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  • #54319
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    Marko3182
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    I think want to make the step from analogue (Mackie CFx12) to digital.

    I play guitar and lead sing in a band and also perform as a acoustic solo act and DJ.

    I predominantly do the sound myself for the band and my solo act.

    Is the Qu16 the way forward?

    #54320
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    MarkPAman
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    Yes. If it has all the inputs & outputs your band needs.

    Unless you think you’ll end up doing all your mixing from an iPad (or Android Tablet), in which case you’ll save some dosh, space & get a few extra features from the Qu-Pac.

    There are, of course, some things that Qu desks don’t do, that others will (mp3 playback springs to mind), and vice versa, but nothing to stop me using them.

    #54324
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    Marko3182
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    Thanks man.

    It does have all the ins and outs we need. And I’m quite sure I will learn how to operate it reasonably easily.

    I just don’t want to buy something that I will not get the full use from…

    I have looked at the analogue mixwizard (but think I would rather go digital) and also the QSC Touchmix 16.
    But not sure how that compares to the qu16??

    #54325
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    MarkPAman
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    I’ve always thought the QSC looks interesting and know somebody on another forum who has one & loves it. But I’ve never used one, or even heard one as far as I know.

    #54326
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    dpdan
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    I highly suggest the Qu16 over the Touchmix

    #54327
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    cornelius78
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    +1 to dpdan.

    One thing I’ve read about the touchmix is that it’s not multi-touch (it can’t deal with you touching more than one part of the screen at a time. This means you can’t adjust 2 faders at the same time, which in my book is a deal breaker.

    #54328
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    chasingangus
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    I too am a stage performer and mix from stage. I use the QU-16 with the QU-PAD app and fight it very easy and intuitive. I went from a Mix Whiz to the QU-16 …. I was motivated by the inclusion of PEQ, gate, comps and GEQ on all channels…
    However the biggest advantage i now find is the ability to save the show file and all I/O settings and instantly recall them … It has fundamentally eliminated sound check and the only fader that I tend to use during the show is the Master. My band members all use I phones so I have enabled them with QU you apps and they can do there own monitor mix ….Sound quality is good….and does not give up anything to the mix whiz…It is not a Digico or Midas but not close to that $$$…Teamed up with some powered boxes it makes a very portable, reliable and easy to use rig !!!! Just make sure you keep updating firmware on desk and APPs so they always sync!!

    #54332
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    mikegubman
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    I’m in a similar boat as the OP. I went from analog board to the Qu-16 and loving it so far! The ability to record multitrack without needing a computer is amazing. The channel strip is great too. I spent about 2 hours learning the board and then went straight to my first gig with it and it performed very well.

    #54335
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    Marko3182
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    Thanks for the replies… Very helpful to hear from people in same situation as myself.
    Looks like I’m about to spend £1500!!
    🙂

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