NAMM 2014: QSC debuts TouchMix

QSC Audio Products is debuting its The TouchMix Series digital mixer line featuring the TouchMix-8 (12 input channels) and TouchMix-16 (20 input channels).

The mixers offer Advanced Mode operation, providing control over all parameters, or Simple Mode, allowing use of only essential controls. Debuting at NAMM this week, the mixers will be available in mid-2014.

TouchMix Series mixers include 4-band, parametric EQ with both variable hi-and lo-pass filters, as well as dynamics processing on each input channel. Four mix busses feed four internal digital effects processors. Dynamics, graphic EQ, hi- pass, lo-pass and notch filters and delay are available on both the main and aux outputs and there are 8 DCA groups with mutes as well as 8 mute groups. With four (TouchMix-8) or 10 (TouchMix-16) auxiliary output channels, TouchMix also has stage monitor mixing capability. Both models have the ability to drive multiple, wired stereo in-ear monitors directly.

TouchMix features a library of Channel Presets; an onboard Effects Wizard guides the user through the selection and assignment of appropriate effects while the Gain Wizard continuously monitors and displays input clipping. TouchMix also comes with a library of Mixer Scenes, and all user parameters of any mix can be saved, both internally and via USB drive.

The TouchMix Series models are completely self-contained and require no external PC or video display. The graphic, color touch-screen provides access to all mix parameters along with a physical rotary encoder and hardware buttons. The available Remote Control App for iOS devices controls all mixer parameters and the included USB Wi-Fi adapter creates the network connection between the mixer and the hand-held device. No external network hardware is required.

The mixer is also capable of direct recording to an external USB hard drive in 32-bit broadcast wave format. Tracks can be played back on the mixer or imported into most DAW software for over-dubs and post-production. TouchMix models also come with their own padded carrying case, for transport and protection.