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  • 9 October, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Q-SYS Ecosystem Expands at TIAA Bank Field

    TIAA Bank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, has a history of setting a high bar for amazing in-venue experiences for their fans with improvements becoming a regular occurrence since its opening. A recent renovation called for new 50-yard line patios and an interactive fan entertainment zone complete with wading pools, party zone and a touchdown club all in need of AV. Leveraging the considerable amount of QSC equipment already in use, the stadium took advantage of the software-based architecture of the Q-SYS Ecosystem to scale into the new areas of the stadium. The venue’s AV system already featured redundant QSC Q-SYS Cores, Q-SYS I/O Frames, 148 Q-SYS CXD-Q Series network amplifiers along with Q-SYS TSC network touch screen controllers for user control. The venue partnered with integrator Florida Sound Engineering to complete the AV requirements of the…

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  • 8 October, 2019

    Press Release

    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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  • 1 October, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Q-SYS Delivers Network Audio and Control at York Minster

    The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, England, commonly known as York Minster, is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe.  As part of an ongoing refurbishment project, the church leaders commissioned a new audio system for installation throughout the Minster. The project was complex in its need for audio clarity with both spoken word and music, while being able to accommodate a wide variety of uses throughout the building. The Q-SYS Ecosystem was up to this task, and was deployed to meet the cathedral’s network audio and control requirements. The church leaders worked alongside system integrator Wigwam, part of the SSE Audio group, to create the solution. “Q-SYS has become our go-to solution for network audio, video and control installations,” explained Phil Goldsworthy, Engineer at Wigwam. “We’ve built a wealth of knowledge on the…

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  • 1 October, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Announces Acquisition of Attero Tech

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 1, 2019) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC announces the acquisition of Attero Tech, effective September 30, 2019. This combines the rapidly growing portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem with Attero Tech’s highly innovative portfolio of networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals, as well as boosting QSC’s development capabilities with Attero Tech’s Fort Wayne-based engineering staff joining the multi-national QSC team. “This acquisition is a natural next step for our organizations given our long relationship, highly compatible portfolios and the exceptional shared values and company cooperation that have developed over the last several years,” says Jatan Shah, Chief Operating and Technology Officer, QSC. “Both QSC and Attero Tech were early adopters of network audio transport technology, including CobraNet,…

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  • 26 September, 2019

    Press Release

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

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 26, 2019) – [Fr] – 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 design, they…

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  • 25 September, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Rocks the House that Vans Built

    CHICAGO, IL (September 25, 2019) – [De, Fr] – To skateboarders and musicians alike, Vans means more than footwear — the brand is a cultural institution that represents creative expression, urban grit, and independent spirit. Though the company is best known for their Warped tour (now in its 25th year), the more intimate House of Vans events bring together bands, DJs, visual artists, and skaters for concerts, workshops, and art installations at their Chicago and London venues with pop-ups from Detroit to Hong Kong. For these, Vans’ North America Lifestyle Events Manager Chuck Radue insists on live sound products from QSC, notably the TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer, KW153 and K12.2 active loudspeakers, and KW181 active subwoofers. Given the athletic and kinetic nature of the events, the first feature Radue flags as crucial is the ability of the TouchMix-30 Pro to be…

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  • 16 September, 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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  • 5 September, 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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  • 3 September, 2019

    Press Release

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

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 3, 2019) – [De, Fr] – 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…

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  • 29 August, 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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  • 28 August, 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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  • 27 August, 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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  • 22 August, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Earns an A+ at Berklee College of Music

    BOSTON, MA (August 22, 2019) – [De, Fr] – 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…

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  • 20 August, 2019

    Press Release

    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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  • 15 August, 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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  • 15 August, 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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  • 13 August, 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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