Analogue to Qu
GOING DIGITAL... WITH Qu
Qu. Making the digital leap simple.
With the current trend for streaming and recording performances of all kinds there are now more reasons than ever why you should consider making the jump from analogue to digital. Of course, the idea alone can be intimidating - but Qu was designed to make the transition simple.
Qu to Analogue - Key Notes:
- Turn on and start mixing in seconds
- 'Analogue-style' hands-on control, no scrolling through screens and menus
- Simple USB computer connection for:
- Live Streaming
- Multitrack Recording
- Multitrack Playback
- Control of DAW faders
- Studio quality Dynamics & FX all built in - no need for racks of additional compressors, FX or GEQs
- Replace bulky analogue multicores with single cable remote audioracks
Ready to make the leap to digital?
Start your digital journey with Keith and discover Which Qu Are You?
TURN ON AND MIX
The simplicity of an analogue mixer is a beautiful thing: power on and start moving faders.
Qu shares this simplicity. You don’t need to scroll through menus to start mixing, and there's no need to spend time configuring mixer architecture.
In fact, you'll be mixing within 5 seconds of pressing the power button.
Plug in, turn on and you’re ready to go. This is what has made Qu one of the most popular and most enduring digital mixers.
There's no confusion with analogue mixers, each input has a dedicated fader that's always in the same place.
Guess what? Qu uses this same philosophy, a fixed fader for each input so you always know where your channels are for quick, instinctive control.
NO MORE CRIB SHEETS!
With a Qu, paper notes on mixer settings are a thing of the past. Qu can store up to 100 full Scenes for recall at the touch of a button and Channels or Mixes can be made Safe from being overwritten.
SENDS ON FADERS
With one touch of a button the motorised faders can function as channel sends or GEQ bands for precision control.
Press the LR button and you’re back to your channel faders in a fraction of a second, with everything how you left it.
It couldn’t be easier.
SENDS ON ROTARY
If you’d rather keep your faders dedicated to your input channels that’s not a problem, you can have hands on control of sends and GEQ via a rotary encoder with visual feedback on the touchscreen.
Nothing beats the immediacy of grabbing a physical control to add a touch of EQ to a vocal, or to fine-tune the compression on a kick drum. After all, you should mix with your ears and not your eyes.
The Qu’s SuperStrip locates all your channel processing controls - Gain, EQ, Compressor, Gate and Pan - in an analogue-style channel strip with dedicated physical controls.
You don’t even need to use the screen, simply press SEL on a channel, grab a SuperStrip control and start tweaking. Just like your favourite analogue mixer, everything you need is under your fingers and ready for immediate hands-on control.
Moving to a digital mixer doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the sound of analogue.
We’ve been building analogue mixers for over 50 years, and we used that experience when we designed the AnalogiQ™ preamps in the Qu series.
Transparent and low noise, but with a warm, musical sound that only a well-designed analogue front end can deliver.
Close your eyes and you’d swear you were listening to analogue.
BUILT-IN STUDIO QUALITY FX
Analogue mixers usually require external hardware to add reverb, delay or modulation to your mix. Some analogue mixers feature built-in effects, although often restricted to one or two effect types and with basic control.
The integrated FX on the Qu series takes this to the next level, without making things complicated.
RACK TO THE FUTURE
Press the FX button to see your virtual FX rack, and choose from the 8 different effect types on offer. They include studio-grade emulations of classic analogue and digital hardware, with dedicated stereo returns that don’t eat into your input channel count.
You can run 4 FX engines simultaneously with physical control of all parameters. Tap tempo can be assigned to a soft key so you can keep your delays in time with the music without taking your eyes off the performance.
Learn more about Qu FX here
Getting sound out of an analogue mixer and into a computer can be frustrating. Built-in interfaces are often capped at a low channel count, and higher channel counts require an external interface - and lots of cabling and patching.
PLUG AND PLAY
Qu series mixers feature an integrated multichannel interface that connects via a single USB connection to your computer.
On a Mac, the Qu will be automatically recognised as a Core Audio device.
If you're on a PC, just install our driver software and you're good to go.
RECORD AND MIX
You can record every input channel to a dedicated track in your DAW with no signal degradation or routing confusion.
Press a button and you can bring the multitrack audio from your DAW back into the mixer on individual channels, ready for mixdown in the Qu.
Want to live stream to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or any other platform?
No sweat, your streaming software can grab a mix from the Qu and broadcast it along with your video.
At many venues the mixer is squeezed into less than perfect mix positions, meaning you have to regularly move around the venue to check your mix is translating to the audience. And we all know that constantly running back to the mixer to make changes is no fun...
THE MIXER IN YOUR HAND
So, how about the freedom to mix via an iPad?
Easy, download our free Qu-Pad app.
Want to give performers control over their monitor mix from their iPhone or Android device?
Just tell them to download the free Qu-You app.
AND THERE'S MORE:
THE Qu ECOSYSTEM
There's an entire ecosystem of Qu compatible products to explore including a comprehensive range of Remote AudioRacks and the ME Personal Monitoring System.
It doesn't matter if you're mixing an open-mic, a festival, a live stream or a studio session - we've got you covered.
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