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  • February 18, 2019

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    Ark of Orenda Art & Music Mutant Vehicle Depends Upon QSC to Create Immersive Festival Sound

    San Francisco, CA (February 18, 2019) — The Ark of Orenda is a massive art and music vehicle operated by the non-profit, High Seas Energy in affiliation with Burners without Borders. Visually inspired by “the kind of desert hovercraft barge a sci-fi villain rides around on” according to artist Jeff Deehan, it has already toured regional Burner gatherings and will make its official debut in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada this coming summer. To create an unforgettable musical experience for listeners who gather around the Ark to hear performances from Live Musicians and DJs Deehan and audio engineer John Buehler designed an impressive system using QSC live sound equipment exclusively, with KLA12 active line arrays for the main front-of-house; four E218sw dual-18-inch passive subwoofers driven by PLD4.5 power amplifiers to provide extended bass; K12.2 active loudspeakers…

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  • February 11, 2019

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    Bass Player Darryl Jones Hits the Road with QSC K.2 Series Loudspeakers and the KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer

    Los Angeles, CA (February 11, 2018) — Bass player Darryl Jones, whose long and storied career includes touring and recording with the Rolling Stones since 1993, has been part of the QSC family for the past five years, taking a pair of the company’s KW122 active loudspeakers and a KW181 active subwoofer on the road for a wide variety of music projects. Recently, Jones added K10.2 Series loudspeakers with the KS212C cardioid subwoofer, for an extensive tour of Europe with guitarist and bandleader Mike Stern. Jones’ recent European tour of 10 countries across the continent was with an electric jazz supergroup that, in addition to Stern, also included drummer Keith Carlock and sax player Bob Malach. On the road with him was a pair of new K10.2 active 10-inch loudspeakers and the KS212C powered cardioid subwoofer. “K.2 Series loudspeakers have a tight sound that…

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  • February 5, 2019

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    QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 5, 2019) [De, Fr, Es] – QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that 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 a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction™, which maximizes QSC loudspeaker performance and protection. “QSC has a 50-year legacy in building the most reliable and powerful amplifiers on the market. This 5th generation amplifier platform…

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  • January 31, 2019

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    QSC and Audinate Announce Technology Development Partnership

    Costa Mesa, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (January 31, 2019) – QSC and Audinate are thrilled to announce their partnership to develop cross-platform technology that will promote truly unique integrations between QSC solutions and Audinate licensed products. The first round of co-developed solutions are scheduled for availability later this year. “QSC is committed to bridging the gap between disparate AV systems, peripherals and protocols by providing an agnostic, open-standard approach to audio, video and control,” says Trent Wagner, Audio Product Manager, QSC. “By partnering directly with industry-leading manufacturers like Audinate, we are able to pursue unique solutions that will not only advance the capabilities of the QSC portfolio, but also push the entire industry towards providing more native interconnectivity options. Audinate has already been a tremendous…

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  • January 29, 2019

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    Q-SYS Core 110f Processor is Now Certified for Google Hangouts Meet Hardware Peripheral Qualification Program

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 29, 2019) – [Es, De, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce a collaboration with Google Cloud that allows Hangouts Meet hardware users to easily extend their video conference experience to larger, more complex meeting environments by taking advantage of the audio processing from the award-winning Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of this collaboration, the Q-SYS Core 110f processor is now certified for Hangouts Meet hardware solutions. This allows installers to integrate audio from the Q-SYS Core 110f to Hangouts Meet hardware via a simple USB connection, giving it access to class-leading I/O count, software-based acoustic echo cancelation, room combining, and advanced EQ capabilities. “The flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem is unlike anything on the market, and its IT-based design allows it to easily integrate with just about any of the latest meeting…

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  • January 24, 2019

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    QSC CEO Joe Pham Named 2019 AVIXA Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 24, 2019) – QSC is proud to announce that Joe Pham, Ph.D, President & CEO, QSC has been named Chairman of the 2019 AVIXA Board of Directors. This will be Pham’s fifth year as a member of the board, having served as the board’s Vice Chair in 2018. “The next few years will be an exciting time for AV as we continue to mature and move towards a deeper integration with the IT end user,” says Pham. “This shift will challenge the industry to provide more opportunities for forward-thinking companies to evolve their business models to deliver more value over the lifetime of the customer. I am privileged to be part of AVIXA and look forward to collaborating with some of the brightest minds in AV to bring about next level of innovation and customer service.” “On a personal note, Joe Pham is one of the finest individuals that I’ve had the privilege to…

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  • January 21, 2019

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    QSC Premieres “Play Out Loud” At Winter NAMM

    Anaheim, CA (January 21, 2019) – QSC, LLC, the market leader in the design and manufacture of award-winning sound reinforcement products such as K.2 Series loudspeakers, KS Series subwoofers, PLD Series amplifiers, TouchMix Series mixers and its latest phenomenal offering, CP Series Compact Powered loudspeakers, is excited to premiere its global campaign, “Play Out Loud” at this year’s Winter NAMM Show, taking place in Anaheim, California. “Play Out Loud” is an expression of the company’s dedication to instilling artists and performers with the confidence to enthusiastically and passionately connect with their audiences. “A great live performance can be transformative for performers and audiences alike. There are few human experiences that can compare to these precious moments that simultaneously impact us on multiple emotional, cognitive and sensory levels while…

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  • January 17, 2019

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    QSC Appoints Brands on Stage as Live Sound Distribution Partner in Latin America

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 17, 2019) — [Es] — QSC is pleased to announce the expanded role of Brands on Stage as its Latin American distribution partner for the company’s Live Sound division. With many years of expertise as leading distributors in the region, Brands on Stage will now manage the QSC Live Sound Portfolio throughout Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay,  enabling new QSC brand-growth opportunities with Latin American channel partners and their customers.  “We are very excited to be part of the QSC family. Our work philosophies are 100% aligned. For many years, Brands on Stage have continually strived to keep improving ourselves and today we have our reward – the honor of carrying the flag of QSC and its representation throughout Latin America,” says Guillermo Promesti, Principal of Brands on Stage. “We have plans to offer…

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  • January 15, 2019

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    QSC Now Shipping Premium Business Music Solutions

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 15, 2019) – [Es, Fr, De] QSC is excited to announce it has begun shipping its recently announced Premium Business Music Solutions - the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall-mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers, and AcousticDesign™ Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. These components offer a complete end-to-end audio solution for background and foreground music reinforcement in retail, restaurant, hospitality and other commercial spaces. “QSC Premium Business Music Solutions represent a blend of QSC’s long history of quality and product leadership across amplification, processing, mixing, control and loudspeaker technologies,” says David Fuller, Senior Director of Product Management - Live Sound, QSC. “We’ve set out to reimagine the business music category by dramatically simplifying the…

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  • January 8, 2019

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    QSC Introduces Native Video Distribution within the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 8, 2019) – [Es, De, Fr] QSC today announced the Q-SYS™ NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. This native, multi-stream, software-defined HDMI encoder/decoder enables network-based video distribution, optimized specifically for the meeting room. It features the new QSC Shift™ video compression codec, which provides low latency video streaming with resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4 over a standard gigabit network by dynamically adjusting network bandwidth consumption based on video content. This provides flexible and network efficient compression and distribution of common meeting room video content without sacrificing the ability to stream full motion video. As a single SKU solution, the NV Series is software-defined as either an HDMI video encoder or decoder, and allows for several unique I/O configurations. This…

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  • December 20, 2018

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    QSC CP Series Compact Powered Loudspeakers and the TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer Earn Award Nominations From The Readers Of Music & Sound Retailer Magazine

    December 20, 2018 - QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated by the readers of The Music & Sound Retailer for two Music & Sound Awards for 2018. Nominations include “Best Loudspeaker” honors for the new CP Series of Compact Powered Loudspeakers and “Best Mixer/Console” for TouchMix-30 Pro Firmware v1.3. “We are grateful to our channel partners for honoring us with these prestigious nominations,” states Ray van Straten, QSC Sr. Director of Global Marketing – Live Sound. “The CP Series has been a sensation for our dealers and their customers from the moment it was introduced, while the TouchMix continues to attract and delight users with each new iteration. Irrespective of the final voting outcome, we couldn’t be more pleased with this collective win for our customers, their Authorized Dealers and the many teams at QSC responsible for bringing these…

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  • December 10, 2018

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    Saxophonist David Sanborn Counts on QSC TouchMix in the Studio and on the Stage

    Los Angeles, CA (December 10, 2018) — David Sanborn is considered the most influential saxophonist of the past two decades when it comes to the genres of modern pop, R&B, fusion and jazz.  The six-time Grammy Award winner initially took up the instrument while recovering from a childhood bout with polio, jammed with bluesman Albert King at only 14 years old, and played the iconic sax solo on David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” for starters. He’s played with countless artists and bands on the stage and in the studio, including James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, The Rolling Stones, Roger Daltry, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, George Bensen and others. In both his studio and live environments, Sanborn relies on TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16 compact digital mixers from QSC to craft his own in-ear monitor…

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  • December 10, 2018

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    Rod Archer Joins QSC as Product Manager, Cinema

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 10, 2018) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, is pleased to announce that Rod Archer has joined the QSC Cinema team as Product Manager. In his new role, Rod will be primarily responsible for product strategy and execution for Q-SYS for Cinema, Cinema Media Server, Control and Accessibility Product categories. Rod Archer brings a rich career of product development experience, with over 30 years of executive product development roles.  “I am thrilled to have Rod Archer join the Cinema team," says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President, Cinema. “With his extensive engineering and product development experience, Rod brings a wealth of product development expertise, with a demonstrated history of success. He will be instrumental in enhancing the Cinema product category, as our technology offering becomes more complex.” …

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  • December 6, 2018

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    QSC Introduces New Surround Loudspeakers for Cinema

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (December 6, 2018) – QSC announces the SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers, designed as a cost-effective solution for use in typical small-to-medium sized 5.1/7.1 cinemas. The SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers deliver high-quality sound performance and product features at a new, economical price point. The SR-800 Cinema Surround Loudspeaker is a two-way design that features an 8” low-frequency transducer with a 1” dome tweeter. The 125-watt continuous power rating and sophisticated crossover circuitry provide absolute reliability. The SR-1000 model is also a two-way design, featuring a 10” low-frequency transducer, a 1” compression driver, and 150-watt continuous power rating. Both units are designed for safe and secure mounting and feature a compact black enclosure with a black grille that blends into any theatre decor. The cabinet is…

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  • November 27, 2018

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    QSC Announces First QSC Certified Multiplex

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 27, 2018) – QSC is proud to announce the first “QSC Certified” multiplex, Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh. QSC Certified Theatres are equipped with complete sound systems from QSC, and meet a set of technical guidelines for equipment, projection, acoustics, and room design, to ensure an outstanding movie-going experience. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Raleigh, North Carolina is an eleven screen complex, with rooms ranging in size from 47 seats to 107 seats.  All rooms feature complete QSC cinema sound systems, using DCP Series cinema processors and DCA Series power amplifiers.  Each room features QSC 3-way bi-amplified screen channel loudspeakers, SB-7218 subwoofers, and SR Series surround loudspeakers. The multiplex was built in a refurbished supermarket, making attention to acoustic design critical to the overall listening experience. The QSC…

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  • November 26, 2018

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    QSC Awarded Patent for Simplifying Web Conferencing Integration

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 26, 2018) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC is pleased to announce it has been awarded a utility patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its unique Q-SYS Web Conference Integration Solution. This patent (USA 9,973,638) recognizes the solution’s ability to bring an IP camera stream from Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras into soft codec applications (like Zoom, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, etc.) via a driverless USB connection. The patent also recognizes the unique ability of the Q-SYS Platform to discover and control Q-SYS IP conference cameras on a standard Ethernet network. This allows users to quickly and easily leverage their network to transmit professional quality video from Q-SYS conference cameras to at any PC, offering a simple, plug-and-play experience for meeting room applications.  “This patent is a testament of our…

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  • November 14, 2018

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    QSC Opens New Training Center in Boulder, Colorado

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 1, 2018) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC is excited to announce the opening of its Boulder Training Center in Boulder, CO. This modern facility provides a hands-on learning environment to deliver QSC ecosystem training to integrators, programmers, consultants and end users. “Training is one of the most effective ways QSC connects with its customers. We have worked hard to create best-in-class training opportunities that are interactive, fun and accessible,” says Patrick Heyn, Director of Marketing, QSC Systems. “Furthermore, this new training facility is mere footsteps away from our Q-SYS development team, which has allowed us to incorporate Q-SYS product managers and engineers as adjunct professors. This presents a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about Q-SYS straight from the people developing the platform roadmap!” The Boulder Training…

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  • October 18, 2018

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    New Q-SYS Networking Solutions Now Available from QSC

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 18, 2018) – QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and additional networking resources to help cinema technicians simplify installation and increase profitability of Q-SYS-based networked audio, video and control (AV&C) systems. Q-SYS NS Series Network SwitchesFor cinema technicians looking to expedite deployment of Q-SYS on a local network, QSC introduces the Q-SYS NS Series. The NS Series is 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 audio streams simultaneously within the same VLAN, all…

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  • October 16, 2018

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    Keyboardist Brett Tuggle Rocks on with Lindsey Buckingham and QSC K10.2 Loudspeakers

    Burbank, CA (October 2018) — Keyboardist Brett Tuggle has a résumé any musician would envy. A student of the piano since age six, the Los Angeles-based keyboardist and guitarist toured with Rick Springfield and David Lee Roth in the 1980s, co-writing Roth’s 1988 hit “Just Like Paradise.” He has also played with Jimmy Page, Steve Lukather of Toto, and David Coverdale of Whitesnake. Since the early ’90s, Tuggle has also held down the keyboard chair with blues-folk-rock icons Fleetwood Mac as well as its members’ many solo projects. For an upcoming tour with the guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, both he and Buckingham go with K10.2 powered loudspeakers from QSC. “I first became aware of QSC quite a few years back, when the powered speaker craze was beginning to get big,” Tuggle recalls. “I really wanted to find the right speaker to reproduce all the frequencies keyboards are…

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  • October 11, 2018

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    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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