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  • October 14, 2019

    Press Release

    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

    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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  • 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

    Press Release

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

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

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  • September 25, 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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  • 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 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] – 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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  • 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

    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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  • July 11, 2019

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    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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  • June 18, 2019

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    QSC Launches Firmware v2.0 for its acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 18th, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce a major firmware v2.0 update to its highly acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Quickly becoming the new standard for performance in a compact digital mixer, the TouchMix-30 Pro with firmware v2.0 now further satisfies the needs of the most demanding professionals with a comprehensive list of the most-requested feature enhancements including:  New Custom Fader Banks function supporting three fader bank assignments, each with eight channels, that are saved as part of a Mixer Scene Capability to interface with third-party external control surfaces with motorized faders (QSC has verified operation with iCon Platform M+, Behringer XTouch Compact and PreSonus FaderPort 8 control surfaces) 28 New Instruments Presets (Cajon, Accordion, Harmonica, Ukulele, Cello, Clarinet,…

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  • June 17, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Releases DPM Manager™ Software 3.0

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 17, 2019) – QSC announces the addition of DPM Director as part of the latest release of DPM Manager™ Software 3.0. The iPhone application, available first with an Android version to follow, allows technicians to control and monitor with ease. Further enhancements to the software include improved workflow and new Intrinsic Correction settings. “We developed the software with theatre managers and technicians in mind, from the challenges they face to everyday theatre operations. One of the priorities was to enhance the control and monitoring features, and DPM Director was the solution,” says Laura Mercs, Senior Technical Director. “Theatre management and technicians are now able to view the status of their DPM processor/monitor or DCM crossover/monitor and control volume, and mute or preset directly from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device…

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  • June 12, 2019

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    QSC Celebrates 10 Years of the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is proud to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Introduced at InfoComm in 2009, today’s milestone represents a decade of continuous development and innovation of the industry’s only software-based audio, video and control ecosystem built from day one with standard IT technology. “We had a vision to create a software-based system that incorporated not only audio, but also made video and control more accessible, which is why we originally called the project ‘INTEVAC 3000’ for ‘integrated video, audio and control’”,  says John Britton, Chief Architect, Installed Systems and one of the original architects of Q-SYS. “We focused the first stages of Q-SYS development on large, complex and demanding projects like stadiums, cruise ships and airports, all of which could truly benefit from a networked…

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  • June 12, 2019

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    QSC Expands AcousticDesign Series with New Column Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC introduces an exciting line extension of the AcousticDesign™ Series column surface-mount loudspeaker with the new AD-S402T. It consists of four weather-treated 2.5-inch transducers and is capable of 70 V / 100 V or 8 ohm bypass loads, making it highly optimized for delivering high quality sound performance within challenging acoustic environments. “Column loudspeakers are ideal for highly reverberant rooms or rooms with high ceilings that need a narrow vertical beam directed toward the ear of the listener,” says Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “In addition, they provide a more aesthetically pleasing look and blend with any environment. We designed the AcousticDesign Series column loudspeakers to address these needs while providing a more consistent listening experience with improved…

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  • June 11, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces Several New Control Plugins including Zoom Rooms

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 11, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC announces the availability of several new control plugins, allowing for faster integration of Zoom Rooms, Roku devices, PJLink-capable projectors, Mersive Solstice Pods, and Global Cache iTach devices with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Programmers can quickly and easily download and install any of these new plugins through the Q-SYS Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. “With the flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Asset Manager, we are now able to expedite new plugin development without waiting for a new Q-SYS Designer Software release,” says Greg Mattson, Product Manager, Q-SYS Control, QSC. “This allows integrators to take advantage of custom plugins for some of the most commonly used devices and platforms in today’s meeting rooms, and expedite the integration process while taking advantage of the…

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