• October 15, 2013

    Software

    QSC Announces Software Updates

    QSC Audio Products has released updates to three PC-based software applications for its DCP Series cinema processors.  All three updates provide an array of new features and enhanced simplicity of operation. DCP Manager 3.01.18  DCP Manager is used to communicate with DCP Series cinema processors, and allow you to configure and monitor the operation of a cinema sound system.  A menu-driven approach enables quick configuration of signal flow and parameter presets for all amplifiers and loudspeakers.  All configuration data is stored in the DCP devise, and can also be saved to a removable SD memory card in the DCP for backup and to quickly reproduce settings on other DCP units. The DCP Series is a line of integrated Digital Cinema Processors that bring together all the essential functions of cinema audio: crossovers, booth monitor, routing, EQ, and status…

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  • October 14, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Lea County Event Center in New Mexico Upgrades with QSC WideLine System

    Hobbs, NM (October 14 2013) — The Lea County Event Center, located in Hobbs, NM in the southeastern corner of the state, has upgraded its installed sound system to QSC WideLine-8 line arrays powered by  CX Series amplifiers. The multi-use venue, which can seat more than 10,000 people, hosts a diverse program of commercial, industrial, community, social, sports and entertainment events throughout the year. In order to accommodate such a wide variety of events and to meet the venue’s budget, Casey McGrew, Senior Consultant at Tarpley Media Systems in Lubbock, TX, specified three hangs each of 10 WL3082 arrays together with four WL212-sw subwoofers and twenty three matching CX Series amplifiers to power the system. “We covered almost 300 degrees with the three QSC arrays,” said McGrew, who specified a mono summed configuration, with the entire array covering a floor area…

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  • September 19, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Historic Canadian Hockey Shrine Reopens with Q-Sys™ Network Infrastructure

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada (September 19, 2013) —Toronto’s historic Maple Leaf Gardens was gutted in 2010 and the interior completely rebuilt over the last few years, reopening as the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) at the Gardens and featuring a brand new audio network infrastructure driven by three QSC Q-Sys™ Core 1000 processors and more than 32 QSC amplifiers to power the loudspeakers. The multi-purpose, four-story building now houses a 70,000-sq.-ft. Loblaw’s food store at street level with Ryerson University’s new 222,970-sq.-ft. sports facilities, including an NHL-sized ice hockey rink, multi-purpose courts and other amenities, on its upper levels. Originally built in 1931 and known as Canada’s “Cathedral of Hockey,” the venue is revered as the historic home of the Toronto Maple Leafs team, and was added to the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2009. The…

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  • September 12, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-SYS at The Dub Stage

    The Dub Stage, one of the top audio post-production facilities in Hollywood, has chosen QSC Q-SYS to support its audio signal processing and routing.  Q-SYS is a complete digital audio network and processing platform that allows complete flexibility and control of complex audio systems. Originally developed for sophisticated commercial audio installations, Q-SYS can be scaled up or down to cost-effectively accommodate systems of almost any size, including 5.1, 7.1, 11.1, 13.1 and MDA (Multi-Dimensional Audio) cinema audio formats. While the new immersive cinema sound formats have expanded the palette for sound designers and mixers, they have also significantly increased the complexity of the post-production environment.  Just a few years ago most films were mixed only in either 5.1 or 7.1 formats.  Today, as the digital cinema transition is nearing completion, the…

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  • August 23, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Old Dominion University “The Ted” Arena Upgrades to QSC

    Norfolk, VA (August  23, 2013) — The multi-purpose Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, colloquially known as “The Ted,” has undergone  a comprehensive upgrade with an end-to-end installed sound system from QSC for its tenth anniversary. The audio system overhaul at the arena, which seats 8,639 for basketball games, comprised of two separate QSC WideLine-8 line array systems as well as AcousticDesign™ Surface Mount and Ceiling Mount loudspeakers powered by PowerLight™ 3 and CX Series amplifiers, with a Q-Sys™ Core 500i  handling all signal distribution and system processing. “We’ve been a longtime supporter of QSC and their product lines,” says Jeff Hathaway, Audio-Visual Systems Designer, who has worked for Onyx AudioVisual of Chesapeake, VA for 20 years. “QSC offered us an integral solution for everything from speakers to…

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  • August 13, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-Sys Integrated Cores Unlock New Scottish Markets

    London, UK, (August 13, 2013) — Since the launch in early 2012 of the QSC Q-Sys™ Core 250i, Scottish audiovisual integrator Black Light has designed and installed several QSC audio routing and processing systems based around this latest addition to the Q-Sys product family. Recent Core 250i-based Q-Sys installations carried out by Edinburgh-based Black Light have ranged from simple systems in which the Q-Sys Core manages and routes audio to loudspeakers and amplifiers from third-party manufacturers, to projects comprised solely of QSC equipment. One such recently completed installation is the new PA system at the Dundee Ice Arena in Scotland, where the integrated Core 250i serves audio to two loudspeaker arrays, each comprising two KLA12 Active Line Array elements and one KLA181 subwoofer. The KLA arrays are positioned over the ice rink and are the main PA loudspeakers…

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  • August 13, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    QSC WideLines Provide Powerful Sound and Stability at Key West Songwriters Festival

    Key West, FL (Aug 2013) --The Key West Songwriters Festival, reportedly the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracted more than 150 troubadours, including Jeffrey Steele, Paul Overstreet, Bob DiPiero and Lori McKenna, to the tiny Florida island this year. A Key West institution since 1996, the BMI-sponsored festival provides a five-day platform for country, folk, blues and rock songwriters to perform in their own right at some of the island’s numerous bars and music venues. According to New Orleans native Glen Himmaugh, owner of Backstage*America/Sound of Key West, the shows—which are mostly free—take place at about two-dozen venues on the island. Himmaugh has been providing production for the festival for the past five years. A longtime fan of QSC, Himmaugh has outfitted such island hotspots as the Smokin’ Tuna and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville with QSC…

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  • August 1, 2013

    Corporate

    QSC Cinema Announces European Warehouse

    QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce a distribution center on the European continent for QSC cinema products. QSC has contracted the services of DSV, a global 3PL (or third-party logistics) provider to warehouse and ship QSC cinema products from a location in Ghent, Belgium.  The location was chosen because of its central location for most European countries. The warehouse will maintain an inventory of the most popular QSC cinema products, allowing European cinema customers to receive shipments more quickly and cost-effectively. As of this announcement, QSC cinema product inventory is already in the warehouse and ready to ship.

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  • July 14, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-SYS™ Handles Audio Distribution and Paging at Modernized Dallas Love Field Airport

    Dallas, TX (July 2013) — As the concourse reconstruction project at Dallas Love Field, home of Southwest Airlines, moves into its final phase, Dallas-based design, build and installation firm Master Sound Co., Inc. has outfitted the new facility with a QSC Audio Q-SYS™ Integrated System Platform. Redundant Q-SYS Core 4000 processors power the new networking system, which also includes 14 I/O Frames integrated with more than 20 PS-1600 networked page stations and three dozen CX Series two-and four-channel amplifiers. The new terminal is the first installation in the world to be designed from the ground up based on a redundant Q-SYS system. The initial 11 gates at Love Field were opened to the public in mid-April, 2013 at the new terminal, which will include a total of 20 gates when the $519 million project is completed in fall 2014. According to installer Wayne…

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  • July 14, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    QSC WideLine-8 System Launches Daft Punk at London’s Shard

    London, UK, July 2013 — London-based professional sound production company Podd Sound chose a QSC WideLine-8 line array system for use at the recent Sony Music European launch party for Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories. The stylish event was held on Floor 69 of London's recently completed landmark Shard skyscraper, now the tallest building in the European Union, with a star-studded guest list including Calvin Harris and Jude Law — a very appropriate launch for the record it celebrated. The WideLine-8 array used by Podd Sound at the Daft Punk launch comprised 16 QSC WL3082 line array elements and 12 WL212-sw subwoofers driven by no fewer than nine QSC PL380 amplifiers, and managed by two SC28 processor/system controllers. The system components were supplied to Podd Sound by Shure Distribution UK (SDUK), the distributor of QSC products in the UK and…

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  • June 25, 2013

    Alliances & Partnerships

    New Service Partner in Europe

    QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce a new service partner agreement with dcinex to provide support for QSC Cinema products and systems across the European continent and the United Kingdom.  dcinex is a provider of fully integrated solutions for cinema operations, including Exhibitor Services, Content Services, and Consulting.  The company has a long history in digital cinema services.  Under the new agreement, dcinex will provide centralized customer telephone support and arrange advance replacement or repair of QSC cinema products when necessary.  Services will be available to all customers of QSC Cinema products.  The agreement will be effective on August 1, 2013.  Cinema operators and QSC cinema products dealers will be able to access the dcinex support group seven days a week, from 0900 to 2400 hours (9:00 am to midnight) Central European Time. Support…

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  • June 11, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-Sys™ Takes Control of the A/V Systems at the Recently Renovated Temple Israel in Southern California

    Long Beach, CA (June 11, 2013) — Apex Audio, a professional audio design and supply company based in Huntington Beach, CA, recently completed an AV system installation at Temple Israel here,  that features audio processing and distribution as well as control of the video and lighting equipment with QSC Audio Q-Sys™ Core 500i DSP and routing system. The AV project—part of a year-long $5.8 million renovation and reconfiguration of the 25,300-sq.-ft. Reform synagogue—also includes the installation of AcousticDesign AD-C820 and AD-C152T ceiling speakers driven by CX Series two-channel amplifiers, which additionally power the main sanctuary’s soffit-mounted main PA speakers and monitors. “Temple Israel wanted a system that had one touch panel to control all of their audio and video equipment. Q-Sys has given them that, the system has all the features that they wanted to…

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  • June 11, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas Builds to the Future with Complete QSC Audio System

    Las Vegas, NV (June 11, 2013) — South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, the first mega-resort to be built south of McCarran Airport on the Las Vegas Strip, has installed a QSC Audio Q-Sys Core 500i network processor, CX Series amplification and AcousticDesign ceiling speakers to handle paging and P.A. in its recently expanded Arena and Equestrian Center. The resort, which purchased the QSC Audio components through Solotech Las Vegas, intends to extend the Q-Sys network into a $30 million bowling arena planned for completion at the beginning of 2016. The property opened at the very end of 2006, and added QSC Audio BASIS networked audio products to the resort, reports Jason Lein, South Point’s production manager.  “When we expanded the arena we took the opportunity to upgrade the processing in there from BASIS to the new Q-Sys 500i. The system has so much processing power…

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  • June 7, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Murphy Canyon Military Chapel Upgrades with QSC Audio

    San Diego, CA (June 7, 2013) — Audio-visual systems integrator CCS Presentation Systems, Inc. recently upgraded the Murphy Canyon Chapel, located in the Aero Ridge community of the Murphy Canyon Military Housing complex in San Diego, CA, with a comprehensive package of equipment from QSC Audio. The upgrade includes a Q-Sys™ Core 250i Integrated System Platform controlling  KLA Line Array Loudspeakers and K Series K10 active monitors in the main chapel, with AcousticDesign™  surface and ceiling-mount speakers powered by ISA Series Amplifiers in a smaller chapel and a community room.. CCS Presentation Systems provided design and integration, which also included a new control system and touch panels as well as video projector and screen improvements.   A QSC Q-Sys Core 250i with four mic and three output cards located in the building’s central control room provides…

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  • May 20, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    NYC’s Tribeca Grand Hotel Upgrades Sound and Systems with QSC

    New York, NY (May 20, 2013) — The recent installation of a QSC Q-Sys™ Core 250i processing and management system has significantly improved sound quality and user control to the bar, restaurant, lounge and lobby areas of the boutique Tribeca Grand Hotel. Systems integrator Canal Sound & Light, in consultation with Danny Taylor, a freelance audio contractor and nightclub designer, installed the Q-Sys system along with more than two dozen of QSC AcousticDesign™ surface- and ceiling-mount loudspeakers powered by QSC CX Series amplifiers. Located in a fashionable lower Manhattan residential neighborhood, the Tribeca Grand has been a major Manhattan nightlife attraction for more than a decade, but their audio system was beginning to show its age, according to Jeffrey Kwan, Vice President at Canal Sound & Light. “A lot of newer hotels have popped up since then with better…

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  • May 15, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    Hollywood Reporter Talks About Colosseum Sound

    Check out this article, which was published in April by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  • April 30, 2013

    Corporate

    Colossal Sound at CinemaCon 2013

    As the loudspeaker and amplifier supplier to CinemaCon 2013, QSC Audio products were used to create what might have been the largest cinema sound system ever assembled, for special studio screenings and product reels at CinemaCon 2013. CinemaCon, which convened April 15 through 18 in Las Vegas, is the official convention of NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners), and is the world’s largest cinema trade event.  Each year at CinemaCon, the major motion picture distributors and studios preview their upcoming releases for this gathering of the world’s theatre owners and operators.  The venue for this year’s screenings was Caesar’s Palace Colosseum, a massive 4,298-seat performance space, which opened ten years ago as the “home” for world-class artists such as Celine Dion, Elton John, and Rod Stewart. Turning the Colosseum into a giant movie theatre was no small…

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  • April 24, 2013

    Corporate

    Paul Brink Joins QSC

    QSC Audio Products is pleased to announce that Paul Brink has joined the company as Cinema Sales Engineer. In his new role, Brink will be responsible for support the sales efforts of QSC cinema dealers and end users (theaters, cinemas, studios, etc.) by providing product training, technical and sales support.  Paul has an extensive background in the cinema post-production business.  Paul worked for several years at Lucasfilm, Ltd., as Systems Engineer for the THX Digital Mastering program.  His credits include Star Wars I, for which he supervised telecine, quality assurance and theatre set-up for the digital cinema release.  Prior to joining QSC, Paul was Re-Recording Engineer/Sound Editor at 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, CA, where he was responsible for the final digital audio file used for DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery and archive.  Brink has a degree…

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  • April 7, 2013

    Corporate

    QSC Cinema on the Road in Las Vegas

    This 40-foot mobile billboard, provided by ionRepublic, will be on the streets of Las Vegas around Caesar’s Palace, site of the upcoming CinemaCon 2013 during the week of April 15 through April 18. The bus is helping to promote QSC Cinema Audio Solutions, as well as several of the new products to be displayed in the QSC Cinema Audio Solutions booth during the show.  If you’re planning to attend CinemaCon 2013, visit the QSC booth 613F

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  • March 28, 2013

    Software

    QSC Offers Complete Control

    Costa Mesa, CA (March 28,2013)—QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of DCPNet, a powerful software application which provides comprehensive network-based monitoring and control for multiple QSC digital cinema processors and DCA amplifiers – both individually as well as simultaneously all on one screen. DCPNet makes it possible to monitor and adjust most DCP processor settings for any theatre or even an entire multiplex from within the theatre itself, an office location, or anywhere else with network access.  Along with volume, mute and audio preset control, DCPNet allows the user to turn QSC DCA Cinema Amplifiers on and off and monitor amplifier operating conditions like temperature and impedance loading.  Control presets allow the use of relays in the DCP Digital Cinema Processor and DXP Digital Expansion Processor to control external…

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