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  • September 16, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem Hits the Jackpot at Thunder Valley Casino

    Located just outside of Sacramento, California, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 250,000 ft² of gaming space, 14 restaurants and bars, a luxury 17-story hotel, an expansive outdoor pool and bar, and a 5,500 seat outdoor amphitheater. The casino’s previous AV system consisted of disparate components that proved cumbersome and costly to support. To help solve this problem, the casino took a holistic approach to their needs and enlisted the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem by QSC. Redundant Q-SYS Enterprise Core 5200 processors handle the AV&C throughout the venue. These Cores allowed the Casino to centralize all of their AV&C data processing in one location, while distributing network-based endpoints where needed. “Reducing the number of boxes on the network was critical for this upgrade,” explained Darren Scott, Audio Video Manager at Thunder Valley Casino…

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  • September 5, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Showcases Premium Audio and Control Solutions at Nationwide USA Today Wine & Food Experience Festival

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 5, 2019) – QSC is excited to announce its sponsorship of the USA Today Wine & Food Experience, which kicks off September 7, 2019 in New York. As the official audio solutions provider for this 10-city nationwide tour, QSC will support the sprawling festival’s music and live demonstrations with its premium audio and control solutions. Throughout the festival grounds, an immersive compliment of local music and scheduled announcements will be processed, managed and controlled by the new MP-M Series music and paging mixer, which is part of the QSC Premium Business Music Solutions. Perfect for music reinforcement in retail, restaurant, hospitality and other commercial spaces, the MP-M Series mixers offer a holistic systems approach with an intuitive, wizard-based configuration tool for integrators, and a customizable end user control…

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  • September 4, 2019

    Press Release

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

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 3, 2019) [De] – 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 me about a…

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  • August 29, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    QSC Loudspeakers and Amplifiers Elevate the Audio Experience at City Social London

    Located in Tower 42 in the heart of London, City Social is a modern, Michelin star restaurant founded by chef Jason Atherton. From its spot on the 24th floor, the venue offers spectacular views across the city and serves the best of British cuisine in an art-deco environment.  In addition to the main dining room are three private dining rooms and a separate bar, known as Social 24, which plays host to well-attended DJ nights.  The restaurant was looking to solve a number of issues, such as uneven sound coverage, brought on by the previous sound system.  To handle the task, they chose to upgrade to QSC loudspeakers and amplifiers throughout the venue. The restaurant’s management team consulted with integrators Excite AV and the team at Audiologic to help determine a practical way to overcome some of the issues with their previous sound system. A mix of…

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  • August 28, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Vancouver Island’s Largest Performance Theatre selects Q-SYS for Network Audio and Control

    Opened in 1913, the historic Royal Theatre is Vancouver Island’s largest theatre.  The 1,416 seat venue plays host to a diverse range of productions, including Broadway musicals, contemporary dance, rock shows, classical music, lecturers and more. With plans to upgrade the AV system, the theatre selected the Q-SYS Ecosystem to provide network audio and control throughout. Warren Busby, Head of Audio at the Royal Theatre, chose Q-SYS after a successful install at the nearby McPherson Playhouse.  “We used McPherson as our proof of concept for the larger, more prestigious Royal Theatre. Q-SYS made it easy to scale the original design to meet the needs of the theater without completely starting from scratch.” Redundant Q-SYS Integrated Core processors handle background music, paging and software-based control throughout the theatre, which includes two lobby spaces, a…

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  • August 27, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Promotes TJ Adams to Vice President, Systems Product Strategy and Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 27, 2019) – QSC is pleased to announce the promotion of TJ Adams to Vice President, Systems Product Strategy and Development. In this new role, Adams will continue to oversee strategy development and execution of product development for its Systems portfolio, including the Q-SYS Ecosystem. “Since TJ joined QSC over six years ago, he has played a pivotal role in the development of our overall product strategy for leading solutions in our Systems portfolio,” says Jatan Shah, Chief Operating and Technology Officer, QSC. “As we continue to grow our business, we are looking to scale our leadership team with individuals that can develop thought leadership, people leadership and teamwork while driving visible results. We are confident TJ will continue to bring these qualities to our organization as we focus on proliferating Q-SYS throughout AV and…

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  • August 22, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Earns an A+ at Berklee College of Music

    BOSTON, MA (August 22, 2019) – Berklee College of Music has been known for decades as the premiere educational institution for students who are serious about developing careers in the contemporary music industry. Their diverse offering of both traditional instrumental performance and technology-based majors is well renowned in both musical and academic circles. Currently, the school is in the process of upgrading most of the rehearsal spaces on campus with the goal of providing high quality, easy-to-use live sound and real-time recording capabilities for its students and teachers. Bill D’Agostino, Senior Director of Academic Performance Technology and Facilities, explains why their choice for doing so is QSC from top to bottom, including K.2 Series powered loudspeakers and TouchMix Series digital mixers. “We’re extensively putting QSC in our rehearsal rooms, which…

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  • August 20, 2019

    Press Release

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

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 20, 2019) [De] – 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 Q-SYS…

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  • August 15, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Q-SYS Delivers Immersive Audio Experience at the Statue of Liberty Museum

    The new Statue of Liberty Museum opened in May of 2019 and is expected to host over 4 million global visitors annually. Managed by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the museum will provide an opportunity for patrons to learn the story of the single most iconic symbol of immigration in the United States history. The foundation that manages the museum was looking for a forward-thinking AV solution to help them create an immersive audio experience, and they turned to the Q-SYS Ecosystem to help them deliver on that vision. A Q-SYS Enterprise Core processor processed and routed network audio throughout the three main galleries in the 26,000 ft² museum. “The design of the sound system was critical to the overall success of the project,” explained Steve Haas of SH Acoustics. “Q-SYS has a seemingly endless number of tools to direct the audio experience.” The…

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  • August 15, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Brings Big-Time Sound to Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk

    Nashville, TN (August 15, 2019) – With five floors and four stages, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Rock ’n’ Roll Steakhouse is the largest and most advanced entertainment venue on Nashville’s always-crowded Broadway. Thanks to a comprehensive audio installation from QSC, the sound from multiple live acts on different floors is audiophile-grade. “The entire venue holds about 2,000 guests, with up to 600 in the main room and mezzanine,” says lead sound engineer Josh Hastick. “During busy seasons, all four stages are going at once, and we host as many as 16 bands, each with a four-hour set, in a business day.” That kind of turnover requires equal measures of flexibility and predictability from a P.A. system, which Hastick says that “QSC delivers in spades.” The stage in their main room is flanked by three KLA12 active line array cabinets per side, complemented by four…

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  • August 13, 2019

    Press Release

    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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  • August 7, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Consolidates Distribution in Australia with TAG

    Costa Mesa (August 7, 2019) – QSC announces that TAG will distribute its Live Sound and Systems solutions in Australia, effective August 7, 2019. As a leading full-line supplier of professional audio equipment, TAG will stand as the single, strategic distribution partner for Australia, offering a complete portfolio of award-winning loudspeakers, digital mixers, power amplifiers, audio processors, and software-based audio, video & control processing with remote monitoring and management capabilities. “We are thrilled to expand our 25-year strategic partnership with TAG,” says Andy Pearce, Director of System Sales – Asia Pacific and Greater China, QSC, who will be managing the transition. “TAG brings the same level of expertise and passion to the new CP Series loudspeakers, the expanding “World of K” loudspeakers/subwoofer portfolio and TouchMix Series, as it brings to…

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  • August 6, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Holy Faith Catholic Church Deploys Q-SYS Ecosystem for Audio, Video & Control

    Holy Faith Catholic Church is a large house of worship in Gainesville, Florida, that serves more than 2,100 families. Looking to enhance the AV system in their Parish Life Center, they turned to QSC and the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem for network audio and control. Holy Faith worked with integrator Visionary Systems AV on the project, a 15,000 ft² facility comprised of three meeting spaces, combinable into a single room used for larger events and an outdoor terrace. The system was designed around a Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor, which handles the audio routing, including the existing 70 V ceiling loudspeaker setup.  The room also includes a pair of QSC AP-5112 surface-mount loudspeakers, which provide sound reinforcement for events that sometimes include musical performances. QSC CXD8.8Q network amplifiers power the loudspeakers throughout the space. These amplifiers offer…

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  • July 23, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    QSC Delivers Wide-Area Audio Distribution to Santiago International Airport

    With over 20 million passengers flying through each year, the Santiago International Airport in Chile is one of the busiest airports in Latin America.  With a major renovation and expansion in the works, the AV team chose QSC and the Q-SYS Ecosystem of processors, loudspeakers and amplifiers to deliver wide-area audio and paging distribution throughout the facility. A redundant pair of Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Core handles the AV&C processing throughout the airport. Should the primary Core enter a fault state, the secondary Core assumes full audio streaming and control communication with connected Q-SYS peripherals and third-party devices.  This prevents any unwanted interruptions to audio, video or control that are critical to day-to-day operations. Q-SYS features a software-based, multi-zone paging platform that enables native Q-SYS network page stations…

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  • July 17, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Yokohama Stadium Hits a Home Run with the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem

    Having first opened its gates in 1978, Yokohama Stadium in Japan is currently home field for the DeNA BayStars baseball team.  It also plays host to concerts for popular artists from around the world, and will be one of the primary baseball venues for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. When the time came to overhaul the stadium’s AV system, Yokohama Stadium chose the Q-SYS Ecosystem from QSC to handle networked audio and control processing throughout. Yokohama Stadium chose the Q-SYS Ecosystem because of its open, IT-friendly architecture and its third-party integration capabilities.  The audio processing/distribution and software-based control is handled by a redundant pair of Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated processors.  Third-party Dante™-enabled audio mixers and amplifiers were also deployed throughout the stadium and integrated with Q-SYS using the Q-SYS CDN64 I/O card. …

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  • July 11, 2019

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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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