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Qu Firmware Release V1.90
V1.90 is a feature release of Qu mixers firmware. This latest update adds support for Qu-SB and ProFactory Library presets for industry standard Shure, Audio-Technica and Sennheiser microphones. V1.90 firmware also delivers various enhancements to the Qu-Pad iPad app, along with support of the new Qu-Control iOS app.
Allen and Heath teamed up with leading microphone manufacturers and top engineers at Audio-Technica, Sennheiser and Shure to create an extensive library of EQ presets. This vast library includes presets for vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, drums, as well as brass and woodwind instruments. Whether you're a keen amateur or a seasoned professional, the Qu-16 digital mixer allows you to get to work quickly and easily, saving valuable time and allowing you to concentrate on EQ'ing the source and room acoustics.
The Qu-16's dynamics and effects are derived directly from the algorithms in the iLive pro touring series. Some of the world's most respected audio engineers have chosen to use iLive's FX on tour in preference to high-end plugins and external FX units. The Allen and Heath Qu-16 also boasts four stereo iLive FX engines, all of which feature emulations of legendary reverbs, gated reverbs, delays, modulators and more.
Complete Wireless Control
The fully-featured Qu-Pad app provides you with the ability to EQ and mix monitors from anywhere within the performance venue, while adjusting the PA and mixing the show from the heart of the audience. Qu-Pad connects to the Qu-16 digital mixer via Wi-Fi and delivers instant access to all live mixing parameters and settings.
Qu-You allows up to seven performers to control their own monitor mix using any iOS or Android device. Qu-You allows the sound engineer to focus on mixing for the audience while each musician creates their individual, preferred mix.
Qu-Control is a customisable iOS app which features a simple interface for non-technical users. Ideal for when professional sound engineers are not around, the Qu-Control offers user-friendly and extremely effective control of all essential parameters.
The Allen and Heath Qu-16 mixer features sixteen AnalogiQ™ digitally controlled preamps with advanced zero-crossing detection and a padless -1dB-step gain stage. The analogue signal is captured by high-class, low latency 24-bit A/D converters, which are matched to 24-bit D/A converters to ensure the highest quality possible. The innovative AnLOGIQ™ preamp design has been refined to deliver superb transparency, minimal distortion and an ultra-low noise floor, along with a warm and musical sound.
The Qu-16 digital mixer provides you with the ability to save and recall Scenes (snapshots) by simply pressing a button. The Qu-16 is able to store up to 100 full scenes for instant recall and Channels or Mixes can be made Safe from being overwritten. Additionally, the Qu-16 features 17 motorised ALPS faders - 16 of which provide instant access to all input channels and masters over 2 layers, while a dedicated master fader dynamically follows the Mix section. A third user-defined Custom layer can be used for ad-hoc strip layout, allowing you to assign any combination of inputs, FX sends, FX returns, DCA's and mix masters.
Mac and Windows DAW Integration
Thanks to the built-in audio interface, the Qu-16 allows you to stream up to 24 tracks directly to your Mac or Windows computer. Additionally, returns from your computer can be easily assigned to any of the input channels. The interface is class-compliant when used with Mac OS X, providing you with true plug 'n' play operation and compatibility with any DAW supporting Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase and Pro Tools. For Windows computers, an ASIO and WDM driver is available to download. Finally, the DAW Control driver is available which ensures easy setup and emulation of HUI or Mackie Control protocols on both Mac OS X and Windows systems.
- 19'' rack-mountable design
- 16 TRS/XLR mono mic/line inputs
- Recallable AnalogiQ™ preamps
- 3 TRS stereo inputs
- 12 XLR mix outputs
- 7 monitor mixes (4 mono and 3 stereo)
- 4 FX engines
- 2 dedicated FX sends/returns
- 4 mute groups
- 4 DCA groups
- AES digital out
- 24 x 22 USB audio interface
- dSNAKE™ remote audio port
- 17 motor faders
- 800 x 400 touchscreen
- 4 soft keys
- Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor, delay on all inputs
- Insert, 4-band PEQ, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor, delay on all outputs
- Automatic mic mixer
- Channel ducker on all inputs
- ProFactory mic presets
- iLive FX library
- Built-in signal generator
- RTA with peak band indicator
- Spectrogram to aid feedback elimination and room acoustics
- Qu-Drive direct multitrack recording/playback on USB drives
- DAW MIDI control
- Qu-Pad iPad app available
- Qu-You iPhone/Android personal monitoring app
- Qu-Control customisable iOS app for simple yet effective wireless control
- Compatible with ME personal monitoring systems (not included)
Please Note: All Qu apps require the connection of a Wi-Fi router or access point to the mixer's Network port.