Anaheim, CA (January 27, 2015)—At the recent NAMM Show, Allen & Heath launched Qu-Pac, an ultra-compact digital mixer for live music and installed sound, featuring both a built-in touchscreen and iPad control app.
Qu-Pac is a freestanding or rack mount mixer, providing 16 mono inputs, 3 stereo inputs and 12 mix outputs on the rear panel; it can be expanded up to 38 in/28 out by connecting to Allen & Heath’s remote AudioRacks over Cat 5. The mixer offers total recall of settings and preamps, multi-track recording to USB via Qu-Drive, a choice of personal monitoring solutions, channel ducking, multi-channel USB streaming and A&H’s iLive FX Library.
Whie the Qu-Pad has its own iPad app to provide instant wireless control of the mixer’s key parameters and settings, freeing the user to mix the show from anywhere in the venue, the mixer itself has a 5-inch Touchscreen providing access to all functions, providing a simple interface for day-to-day operation and a backup in the event of Wi-Fi connection problems disrupting control. A fully customizable Qu-Control screen can be set up with ‘widgets’ for channel levels, mutes and assignment switches, while 15 softkeys allow further customization.
As well as stereo recording or playback from a USB key, the built-in, 18-channel Qu-Drive can record and playback multitrack and stereo audio .wav files to a USB key or drive. Qu-Pac’s 32×32, Windows and Mac-compliant USB streaming interface makes it usable for tracking, monitoring and overdubbing in the studio. Allen & Heath’s dSNAKE audio connection enables the mixer to connect over a Cat 5 digital snake to AB168, AR84 and AR2412 remote audio racks. Qu-Pac can also handle personal monitoring via the Qu-You iPhone app or using ME-1 personal mixers, which connect to the mixer via the dSNAKE port.
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