New York, NY (September 30, 2015)—In advance of its Qu v1.8 Chrome firmware arriving in mid-October, Allen & Heath has unveiled new Chrome Editions of its Qu series compact digital mixers.
Chrome Edition Qu-16, Qu-24 and Qu-32 mixers all feature the same high contrast metallic finish rotary controls and fader caps as the premium GLD Chrome series, aiming to enhance visibility in low lighting scenarios and improve tactile control.
The new Automatic Microphone Mixer (AMM) coming in v1.8 firmware reportedly allows users to manage the levels of multiple mic inputs, but with priority settings to establish an order of precedence. AMM is intended for conferences, meetings and panel discussions where a number of microphones are open at the same time.
A new Spectrogram tool provides a 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).
The Qu-Pad app receives further enhancements with the inclusion of new controls, views and functions, such as remote control over AMM settings. Qu-Pad is one of a series of control apps which also includes Qu-You for personal monitoring.
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