if desired). Because Q-SYS operates over standard IT network infrastructure, Dante audio data works seamlessly with Q-SYS AV&C data, eliminating the need for…

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