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  • October 11, 2018

    Press Release

    The Vancouver International Film Festival Premieres with QSC Accessibility Solutions

    QSC, Costa Mesa, CA (October 11, 2018) – Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America, screening films from more than 70 countries on nine screens. The festival spans sixteen days, from September 27, 2018 to October 12, 2018. QSC equipment is utilized in all seven venues, including the hearing assistance equipment in The Centre for the Performing Arts, the location of the opening and closing gala screenings. The project was particularly challenging because The Centre Theatre was not designed as a cinema. There are three seating levels in the 1800-seat…

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  • October 11, 2018

    Press Release

    New Q-SYS Networking Solutions Now Available from QSC

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 11, 2018) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and additional networking resources to help integrators simplify installation and increase profitability of Q-SYS-based networked audio, video and control (AV&C) systems. Q-SYS NS Series Network SwitchesFor integrators looking to expedite deployment of Q-SYS on a local network, QSC introduces the Q-SYS NS Series, a range of enterprise-grade, fully managed 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured to meet the performance requirements of the Q-SYS Platform and associated third-party networking technologies. Available in 8-port, 24-port and 48-port models, these Dell EMC network switches provide real-time transport of Q-SYS AV&C, as well as AES67 and Dante audio streams simultaneously within the same VLAN, all without…

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  • October 1, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces CP Series Powered Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 1, 2018) — [De, Fr, Es, It, Hu] — QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce the CP Series of compact, powered loudspeakers. CP represents the best-in-class powered loudspeaker solution for customers who desire QSC performance, quality and reliability at a value price point. Further enhancing the products’ appeal, an ultra-compact form factor and light weight combine to offer effortless transport and deployment in both portable and installed applications. The CP Series is comprised of two 2-way models, the CP8 and CP12. Both models feature a highly efficient 1000-watt Class-D power module, one-touch preset DSP contours for the most common sound reinforcement applications, and line, mic/line and 3.5 mm stereo inputs. Each can also be pole-mounted, utilized as a floor monitor, or deployed in a fixed or temporary installation. Available accessories include…

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  • September 24, 2018

    Press Release

    The Chapel, Historic San Francisco Landmark Turned Concert Venue, Undergoes Complete Sound and Control Upgrade With QSC

    San Francisco, CA (September 24, 2018) -- Located in the city’s musical and art-centric Mission district, The Chapel is an historical landmark turned concert venue. Originally built in 1914, the 500 capacity main Chapel stage now hosts acts that run the gamut from “Napalm Death on one night to John Zorn’s Chamber Music on another” according to general manager Fred Barnes. The venue has undergone a complete sound and control system upgrade, with a total solution provided by QSC including WideLine8 Series line array loudspeakers with WL212 subwoofers, K Series powered loudspeakers, PowerLight3 Series amplifiers and a Q-SYS audio video and control platform powered by a Core 500i processor. Adjoining the main Chapel concert room are several satellite areas including a mezzanine, restaurant, and patio, so the mission was twofold; to provide pristine and punchy sound…

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  • September 19, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces New Q-SYS Control Training Series

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 19, 2018) – QSC is excited to announce the Q-SYS Control Training series. Much like the award-winning Q-SYS Training Level 1 & 2, this new series includes Q-SYS Control 101, which is an online introductory course with 20 new videos that help lay the foundation for programming, and Q-SYS Control 201 classroom training, which applies this foundation onto common third-party meeting room devices and control scenarios, ultimately unleashing the power of Q-SYS Control. Q-SYS Control 101 is ideal for those integrators looking for their first exposure to control programming training, or for those programming experts who want to apply their existing knowledge specifically to the Q-SYS Platform. The online course covers Q-SYS plugins, custom control components, the new Block Controller visual coding tool, and a basic introduction to modern Lua…

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  • August 29, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Rocks Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

    Rochester, NY (August 28, 2018) — This year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival celebrated its seventeenth anniversary with a record attendance of over 208,000 people, who flocked to the downtown area for nine days of performances on multiple stages by the likes of Seal, Boz Scaggs, Alison Krauss, Brian Setzer and Tower of Power. The festival, which ran from June 22 through June 30, included the Avangrid Foundation/RG&E Barclay Damon Fusion Stage, hosting shows by regional artists and powered by QSC, including K.2 and KW Series powered loudspeakers, KW181 active subwoofers and a TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer.   QSC KW181 subs and KW153 full range cabinets took care of the house while K12.2s handled monitors, with a KS212C and a K10.2 for drum fill. K8.2 Monitors were used for front fill. A TouchMix-30 Pro digital console completed the system. Audio…

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  • August 1, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Launches Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – [De, Es] – QSC announces the addition of Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager as part of the latest release of Q-SYS Designer Software v7.1. This new cloud-based feature allows system designers to quickly and easily download and install new Q-SYS assets, including plugins for third-party device control, all without having to wait for new Q-SYS Designer Software releases. “One of the key strengths of the Q-SYS Platform is the ability to integrate nearly any IP-based third party device via its open API with custom scripting and plugins,” says Greg Mattson, Product Manager, Installed Systems, QSC. “The addition of the Asset Manager will empower QSC, as well as approved third-party manufacturers and independent Q-SYS programmers, to contribute to a growing Q-SYS asset library and ultimately expedite the delivery of these resources to system…

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  • July 23, 2018

    Press Release

    Southern California’s FP Logistics Adds its 30th TouchMix Digital Mixer to its Busy Rental Inventory

    Anaheim, CA (July 23, 2018) — FP Logistics, one of the leading production equipment sales and rental houses in Orange County, recently added their 30th QSC TouchMix compact digital mixer to its extensive rental inventory, which also includes a wide variety of QSC K.2,  KLA,  KW and WideLine Line Array Series loudspeakers, KS112 Powered and KS212C Cardioid Powered Subwoofers and PLD Series Amplifiers for their clients in the corporate, professional music and event markets.   “TouchMix has been phenomenal for our clients,” says FP Logistics owner Steven Lu. “And it changes the lives of its users.” Case in point, he says, is a customer who supplies PA systems for sunset cruises on a river boat based out of Long Beach, CA. “This client has to bring the entire PA system onboard the boat by and carry it up two decks. He tells me all the time that the combination of TouchMix…

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  • July 17, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC KS212C Subwoofer Nominated for a 2019 TEC Award

    Costa Mesa, CA (July 17, 2018) – QSC, LLC is honored to announce it has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for outstanding technical achievement in the category of sound reinforcement loudspeakers for its KS212C Powered Cardioid Subwoofer. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at the NAMM Show, the 2019 NAMM TEC Awards ceremony will be held January 26th in Anaheim, California. Evaluated by a group of industry experts from the professional audio and sound production industries, the TEC panel recognizes products for outstanding achievement in design, innovation, and production. The KS212C deploys innovative design, legendary QSC amplification and advanced DSP in a single, compact enclosure, and represents the world’s first-in-class single-box powered cardioid subwoofer solution for highly portable entertainment and installation…

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  • July 11, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Breaks Ground on New EMEA Headquarters & Experience Center

    Sinsheim, Germany (11 July 2018) – [Es, De, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce plans for a new EMEA headquarters in Sinsheim, Germany. Located near its current location, this new office is in close proximity to hundreds of enterprise customers in metropolitan areas in Germany, as well as neighboring European countries. “Over the last six months, we have made major investments in expanding our reach throughout EMEA including a new showroom and training center in London,” says Markus Winkler, Senior Vice President, QSC Systems. “Part of our Systems growth strategy is expanding our reach in Europe and focusing on the end user experience along with providing our channel partners additional support and best-in-class training. This kicks off the next phase of this growth in an effort to strengthen customer relationships and provide even deeper levels of support.” The new…

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  • July 3, 2018

    Blog

    Interview with Dweezil Zappa NAMM 2018

    Dweezil discusses how he discovered and why he uses QSC loudspeakers as essential components of his live performance guitar rig.

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  • June 18, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Adds Automatic Microphone Mixing to TouchMix-30 Pro

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 18, 2018) — QSC, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Automatic Microphone Mixing (Auto Mix) to the company’s popular TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer. Providing two independent processors available to all of the mixer’s 24 Mic/Line inputs, the easy-to-configure and use Auto Mix function delivers advanced gain sharing capabilities to audio professionals for applications such as conferences, presentations, panel discussions and theatrical sound reinforcement. “The TouchMix-30 Pro is fast-becoming the go-to portable digital mixer for audio professionals in a diverse set of applications from stage to studio to conference and ballroom,” states Gerry Tschetter, QSC Vice President of Product Development. “Since its introduction, QSC has continued to further enhance the mixer’s capabilities well beyond customers’ original expectations and we have done…

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  • June 15, 2018

    Blog

    Interview with Jordan Rudess – Winter NAMM 2018

    Interview with legendary keyboardist and K for Musicians artist Jordan Rudess

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  • June 13, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC TouchMix and K.2 Series Perform Eight Days a Week with Paul McCartney’s Musical Director Wix Wickens

    Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2018) — Performing in the band of original Beatle and cultural icon Sir Paul McCartney is the quintessential dream gig — one that requires serious perfectionism. Keyboardist and musical director Wix Wickens and ace keyboard tech Howard “DJ” Howes recently shared why they rely on the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro professional digital mixer and K.2 Series loudspeakers to ensure that the myriad of musical parts that need to be covered on Sir Paul’s many tours are heard loud and clear. “I’ve worked for Paul McCartney for more than 16 years,” Howes begins. “When Paul started touring again, we designed, built, and programmed the current keyboard rig before the start of the first tour.” The first of many reasons Howes chose QSC was consistency: “Wix requires his own set of speakers onstage just like a guitarist requires an amp,” explains Howes. “He wants to…

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  • June 7, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces Analog Telephony I/O Card for use with Q-SYS Core Processors and I/O Frame

    QSC, Costa Mesa, CA (June 7, 2018) – At InfoComm 2018 (June 6-7, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV), QSC introduces a new Analog Telephony Card (CTEL4) for use with Q-SYS Core processors or Q-SYS I/O Frames. It includes four RJ-11 interfaces (POTS) for integrators to easily connect Q-SYS to analog telephony environments. “As Q-SYS continues to proliferate into a wide range of meeting rooms, this new I/O card provides integrators additional options for connecting audio in teleconferencing environments,” says Mike Brandes, Product Management, Installed Systems, QSC. “Whether your installation needs audio via USB, VoIP or analog telephony integration, the Q-SYS Platform has a viable solution for nearly every remote communication requirement.” Visitors can learn more about the telephony solution in the QSC Conference Room at its booth N634. To sign up for a demo or to view the…

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  • June 6, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Expands Reach of Q-SYS Platform with Global Caché Partnership

    Costa Mesa, CA and Jacksonville, OR - (June 6, 2018) – QSC and Global Caché are excited to announce a partnership that enables the Q-SYS Platform from QSC to easily control Global Caché iTach devices and GC-100 Network Adapters, as well as a connection to its Control Tower IR cloud database. Through these co-developed plugins, integrators can finally bridge the networking gap to IR devices by bringing software-based network control to over 200,000 non-networked IR devices via the Q-SYS Platform, and placing any of these controls onto native Q-SYS touch screen controllers. “The Q-SYS Platform is built around an open standard infrastructure, which has allowed us to advance our integrated control engine to connect to virtually any third-party end point with an available API,” says Greg Mattson, Product Manager for Installed Systems, QSC. “The new full-featured Scripting…

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  • June 1, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Begins New Distribution for Systems Business with Industry Market Partners

    Sinsheim, Germany (1 June 2018) – [De, Es] – QSC today announced it has begun its partnership with new Industry Market Partners (IMPs) for its systems business, COMM-TEC in Germany and Audiologic in the UK and Ireland. As end users expect direct contact with manufacturers, QSC developed new business processes to better support and meet the needs of both end users and channel partners. The development of IMPs supports this initiative with two specific roles: act as full-service traditional distributors when dealing with national customers, and function as flexible service providers when dealing with the end user’s integrator in country. COMM-TEC serving Germany and AustriaCOMM-TEC, headquartered near Stuttgart, is a leading pan-European distribution partner and manufacturer of innovative communication technologies. As of January 2018, COMM-TEC also began distributing…

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  • May 31, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces Premium Business Music Solutions

    QSC, Costa Mesa, CA (May 31, 2018) – [Fr, Es, De] – QSC introduces a portfolio of Premium Business Music Solutions, including multi-zone mixers, attractive wall controllers, configurable multi-channel amplifiers, SUB/SAT loudspeakers, as well as accompanying installation and management apps for easy configuration and system management. These new products will be showcased at the QSC Demo Room N115 at InfoComm 2018 (June 6-8, 2018) in Las Vegas, NV. “For over 50 years, QSC has been the trusted professional brand for corporate meeting rooms, cinema, sports stadiums, theme parks and everything in between,” says David Fuller, Senior Director Product Development, QSC. “When developing this portfolio, we worked closely with key influencers to really understand the needs of background and foreground music installations.” A recent report from LP Information has shown that…

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