Allen & Heath unveils multiple upgrades to Qu Series
Allen & Heath has announced a number of developments to the feature set and ecosystem of its Qu Series of digital mixers.
The Qu-Pad V1.9 app now implements every setting, parameter and control of Qu mixers. Alongside control of live mixing functions, processing, routing and effects, Qu-Pad provides access to scene management, control of the 15 mixer SoftKeys across the whole Qu range, AMM, I/O patching, and Qu-Drive stereo and multitrack recording / playback facilities. The iPad app has also been upgraded to feature user permissions with password protected user profiles.
Allen & Heath has collaborated with manufacturers Shure and Sennheiser to offer channel Library presets for a number of industry standard mics.
The company has also introduced a Qu-Control, a customisable iOS app for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. Offering five screens with up to 15 control widgets each, the app enables control of parameters such as background music source selection, master zone level, scene recall, or microphone paging. Suited to environments needing the wireless control of venues, password protection prevents access to unwanted controls.
Qu firmware V1.9 also adds support for the recently announced Qu-SB ultra-compact intelligent mixer/interface, designed as a smart stage box system for entertainment, corporate and education settings requiring a pro live and/or recording mixer with a small footprint.
Allen & Heath additionally has revealed that its DAW Control driver available for Mac, will soon be released for Windows OS. The driver allows integration of a Qu mixer into a studio environment, emulating popular HUI and Mackie Control protocols to take control of a number of DAWs including Cubase, Sonar and Pro Tools.