Allen & Heath QU-24 24 Channel Digital Touchscreen Mixer, 30 Input/24 Output, Chrome Edition

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The Shape Of Things To Come With its responsive touchscreen, 25 motor faders and acclaimed AnalogiQ recallable preamps,Qu-24 combines exceptional ease of use with class-leading audio performance. Drawing on the technologies and workflow pioneered on Allen & Heath GLD and iLive touring systems, Qu makes Allen & Heath digital mixing more accessible and more compact than ever. Qu V1.8 Chrome firmware (scheduled for release in mid-October) adds hot new features, including Automatic Mic Mixing, more monitor mixes and a Spectrogram for feedback-hunting. Qu Chrome Edition models will also feature upgraded, high contrast metallic finish controls.24 Mic / Line Inputs (TRS + XLR). Made from 18 gauge, cold-rolled Zintec steel, Qu-24's distinctive frame is designed for strength and rigidity. Allen & Heath has done unspeakable things to that chassis in the lab and it's taken everything they have thrown at it - even being stomped on by Allen & Heath resident ex-tank commander. Silence is a precious commodity in the live or studio environment, which is why nobody wants those moments of stillness ruined by the whirring of fans coming from the mix position. Qu's sleek profile generates optimal airflow through the mixer, eliminating the need for any fans. 25 Motor Faders 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS) 4 Stereo FX Returns 20 Mix Outputs (XLR) 2 Stereo Groups (switchable to Mix mode) Up to 9 Monitor Mixes (4 mono + 5 stereo) 2 Stereo Matrix Outs 4 Mute Groups 4 FX Engines 4 FX Sends / Returns 10 Soft Keys USB Audio Streaming DAW MIDI Control AES Digital Out Recallable AnaLOGIQ Preamps Qu-Drive direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives 800x480 Touchscreen iLive FX Library dSNAKE Remote Audio Port Automatic Mic Mixer Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System Qu-Pad iPad App 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 Spectrogram to aid with feedback elimination and taming room acoustics High contrast metallic finish controls, matching premium GLD Chrome series AnalogiQ Preamp Qu-24's twenty four AnalogiQ 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 AnalogiQ 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. The Mixing Experience Having massive processing power and advanced functionality is great, but it counts for nothing if you can't access the controls you need in a heartbeat. Once you start using Qu-24 you'll sense the years of research into ergonomics and the hands-on mixing experience that Allen & Heath team has drawn upon to deliver a wonderfully natural layout and workflow. It's not about recreating an analogue interface, it's about creating an experience that's fluid, comfortable and intuitive for novices, digital natives and old school road warriors alike, making all the benefits of digital mixing technology readily accessible to all. High contrast metallic finish controls complete the picture, offering excellent low light visibility and enhanced tactile control. Touch Control The 800 x 480, sixteen million color Touchscreen and its dedicated data encoder form the heart of the Qu 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. The Superstrip All your key processing tools are presented in a clean layout on the SuperStrip, with 1 function per physical control. The SuperStrip is complemented by an onscreen Touch Channel for intuitive access to full processing parameters without clutter or complex menu structures. Processing for Mono and Stereo inputs includes trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4 band PEQ, compressor and delay. The main LR and the Mono mixes have controls for Insert, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor and delay. The Stereo mixes provide Insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor, delay and balance control. 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-24 features 25 motorized ALPS faders, 24 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-24's dynamics and FX algorithms are derived from the FX used in Allen & Heath 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 top-end plug-ins and external FX units. Qu-24 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. USB Audio Streaming Qu-24's built-in interface streams up to 32 selectable tracks to your Mac or PC. The returns from the Mac or PC can be easily assigned to the Input channels. The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X - truly plug 'n play. It will be recognized straightaway by any DAW supporting Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase, Reaper and Pro Tools. An ASIO and WDM compatible driver is available for Windows computers. Standard MIDI control is tunnelled over the USB connection so you can easily map the faders to the tracks of your favorite DAW. A DAW Control driver is available for easy setup and emulation of HUI or Mackie Control protocols on Mac OS X systems. Automatic Mic Mixer (Amm) 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 minimizing the risk of feedback. The Automatic Microphone Mixer feature helps the engineer to manage the levels of multiple mic inputs, ensuring that each speaker's contribution is heard. Allen & Heath D-Classic dynamic gain sharing algorithm is inspired by industry standard auto mixers. Up to 16 microphone sources can be mixed at once, with each channel having a priority setting which determines its 'weight' in the total system gain. Qu-Drive Forget soundcard drivers and software setup, Qu-24 has an integrated multitrack USB recorder, providing 18 channels of 48kHz 24bit recording and playback straight to / from your USB hard drive. Capturing multitrack recordings of your shows has never been so easy. A selectable stereo pair can be recorded alongside 16 Mono channels and multitrack audio can be played back to 16 Mono channels plus ST1. On top of this, Qu-Drive also provides stereo recording, patchable from any pair of Mix outputs, the Main LR (pre, post or summed to mono) or even the PAFL bus, with 2- track stereo playback to ST3. Qu-Pad Add the Qu-Pad iPad app to your Qu setup and you're free to adjust the monitors on stage, roam around the venue whilst tweaking the PA and then mix the show from the heart of the audience. Qu-Pad connects to the mixer over Wi-Fi and gives instant access to all live mixing parameters and settings. Qu-Pad requires the connection of a Wi-Fi router or access point to the Qu-24 Network port. dSNAKE Qu-24 is a self-contained mixer, so if you've already got the analogue cables you're good to go. If you're thinking of trading in the copper multicore for a Cat5 digital snake, Qu-24's dSNAKE port has you future-proofed, allowing connection to a remote AB168, AR2412 or AR84 Stagebox. dSNAKE is Allen & Heath proprietary networking solution, boasting a transport latency of only 105us over cable runs of up to 120m / 390'. So if you're mixing FoH you can place your I/O on the stage and run a single Cat5 cable back to the Qu-24 in the mix position. The Matrix Qu-24's Matrix adds 2 further stereo outputs equipped with full processing to the console's extensive I/O. It is a 'mixer within a mixer,' fed from any combination of Group 1-4, Mix 1-10 and main LR. It can be used to provide a broadcast feed, a recording mix or duplicate the main outputs for delay stacks and fill / zone speakers where independent GEQ and delay is applied. Includes: Allen & Heath QU-24 24 Channel Digital Touchscreen Mixer - Mains Lead - Getting Started Guide - Safety Sheet - Allen & Heath Limited 1 Year Warranty Specifications: Type: Digital Channels: 24 Inputs: Mic Preamps: 24 x XLR Inputs: Line: 28 x TRS Inputs: Other: 4 x TRS (ST1, ST2), 1 x 1/8 TRS (ST3) Outputs: Main: 2 x XLR Outputs: Other: 4 x TRS (2TRK, Alt), 10 x XLR (Mix), 8 x XLR (Group, Matrix) Outputs: Digital: 1 x XLR (2-channel AES) Headphones: 1 x TRS Data I/O: Ethernet, USB-B I/O Expansion Slots: 1 x D-Snake Port Phantom Power: 24 x Channels EQ Bands: 4-band Parametric Aux Sends: Virtual (via Configurable User Strip) Busses / Groups: 4 x Groups Faders: 25 x 100mm (Motorized) Channel Inserts: Virtual (via SuperStrip) Effects: Yes Talkback: Yes DAW Control: Partial Computer Connectivity: 1 x USB A (Device), 1 x USB B (Host) Dimensions (H x D x W ): 7.4 x 19.7 x 24.9 / 18.80 x 50.04 x 63.25cm Weight: 31 lbs / 14.1kg

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