Allen & Heath Qu-16

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Allen & Heath Qu-16

Mar 16, 2013 4:00 PM, By Erin Shipps, senior associate editor

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Portable mixer
Qu-16 features total recall of settings (including 17 motorized faders and digitally controlled preamps), an intuitive 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 renowned FX library to deliver class-leading audio quality. It also 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 comprehensive channel and FX processing, with ample room for future processing updates and functionality. Five latest-generation 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.

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