Allen & Heath launches new compact mixer
WORLD: Allen & Heath has unveiled Qu-16, its new compact digital mixer with a professional feature set packaged in a 19-inch rack size.
Inheriting technology from GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, Qu-16 features total recall of settings (including 17 motorised faders and digitally controlled preamps), Touchscreen, Qu-Drive integrated multi-track recorder, dSNAKE for remote I/O and personal monitoring, multi-channel USB streaming to Mac, Qu-Pad control app, and iLive’s FX library.
Qu-16 features 16 mic/line inputs, three stereo inputs, four FX engines with dedicated stereo returns, 14 mixes (including LR, 10 aux mixes, plus two dedicated FX busses), 12 mix processing channels, patchable AES digital output with a further two-channel ALT output, dedicated Talkback mic pre input, and two-track output.
Five high speed dual core DSPs provide channel and FX processing, with room for future processing updates and functionality. Five 200MHz ARM core processors run in parallel one to drive each of the Touchscreen and surface, the Qu Drive USB interface, USB streaming, Ethernet port, and the moving faders.
‘The Qu-16 represents the best technology we could pack into a 19-inch unit to deliver all the benefits of professional digital mixers and I am very proud of the looks, performance, ease of use and sonic quality from this great new product. The R&D team has done a fantastic job,’ said Glenn Rogers, MD of A&H.
Qu-16 will be shipping in May.