Allen and Heath QU-PAC Ultra Compact Digital Mixer
Allen and Heath QU-PAC Ultra Compact Digital MixerDetails
The Allen and Heath Qu-Pac takes the power and quality of the Qu family and shrinks it into a compact desk or rack mount format. Qu-Pac frees you from the mix from your iPad, but the full functions of the mixer can also be accessed from the front panel and touchscreen. User permissions and the customizable Qu-Control screen make the Allen & Heath Qu-Pac convenient and safe for day-to-day use by non-technical staff.
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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.
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. - Requires the connection of a Wi-Fi router or access point to the Qu Network Port
Qu-Pac's 5 inch, 800 x 400, sixteen million colour 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, setup menus and much more.
The Qu-Control key brings up a fully customizable screen which gives access to channels and settings tailored to the user and application. Several 'widgets' can be assigned to the page, these include channel levels, mutes and assignment on/off switches and are arranged to suit the users requirement.
The AnalogiQ total recall preamps feature zero crossing detection and an advanced padless 1dB step gain stage, closely aligned 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 to offer excellent transparency, minimal distortion and an ultra-low noise floor, with a warm, musical sound that is missing from some digital consoles.
USB Audio Streaming
Qu's built-in interface streams multitrack audio to your Mac or PC via a flexible patching system; all input channels and the Main LR can be recorded at the same time, or you may choose to record something different such as FX returns or a pair of mixes.
The returns from the computer can be assigned to the input channels. The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X - and drivers are available for Windows systems. Either way, it will be recognized straightaway by any DAW supporting ASIO or Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase, Reaper, and Pro Tools.
Forget soundcard drivers and software setup. Qu has an integrated multitrack USB recorder, providing 18 channels of 48kHz, 24bit recording and playback straight to / from your USB hard drive. Mixes and FX returns can be recorded alongside channels, and multitrack audio can be played back to the mixer for virtual sound-checks.
An independent set of controls is provided for quick stereo recording of the main LR or other mix outputs, and a 2-track USB return can be routed to ST3 for playback of stereo WAV files such as walk-in music.
An advanced yet easy to use Ducker is available on every channel. It can be inserted on the fly on any number of inputs and stereo groups, providing auto signal attenuation and then gently restoring the level to aid the operator in endless applications; reduce the level of background music when a single microphone or mic mix is in use, for example during live announcements, or giving microphone priority over others. Setup is a breeze, with the option to share Ducker settings across multiple channels when in Gang mode.
Armed To The HiltQu mixers are equipped with 5 cores of high efficiency ARM core processing, with dedicated ARM cores running the touchscreen display and surface, USB streaming, Qu-Drive multi-channel USB recording / playback and Ethernet. Between them the ARM cores provide state-of-the-art processing, working in parallel to deliver extensive control, instant-on operation, and lightning-fast response.
The mixer's DSP farm exploits next generation dual core DSPs. With plenty of DSP power under the hood the channel processing is only using a fraction of capacity, so Qu is future-proofed, with ample room for updates and extra functionality.
The DSP architecture employs varied bit depths, tailored to specific algorithms, with 48 bits on critical EQ functions and a 56 bit accumulator on the mix bus where it really counts, allowing every nuance of the audio to be captured in the final mix.
- 19'' rack-mountable chassis
- 16 local TRS/XLR mono mic/line inputs
- Recallable AnalogiQ™ preamps
- 3 TRS stereo inputs
- 12 local XLR mix outputs
- dSNAKE™ remote audio port
- 4 stereo groups (switchable to Mix mode)
- Up to 11 monitor mixes (4 mono and 7 stereo)
- 4 FX engines
- 4 dedicated FX sends/returns
- 4 mute groups
- 4 DCA groups
- AES digital out
- 32 x 32 USB audio interface
- 800 x 400 touchscreen
- 15 soft keys
- 16 custom select 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 for Audio-Technica, Sennheiser and Shure microphones
- iLive FX library
- Built-in signal generator
- RTA with peak band indication
- Spectrogram to aid feedback elimination and room acoustics
- 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.
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
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- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
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- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
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