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  • 6 May, 2014

    Blog

    The Lonesome Heroes Touring the Country with K Series

    Combining elements of indie rock, folk, and country into highway revelry, The Lonesome Heroes hail from Austin, Texas with a Cosmic American musical style that unites decades, sounds, and regions. Austin's KUT 90.5 FM describe them as, "Western Americana, a cross-pollination of rock, folk, and country with psych and indie pop – influences from Texas and Brooklyn backgrounds. It’s the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths." Since their formation, The Lonesome Heroes have toured extensively throughout the USA playing over 1,000+ shows in 27 states. Their music has also been featured on ABC TV’s hit series “Nashville.” Vocalist and guitarist Rich Russell shares thoughts on the band’s QSC K Series loudspeakers: “We currently have the K Series system with 2 K8's for mains, one K10 for floor monitor and a KSub to bring out the low end. …

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  • 6 May, 2014

    Announcement

    Toronto’s New Ripley’s Aquarium Takes Control with Q-SYS™ Core 500i

    Toronto, ON, Canada (April 27, 2014) — Located at the base of the iconic CN Tower in Toronto, the state-of-the-art Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened earlier this year. The new high-tech building, shaped like a multi-faceted shell, features an open window on the roof above the main entrance, which represents a window to the aquatic world. The facility’s new sound reinforcement and paging systems feature a full complement of QSC loudspeakers and amplifiers, managed by a Q-SYS™ Core 500i integrated system platform. The Q-SYS system centralizes the control of all background audio content throughout the new aquarium and represents the first large-scale installation of the processor to feature the optional MTP-128 playback engine, which expands the system’s capabilities from the standard 16 tracks to 128 tracks. At 135,000 square feet (12,542 square meters), Ripley’s…

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  • 25 March, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Launches New Online Design Tool

    QSC has launched a new online tool to help make it easier to select the most appropriate system of QSC cinema products for a specific application. QSC offers the industry’s most comprehensive catalog of cinema audio products, including processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers. Although such a wide selection assures that we can provide the most appropriate solution for any specific cinema application, we also recognize that so many choices can make it challenging to select the best package. The new Online Application Guide makes that selection much easier. Simply enter a few basic parameters for your application, click “View Results”, and you’ll get a basic system package which can be used as a starting point to tailor the most optimal system configuration for your requirements, at the most cost-effective price.  The new Online Application Guide can be accessed at…

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  • 24 March, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces New DPA-Q Network Amplifiers

    Designed specifically for use with the Q-SYS™ Network Audio Platform, QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the new DPA-Q Network Amplifier Series. DPA-Q amplifiers combine high power output with Q-SYS network connectivity and processing to create the ultimate audio routing and power solution for cinema sound applications.  Q-SYS, introduced by QSC in 2007, is an extremely powerful yet simple-to-use digital audio network platform that has been installed in hundreds of large commercial applications around the world. Since it is completely scalable, it’s also a cost-effective option for cinema operators who want to take advantage of the benefits offered by a networked audio solution. With the new DPA-Q amplifiers, putting a cinema’s audio system on the network is as simple as plugging in an Ethernet cable.  Network access offers many benefits, including the…

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  • 20 March, 2014

    Press Release

    Q-SYS for Cinema Immersive Audio

    At CinemaCon 2014 in booth 213F, QSC Audio Products will be demonstrating a versatile processing platform that can accommodate any object-based or channel-based immersive sound format. Q-SYS, the company’s network audio platform, now has the capability to directly accept a network connection from a Dolby® CP850 processor, and it can also function as the rendering engine for MDA, the multi-dimensional audio format developed by DTS®, Inc. Immersive sound, which features a three-dimensional array of loudspeakers and the ability to place sounds anywhere in the cinema, offers filmmakers more creative freedom in the production of a cinema soundtrack. It also offers cinemagoers a much greater sense of engagement with the action on screen. Although standards are still being proposed, there are several formats which have been developed to produce the immersive audio…

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  • 19 March, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Ships Colossal Cinema System for CinemaCon 2014

    At CinemaCon, the Colosseum is used for all screenings and product reels sponsored by the major film studios and distributors.  Since the room is far larger than most cinemas, a combination of QSC professional audio gear and cinema products are used.  

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  • 9 January, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Promotes Danny Pickett

      QSC Audio Products is pleased to announce the promotion of Danny Pickett to Director, Global Cinema Sales. Danny Pickett joined QSC Cinema in 2005 as Key Accounts Manager, and was tasked with selecting and setting up European cinema dealers for QSC Audio Products. In 2010, he was promoted to Cinema Sales Manager, taking on management and support for domestic and international cinema dealers.  As Director, Global Cinema Sales, Danny will have overall responsibility for all domestic and international sales operations and customer technical support. “Danny has proven to be one of our strongest assets in cinema sales,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC Audio Products. “Since he became Cinema Sales Manager, our global cinema sales have grown significantly, and a large percentage of that increase was directly related to the…

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  • 4 December, 2013

    Press Release

    QSC Announces New Small Room Loudspeakers

    QSC Audio Products announces three new cost-effective loudspeakers for smaller cinemas that meet sound output requirements without compromising sound quality. The new models include two passive full-range, two-way screen channel loudspeakers and a compact, narrow profile subwoofer.  Combined with the QSC SC-2150 screen channel loudspeaker and SR-8101 surround, QSC now offers the most complete range of loudspeaker products tailored to the needs and budgets of small room cinema applications. Optimized for rooms up to 35 feet (11 meters) from the screen to the last row of seating, the new SC-1120 two-way screen channel loudspeaker features a 12-inch low frequency driver and a 1.75-inch voice coil high frequency driver.  The new SC-1150 two-way screen channel loudspeaker is designed for rooms up to 45 feet (14 meters) in length, featuring a single 15-inch low frequency…

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  • 19 November, 2013

    Press Release

    QSC Appoints New Head of R&D

    QSC Audio Products, LLC., is very pleased to announce the appointment of John White to the position of Vice President, Research and Development.   In his new role at QSC, White will be providing technical and managerial leadership to the development programs at the company, and proactively plan and execute personnel development, process management and infrastructure management within the R&D department.  White will report to the COO of QSC, Jatan Shah. “We are tremendously excited to have Dr. John White join the dedicated professionals at QSC, “says Jatan Shah.  “As QSC continues to develop new, revolutionary technology platforms to serve our customers, we look forward to having John offer his leadership and expertise to our cutting-edge research and product development team.” White brings his vast amount of technical experience at some of the world’s leading…

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  • 25 October, 2013

    Press Release

    New Post-Production System from QSC

    At ShowEast in Hollywood, Florida this week, QSC Audio Products introduced a new complete loudspeaker system for critical listening applications. The Reference Monitor System (shown here with optional baffle wings) includes screen channel and subwoofer loudspeakers, signal processing, and power amplifiers, resulting in a fully-optimized system for the best possible listening experience when high quality sound is paramount. The Reference Monitor System loudspeaker components are the new RSC-112 three-way loudspeaker and the new RSB-212 subwoofer.  The RSC-112 is the screen channel component of the Reference Monitor System.  It features a 12” (305 mm) woofer with 4” (102 mm) voice coil for exceptional low frequency bandwidth reproduction. The LF driver crosses over into a high power capacity, neodymium mid frequency compression driver with 3.5” (90 mm) voice coil and…

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  • 23 October, 2013

    Press Release

    QSC Demonstrates Q-SYS for Immersive Sound

    During exhibit hours at ShowEast 2013 this week in Hollywood, Florida, QSC Audio Products, LLC, is demonstrating a proof of concept of an end-to-end solution for the playback of object-based immersive sound program material in their booth #709 on the trade show floor. The demonstrations highlight the capability of the QSC Q-SYS audio signal processing and routing platform to render MDA (multi-dimensional audio) files in real-time. MDA is an open platform, object-based audio format developed by DTS, Inc. that allows every element of a soundtrack to be mapped in 3D space, storing all of the spatial and behavioral information as metadata.  For the demos, test program content files were created using a ProTools MDA plug-in at The Dub Stage, a prominent Hollywood, CA post-production facility. The audio files were combined into a DCP (digital cinema package), which will be…

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  • 15 October, 2013

    Announcement

    QSC Announces Software Updates

    QSC Audio Products has released updates to three PC-based software applications for its DCP Series cinema processors.  All three updates provide an array of new features and enhanced simplicity of operation. DCP Manager 3.01.18  DCP Manager is used to communicate with DCP Series cinema processors, and allow you to configure and monitor the operation of a cinema sound system.  A menu-driven approach enables quick configuration of signal flow and parameter presets for all amplifiers and loudspeakers.  All configuration data is stored in the DCP devise, and can also be saved to a removable SD memory card in the DCP for backup and to quickly reproduce settings on other DCP units. The DCP Series is a line of integrated Digital Cinema Processors that bring together all the essential functions of cinema audio: crossovers, booth monitor, routing, EQ, and status…

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  • 12 September, 2013

    Press Release

    Q-SYS at The Dub Stage

    The Dub Stage, one of the top audio post-production facilities in Hollywood, has chosen QSC Q-SYS to support its audio signal processing and routing.  Q-SYS is a complete digital audio network and processing platform that allows complete flexibility and control of complex audio systems.  Originally developed for sophisticated commercial audio installations, Q-SYS can be scaled up or down to cost-effectively accommodate systems of almost any size, including 5.1, 7.1, 11.1, 13.1 and MDA (Multi-Dimensional Audio) cinema audio formats. While the new immersive cinema sound formats have expanded the palette for sound designers and mixers, they have also significantly increased the complexity of the post-production environment.  Just a few years ago most films were mixed only in either 5.1 or 7.1 formats.  Today, as the digital cinema transition is nearing completion, the…

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  • 1 August, 2013

    Announcement

    QSC Cinema Announces European Warehouse

    QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce a distribution center on the European continent for QSC cinema products. QSC has contracted the services of DSV, a global 3PL (or third-party logistics) provider to warehouse and ship QSC cinema products from a location in Ghent, Belgium.  The location was chosen because of its central location for most European countries. The warehouse will maintain an inventory of the most popular QSC cinema products, allowing European cinema customers to receive shipments more quickly and cost-effectively. As of this announcement, QSC cinema product inventory is already in the warehouse and ready to ship.

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  • 25 June, 2013

    Announcement

    New Service Partner in Europe

    QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce a new service partner agreement with dcinex to provide support for QSC Cinema products and systems across the European continent and the United Kingdom.  dcinex is a provider of fully integrated solutions for cinema operations, including Exhibitor Services, Content Services, and Consulting.  The company has a long history in digital cinema services.  Under the new agreement, dcinex will provide centralized customer telephone support and arrange advance replacement or repair of QSC cinema products when necessary.  Services will be available to all customers of QSC Cinema products.  The agreement will be effective on August 1, 2013.  Cinema operators and QSC cinema products dealers will be able to access the dcinex support group seven days a week, from 0900 to 2400 hours (9:00 am to midnight) Central European Time. Support…

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  • 15 May, 2013

    Press Release

    Hollywood Reporter Talks About Colosseum Sound

    Check out this article, which was published in April by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  • 30 April, 2013

    Press Release

    Colossal Sound at CinemaCon 2013

    As the loudspeaker and amplifier supplier to CinemaCon 2013, QSC Audio products were used to create what might have been the largest cinema sound system ever assembled, for special studio screenings and product reels at CinemaCon 2013. CinemaCon, which convened April 15 through 18 in Las Vegas, is the official convention of NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners), and is the world’s largest cinema trade event.  Each year at CinemaCon, the major motion picture distributors and studios preview their upcoming releases for this gathering of the world’s theatre owners and operators.  The venue for this year’s screenings was Caesar’s Palace Colosseum, a massive 4,298-seat performance space, which opened ten years ago as the “home” for world-class artists such as Celine Dion, Elton John, and Rod Stewart. Turning the Colosseum into a giant movie theatre was no small…

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  • 24 April, 2013

    Press Release

    Paul Brink Joins QSC

    QSC Audio Products is pleased to announce that Paul Brink has joined the company as Cinema Sales Engineer. In his new role, Brink will be responsible for support the sales efforts of QSC cinema dealers and end users (theaters, cinemas, studios, etc.) by providing product training, technical and sales support.  Paul has an extensive background in the cinema post-production business.  Paul worked for several years at Lucasfilm, Ltd., as Systems Engineer for the THX Digital Mastering program.  His credits include Star Wars I, for which he supervised telecine, quality assurance and theatre set-up for the digital cinema release.  Prior to joining QSC, Paul was Re-Recording Engineer/Sound Editor at 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, CA, where he was responsible for the final digital audio file used for DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery and archive.  Brink has a degree…

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  • 7 April, 2013

    Press Release

    QSC Cinema on the Road in Las Vegas

    This 40-foot mobile billboard, provided by ionRepublic, will be on the streets of Las Vegas around Caesar’s Palace, site of the upcoming CinemaCon 2013 during the week of April 15 through April 18. The bus is helping to promote QSC Cinema Audio Solutions, as well as several of the new products to be displayed in the QSC Cinema Audio Solutions booth during the show.  If you’re planning to attend CinemaCon 2013, visit the QSC booth 613F

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  • 28 March, 2013

    Announcement

    QSC Offers Complete Control

    Costa Mesa, CA (March 28,2013)—QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of DCPNet, a powerful software application which provides comprehensive network-based monitoring and control for multiple QSC digital cinema processors and DCA amplifiers – both individually as well as simultaneously all on one screen. DCPNet makes it possible to monitor and adjust most DCP processor settings for any theatre or even an entire multiplex from within the theatre itself, an office location, or anywhere else with network access.  Along with volume, mute and audio preset control, DCPNet allows the user to turn QSC DCA Cinema Amplifiers on and off and monitor amplifier operating conditions like temperature and impedance loading.  Control presets allow the use of relays in the DCP Digital Cinema Processor and DXP Digital Expansion Processor to control external…

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