What is Qu-Pad?
Posted by , Last modified by on 05 January 2016 09:51 AM

Qu-Pad is an engineer’s live mixing tool providing wireless mobile control via iPad for the Allen & Heath range of Qu digital mixing consoles.

It gives you the freedom to walk the room or stage and control the sound right where it is needed.

Qu-Pad and the Qu mixing console can work together to provide simultaneous control of independent functions, for example one engineer using the console to mix front-of-house sound, and another using the iPad to mix monitors on stage.

NB: Qu-Pad does not receive audio from the mixer for monitoring.


The current Qu-Pad release V1.90 for iPad. This version is for Qu mixers running V1.90 firmware.

This version adds control of:

- Automatic Mic Mixer (AMM)
- Talkback
- Signal Generator
- PAFL options
- Input stereo linking
- Direct Output source and trims
- Mix routing and source options
- Matrix sends
- Output balance
- MIDI custom strips

Qu-Pad is for live mixing control. The following setup functions are available only at the mixer:

- Input, Output and FX patching
- Scene filters and safes
- Parameter Copy/Paste/Reset
- User Profile management
- System configuration and preferences


An Allen & Heath Qu-16, Qu-24, Qu-32 or Qu-Pac mixing console running V1.8n version firmware (n=0-9), with a suitable wireless router (wireless access point) connected to its Network port.

The Qu mixer firmware and Qu-Pad app maintenance version numbers ‘n’ do not need to be identical, for example Qu-Pad V1.80 would run with Qu mixer V1.81.

Refer to the Allen & Heath web site for more information and to download the latest Qu mixer firmware.