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Title: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: Aldo "hucchio" Chiappini on November 15, 2010, 12:24:45 pm
Hi there,
have anyone hear about a new digital mixing desk from QSC?
Is this just a buzz? Anyone know more information about it?
Some people talked me about a small size mixer in a very very cheap range price.
Listen, the tecnology probably issue from a QSC Matrix called Q-Sys system, the most powerful matrix gear now in the marketplace, finally this mixer have a lot of chancee to be a real competitive.

Bye
Aldo
Title: Re: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: Silas Pradetto on November 15, 2010, 12:35:55 pm
I'd have much preferred them release a DSP amplifier, but apparently the legendary amplifier manufacturer really doesn't care about amps anymore. Rolling Eyes
Title: Re: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: Aldo "hucchio" Chiappini on November 15, 2010, 12:47:08 pm
Ahahah, that's true!
First they try to come in a loudspeaker bizz and now they launch a digital mixer.
So, the good news is the price...perhaps very very challenging.

Ops, just to get it light I'm not form QSC company...Wink
Title: Re: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: Bennett Prescott on November 15, 2010, 01:07:37 pm
If anyone knew anything solid about it they probably couldn't talk about it.
Title: Re: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on November 15, 2010, 01:09:30 pm
Silas Pradetto { wrote on Mon, 15 November 2010 11:35

I'd have much preferred them release a DSP amplifier, but apparently the legendary amplifier manufacturer really doesn't care about amps anymore. Rolling Eyes


I'm sure QSC is still worried about amplifiers but A) they already have a healthy market share in conventional amps, and B) they needed to protect their flanks from amplifier business lost to powered speakers. What better way to do that than be the one selling powered speakers?

The move into digital consoles is less obvious to me... perhaps just opportunistic, where some guys with a design(?) and some name recognition(?) needed a deep pockets partner with distribution.  The digital console business has been difficult to master since it began, and it will not be any easier now. (I am still predicting that mixers will become obsolete with all electronics integrated into powered speakers using wireless microphones that will communicate directly onto a digital network... but probably not in my lifetime.)

JR

EDIT/ this may also be a way to acquire access to more DSP technology, and position themselves for a future when systems are more integrated. Not just a collection of best of breed parts thrown together. /edit  
Title: Re: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: Bob Kenton on November 16, 2010, 12:58:06 am
Wasnt there some chatter about a QSC/Mackie digital mixer in the works?
Title: Re: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: John Petrucelli on November 18, 2010, 10:53:31 pm
This was reported a couple of months ago;
a co-development with Greg Mackie & Peter Watts (both ex-Mackie, but Greg is actually still Mackie   Rolling Eyes ).

QSC Audio Products has announced a co-development partnership with M&W Pro Audio to create a series of digital audio mixing consoles.

Greg Mackie and Peter Watts are, respectively, the M and the W in the organizations’ name..

Here's the PSW link:
http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/qsc_audio_enters_partners hip_with_mw_pro_audio_to_create_digital_audio_mixi/

JP
Title: Re: new QSC digital mixer @ NAMM 2011!
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on November 19, 2010, 01:12:40 pm
Note to self, don't name my company after myself...  Cool

JR
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Lee Brenkman on November 19, 2010, 03:12:54 pm
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 10:12

Note to self, don't name my company after myself...  Cool

JR


I'm sure that Mark Levinson would agree with that
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on November 19, 2010, 03:40:06 pm
Lee Brenkman wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 14:12



I'm sure that Mark Levinson would agree with that



I actually attended his bankruptcy auction, and bought one of his Sound technology distortion analyzers, but somebody ended up buying the whole corporate remains intact with a single higher bid than the entire auction raised.

I got a clue that it was a bad idea to name my company Roberts after seeing an old Roberts tape recorder and thinking ew... The music industry is full of examples of people losing control of their own name.  Often they don't leave the industry, or make the same mistake twice, (mainly because they can't).  Rolling Eyes  I won't bother to list examples.

JR

PS: That said I've been known to nickname stuff Johnny____, like my world famous Johnny Beer.
http://www.johnhroberts.com/beerlabel.jpg
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Tom Danley on November 19, 2010, 05:29:53 pm
Hi John

“I got a clue that it was a bad idea to name my company Roberts after seeing an old Roberts tape recorder and thinking ew.”

Now see, a rose is a rose or some poetic spray fill injected here.  
I spent a lot of time dreaming about / wishing for a Roberts 770 when I was a teen and they were always out of reach.

I like the label haha.  I got a bottle of hot sauce from a friend that had a good label, “Ass in the tub” with a guy sitting in a tub of water.    
Very Hot stuff, tongue penetrating, fiery hot with just a slight trace of flavor.  
Funny too, the guy that gave it to me had some special hot sauce he said was “really really hot” where the tub stuff was pretty mild by his taste.
Best,
Tom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgm9H3hmH1o
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Steve Hurt on November 19, 2010, 05:48:55 pm
I know a Doctor with my last name.


I'd have to change my name if I went into that profession!
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Mac Kerr on November 19, 2010, 05:59:44 pm
[quote title=Tom Danley wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 17:29I spent a lot of time dreaming about / wishing for a Roberts 770 when I was a teen and they were always out of reach.
[/quote]

I wonder if it would have been any easier to reach if it has the name "Akai" on the outside. All the inside parts did.

Mac
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Mac Kerr on November 19, 2010, 06:01:01 pm
Steve Hurt wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 17:48

I know a Doctor with my last name.


I'd have to change my name if I went into that profession!


I had an eye doctor named Dr. Doctor. He shared a practice with his wife Dr. Doctor.

Mac
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Tom Danley on November 19, 2010, 07:23:20 pm
Mac, say it aint so,  my 40 odd year old dreams are crumbling haha.  
In my Jr and Sr year of High school I worked at a TV store that sold Panasonic (before Technics). I was slowly able to pay the store and get a Panasonic reel to reel, an RS736 or something as I recall.
Best,
Tom
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on November 19, 2010, 07:42:32 pm
I'm thankful that I can buy jeans personalized with my last name.
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Mac Kerr on November 19, 2010, 08:46:38 pm
Tom Danley wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 19:23

Mac, say it aint so,  my 40 odd year old dreams are crumbling haha.  
In my Jr and Sr year of High school I worked at a TV store that sold Panasonic (before Technics). I was slowly able to pay the store and get a Panasonic reel to reel, an RS736 or something as I recall.
Best,
Tom



I only ever took apart one Roberts, but that one was all Akai inside. Sorry.

Mac
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Dan Johnson on November 20, 2010, 12:11:29 am
Mac Kerr wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 17:01

Steve Hurt wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 17:48

I know a Doctor with my last name.


I'd have to change my name if I went into that profession!


I had an eye doctor named Dr. Doctor. He shared a practice with his wife Dr. Doctor.

Mac

I do some low-voltage work for Kroger stores and one of them is managed by Mr. Mister.  His wife Mrs. Mister manages another Kroger store.

Speaking of funny names, I used to work at a music store where one of the owners was regularly receiving a page over the intercom that said "you have Manley Cox on line 2."
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Duncan McLennan on November 20, 2010, 01:19:34 am
My grade 7 science teacher was named Mr. Brainey. No joke.
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Aldo "hucchio" Chiappini on November 20, 2010, 08:50:28 am
Wow,
If I could understoond they are joking around name and second name...

So, i would to say just one thing: my second name "Chiappini" in Italin language it seems like a "little ass". Ahahah that's true!
Finally, "chiappe" means vulgary bottom.  Very Happy

Anyway,
I look forward to seeing the QSC mix at the NAMM show...
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Lee Brenkman on November 20, 2010, 12:40:55 pm
Bob Lee (QSC) wrote on Fri, 19 November 2010 16:42

I'm thankful that I can buy jeans personalized with my last name.



I spent most of elementary school wearing "my" jeans  Very Happy
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Mike Caldwell on November 23, 2010, 11:57:29 am
Dan Johnson wrote on Sat, 20 November 2010 00:11

I do some low-voltage work for Kroger stores and one of them is managed by Mr. Mister. "



I wonder if he ever had a band!
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Vince Byrne on November 24, 2010, 10:09:56 am
Doctor Doctor? Please ...
Title: Re: eponymous dangers and Catch 22
Post by: Lee Brenkman on November 29, 2010, 12:11:37 pm
Major Major Major Major  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Major
Title: Re: eponymous dangers and Catch 22
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on November 29, 2010, 12:51:31 pm
a great book....

JR
Title: Re: eponymous dangers and Catch 22
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on December 01, 2010, 07:15:27 pm
Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Nils SK Erickson on December 08, 2010, 02:31:59 pm
Awesome to the Major Max
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/12/06/ national/a111732S88.DTL
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Guy Johnson on December 26, 2010, 06:48:04 am
How about military funny names?

Private Parts
Major Bush

And my fave ever, the philipino cleric Cardinal Sin, now sadly deceased.
Title: Re: eponymous dangers
Post by: Moby (Mike Diack) on January 07, 2011, 02:22:21 am
Stanley tools recently ran a fathers day promo offering to personalise tools sold to people called "Stanley" by printing their name on the tool.