Allen and Heath Qu24 Digital Mixer
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Allen and Heath Qu24 Digital Mixer

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The Allen and Heath Qu24C 30-In/24-Out Digital Mixer from Allen & Heath features 24 of Allen & Heath's AnalogiQ microphone preamps and is powered by its 5-core ARM processor to provide a variety of integrated effects and processing including channel-independent 4-band parametric EQs, compressors, delay, reverb, and more.

The mixer is capable of recording audio to either your Mac or a USB hard drive in up to 48 kHz/24-bit resolution, allowing you to record both the individual tracks and live mix of your shows. The chrome edition adds high-contrast chrome rotary and fader knobs that improve visibility in dark conditions, as well as a number of software enhancements from the updated firmware (V1.8).
The mixer is compatible with both the ME monitoring system and dSNAKE digital connectivity system from Allen & Heath. The Qu24 can also be used with the Qu-Pad app, allowing you to use your iPad to mix from anywhere in the venue when connected to a wireless network.

New Features In Firmware V1.8

  • Automatic Mic Mixer (AMM) for conference speech control, available for CH1-16
  • Group Mix mode to use the Groups to create additional stereo Mixes
  • High-Pass Filter (HPF) slope increased from 12 to 18 dB/octave
  • Spectrogram mode for the RTA
  • Reset default for Scene Global Filter now blocks Custom Layer and SoftKey settings
  • User password can be set at the mixer for the Qu-You personal monitor app
  • Qu-Pad app now follows the Admin password
  • More functions added to the Qu-Pad app:
  • Audio Setup – PAFL, Talkback, SigGen, AMM
  • AMM and MIDI fader added to Custom Strips
  • Input linking
  • Direct Out source and level trims
  • Matrix sends
  • Mix routing and source options
  • Output balance
  • Ability to assign all On/Off and Pre/Post to a mix
  • Group/Mix mode select

 

AnalogiQ Preamps

Qu24's twenty-four AnalogiQ total recall preamps feature zero-crossing detection and a padless 1 dB-step gain stage, closely allied to the DSP for optimal gain accuracy and audio transparency. The analog signal is captured by low-latency 24-bit analog-to-digital converters matched to 24-bit digital-to-analog converters to deliver the required outputs. The AnalogiQ design has been refined to offer transparency, minimal distortion, and an ultra-low noise floor, with a warm, musical sound

 

Touch Control

The 800 x 480, sixteen-million color touchscreen and its dedicated data encoder form the heart of the Qu interface, providing fast access to all settings. The user-friendly interface has been designed with clarity in mind. Dedicated keys and screen tabs guide you to meter and RTA views, FX racks, channel processing, USB audio control, scenes, setup menus and much more

Fader Automation

Moving faders started as an expensive option in the studio desks of the '80s, and later became the norm with the advent of digital technology. Nevertheless some entry-level digital mixers lack this feature which is a fundamental part of the Total Recall approach. Fader automation is essential for rapid mixing, especially when you're dealing with multiple monitor mixes. Just press a mix key and the faders immediately fly to the send levels for that mix. Qu24 features 25 motorized ALPS faders, 24 arranged over 2 layers, allowing instant access to all channels and masters in a compact space, plus a dedicated master fader which 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

 

iLive FX

Qu24's dynamics and FX algorithms are derived from the FX used in Allen & Heath's iLive pro touring series. Qu24 boasts 4 stereo iLive FX engines, featuring emulations of classic reverbs, gated reverbs, delays, modulators, flangers and more. The FX library has the ability to grow with future firmware releases. 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

Qu24's built-in interface streams multi-track audio to your Mac: all mono channels, the Main LR mix and 3 selectable stereo pairs. The returns from the Mac can be assigned to the mono channels plus stereo. The interface is class-compliant on Mac OS X - which means it's truly plug-and-play, with no need to install a driver. It will be recognized straightaway by any DAW supporting Core Audio, including Logic, Cubase, Reaper, and Pro Tools. Standard MIDI control is tunneled over the USB connection so you can easily map the faders to the tracks of your favorite DAW. Alternatively, a MIDI driver is available for use with the Ethernet port

 

Qu-Drive

Forget soundcard drivers and software setup. Qu24 has an integrated multi-track USB recorder, providing 18 channels of 48 kHz/24-bit recording and playback straight to or from your USB hard drive, allowing you to capture multi-track recordings of your shows. A selectable stereo pair can be recorded alongside 16 mono channels, and multi-track audio can be played back to 16 mono channels plus ST1. On top of this, 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

 

Qu-Pad

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. 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 Qu24 Network port

 

ME Personal Mixing System

Qu24 is fully compatible with Allen & Heath's ME Personal Mixing System. Any number of ME-1 personal mixers can be chained from the dSNAKE port (or from an AR2412 Stagebox if you've got one connected to the dSNAKE port). Each performer can be given tailored control over their own mix, leaving the engineer free to focus on the audience experience

 

dSNAKE

Qu24 is a self-contained mixer, so if you've already got the analog cables you're good to go. If you're thinking of trading in the copper multi-core for a Cat5 digital snake, Qu24's dSNAKE port has you future-proofed, allowing connection to a remote AR2412 or AR84 Stagebox. dSNAKE is Allen & Heath's proprietary networking solution, boasting a transport latency of only 105μs over cable runs of up to 390 feet (120 m). So if you're mixing FoH you can place your I/O on the stage and run a single Cat5 cable back to the Qu24 in the mix position

 

Type Digital
Channels 24
Inputs - Mic Preamps 24 x XLR
Phantom Power 24
Inputs - Line 24 x 1/4"
Inputs - Other 4 x 1/4" (2 stereo in), 1 x 1/8" TRS (stereo in)
Inputs - Digital 1 x Ethernet dSnake, 1 x USB Type A
Outputs - Digital 1 x Ethernet dSnake, 1 x XLR AES, 1 x USB Type A
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR (left, right), 2 x 1/4" (2 track out), 2 x 1/4" (alt out)
Outputs - Other 4 x XLR (mono mix outs), 3 x XLR (stereo mix outs), 2 x XLR (stereo group outs), 2 x XLR (stereo matrix outs)
Busses/Groups 16-bus
Data I/O USB, Ethernet TCP/IP
USB 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
Computer Connectivity USB, 1 x LAN port (connect iOS devices with addition of wireless router)
Headphones 1 x 1/4" TRS
Faders 24 x 100mm channels, 1 x 100mm master
EQ Bands Parametric EQ, 28-band graphic EQ
Effects Reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger (4 x stereo FX returns)
Talkback 1 x XLR
DAW Control MIDI DAW control driver for Mac (HUI, Mackie Control)
Height 7.32" (desktop position), 7.48" (rackmounted)
Depth 19.52" (desktop position)
Width 24.88"
Weight 40 lbs