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Samuel Rees

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Looks like a new Allen Heath Mixer?
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2013, 04:36:07 pm »

Compatibility with existing GLD gear would be cool, but I wonder if they will. Pricing and features would have to be very careful.
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Re: Looks like a new Allen Heath Mixer?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 04:10:18 pm »

Compatibility with existing GLD gear would be cool, but I wonder if they will. Pricing and features would have to be very careful.

Came across this....

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/musikmesse-2013-news/826379-allen-heath-launches-qu-16-compact-digital-mixer.html
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Re: Looks like a new Allen Heath Mixer?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 05:20:49 pm »

Sweet!

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Re: Looks like a new Allen Heath Mixer?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 06:04:46 pm »

Sweet!



It looks like 4 mono mixes and 3 fixed stereo mixes?
I am looking at it from my phone though. Just more speculation before all the info tomorrow.
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Samuel Rees

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Looks like a new Allen Heath Mixer?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2013, 08:01:24 pm »

Looks nice, for sure. Screen has Soundcraft Si vibes.
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Re: Looks like a new Allen Heath Mixer?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2013, 08:28:03 pm »

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ALLEN & HEATH LAUNCHES Qu-16 COMPACT DIGITAL MIXER

Allen & Heath will be unveiling Qu-16, a brand new compact digital mixer with a professional feature set and an entry-level price tag, packaged in a stylish 19” rack size. Inheriting technology from the acclaimed GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, Qu-16 features total recall of settings (including 17 motorised faders and digitally controlled preamps), an intuitive Touchscreen, Qu-Drive integrated multi-track recorder, dSNAKE for remote I/O and personal monitoring, multi-channel USB streaming to Mac, Qu-Pad control app, and iLive’s renowned FX library to deliver class-leading audio quality.

Qu-16 features 16 mic/line inputs, 3 stereo inputs, 4 FX engines with dedicated stereo returns, 14 mixes (including LR, 10 aux mixes, plus 2 dedicated FX busses), 12 mix processing channels, patchable AES digital output with a further 2-channel ALT output, dedicated Talkback mic pre input, and 2-Track output.

The mixer is packed with massive processing capability. Five high speed dual core DSPs provide comprehensive channel and FX processing, with ample room for future processing updates and functionality. Five latest generation 200MHz super-efficient ARM core processors run in parallel to efficiently deliver startling performance, one to drive each of the Touchscreen and surface, the Qu Drive USB interface, USB streaming, Ethernet port, and the moving faders.

Qu-16 is equipped with a high resolution (800x480) full colour Touchscreen featuring the easy to drive ‘Touch Channel’ access to channel processing, the FX racks and all the setup and system management controls. In keeping with the iLive user interface, the SuperStrip provides control knobs for a selected channel’s key processing parameters, such as gain, HPF, parametric EQ, gate threshold, compressor threshold and pan.

Qu-Drive, the mixer’s integrated USB recorder, which works with an external USB drive, can record and playback multi-track and stereo audio .wav files. The USB interface can also be used to store scene and library data for archiving and later recall. If using the Qu-16 in the studio, there is also a USB audio streaming interface for record and playback to Mac DAW systems.

A&H’s proprietary dSNAKE low latency audio connection enables the mixer to connect over a single 120m Cat5 digital snake to a remote audio rack, such as the AR84 or AR2412, and is compatible with the ME personal mixing system.

Motorised faders provide total recall of mix levels giving the user full benefit from the scene recall system and ensuring the fader is always in the right position even when swapping between the 2 layers, which allows instant access to all channels and masters or the Graphic EQs. To customise the fader layout to suit certain applications, a third user definable layer is also available.

A free iPad app connects to the mixer via a Wi-Fi router plugged into the Ethernet control port and gives instant wireless control of the mixer’s key parameters and settings, enabling the user to tweak the PA, adjust the monitors on stage, and even mix the show from the audience.

Qu-16 also contains sixteen crystal clear AnaLOGIQ total recall pad-less preamps, optimised for transparency and low harmonic distortion. In keeping with the excellent audio quality the Qu-16 is equipped with many of the iLive pro touring series’ FX emulations, used by many engineers in place of top-end plug-ins and external FX units, including classic reverbs, gated reverbs, delays and modulators.

Glenn Rogers, MD of A&H, said: “The Qu-16 represents the best technology we could pack into a 19” unit to deliver all the benefits of professional digital mixers and I am very proud of the looks, performance, ease of use and sonic quality from this great new product. The R&D team has done a fantastic job.”

Launching at Pro Light & Sound, Frankfurt, Qu-16 will be shipping in May, SRP: £1699 ex VAT.

Link : Home | ALLEN & HEATH // WORLD CLASS MIXING
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Re: Looks like a new Allen Heath Mixer?
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2013, 02:09:39 am »

The board looks sweet, It is supposed to work with the gld rack but it is a 16 channel fixed surface with no layers so without more info or getting our hands on it we can't tell if it will lock out part of the inputs or allow soft patching of 16 channels. I heard it is around $2500 street in the states but don't quote me on that until I see the pricelist. I know it will be a killer board in the corporate and small gig market.
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2013, 02:42:21 am »

Love the record to USB option, 16 dedicated faders, touch screen (nice touch ;) ), rack mountable, out in May, and reasonable price ~$2600.00 according to the linked forum post.

Hopefully these will make it to my local GC so I can fiddle around with it in the next few months.

Still waiting on the official release today in Germany ;)
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« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013, 04:48:17 am »

I know it will be a killer board in the corporate and small gig market.

Hard to say since Soundcraft has dropped the price of its entry level SI-expression so much that they are very competitive today. And the X32 has double more inputs (but it is written "Behringer" on it).

The SI-EX1 is also rackmountable, has 16 inputs + 2 stereo analog + AES in, has 16 outs + AES out (so rather close to the QU16, a little better on outputs and AES in). It has matrix and more auxes which can be freely configured as stereo or mono. It has configurable layers. It is also compatible with Soundcraft cheap mini stage box (but this needs an additionnal and expensive MADI card). The SI-EX1 still lacks the multitrack however, which is supposed to be released soon but at which price ? And you cannot have both stagebox and multitrack.

It appears that the QU-16 is more limited than the SI-EX1, so it has to be cheaper. Sure the QU-16 will satisfy many users in its price target, but the SI-EX1 offers more for not that much more expensive.
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« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2013, 05:22:30 am »

It is also compatible with Soundcraft cheap mini stage box (but this needs an additionnal and expensive MADI card).

I believe that you get the card "free" if you buy the stage box.
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