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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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  • May 17, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    Installation - Product Focus: QSC - Q-SYS

    In-depth, real world insights on QSC’s flagship DSP/control platform from Tim Robinson, installation design at Adlib Audio

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  • April 30, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Brings ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Life for World Premiere in Los Angeles

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2019) – [Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce it provided sound for the spectacular world premiere of Avengers: Endgame on April 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Premiere guests enjoyed a stunning presentation of film in DolbyVision and ATMOS using QSC loudspeakers, amplifiers, and signal processing featuring Q-SYS in a custom-built movie theater. Altogether, the system used ten WideLine 10 line array loudspeakers and three WL218-sw subwoofers per screen channel, totaling thirty WideLine 10’s, and nine WL 218-sw’s suspended behind the 30 by 70-foot screen. Twelve SB-7218 double 18-inch subwoofers handled the extended low frequencies of the subwoofer channel. The overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos immersive sound required sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers. An additional sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers provided coverage on the left and right…

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  • April 29, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC expands AcousticDesign™ Series with new Transformer-less Surface-Mount Loudspeaker Option

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 29, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC today introduces the new AD-S6, a transformer-less surface mount 6.5-inch two-way loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign™ Series, this new loudspeaker is ideal for foreground and background music (BGM/FGM) applications, as well as installations specifically requiring higher SPL foreground sound reinforcement. “The AD-S6 is an ideal addition to our Premium Business Music solutions that were specifically designed to meet the high-performance needs of foreground applications,” said Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “We are excited to expand our popular AcousticDesign Series with a loudspeaker that is nearly identical to AD-S6T, but with the AD-S6 we lowered the cost by removing the transformer and providing 16 ohm nominal impedance, making it ideal for use in low impedance distributed…

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  • April 23, 2019

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    Dweezil Zappa Chooses QSC as Reference for Classic Guitar Tones

    Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2019) — Dweezil Zappa knows a thing or two about guitar. Steeped in music since early childhood thanks to his father — virtuoso rock guitarist and maverick composer Frank Zappa — Dweezil’s own illustrious career has become the poster for an encyclopedic knowledge of technique, tone, and gear, bolstered by the perfectionism and work ethic that famously runs in the family. From his solo work to his tribute project encompassing his father, Frank Zappa’s Astounding Compositions, to his upcoming tenure on the 2019 Experience Hendrix tour, Dweezil has relied on QSC powered loudspeakers to recreate iconic guitar tones and craft entirely new ones. In his latest stage rigs, these include multiple K12.2 and K10.2 cabinets. “I first discovered QSC close to 11 years ago,” recalls Zappa. “I had started using and the Axe Effects digital modeling devices…

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  • April 8, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    Flight of Voices Journeys Far And Wide with QSC

    Los Angeles, CA (April 8, 2019) — If great music is like fine wine, then Los Angeles-based collective Flight of Voices is music’s sommelier. Calling on an extensive stock of artists, their tastings offer a diverse musical palate for audiences to savor. These ensembles perform in a wide variety of unique indoor and outdoor venues from Malibu’s Saddlerock Gardens to the legendary Village Studios to a room in Beverly Hills made entirely of pink salt. Needing a powerful but lightweight and easy-to-use P.A. system, they found QSC to be the perfect pairing. Everything is mixed and recorded with a TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Two K12.2 powered loudspeakers serve as mains, supplemented by a KS112 powered subwoofer and three K10.2 powered loudspeakers handle monitor duties. “We do gigs in all different kinds of locations,” says co-owner Alex Nimier. “Mountains,…

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  • March 27, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Expands the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (March 27, 2019) – QSC announces additions to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers, Q-SYS NS Series network switches, and the Q-SYS NV Series network video endpoint. DPA-Q Series The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. DPA-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem. Like all Q-SYS peripherals, DPA-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into a Q-SYS design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including Intrinsic Correction™ custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the…

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  • February 25, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    Dead Sara Comes to Life with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro as Monitor Mixer

    Los Angeles, CA (February, 25 2019) — Fronted by the dynamic duo of lead singer Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley, Dead Sara combines a savvy sense for hooks and melody with an unhinged energy that simply rocks. To ensure they can hear themselves as they deliver their electrifying live shows, the band members run their own in-ear monitor mixes from their smartphones, thanks to the remote control capabilities of the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. “For so many years, we toured while being at the mercy of in-house stage monitors,” recalls Armstrong. “We’ve used the TouchMix and in-ears for this tour and the one before it, and we love it.” “We travel with a Gator rack case that contains an XLR splitter, a power conditioner, the transmitters for the in-ears, and on top, the TouchMix,” explains front-of-house engineer Josh Harner, who tours with the…

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  • February 18, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    Ark of Orenda Art & Music Mutant Vehicle Depends Upon QSC to Create Immersive Festival Sound

    San Francisco, CA (February 18, 2019) — The Ark of Orenda is a massive art and music vehicle operated by the non-profit, High Seas Energy in affiliation with Burners without Borders. Visually inspired by “the kind of desert hovercraft barge a sci-fi villain rides around on” according to artist Jeff Deehan, it has already toured regional Burner gatherings and will make its official debut in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada this coming summer. To create an unforgettable musical experience for listeners who gather around the Ark to hear performances from Live Musicians and DJs Deehan and audio engineer John Buehler designed an impressive system using QSC live sound equipment exclusively, with KLA12 active line arrays for the main front-of-house; four E218sw dual-18-inch passive subwoofers driven by PLD4.5 power amplifiers to provide extended bass; K12.2 active loudspeakers…

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  • February 11, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    Bass Player Darryl Jones Hits the Road with QSC K.2 Series Loudspeakers and the KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer

    Los Angeles, CA (February 11, 2018) — Bass player Darryl Jones, whose long and storied career includes touring and recording with the Rolling Stones since 1993, has been part of the QSC family for the past five years, taking a pair of the company’s KW122 active loudspeakers and a KW181 active subwoofer on the road for a wide variety of music projects. Recently, Jones added K10.2 Series loudspeakers with the KS212C cardioid subwoofer, for an extensive tour of Europe with guitarist and bandleader Mike Stern. Jones’ recent European tour of 10 countries across the continent was with an electric jazz supergroup that, in addition to Stern, also included drummer Keith Carlock and sax player Bob Malach. On the road with him was a pair of new K10.2 active 10-inch loudspeakers and the KS212C powered cardioid subwoofer. “K.2 Series loudspeakers have a tight sound that…

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  • February 5, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 5, 2019) [De, Fr, Es] – QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that 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 a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction™, which maximizes QSC loudspeaker performance and protection. “QSC has a 50-year legacy in building the most reliable and powerful amplifiers on the market. This 5th generation amplifier platform…

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  • January 29, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    Q-SYS Core 110f Processor is Now Certified for Google Hangouts Meet Hardware Peripheral Qualification Program

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 29, 2019) – [Es, De, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce a collaboration with Google Cloud that allows Hangouts Meet hardware users to easily extend their video conference experience to larger, more complex meeting environments by taking advantage of the audio processing from the award-winning Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of this collaboration, the Q-SYS Core 110f processor is now certified for Hangouts Meet hardware solutions. This allows installers to integrate audio from the Q-SYS Core 110f to Hangouts Meet hardware via a simple USB connection, giving it access to class-leading I/O count, software-based acoustic echo cancelation, room combining, and advanced EQ capabilities. “The flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem is unlike anything on the market, and its IT-based design allows it to easily integrate with just about any of the latest meeting…

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