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Allen & Heath QU-32 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer
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With its responsive touchscreen, 33 motor faders and recallable preamps, the Qu-32 digital mixer combines a user-friendly interface with class-leadin...Click To Read More About This Product
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High contrast controls on a phenomenally capable mixer.
With its responsive touchscreen, 33 motor faders and recallable preamps, the Qu-32 digital mixer combines a user-friendly interface with class-leading performance to create a powerful tool that puts you in full command of the mix for perfect sound every time. Key features include professional factory microphone presets from Shure, Audio Technica and Sennhieser, Windows DAW control support and enhanced iPad app functions. You'll also enjoy the versatility of the Qu-Control customizable app as well as the Qu-You personal monitoring app.
The Qu-32 Chrome Edition features 32 AnalogiQ total recall preamps with zero crossing detection and an advanced padless dB step gain stage. The AnalogiQ 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 many digital consoles.
The 7 in., 800 x 480, full-color touchscreen and its dedicated data encoder comprise the heart of the Qu interface, providing easy access to all settings. 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.
The Qu-32's key processing tools are presented in a clean layout on the SuperStrip, with one function per physical control. The SuperStrip is complemented by an onscreen Touch Channel for intuitive access to full processing parameters without clutter or complex menu structures. Processing for Mono and Stereo inputs includes trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4 band PEQ, compressor and delay. The main LR and the Mono mixes have controls for Insert, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor and delay. The Stereo mixes provide Insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor, delay and balance control.
The Qu-32 features 33 motorized ALPS faders, 32 arranged over 2 layers, allowing instant access to all channels and masters in a compact space, plus a dedicated master fader that dynamically follows the mix selection. A third, Custom layer is available for ad-hoc user strip layout, where any combination of Inputs, FX Sends, FX Returns and Mix masters can be assigned.
The Qu-32 boasts four stereo iLive FX engines, featuring 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. Each Stereo FX Return has a dedicated 4 band PEQ.
USB AUDIO STREAMING
The Qu-32’s built-in interface streams multitrack audio to your Mac or Windows computer. Any combination of Inputs and Mixes can be patched to the USB interface. The returns from the computer can be assigned to the Input channels. The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X – which means it’s truly plug ‘n play, with no need to install a driver. An ASIO / WDM driver is available for Windows computers.
Standard MIDI control is tunneled over the USB connection so you can easily map the faders to the tracks of your favorite DAW. Additionally, the DAW Control driver for Mac OS X enables better DAW integration via HUI or Mackie Control emulation.
An integrated multitrack USB recorder provides 18 channels of 48kHz/24bit recording and playback straight to and from your USB hard drive. Multitrack audio can be played back to the mono input channels 1-18., Qu-Drive also provides stereo recording, patchable from any pair of mix outputs, the main LR (pre, post, or summed to mono) or even the PAFL bus, with 2- track stereo playback to ST3.
Add the Qu-Pad iPad app to your Qu setup and you’re free to adjust the monitors on stage, roam around the venue whilst tweaking the PA, and then mix the show from the heart of the audience. It also offers a full scene manager, effect parameter control and remote patching and routing capabilities. You'll also enjoy full control over Qu-Drive and DAW transport. Qu-Pad connects to the mixer over Wi-Fi and gives instant access to all live mixing parameters and settings. Qu-Pad requires the connection of a Wi-Fi router or access point to the Qu-32 Network port.
The Qu-32 is fully compatible with our ME Personal Mixing System. Any number of ME-1 personal mixers can be chained from the dSNAKETM port (or from an AR2412 Stagebox if you’ve got one connected to the dSNAKETM port). Each performer can be given tailored control over their own mix, leaving the engineer free to focus on the audience experience.
The Qu-32 is a self-contained mixer, so if you’ve already got the analogue cables you’re good to go. If you’re thinking of trading in the copper multicore for a Cat5 digital snake, Qu-32’s dSNAKETM port has you future-proofed, allowing connection to our AR2412, AB168 and AR84 AudioRacks. dSNAKETM is our proprietary networking solution, boasting a transport latency of only 105us over cable runs of up to 120m / 390’. So if you’re mixing FoH you can place your I/O on the stage and run a single Cat5 cable back to the Qu-32 in the mix position.
4 STEREO GROUPS
Groups 1-8 are typically used as subgroups to LR for level masters and/or processing, for example to compress a drum kit or to tame multiple lavalier microphones with a single graphic equalizer. Groups can be switched to Mix mode, typically to provide additional monitor mixes.
4 DCA GROUPS
The Qu-32 has four DCA Strips for simple level control of assigned channels. DCAs are the equivalent of VCAs commonly found on pro touring analogue consoles.
The Qu-32’s Matrix adds 2 further stereo outputs equipped with full processing to the console’s extensive I/O. It is a ‘mixer within a mixer,’ fed from any combination of Group 1-8, Mix 1-10, and main LR. It can be used to provide a broadcast feed, a recording mix, or duplicate the main outputs for delay stacks and fill / zone speakers where independent GEQ and delay is applied.
32 Mic / Line Inputs (TRS + XLR), 33 Motor Faders
3 Stereo Inputs (TRS), 24 Mix Outputs (XLR)
4 Stereo Groups (switchable to Mix mode)
Up to 11 Monitor Mixes (4 mono + 7 stereo)*
2 Stereo Matrix Outs
4 DCA Groups, 4 Mute Groups, 4 FX Engines
4 FX Sends / Returns
32×32 USB Audio Interface
DAW MIDI Control
AES Digital Out
Qu-Drive direct Multitrack Recording / Playback on USB drives
dSNAKETM Remote Audio Port
Compatible with ME Personal Mixing System
Trim, polarity, HPF, gate, insert, 4-band PEQ, compressor and delay on all Inputs
Insert, 4-band PEQ, 1/3 octave GEQ, compressor and delay on all Mix outputs
RTA with Peak Band indication
High contrast metallic finish controls, matching premium GLD Chrome series
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Comments about Allen & Heath QU-32 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer:
I have just set this up last week, and from what I can tell so far, It is an awesome board. This is my first Allen and Heath, replacing my Presonus 1602. I use the QU32 for my band, a hard rock/heavy metal trio. We use it mainly for recording, and love the on-board recording features, in addition to how it works with several DAW's.
- Easy To Use
- Great Sounding
- Live Sound
Comments about Allen & Heath QU-32 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer:
I Love my 2 Allen and Heath QU boards. They offer so much power and flexibility, in a very easy to use interface. I use them both with the AR digital stage boxes, and love the combination. I manage a performing arts center, and am able to tech students how to use this much faster than our old Yamaha LS9-32. And, it is noticable better sounding than the LS9 / M7CL's.
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