QSC is announcing a firmware upgrade for its TouchMix line of compact digital mixers at the NAMM Show (Hall A, Booth 6752).
TouchMix version 2.0 offers added functionality including support for password protected, multi-level security access, expanded Wi-Fi options – such as wired connection to an infrastructure router – and programmability of User Buttons.
In addition, the TouchMix iOS app has been expanded to include a personal monitor mix application for both iPhone and iPod Touch devices, and allows users to limit access of connected external devices to one or combination of mix busses.
The company has also revealed that the TouchMix-8 mixer with its smaller channel count is now shipping. “We’re extremely pleased with how well the market has responded to TouchMix,” said QSC VP of professional product development Gerry Tschetter. “We set out to give users all the tools that live concert engineers demand while at the same time making it easy for even the novice user to get the most from the mixer. With availability of TouchMix-8 and version 2.0 firmware, we’ve added even more functionality for existing and future owners.”
A number of enhancements and refinements of existing TouchMix features have been introduced too. These include more options for auxiliary mix pick-off points and expanded channel presets. Via the iPhone app, users can also – at the mix operator’s discretion – control the record/playback transport controls, as well as the programmable user buttons.
The updated iOS app is available as a free download from the iTunes app store. For those using Android devices, a free remote control app is scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2015, and will include the same functionality as the iOS version.
“These new features and refinements offer additional flexibility and control to a product that was teeming with a feature set unprecedented in this class and price point,” added TouchMix product manager Jon Graves. “In addition, we’ve heard and incorporated some great suggestions from TouchMix owners and I’d like to thank them for their input. As good as TouchMix is, 2.0 makes it better.”
TouchMix firmware version 2.0 is free and available for download from the QSC website here.