Allen & Heath’s Qu Series has received a host of major enhancements accompanying firmware V1.9, including a thorough update for the Qu-Pad app. Alongside control of live mixing functions, processing, routing and effects, Qu-Pad now gives you complete access to scene management, control of the 15 mixer SoftKeys across the Qu range, I/O patching, and Qu-Drive stereo and multitrack recording/playback facilities. Password protected user profiles is also introduced.
Allen & Heath has teamed up with Shure and Sennheiser to provide channel Library presets for a number of popular mics, with the presets designed to offer an improved starting point to get the best possible sound out of the respective mic/mixer combination.
A brand new addition to the Qu Series control portfolio is Qu-Control, a customisable iOS app offering five screens with up to 15 control ‘widgets’ on each, giving you control of parameters such as background music source selection, master zone level, scene recall, or microphone paging.
The DAW Control driver, previously available for Mac only, will soon be released for Windows OS. The driver allows simple integration of a Qu mixer into a studio environment, emulating HUI and Mackie Control protocols.
Qu firmware V1.9 also adds support for the recently announced Qu-SB ultra-compact intelligent mixer/interface, designed as a smart stage box solution for bands, music venues, project studios, schools and corporate events requiring a pro live and/or recording mixer in a tiny footprint.