the Allen and Heath Qu-16 i s ideal for live studio and installation applications. Its a 16 channel mixer that takes digital mixing to a new level. With an innovative rack-mountable design and built in FX EQ and dynamic processing the QU-16 offers all the features youd expect from a class-leading mixer. This is the new chrome edition with updated firmware and chrome knobs.
New Chrome Edition Firmware Automatic Mic Mixer More Monitor Mixes Spectrogram New tools for Qu-Pad App The new Automatic Microphone Mixer (AMM) coming in v1.8 firmware helps the engineer to manage the levels of multiple mic inputs ensuring that each speaker’s contribution is heard but with priority settings to establish an order of precedence. AMM is vital in applications such as conferences meetings and panel discussions where a number of microphones are open at the same time reducing background noise and minimising the risk of feedback. A new Spectrogram tool provides a fast visual means of hunting down and dealing with problem frequencies helping to eliminate feedback and tame difficult room acoustics. Qu v1.8 Chrome firmware also unlocks more monitor mixes by allowing Stereo Groups to be switched to Mix mode. This takes the maximum number of discrete monitor sends to 9 on Qu-24 (4 mono 5 stereo) and 11 on Qu-32 and Qu-Pac (4 mono 7 stereo) making them well suited to compact touring as dedicated monitor consoles. Whether youre switching from analogue or updating your digital desk Qu-16 allows you to experience the new digital with class-leading power and pedigree. The Qu-16 incorporates technologies from Allen & Heaths pioneering GLD and iLive digital mixing systems. 16 AnalogiQ total recall preamps feature zero crossing detection and an advanced padless 1dB step gain stage. The analogue signal is captured by high-class low-latency 24bit analogue to digital converters. Refined to offer superb transparency the AnalogiQ design gives minimal distortion an ultra-low noise floor and a warm musical sound that is missing from some digital consoles. Having all this power is useless if you dont have the controls at your disposal when you need them. The Qu-16 provides a hands-on mixing experience thats fluid comfortable and intuitive for novices and pros alike. A true digital mixer you can save and recall scenes at the press of a button saving up to 100 scenes. Dynamics and FX algorithms are derived from the FX used in Allen & Heaths iLive pro touring series used by some of the worlds most respected engineers. ANALOGIQ PREAMPS Qu-16s sixteen AnalogiQTM total recall preamps feature zero crossing detection and an advanced padless 1dB step gain stage closely allied to the DSP for optimal gain accuracy and audio transparency. The analogue signal is captured by high class low latency 24bit analogue to digital converters matched to high quality 24bit digital to analogue converters to deliver the required outputs. The AnalogiQTM design has been refined over many months to offer superb transparency minimal distortion and an ultra-low noise floor with a warm musical sound that is missing from some digital consoles. TOUCH CONTROL The 800 x 480 sixteen million colour Touchscreen and its dedicated data encoder form the heart of the Qu-16 interface providing super-fast easy access to all settings. The user-friendly interface has been designed with clarity in mind. Dedicated keys and screen tabs quickly guide you to meter and RTA views FX racks channel processing USB audio control scenes setup menus and much more. FADER AUTOMATION Moving faders started as an expensive option in the studio desks of the 80s and later became the norm with the advent of digital technology. Nevertheless some entry-level digital mixers lack this precious commodity which is a fundamental part of the Total Recall approach. Fader automation is essential for rapid mixing especially when you?re dealing with multiple monitor mixes ? just press a mix key and the faders immediately fly to the send levels for that mix. Qu-16 features 17 motorized ALPS faders 16 arranged over 2 layers allowing instant access to all channels and masters in a compact space plus a dedicated master fader which dynamically follows the mix selection. A third Custom layer is available for ad-hoc user strip layout where any combination of Inputs FX Sends FX Returns and Mix masters can be assigned. ILIVE FX Qu-16s dynamics and FX algorithms are derived from the FX used in our iLive pro touring series. Some of the worlds most respected audio engineers have chosen to use iLives FX on tour in preference to top-end plug-ins and external FX units. Qu-16 boasts 4 stereo iLive FX engines featuring lovingly crafted emulations of legendary classic reverbs gated reverbs delays modulators flangers and more. The FX library has the ability to grow with future firmware releases. FX are returned to the mix on dedicated return channels so you?re not tying up your mono and stereo input channels. Each Stereo FX Return has a dedicated 4 band PEQ. TOTAL RECALL True digital mixing is about being able to save and recall scenes (snapshots) at the press of a button. Qu-16 can store up to 100 full Scenes for recall at will. Channels and mixes can be made Safe from Scene recall. For example if an instrument or mic gets swapped out after the soundcheck the channel can be made safe to avoid settings being overridden by Scene recalls. Or if a broadcast feed or walk-in iPod is added last-minute before the show kicks off that mix or channel can be made safe from any scene change. In addition single parameter updates can be blocked using per scene Recall Filters or a Global Recall Filter. So if you tweak the graphic EQ to reflect the room response when the audience gets in you can block this to prevent any overwriting at scene change. Custom settings for each EQ compressor channel or FX can be saved as Library presets. This lets you store your tried and tested EQ setting for your favourite vocal mic or reverb pattern and apply it to other channels or shows. Libraries Scenes and the complete Show configuration can be saved to a USB key so you can carry the show with you ready to use on another Qu-16. Features and Specifications 16 Mono Inputs (TRS + XLR) 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS) 4 Stereo FX Returns 16 Busses 12 Mix Outputs (LR Mono Mix 1-4 Stereo Mix 1-3) 4 FX Engines AES Digital Out 19″ Rack Mountable Moving Faders Recallable AnaLOGIQ Preamps Qu-Drive direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives 800×480 Touchscreen iLive FX Library dSNAKE Remote Audio Port Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System Qu-Pad iPad App USB Audio Streaming DAW MIDI Control 4 Mute Groups Trim polarity HPF gate insert 4-band PEQ compressor and delay on all Inputs Insert 4-band PEQ 1/3 octave GEQ compressor and delay on all Mix outputs Built-in Signal Generator RTA with Peak Band indication Allen & Heath PA-DJ-and-Lighting QT1
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Allen and Heath Qu-16 Digital Mixer Chrome Edition