Ultra-Compact 18in / 8out Digital Mixer with Wi-Fi
CQ-18T is the largest desktop mixer in the CQ range and is ideal for gigging bands, rehearsal spaces, home recording and streaming, speech applications and corporate AV.
Mix Smarter. Work Faster. Sound Better.
Quick and Complete
Pick Your Mixing Style
Every input channel on CQ can be switched between two modes.
Quick Channels offer instrument and application specific processing with the ability to dial in a full channel of processing via a single knob.
Need more control? Switch to Complete Channels for advanced, in-depth tweaking of parameters.
Setting the correct amount of gain for each channel isn’t the most exciting task, and it quickly eats into your setup time with multiple channels to take care of.
CQ’s Gain Assistant quickly and accurately sets the optimal gain level for one or multiple input channels and continues to monitor levels during the performance to prevent any nasty peaks or surprises.
Say Goodbye to Feedback
CQ’s Feedback Assistant automatically detects and eliminates problem frequencies using up to 16 filters per output so you can mix with confidence – and forget about feedback.
A New Breed of Effects
CQ introduces a new suite of high-quality, user-friendly reverb, delay and modulation algorithms with instrument-specific presets for speedy setup.
Selected units feature our new FX Assist tool, automatically shaping the effects and dynamically responding to your input signal to ensure your mix is enhanced by FX, not engulfed.
You’re Always In Control
CQ-18T gives you all the tactile control you need to get around the interface quickly.
A 7″ touchscreen and rotary control make it simple to set up and get mixing, and the 3 Custom Rotaries and SoftKeys allow you to access commonly used functions with just your muscle memory.
The free CQ MixPad app also gives you full control of your mix from anywhere in the venue thanks to the built-in WiFi.
Leave Your Access Point at Home
The CQ-18T features powerful integrated dual-band Wi-Fi so you don’t need to bring a bulky access point or router along to use apps with the mixer.
Just connect your devices to the CQ’s secure Wi-Fi network and you’re ready to go.
Get Yourself Connected
CQ-18T gives you all the connectivity you need to get going with 16 mic/line inputs plus a stereo line input.
When it comes to outputs, there’s a pair of main mix outputs plus 6 outputs for monitor mixes – enough for the whole band – and two headphone outputs are provided which can be assigned different mixes, perfect for recording.
The integrated Automatic Mic Mixer (AMM) means you can instantly reduce background noise and improve clarity for speech applications without lifting a finger.
AMM is available on all input channels, making it the perfect portable mixer for conferences, podcasts, debates and small-scale theatre productions.
The official CQ-18T Soft Case is the perfect lightweight option for transportation of your mixer.
Rack ear kits are available for installation of your CQ-18T into a standard 19″ rack.
- 8 XLR
- 8 XLR/TRS Combi
- 2 TRS (stereo)
- 2 XLR (Main)
- 6 TRS (Monitors)
- 24×22 USB-B interface (48/96kHz)
- SD record/playback
- 24x22 (48kHz)
- 16x16 (96kHz)
- Stereo USB record/playback with dedicated input channel
- Stereo Bluetooth playback with dedicated input channel
- 4 FX engines
- 3 Custom Rotaries
- 3 Custom SoftKeys
- Dual Footswitch connection
- 7” Capacitive touchscreen with associated rotary control
- 2 Assignable TRS headphone outputs
- Built-in dual band 2.4G/5G AC Wi-Fi with auto channel select