Allen & Heath QU16 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer

The QU16C is a rackmountable digital mixer for live, studio and Installation with 22 inputs, 12 outputs and remote wireless control.

Key Features:

  • Allen & Heath's Best-Selling Digital Mixer
  • Inputs: 16 Mono / 3 Stereo
  • Mixes: 4 Mono / 3 Stereo / LR
  • 24x22 USB Audio Interface
  • Comprehensive Channel Processing and FX
  • Intuitive Interface with Full Colour Touchscreen
  • Range of Remote Expanders
  • Suitable for: Live, Studio, Streaming, A/V Install, Corporate Audio and Houses of Worship

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    Allen & Heath QU16 Chrome Edition is Allen & Heath's best-selling digital mixer combining exceptional functionality with innovative design to deliver a professional mixing experience with class-leading sound quality. Whether you’re making the move from analogue or updating your digital desk, mixing live or in the studio, it’s time to experience Qu.

    Full to the brim with all the features you'd expect from a top of the range digital console and incorporating technologies pioneered on their GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, Qu-16 has the power and pedigree to deliver class-leading audio performance. Whether you're switching from analogue or updating your digital desk, it's time to experience the new digital with Qu-16.

    Allen & Heath listened to user feedback for the upgraded Chrome edition revisiting key features and improving the design of the mixer. The rotary knobs and fader caps are high contrast metallic finish making it easier in low lit environments, You get automatic mic mixing which adjusts to give you a more consistent sound level - great for recording meetings, conferences and debates. There are a few more great updates to the app and software for better control over your mix

    Massive processing power and advanced functionality counts for nothing if you can’t access the controls you need in a heartbeat. Qu-16 has a fader per mono input channel and fewer fader layers for simpler, quicker workflow. Because every mic input is presented on its own fader for fast, easy control, this makes Qu-16 the perfect mixer for first-time converts from analogue to digital and those not comfortable working with several layers of faders. The True Colour Touchscreen and its dedicated rotary encoder form the heart of Qu-16’s interface, providing super-fast access to all settings and parameters. Dedicated keys and screen tabs quickly guide you to meter and RTA views, FX racks, channel processing, USB audio control, scenes, setup menus and much more. Complementing the touchscreen is the SuperStrip – a set of single-function physical controls for instant access to gain, HPF, 4 band PEQ, gate, compressor, GEQ and pan.

    Qu has been designed from the ground up to deliver professional sound quality, from input to output. Qu-16 features sixteen AnalogiQ digitally controlled preamps with advanced zero-crossing detection and a padless 1dB-step gain stage. The AnalogiQ preamp design has been refined to offer superb transparency, minimal distortion and an ultra-low noise floor, with a warm, musical sound that is missing from some digital consoles. The analogue signal is captured by high-class, low latency 24bit analogue to digital converters, which are matched to 24bit digital to analogue converters to deliver the required high quality output.

    Qu’s RackFX dynamics and FX algorithms are derived from those used in our pro touring series. Some of the world’s most respected audio engineers have chosen to use RackFX on tour in preference to top-end plug-ins and external FX units. Qu boasts 4 stereo RackFX engines, featuring lovingly crafted emulations of legendary classic reverbs, gated reverbs, delays, modulators, flangers and more. FX are returned to the mix on dedicated return channels, so you’re not tying up your mono and stereo input channels, and each Stereo FX Return has a dedicated 4 band PEQ.

    With its built-in audio interface, Qu-16 can stream up to 24 tracks to your Mac or PC, and returns from the computer can be easily assigned to the Input channels. The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X making it truly plug ‘n play and will be recognized straight away by any DAW supporting Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase, Reaper, and Pro Tools. An ASIOTM and WDM compatible driver is available for Windows computers.

    Standard MIDI control is tunnelled over the USB and network connections, this can be mapped to the faders of your favourite DAW using the A&H MIDI Control app which provides easy setup and emulation of HUI or Mackie Control protocols on Mac OS X and Windows systems. Want to livestream? Easy. Just send a stereo mix over USB and your streaming software will do the rest.

    Qu-16 is a self-contained mixer, so if you’ve already got the analogue cables you’re good to go. But if you’re thinking of trading in the multicore for a Cat5 digital snake, the built-in dSNAKE™ port has you future-proofed, allowing connection to a remote AB168, AR2412 or AR84 Stagebox from our Everything I/O range of remote expanders.

    Main features of the Allen & Heath QU16 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer include:

    • 19” Rack Mountable
    • 16 Mono Mic/Line Inputs (TRS + XLR)
    • Recallable AnaLOGIQTM Preamps
    • 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS)
    • 12 Mix Outputs (XLR)
    • 7 Monitor Mixes (4 mono + 3 stereo)
    • 4 FX Engines
    • 2 dedicated FX Sends / Returns
    • 4 Mute Groups
    • 4 DCA Groups
    • AES Digital Out
    • 24×22 USB Audio Interface
    • dSNAKETM Remote Audio Port
    • 17 Motor Faders
    • 800×480 Touchscreen
    • 4 Soft Keys
    • Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor, delay on all Inputs
    • Insert, 4-band PEQ, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor, delay on all Outputs
    • Automatic Mic Mixer
    • Channel Ducker on all Inputs
    • ProFactory Mic Presets
    • RackFX Library
    • Built-in Signal Generator
    • RTA with Peak Band indication
    • Spectrogram to aid feedback elimination and room acoustics
    • Qu-Drive Direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives
    • DAW MIDI Control
    • Qu-Pad iPad App
    • Qu-You iPhone / Android personal monitoring app
    • Qu-Control customisable iOS app for simple wireless control
    • Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
    • 16 Mono Inputs (TRS + XLR)
    • 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS)
    • 4 Stereo FX Returns
    • 16 Busses
    • 12 Mix Outputs (LR, Mono Mix 1-4, Stereo Mix 1-3)
    • 4 FX Engines
    • AES Digital Out
    • 19" Rack Mountable
    • Moving Faders
    • Recallable AnaLOGIQ Preamps
    • Qu-Drive direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives
    • 800x480 Touchscreen
    • iLive FX Library
    • dSNAKE Remote Audio Port
    • Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
    • Qu-Pad iPad App
    • USB Audio Streaming
    • DAW MIDI Control
    • 4 Mute Groups
    • Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay on all Inputs
    • Insert, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor and delay on Main LR and Mono Mix outputs
    • Insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay on Stereo Mix outputs
    • Built-in Signal Generator
    • RTA with Peak Band indication

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