Cheshire, UK-based sound and lighting rental specialist dBS Solutions recently invested in several Allen & Heath (A&H) Qu Series mixers specifically to meet growing demand for compact touring mixers.
According to A&H distributor Audio-Technica UK, the Qu’s blend of power and portability has made it a popular choice with dBS Solutions’ clients already, including international touring productions of 'James And The Giant Peach' and 'Red Riding Hood The Musical'.
Key to the requirements of both productions was a ‘fly-able’ mixing solution of under 30kg, therefore dBS delivered a Qu-16 partnered with an iPad Mini and MacBook for a compact, reliable and easy-to-use theatre system.
“The Qu-based systems have been great for us. The Qu’s USB streaming and MIDI-over-USB is very useful and combined with a Mac laptop, the whole rig can fit in a Peli case to go in an aircraft hold," said dBS Solutions' Chris Bogg. "It makes it a very flexible, simple and economical option for smaller touring musicals while still offering great functionality and control.”