Allen & Heath’s Qu-SB is designed as a stage box solution, taking on all of the features found in the manufacturer’s Qu series, but is purely designed for tablet control, freeing the user to mix from anywhere in the venue.

The Qu-SB is a smart, portable solution that has been designed for bands, music venues, project studios, schools and corporate events that require a professional live and/or recording mixer in a small footprint.

A freestanding or rackmount surface-less mixer, the Qu-SB has 16 XLR mic inputs, two line inputs and 14 outputs, although its Qu-32 core is where its appeal lies, which can be expanded up to 32 mic input channels and 24 outputs, enabling the mixer to connect over a single Cat5 digital snake to AB168, AR84 and AR2412 remote audio racks.

Eliminating the on deck user interface, all control parameters on Qu-SB are provided via a fully-featured iOS tablet App. User permissions can be set up to block the operator’s access to critical settings.

“These days, engineers and musicians are less dependent on physical mixing surfaces,” explains A&H product manager, Nicola Beretta. “They are digital natives looking for ultra-portable solutions and they want to operate with the familiar interface of a touch tablet. Qu-SB is the perfect answer to this demand.”

The built-in 18-channel Qu-Drive can record and playback multitrack and stereo audio .wav files to a USB key or drive, providing the convenience of computer-free recording in live and field applications.

Qu-SB’s 32×32, Windows and Mac compliant USB streaming interface also makes it a suitable recording solution for tracking, monitoring and overdubbing in a studio.

In addition, Qu-SB offers two solutions for personal monitoring: via the Qu-You iPhone App or using ME-1 personal mixers. Further key features include Automatic Mic Mixing, footswitch controls and the iLive FX suite.

Qu-SB is being shown for the first time at Pro Light & Sound in Frankfurt on the A&H booth Hall 3.1 stand F40.

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