QSC Releases CP

 

QSC, LLC is pleased to introduce the CP Series of compact, powered loudspeakers. CP represents the best-in-class powered loudspeaker solution for customers who desire QSC performance, quality and reliability at a value price point. Further enhancing the products’ appeal, an ultra-compact form factor and light weight combine to offer effortless transport and deployment in both portable and installed applications.

The CP Series is comprised of two 2-way models, the CP8 and CP12. Both models feature a highly efficient 1000-watt Class-D power module, one-touch preset DSP contours for the most common sound reinforcement applications, and line, mic/line and 3.5 mm stereo inputs. Each can also be pole-mounted, utilized as a floor monitor, or deployed in a fixed or temporary installation. Available accessories include carrying tote, outdoor cover and quick-connect yoke mount.

“QSC is known the world-over for delivering quality, high performance products for professional use,” states QSC David Fuller, Sr. Director, Product Development. “The ability to deliver that same value proposition to a far broader range of customers is a remarkable achievement for our teams.” Fuller adds, “Likewise, CP offers an incredible introduction to the QSC brand for first-time buyers, as well as a long sought-after QSC solution for commercial customers.”

BLIZZARD LIGHTING GOES FULL DIVA, DEMANDS TO ONLY BE CALLED BLIZZARD

Waukesha, Wis.  July 17, 2018 – Cher, Madonna, Sting, Bono… what do they all have in common? They’re incredibly pretentious. But they’re allowed to be pretentious because they are the best. They’re Icons. Well, except Bono.

In that vein, following explosive growth in the LED pro and entertainment lighting industry over the past 8 years Blizzard Lighting announced a major change. With an ever-expanding product line including IRiS™ LED indoor and outdoor video wall panels, the company is thrusting itself into a new iconosphere and will now be known simply as Blizzard. Blizzard CEO & Chairman of the Bored Will Komassa made the announcement to the staff and assembled media throng from the deck of the above ground pool at his vacation home in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

 “We’ve achieved so much as Blizzard Lighting, but we can’t let anything hold us back. Blizzard is already a really long word with like, 8 letters… and 2 of them are Zs. By dropping ‘Lighting’, which my staff tells me also has 8 letters, we’ll immediately become 50% more efficient. It’s a move we simply have to make.”

After having the “Lighting” portion of his lower-back tattoo laser removed—and in step with his company’s decision for a bold moniker change, Komassa said he will no longer answer to his birth name and will only respond when presented with the symbol shown below. The dimensions must be an exact match and drawn only with an English Vermilion shade Crayola Crayon, pulled brand new from the package then immediately melted by wood flame at precisely 200C (392F). When asked if this policy would limit his ability to conduct business or effectively communicate with anyone around him, the chairman formerly known as Will said:

“No. I don’t really like it when people talk to me, so I’m ok with it. Besides, Will.I.Am was already taken.”

Blizzard’s website and contact emails have been redirected to www.blizzardpro.com, but the previous site and email addresses will remain active for the time being. Updated logos and guidelines for use are attached. 

Blizzard, headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is a leader in LED pro and entertainment lighting. You can find Blizzard’s products working hard in venues around the world. To learn more, visit us at www.blizzardpro.com

Liberty AV Technology Best of Show Winner at InfoComm 2018 - 6x1 under table BYOD auto-switcher

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6x1 under table BYOD auto-switcher / scaler with integrated cable leads

  • Integrated with the following connection leads
  • Apple Lightning
  • HDMI (Type A)
  • HDMI mini (Type-D)
  • Display Port
  • Mini Display Port
  • USB-C
  • All above input types converted to HDMI and scaled to 1080P or 4K
  • Cables are 1.4m (4 1/2') to allow for under table mounting, passing through cubbies, table grommets, etc.
  • Auto switches in priority from Lightning to HDMI Type D (left to right)
  • Under table mount included
  • Cables leads are field replaceable
  • HDCP Compliant
  • Patent-Pending

Applications

  • Under table mount on conference room and huddle room tables
  • Lectern mount for BYOD connectivity in Education or Training rooms
  • Use without table mount and sit on top of table for BYOD connectivity
  • Mount on mobile carts for easy device connectivity

6x1 under table BYOD auto-switcher / scaler with integrated cable leads

For more information call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com 

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ALLEN & HEATH GOES LARGE WITH SQ-7

Allen & Heath has unveiled SQ-7, the new 33 fader flagship console in its 96kHz SQ series.

Following hot on the heels of the hit launch of SQ-5 and SQ-6, the new SQ-7 takes the same powerful XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine and adds extended control and I/O in a larger format, boasting 33 faders, 32 onboard preamps, 16 custom soft keys and 8 user-definable soft rotary controls.

SQ-7 is a 48-channel console, fully compatible with a range of remote I/O expanders, including the portable DX168 96kHz stage boxes. Inputs and mixes can be individually assigned to 192 fader strips across 6 layers, while 16 softkeys and 8 user-assignable soft rotary controls allow the mixer’s workflow to be customised to the needs of each show and operator. Forthcoming Dante, Waves and SLink audio networking cards further extend the scope for expansion, system integration, FoH / monitor splits and recording.

Optional DEEP processing plugins give SQ-7 users access to boutique compressor and preamp emulations which can be embedded directly into all input and mix channels, without adding system latency or setup hassles.

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The console’s SQ-Drive feature makes it easy to capture high resolution 96kHz stereo and multitrack recordings direct to a USB drive. SQ can also be hooked up to a PC or Mac via USB to become a plug ‘n play, Core Audio or ASIO compliant 32x32 audio interface, with upcoming MIDI and DAW Control capabilities. Another standout feature for AV customers is the inclusion of two independent, fully integrated and assignable Automatic Mic Mixers, that can be combined to create a mighty 48 channel AMM.

Allen & Heath Product Manager, Keith Johnson said, “SQ-7 embodies everything that’s so exciting about SQ – the power, the speed, the ergonomics – in a more imposing format that lets us push the capabilities of the console even further. As soon as we unleashed the SQ phenomenon, we were inundated by people who loved the concept and the features, and who wanted to take SQ into scenarios that called for more built-in I/O and more hands-on control. This one is for them!”

SQ-7 is supported by an ecosystem of mixing and personal monitoring apps, remote I/O expanders, audio networking cards and ME personal mixers, multiplying the system’s expansion and integration possibilities.

For more information or to schedule a demo call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com

SHURE 600MHZ WIRELESS REBATE EXTENDED

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Is your wireless gear operating in the legal part of the Spectrum? Have you and your customers taken full advantage of Shure rebate offers yet? It is not too late! Shure is excited to extend its 600MHz wireless rebate program through October 31, 2018. This quick and easy trade-in program helps you bring all of your inventory into the legal operating range and saves you money while doing so.

Visit the Shure 600MHz Wireless Rebate page for more information.

P300 IntelliMix Audio Conferencing Processor

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The P300-IMX delivers natural and intelligible audio with best-in-class acoustic echo cancellation, noise reduction, and proven Shure IntelliMix® automatic mixing for up to 8 Dante channels. Predefined templates for MXA and MXW products simplify the setup process and reduce the commissioning time often associated with DSP audio processors to just minutes.

The P300-IMX provides analog I/O, USB, and mobile connectivity for simple integration in rooms with dedicated videoconferencing hardware, computer-based soft codecs like Skype for Business or BlueJeans, and mobile phones. Its compact form factor allows discrete installation behind a display, under the table, or concealed in furniture, while Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+) eliminates the need for an outboard power supply.

For more information please call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com

Life Before Your Eyes with Blizzard's LED VIDEO IRiS™ R3

ETL Listed Video Panel

IRiS™ R3 is an ETL listed professional LED video panel that is perfect for either indoor rental or permanent installations. Each panel features 128x128 resolution (16,384 pixel), high-contrast 3-in-1 SMD2121 blackbody LEDs for vivid colors and wide gamut. IRiS™ R3 features 3.9mm pixel pitch and boasts exceptional 1200nits brightness and 1920Hz refresh rate for captivating performance in-person or on camera. Connecting panels together is a breeze thanks to IRiS's sophisticated quick lock system.

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Lightweight + Easy Maintenance

Each IRiS™ panel weighs in under 17lbs thanks to its strong and lightweight diecast aluminum frame. LED module maintenance is tool-free and easy with IRIS's 4x magnetic-mount front/rear modules per panel (250x250mm). The video panels work with the Novastar® VX4S professional LED display controller, making an external scaler unneeded. Each IRiS™ R3 video panel comes packaged with 1x powerCON®-compatible 3' interconnect cable, and 1x etherCON®-compatible 3' interconnect cable.

MAIN FEATURES

• Certificate: cETLus | FCC | CE | RoHS
• Pixel Pitch (mm): 3.9
• Panel Dimensions: 500×500×95mm
• Pixel Per Panel: 128×128
• Panel Weight: 7.5kg / 16.5lbs
• Panel Material: Cast Aluminum
• Modules Per Panel: 4
• Module Dimensions: 250×250mm
• Curvature: 10° concave, 5° convex maximum
• LED Type: Blackface SMD 2121
• Brightness (cd/m2): 1200
• Refresh Rate (Hz): 1920
• Viewing Angle (H/V) (°): 150/130
• Send/Receive Architecture: NovaStar
• Power: Neutrik® powerCON® in/out
• Data Neutrik® etherCON® in/out
• IP Rating (Front/Rear): IP40/IP21

For more information or to schedule a demo call 815-271-3000 or email: sales@audiobiz.com

QSC Announces the Availability of the TouchMix-30 Pro Windows® Driver

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 QSC is pleased to announce the release of the TouchMix-30 Pro Microsoft Windows Driver for the acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer, the powerful, 32-channel mixer with advanced professional features. The new driver provides Windows users with the capability to utilize the TouchMix-30 Pro as a high fidelity, studio-grade 32 x 32 channel DAW interface. Previously, this functionality was only available to users of macOS systems.

“We are pleased to offer the new Pro Audio Driver for TouchMix-30 Pro to Windows DAW users throughout the world,” says QSC Professional Vice President Product Management, Gerry Tschetter. “Now, the powerful DAW interface capabilities of the mixer can be enjoyed by our recording studio clients in either Mac or Windows environments.”

In addition to serving as a 32-channel DAW interface, the TouchMix-30 Pro also offers additional advantages in the studio including the capability to provide seven independent stereo headphone mixes, each under phone or tablet control, with three stereo headphone mixes directly driven by the on-board headphone amplifier.

Not to be eclipsed by its studio capabilities, the TouchMix-30 Pro excels in the sound reinforcement environment, providing a feature-rich yet easy-to-use live console  for production professionals, musicians and bands and live performance venues. Its 32 mixing channels (24 Mic/Line, 6 Line, Stereo USB) and 16 outputs offer tremendous signal management flexibility for a wide range of applications while a host of additional pro features including Anti-Feedback and Room-Tuning Wizards, dual RTA, extensive dynamics processing, advanced EQ, six effects processors and more combine to provide a highly-capable, advanced digital console experience in a compact and portable form factor.

The new TouchMix-30 Pro Audio Windows driver is available now, here.

Learn more about the TouchMix-30 Pro at: www.qsc.com/touchmix-30-pro.

About QSC
Founded nearly five decades ago, QSC is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS™ networked audio, video and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema customers worldwide.