The Allen & Heath Qu-24 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer is an exceptionally powerful digital mixing workstation in a compact and stylish package. Built using 18 gauge, cold-rolled Zintec steel, the Qu-24 is crafted with strength and resilience at its core.
The Qu-24 is equipped with sixteen AnalogiQ digitally controlled preamps that translate harmonious with the built-in digital signal processing to offer flawless performance, with optimal gain accuracy and audio fidelity. The analogue signal is captured by high-class, low latency 24-bit analogue-to-digital (AD) converters that transmit in exquisite high quality. With minimal distortion, super low noise floor, and faithful audio transparency, what more could you ask for? Oh, each analogue fader corresponds to a mono input channel, so you don't have to dig through several layers to find what you want, everything is at your fingertips and good to go.
The Qu-24 contains 24 mono Mic/Line inputs (spanning TRS & XLR), as well as stereo line inputs that can be routed with ease via their corresponding faders just as with a standard analogue setup. However, thanks to the intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) via the built-in True Colour Touchscreen with dedicated rotary encoder, access to all setting and parameters is within easy reach. Partnered to the touchscreen is the SuperStrip, a set of single-function controllers that offer tactile adjustment over gain, high-pass filter, 4-band parametric EQ, gate, compressor, graphic EQ, and pan.
The beauty of digital mixing is having the ability to save and recall Scenes (snapshots) of channel/mix settings at the touch of a button. There are 17 motorised ALPS faders that cover input channels and masters, as well as a dedicated master fader for the Mix section. Custom control is also allowed with regard to ad-hoc strip layout and Input, FX Send/Return, DCA and Mix master assignment.
The streamlined profile of the Qu-24 is designed to optimise airflow underneath the mixer to eliminate the need for fans and reduce the noise produced by the mixer itself. As you'd expect from the company behind the pioneering GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, the Qu-24 is a class-leader in audio performance and not only gets the job done, but does it in style with key features that include: multitrack recording direct to USB, Automatic Mic Mixing, ProFactory mic presets, plus a plethora of apps, accessories and remote I/O.
As well as providing a solid hardware base, the Qu-24 is compatible with a vast range of software that enhances the functionality and versatility of this already outstanding desk. Allen & Heath have partnered with leading microphone manufacturer's Shure, Sennheiser and Audio-Technica to provide EQ Library presets across a huge range of instruments. Whether you're getting creative at home or a working professional, you have an arsenal of mics available at the touch of a button.
Allen & Heath have consistently produced equipment that wows! The Qu-24 is certainly on point and be it for home studio enthusiast or a working pro, this is one desk that will deliver impeccable results.