8 Channel Compact Digital Mixer with Touch Screen
The QSC TouchMix-8 is a 8-channel compact digital mixer with touch screen. QSC TouchMix compact digital mixers are designed for musicians, production professionals and live performance venues that need the power and capability of a large “concert” mixing console in a compact, affordable and easy to use form. TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16 mixers have the functionality to satisfy demanding professionals combined with a range of features and functions that help the less experienced user achieve quality results.
Professional live sound reinforcement engineers have come to expect functionality such as four bands of fully parametric EQ, variable high and low-pass filters, compressors and gates on every channel. They rely on multiple, high quality digital effects. They expect equalization, limiting and delay on all the outputs as well as the control that DCA and mute groups provide. And they expect pristine audio quality throughout the audio path of the mixer, including low-distortion, class-A microphone preamps and professional grade converters for all inputs and outputs. With the GSC TouchMix 8-channel compact mixer, “no asterisk” specifications, there are no tradeoffs – just great performance.
Digital cameras have ‘point and shoot’ features to help casual users achieve results approaching those of skilled photographers. At the same time, these cameras offer all the features an advanced photographer wants. With this in mind, the TouchMix design team set out to create a mixer that does for live sound what ‘point and shoot’ technology has done for photography. Many GSC TouchMix 8 Mixer functions such as EQ, compressors, gates and limiters offer you a choice of Advanced Mode operation that offers total control over all parameters or Simple Mode that provides only the most essential controls.
There’s also a comprehensive library of Channel Presets. These are not typical, generic, one-size-fits-all settings developed in a recording studio. Experienced, live sound engineers spent months working with musicians, all manner of instruments, popular microphones and pickups and multiple speaker systems to develop a library of settings that are specifically designed for live sound reinforcement. In addition, the onboard Effects Wizard guides you through the selection and assignment of appropriate effects while the Gain Wizard continuously monitors and displays input clipping, allowing you to focus on your performance. The QSC TouchMix 8-channel compact mixer also comes with a comprehensive library of complete Mixer Scenes to get you started. User scenes may be stored or recalled from either internal or USB memory and at the user’s option, scenes may include or omit main and auxiliary mix levels.
TouchMix mixers are completely self-contained. They require no external PC or video display. The graphic, color touch-screen provides display of and access to mix parameters. Mixer parameters may be adjusted on the screen or via the physical rotary encoder. Frequently used functions can be accessed or controlled using hardware buttons.
TouchMix may also be controlled remotely by means of Wi-Fi connection to wireless iOS devices. The available Remote Control App controls all mixer parameters and the mixer includes a WiFi adapter that creates the network connection between the mixer and the hand-held device. No external network hardware is required.
To sound their best, musicians need to hear themselves. With four (TouchMix-8) or ten (TouchMix-16) auxiliary output channels, TouchMix has ample stage monitor mixing capability. Both models have the ability to drive multiple, wired stereo in-ear monitors directly.
The QSC TouchMix 8 Mixer is also capable of direct recording to an external USB hard drive – no external computer is required. All inputs plus a stereo mix are created in 32-bitbroadcast wave format. Tracks can also be played back on the mixer or imported into most DAW software for over-dubs and post production.
Finally, the QSC TouchMix 8-channel compact mixer comes complete with its own padded carrying case, for transport and protection. Wherever your music takes you, the TouchMix will be there, ready to take the stage to help you achieve the most ideal sound for your audience.
QSC TouchMix-8 Mixer Features:
12 Full Function Inputs: 4 Mic, 4 Mic/Line (XLR/TRSCombo), 2 Stereo line (TRS), USB 2-track
Outputs: 4 Aux (XLR), 1 Stereo (TRS), Main R/L (XLR), Cue/Monitor (TRS)
TRS Aux outs drive wired In Ear Monitors (IEM) directly
4-band full parametric EQ, variable high-pass and low-pass filters on all input channels
Gate and compressor on all input channels
4 professional quality stereo DSP effects plus a pitch corrector
1/3 octave graphic equalization, limiters, delay and notch filters on main and aux. outputs
8 DCA and 8 Mute groups
Color, capacitive touch screen graphical user interface combined with hardware controls for fast and intuitive operation
Wizards, info and preset libraries assist the user with channel setup, effects selection and more
Direct to hard-drive recording and playback of multi-track wave files. Capable of recording all input channels plus a user-selected stereo output pair
Remote control via mobile devices. Wi-Fi interface included
QSC TouchMix-8 Features Specifications:
Display: 6.1" x 3.5" (156mm x 90mm) color TFT, touch sensing
4 XLR/TRS combi
2 Stereo, 1/4" TRS
2 Main XLR, Line
6 Aux XLR, Line
2 Stereo Aux. TRS, (Line or In Ear Monitor, 16 Ohm min. impedence)
1 Stereo Monitor, TRS, (Line or headphone, 16 Ohm min. impedence)
1 Stereo Cue, TRS, (Line or headphone, 16 Ohm min. impedence)
Mic & Line Input Channel Processing: 4-band, parametric EQ with Hi/Low shelving option, variable 24 dB/octave HPF & LPF, Gate, Compressor
2-Track (USB) & FX Return Processing: 2-band shelving EQ, variable 24 dB/octave HPF, Gate, Compressor
Output Channel Processing: Main outputs and auxes 1 -6: 1/3 octave GEQ, Variable HPF and LPF, 4-band variable notch filters, Limiter Auxes 7/8 & 9/10 (TM-16 only): 4-band PEQ, Limiter
Recording: 14 tracks, requires USB 3.0 HD, minimum 7800 RPM
Groups: 8 DCA groups (with mutes), 8 Mute groups
Cue: Input cue priority, AFL, PFL, Solo In Place
Effects: 4 professional effects engines including reverb, echo, delay, chorus. 50 factory, 50 user presets, 1 Pitch Correct (assignable to any mono input channel)
Remote control via mobile devices. Wi-Fi interface included
Line Voltage Requirements: 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Sampling Frequency: Selectable 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
Internal Processing: 32-bit floating point
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.5 dB, any input to any output
Dynamic Range: 105dB
Equivalent Input Noise: -128dBu
Residual Output Noise: -86dBu
S/N Ratio: -94dB
Maximum Input Level: +16dB (Mic inputs), +22dB (Line inputs)
Phantom Power: 48V, individually switchable per channel
Included Accessories: USB WiFI adapter, Soft Carrying Case, Power Supply
Dimensions: 3.1" x 13.1" x 9.8" (79 x 333 x 250 mm)
Weight: 4.3 lb (1.95 kg)
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