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QSC TouchMix-16 Touchscreen Digital Mixer

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20-channel Digital Mixer with Touchscreen Interface, 12 Mic Inputs, 4 Mic/Line Combo Inputs, 2 Stereo Line Inputs, Built-in FX, and Remote Control via Wi-Fi
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You don’t need a large, complicated mixer to achieve pro-quality live sound, and you don’t need to compromise on power for a simple design that’s easy for anyone to use. With the QSC TouchMix series of digital live sound mixers, you’ve got serious connectivity, routing, and effects processing in an intuitive design. QSC’s TouchMix is versatile enough to manage a wide range of medium- and small-format mixing tasks, while its touchscreen interface and built-in user help make it easy for almost anyone to use. If your goal is to have outstanding sound quality and extensive mix capabilities in the smallest form factor possible, you’ll be impressed with the QSC TouchMix series.

      Smart and simple for anyone to use

      While the QSC TouchMix series packs the connectivity and processing capabilities of much more complicated mixers, its simple interface and built-in help make it easy for anyone to use. Whether or not you’re experienced with setting up a mixing board, the TouchMix series is designed to help you get great sound fast. In Simple Mode, your TouchMix mixer will optimize channel and effects settings for the best results in a variety of settings, similar to the "Auto" function on a DSLR camera. An index of presets helps you find the best sound possible for vocals, guitars, drums, or any other sound source. And if you ever need some extra help navigating the TouchMix interface, there’s a handy "Info" button that will explain any feature or parameter for you right on the touchscreen display.

      Power and sound quality any pro will appreciate

      Even though the TouchMix series is designed to be easy for anyone to use, it has everything any experienced professional needs. While beginners may use the Simple Mode, Effects Wizard, and Gain Wizard to get a great sound, there’s nothing keeping you from tweaking everything yourself in the Advanced Mode to fine-tune the sound of your production. All input channels have a 4-band parametric EQ, as well as a gate and compressor. All aux outputs, DCAs, mute groups, and main outputs have a 1/3-octave graphic EQ, notch filters, limiters, and delay. You have all the tools you need to mix any show with confidence.

      Monitor any way you like with versatile aux sends

      Unlike many compact mixers in this class, the QSC TouchMix-16 gives you six aux sends for comprehensive monitoring options. And while you can set up individual monitor mixes and send them to typical stage monitors, the TouchMix’s aux sends also let you drive in-ear monitors or headphones directly. So if the TouchMix is onstage with the performers, you can connect IEMs without having to connect a separate headphone amplifier/distributor.

      Record and play back tracks from a hard drive

      Recording your live shows is easy with the QSC TouchMix series — you don’t even need a computer or separate recorder. Just connect an external USB hard drive to your TouchMix mixer and you’re good to go. You’ll be able to record all inputs, as well as a combined stereo mix, in 32-bit Broadcast Wave format. You can play back recorded tracks through the mixer as backing tracks or import them into your DAW software later for mixing.

      Manage your mix anywhere in the room via built-in Wi-Fi

      With your tablet or smartphone, you can adjust virtually every parameter on the TouchMix mixer from anywhere in the room. The free remote control app controls all mixer parameters, making it easy to walk the room or tweak monitor mixes from the stage. Best of all, you don’t need any additional hardware to connect wirelessly! Your TouchMix series mixer comes with a Wi-Fi adapter that creates the network connection between your mixer and your device.

      Version 3.0 firmware delivers next-level functionality

      QSC is committed to keeping the TouchMix at the forefront of mixing technology. The latest version of TouchMix firmware, version 3.0, adds a ton of useful features and enhancements:

      • Updated graphics
      • Automatically checks for firmware updates
      • PEQ frequency graph expands to full screen when RTA is off
      • Channel Safe (prevents designated channels from changing when a scene is recalled)
      • "Omit levels" function on Preset page now also omits group assignments
      • Tablet Follows Mixer — when in Follow Mixer mode, touching a fader on the mixer causes your tablet to display that channel's screen
      • Balance control for FX returns
      • Play back stereo MP3 files from USB memory devices
      • Direct access buttons for Aux mixes
      • Output notch filters and Anti-Feedback Wizard
      • 6-band parametric EQ on all outputs in addition to the available graphic EQ
      • Additional speaker presets for QSC E series and K.2 series speakers
      • Room Tuning Wizard
      • Copy and Paste
      • Input channel delay (up to 100ms)
      • Tap Tempo on mixer and tablets
      • USB drive format utility
      • 8 user buttons on app

      What QSC Says...

      TouchMix is quite simply the most powerful, compact mixer ever created. It offers the features, capabilities and sound quality of the world's most esteemed large format consoles in a highly compact and portable package that’s small enough to be carry-on luggage. Perfect for musicians, bands, AV production professionals and small performance venues, the TouchMix-16 goes "Beyond Mixing" by offering Wizards, Presets and other beneficial tools that help both seasoned audio professionals and novices alike get great results quickly and easily. Its 22 mixing channels (16 Mic/Line, 4 Line, Stereo USB) and 12 outputs offer ample signal management flexibility while advanced features such as class-A microphone preamps, Anti-Feedback and Room Tuning Wizards, real-time analyzer (RTA) and 20-channel direct-to-external-drive recording make it equally competent as both a professional live sound or recording tool. The touch-and-turn interface of TouchMix allows for tactile control over fader and mixer parameters while also providing a hardware connection to the mixer. Mixer functions and displays are duplicated via iOS® or Android® devices over Wi-Fi, providing both portable, wireless connectivity as well as additional control of mixer functionality. The TouchMix-16 comes complete with USB Wi-Fi adapter and carrying case.

      QSC TouchMix-16 Touchscreen Digital Mixer Features:

      • Large multi-touch screen for hands-on control and intuitive navigation
      • Anti-feedback and Room Tuning Wizards speed up your workflow by simplifying repetitive and complex equalization tasks
      • Built-in Real Time Analysis Tools identify sonic trouble fast with 2 individual Real Time Analyzers
      • Record all input channels direct to an external hard drive, no computer required
      • Outstanding sound quality from Class A mic preamps
      • All outputs are equipped with 1/3-octave graphic EQ, 6-band parametric EQ, limiter, delay, and 8-band notch filter
      • Mono mix outputs can also be configured as stereo pairs for stereo monitoring
      • Over 100 presets for instruments, microphones, and other audio sources make show setup fast and easy, especially for novice mixers
      • Connect wirelessly to iOS or Android devices (requires user-supplied Wi-Fi adapter/router)
      • 120 Channel Presets developed by experienced, live sound engineers in live venues working with musicians, all manner of instruments, popular microphones and pickups and multiple speaker systems. Specifically designed for live sound reinforcement of music and speech, less skilled users will be able to put together their best mixes ever while experienced operators will find that these presets let them get a great mix together in record time.
      • The Anti-Feedback Wizard – available on all mix outputs – helps the operator “ring out” the system by automatically dropping narrow-band filters onto offending feedback frequencies during set-up. After the Wizard has done its job it continues to identify suspected feedback frequencies that can be suppressed using the “Manual Kill” button. For those who prefer to do it themselves, the Anti-Feedback filters may be adjusted manually.
      • The Room Tuning Wizard assists the operator in adjusting equalization and fine tuning a loudspeaker system to an acoustical space. Once the Wizard has measured and compensated for room acoustics, the user can apply a factory programmed response or adjust to taste.
      • Knowing what effect to use, routing inputs to it and sending the effect to the right outputs can be a daunting task. The Effects Wizard narrows those choices down to things that make sense for your instrument or vocal. Once you’ve selected an effect, the Wizard makes it simple to route to and from the effect. Easy for the novice – fast for the pro.
      • The Gain Wizard continuously monitors and displays input clipping indicators along with providing guidance on properly setting input gain trim.
      • TouchMix also helps get the most from your QSC amplifiers and loudspeakers. All mixer outputs include setting guides and presets for QSC amplifiers and speakers.
      • The color, capacitive touch screen provides a helpful, graphical user interface. Physical controls including a large, precise, master encoder combine with the display for fast, intuitive touch-and-turn operation. The graphic interface also makes it possible to provide more helpful guidance on many tasks.
      • At the push of the Info button a complete, built-in user guide (in seven languages) is available on the mixer’s screen to help you understand every control and function.
      • Simple and Advanced Modes - Simple mode presents a reduced set of controls that will be less confusing and intimidating to novice users. Individual sets of controls (EQ, compressors, gates, effects) may be set to Simple mode. Advanced Mode opens up all mixer parameters for complete control and refinement.
      • Screens and controls are arranged and linked to assist workflow. Many functions may be accessed in multiple ways so you’ll find what you want where you expect to find it.
      • A variety of complete mixer scenesdesigned for everything from corporate events to a full funk band with horns are built in to the mixers. You can save time and effort by recalling the scene that’s most similar to your show and making modifications as needed. You can also save your own scenes to the mixer’s internal memory or to USB media.
      • All inputs include 4-band, fully parametric EQ. The high and low bands may be set as shelving EQ and there are variable high- and low-pass filters. Dynamics processing includes a gate and compressor (with a side-chain input available). EQ and dynamics processing have been tuned to be both musical and responsive.
      •  A 100 msec. delay is provided on all input channels - invaluable for A/V users and has creative applications in music mixing as well.
      • All mix outputs feature a 1/3 octave graphic equalizer, a 6-band parametric EQ, variable high- and low-pass filters and a bank of eight narrow-band anti-feedback filters. In addition to the user-adjustable graphic equalizer, there is a second equalizer that’s used by the Room-Tuning Wizard. Completing the output processing is a limiter and a 100 msec. signal delay.
      • TouchMix-8 four onboard effects model the go-to popular outboard processors professional engineers rely on. All effects processors can be utilized simultaneously without giving up any channels or aux mixes. You can choose from reverbs, chorus, pitch change, mono or stereo delay. In addition, there is a Pitch Correct effect that can be assigned to any input channel. There is also a dedicated FX Mute button on the mixer’s front panel.
      •  The most important aspect of any mixer is audio quality and in this regard, TouchMix leads the pack among all small mixers. With professional-grade, class-A microphone preamps, top-quality converters and meticulous attention to design detail throughout the entire signal path, the TouchMix Series delivers pristine audio quality that rivals mixers multiple times its cost.
      • Depending on the engineer and the situation, there are several ways to work with an Aux mix. TouchMix supports them all. Mix on faders is directly accessible from the Home screen. The desired mix may be selected using the clearly labelled buttons on the left of the screen. If you prefer to send to auxes from the channels, simply go to the Auxes tab of any channel. And if you want to work with all the auxes at once, push the Aux button for an overview of all the aux mixes.
      •  The TouchMix-8 offers 10 auxiliary mixes. Mixes 1 – 6 have balanced, line-level outputs. There are also two stereo auxiliaries (7/8 and 9/10) with a TRS output that can drive wired In-Ear Monitors (IEM) or be configured as balanced mono outputs.
      • DCA groups control the level of all the channels assigned to them. The eight DCA groups are easy to assign and are far more capable than those found on other mixers. TouchMix DCA’s can control not only the level of input channels but can also be assigned to control output channels. So it’s possible to, for example, assign a DCA that would lower the level of all stage monitors at once.
      • There are eight Mute groups provided to allow for single-button silencing of a group of inputs and/or outputs. Mute groups may be assigned to User Buttons.
      • It just doesn’t get any easier to capture a live, multi-track performance. TouchMix mixers are capable of recording all inputs plus a stereo mix directly to an external USB drive – no computer required. Tracks are created in 32-bit Broadcast Wave format and can be played back and mixed down on the mixer or imported into Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software for over-dubs and post production. 
      • A free TouchMix DAW Utility for both Windows® and macOS® is available to help move TouchMix tracks to DAW software and to move DAW tracks to a TouchMix.
      • All three TouchMix models include an MP3 player that will play back files from a USB storage device.
      • The TouchMix Control app for iOS and Android devices provides a remote, Wi-Fi interface to the mixer as well as offering multiple, additional control surfaces for the system operator. When loaded on a tablet, the app offers the same appearance and operation as the mixer. On smartphones the apps function as personal monitor mix controls with the additional ability to operate user buttons and recorder transport functions. Each device can be granted full access to all functions or limited to a specified set of controls – such as the aux sends for the user’s own monitor mix.
      • With Follow Mixer engaged, the tablet follows the fader selection on the mixer. Touch a fader on the mixer and the tablet will display that channel’s Overview, EQ, Compressor, Sends or Gate screen. Touch a parameter on the tablet and the mixer’s rotary control will adjust it – or just drag on the tablet screen.
      • TouchMix-8 and 16 include a USB Wi-Fi adapter. For larger spaces and greater distances, these mixers may also be connected to an external router (requires 3rd party USB-to-Ethernet adapter).
      • Copy and Paste lets you easily duplicate or move settings from mixes, channels, EQ, dynamics and more. Copy and Paste is what-you-see-is-what-you-get so, if you have an EQ on screen, that’s what gets copied and it can only be pasted to another channel’s EQ. Copy can remember multiple types of things so it can retain settings for a mix and an input parametric EQ and an output GEQ at the same time.
      • Sometimes you need to recall a mixer scene but there is a channel that has been carefully adjusted and can’t be changed. Channel Safe prevents a channel’s settings from being altered when a mixer scene is recalled.
      • Cue lets you select and listen to signals from input channels, output channels and effects over headphones or a control-room monitor. You can select a PFL (Pre Fader Listen) or AFL (After Fader Listen) pick-off for the Cue signal.
      • MIDI foot switch - Up to eight switch-controlled functions may be operated from 3rd party, MIDI-over-USB devices. Set-up is simple – just select a mixer function from the menu and touch “Learn MIDI”. The mixer will assign the next MIDI command it sees to the function.
      • The monitor output is intended to drive monitor loudspeakers in a control room or at the mix position. On the TouchMix-8/16, the monitor output follows the Cue selection.
      • Omit from recall - TouchMix presets and scenes are powerful and valuable tools. But sometimes you want to recall a scene or preset without changing all the settings. The omit from recall function provides options for recalling scenes and presets while leaving some things alone.
      • 48 volt phantom power is available to all microphone inputs and is switchable per channel.
      • There are two ways to use the onboard real-time analyzer (RTA). The RTA may be displayed along with the equalizer of the currently selected input or output channel or it may be assigned to display the audio signal of any output, the Cue buss or the Talkback microphone input. The RTA may be displayed on the mixer’s screen or on an external tablet device.
      • The Talkback microphone input (TouchMix-16 and -30 Pro only) may be sent to any combination of Main or Auxiliary outputs or to effects (very useful for auditioning an effect). Noise has an independent level control and the same routing options as Talkback making it a valuable tool for a quick line and speaker check on all your sends.
      • TouchMix User Buttons are easily configured to do almost anything you can think of including navigate to a specific screen, operate the transport, control a mute group and much more.
      • The Zero Button quickly returns the selected parameter to its default value.
      • Sometimes you don’t want an operator to have full access to all TouchMix features and functions. For these situations, TouchMix includes a multi-level, password protected security systemthat lets you give other operators as much or as little control as you wish for them to have.

                Type Digital
                Channels 20
                Inputs - Mic Preamps 4 x XLR-1/4" combo, 12 x XLR
                Phantom Power 16 x Channels
                Inputs - Line 2 x 1/4" TRS (stereo inputs)
                Outputs - Main 2 x XLR
                Outputs - Other 6 x XLR (aux), 2 x 1/4" TRS (stereo aux out)
                Aux Sends 8 x External, 4 x Internal (FX)
                Busses/Groups 8 x DCA Groups (With Mute), 8 x Mute Groups
                Computer Connectivity 2 x USB Type A (one reserved for Wi-Fi plug)
                Headphones 2 x 1/4"
                EQ Bands 4-band Parametric (Per Channel), 1/3-octave Graphic (Main/Aux Outputs)
                Effects Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Echo, Pitch Correct
                Talkback Yes, 1 x XLR
                Height 2.3"
                Depth 11.5"
                Width 14.2"
                Weight 5.9 lbs.
                Manufacturer Part Number Touchmix16