QSC TouchMix-30 Pro Touchscreen Digital Mixer
With a total of 32 inputs, advanced processing and routing capabilities, and a large 10" multi-touch screen, the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer delivers powerful mixing capabilities in an amazingly efficient design. Like its predecessors, the TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16, the TouchMix-30 Pro is based on an intuitive workflow and straightforward navigation. It's easy for novices to learn and operate and offers the advanced capabilities professional mix engineers want. Factor in 24 Class A mic preamps, six stereo effects processors plus pitch correction, dedicated processing for each output, and wireless control via iOS and Android, and it's clear the TouchMix-30 Pro is well equipped for demanding mixing tasks.
With a large 10" multi-touch screen, the TouchMix-30 Pro provides ample room for hands-on control. It also offers better visual feedback and more on-screen information. You'll spend more time mixing and less time navigating the interface.
The TouchMix-30 Pro features advanced wizards to help you quickly set up anti-feedback protection as well as tune the room. You could achieve similar results by manually tuning the graphic EQs and other processors built into the TouchMix-30 Pro, but why spend time on that when you've got a show to prepare for? These setup wizards will help you achieve optimal sound in any environment faster than ever.
Two Real Time Analyzers are available on the TouchMix-30 Pro, and you can display them either on the main display or on a supported tablet. One RTA can be displayed along with the EQ of any selected input or output channel. The other RTA can display the audio signal of any output, the Cue bus, or the Talkback mic input. When it comes to diagnosing sonic problems in the middle of a show, these analysis tools can be a huge help.
To help make your live sound rig as sleek and efficient as possible, the TouchMix-30 Pro allows you to record the show without requiring a computer. Just connect an appropriate hard drive via USB for 32 channels of multitrack recording and playback, direct to disk with no DAW software required. If a Mac laptop with DAW software is your preferred recording method, the TouchMix-30 Pro can also serve as a 32-channel audio interface for your DAW of choice.
The TouchMix-30 Pro supports eight subgroups, which can greatly simplify mixing 32 channels of audio. And each subgroup offers 6-band fully parametric EQ, variable highpass and lowpass filters, and a limiter for dynamics control. You'll also be able to set up eight DCA groups and eight Mute groups.
The touch-and-route Patch Matrix on the TouchMix-30 Pro makes input rerouting a snap. You'll be able to route inputs to channels, "mult" input channels to output channels, and rearrange inputs fast and efficiently.
There are over 120 presets for live instruments, microphones, and other audio sources in the TouchMix-30 Pro. These presets are perfect for helping novices achieve better-sounding mixes and are a great way for pros to save time during show setup. Once you've selected a preset, you'll be able to tweak any of the pre-set processors to fine-tune your mix.
In addition to the main mix outputs, the TouchMix-30 Pro packs 14 mono outputs that can also be linked for stereo operation. And in addition to these mix outputs, there are two more stereo outputs that can drive wired in-ear monitors directly — no separate headphone management system required.
With your tablet or smartphone, you can adjust virtually every parameter on the TouchMix-30 Pro mixer from anywhere in the venue. The free TouchMix Control App for iOS and Android controls all mixer parameters, making it easy to walk the room or tweak monitor mixes from the stage.
Using the TouchMix Control App, musicians can mix their own monitor mixes with their tablet or smartphone. In this application, the app controls will be limited to mix levels only, eliminating the possibility of other mixer settings being changed without your knowledge.
One of the most powerful aspects of wireless mixing with the TouchMix-30 Pro is that you could have multiple mix engineers running different mixes from various positions. The FOH can manage the main mix from anywhere in the room, while musicians or other engineers build monitor mixes at different stations. Of course, you'll want to make sure that no one is working at cross-purposes. The TouchMix Control App allows you to limit the controls available on any specific device. That means you can hand a tablet to an assistant and have them tweak EQ settings on the monitors, for example, without worrying that they will inadvertently make unwanted changes to your mix.
You don't need a separate computer running DAW software to capture a multitrack recording of your show. Connect an appropriate external hard drive via USB to the TouchMix-30 Pro, and you're ready to record all 32 inputs direct to disk. You can play back audio tracks from the external hard drive too.
If you prefer to track directly into your DAW with your Mac computer, the TouchMix-30 Pro still has you covered. Connect your Mac via USB to record directly into Pro Tools, Logic, Studio One, or any other DAW software.
The TouchMix-30 Pro makes multitrack recording so easy, why not finish your mix right from the TouchMix too? You can play back the multitrack recording from your external hard drive; apply EQ, compression, effects, and other processing; and record the main stereo mix back to the hard drive.
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
- Monitor pop-up now includes delay settings, source selection buttons, and vertical fader
- Balance control for FX returns
- Additional speaker presets for QSC E series and K.2 series speakers
- Tap Tempo on mixer and tablets
QSC TouchMix-30 Pro Features:
- Large multi-touch screen offers better hands-on control and more on-screen info for easier 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
- Touch-and-route Patch Matrix allows you to assign inputs to channels fast and "mult" inputs to mixer channels
- Simplify your mixing workflow with 8 subgroups, each with its own 6-band parametric EQ, variable highpass and lowpass filters, and limiter
- Record 32 channels direct to an external hard drive, no computer required
- 32 x 32 Mac (Core Audio) DAW computer interface
- Outstanding sound quality from 24 Class A mic preamps
- All outputs are equipped with 1/3-octave graphic EQ, 6-band parametric EQ, limiter, delay, and 12-band notch filter
- 14 mono mix outputs can also be configured as stereo pairs for stereo monitoring
- 120 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)