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  • December 5, 2019

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    QSC KS118 Active Subwoofer Nominated for 2019 Best Loudspeaker in 34th Annual Music and Sound Dealer Awards

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 5, 2019) — QSC, LLC is proud to announce that its KS118 active subwoofer has been nominated as the 2019 Best Loudspeaker of the Year in the 34th Annual Music & Sound Dealer Awards presented by Music and Sound Retailer magazine. The KS118, a very high output active subwoofer producing impressive low frequencies, is the newest member of the popular KS Series family. It features robust design, legendary QSC amplification and versatile DSP features, making it an ideal choice for mobile entertainment, AV rental, event production, clubs and performance venues for which dynamic sound reproduction and commanding low frequency performance are needed. The KS118 joins a number of other QSC Live Sound products that have been honored with Music and Sound Dealer nominations and awards in recent years, including the QSC K.2 Series™ active loudspeakers, CP…

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  • November 4, 2019

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    Rentex Upgrades AV Rental Portfolio with QSC CP Series

    CANTON, MA (November 4, 2019) – Founded in 1980, with  locations in major cities from coast to coast, Rentex is one of the largest and most trusted wholesale renters of audio-visual  equipment in the USA. Providing equipment to AV rental, staging, production and other live event companies, their business model thrives by partnering with their customers, ensuring that that contractors and event producers can handle any scenario their clients might throw at them. In fulfillment of this goal, Rentex offers a mammoth selection of meticulously maintained and quality-checked equipment -  that assortment most recently enhanced with the purchase of 200 QSC CP Series CP12 compact powered loudspeakers. “We house and maintain a very large inventory with the goal of augmenting our clients’ inventories,” says Director of Technology Ken Carmichael. “We can have gear at any…

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  • October 31, 2019

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    Ian Freer Joins QSC as Field Sales Engineer

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 31, 2019) – QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Freer as Field Sales Engineer (Cinema), APAC. In his new role, Ian will be primarily responsible for product support in the Asia Pacific region.  Ian brings a comprehensive career of technical support knowledge, with over twenty years of roles in the cinema industry.   “I am excited to have Ian Freer join the Cinema team,” says Barry Ferrell, Vice President, Cinema Product Development. “With his extensive technical experience, Ian brings hands-on expertise with a demonstrated history of customer success. He will be essential in providing around-the-clock support on a global scale.”  Freer spent the last few years as an audio-video technician at Connect NZ, providing technical support, writing instructional technical documentation, and assisting with project management. Prior to…

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  • October 30, 2019

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    QSC Welcomes William Chan and Promotes Andy Pearce and Ron Marchant

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 30, 2019) – QSC is pleased to announce William Chan has joined QSC as Senior Director, North Asia reporting to Markus Winkler, SVP Asia and EMEA. In this newly created role, William is responsible for sales and business operations in the North Asia region, including a focus on driving new revenue growth in Greater China and Japan for QSC Live Sound, Cinema, and Systems portfolios. Additionally, William will be part of the APAC leadership team developing and implementing the long term expansion of QSC’s sales and support infrastructure across Asia. William brings with him a highly successful career leading Asia sales and marketing teams, with over fifteen years in senior leadership roles. Prior to QSC, William served as Managing Director for Shure Asia Limited, where he drove strategic direction and management of all vertical market teams…

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  • October 23, 2019

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    FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez Mixes Poncho Sanchez with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 23, 2019) — [Es] — FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez can still remember being thrown into the lion’s den, decades ago, mixing his very first gig at front-of-house standing behind an aircraft carrier-sized analog console. Fast forward to today and Sanchez can typically be found behind his QSC TouchMix-30 PRO compact digital mixer. Sanchez has mixed on nearly every brand and type of live console, for the last 30-plus years working almost exclusively as FOH engineer for Poncho Sanchez (no relation), the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Award-winning band leader and conguero (conga player). But as the 67-year-old band leader has cut back on his busy touring schedule, says Sanchez, he started to open himself up to freelance work — and went looking for a mixing console to help book gigs. TouchMix was his top choice, says Sanchez. “I was already a fan. A friend of…

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  • October 22, 2019

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    QSC Ships Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi Networked Audio Interface

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 22, 2019) – QSC has begun shipping the new Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface and released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with studio-grade microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante conversion. The inputs are available as either terminal blocks or DB25 connections. The D32Mi’s combination of exceptional performance, high channel density, flexible control capabilities, and simple integration with the Q-SYS Ecosystem makes it an excellent choice for studio, live event, and fixed installation applications. The newest Synapse model offers front panel and network control of mic preamp gain, phantom power, and muting. Easily-assignable…

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  • October 17, 2019

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    QSC Promotes Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 17, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce the promotions of Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler effective October 1, 2019. Csontos, who joined the company in 2011, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Market Officer and Chief of Staff, adding to her current executive sales leadership responsibility for QSC’s business and product portfolio in the Americas. Markus Winkler, who joined QSC in 2017, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, expanding his executive sales leadership responsibilities to include QSC’s business and product portfolio for all of EMEA and APAC. The timing of these leadership changes were in part triggered by Gene Joly’s decision to retire at the end of January 2020. Joly joined QSC in 2016, assuming executive sales and business unit leadership responsibility for QSC’s Live Sound…

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  • October 14, 2019

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    QSC Announces DCI Compliance for CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 14, 2019) – QSC announces the CMS-5000 has been found to meet all of the requirements of the Digital Cinema System Specification Version 1.2, published by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI). This certification validates that the next-generation cinema media server can reliably play controlled digital cinema content in movie theatres around the world and can reproduce high-quality images and sound as well as secure the content against piracy. The certification testing was conducted by Aegisolve, Inc., an accredited cybersecurity laboratory under the Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) (NVLAP Lab Code: 200802-0) and licensed by DCI for digital cinema equipment compliance testing. DCI is a joint venture of five major Hollywood studios whose primary purpose is to establish and…

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  • October 8, 2019

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    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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  • October 1, 2019

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    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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  • September 26, 2019

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

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 26, 2019) – [Fr, Es, De] – 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…

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  • September 25, 2019

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    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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  • September 5, 2019

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    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 3, 2019

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

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

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  • August 27, 2019

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    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

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    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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  • August 20, 2019

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    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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  • August 15, 2019

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    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

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    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

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    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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