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UNDERSTANDING QU-DRIVE and USB Devices Qu-Drive is a facility to record and playback stereo (2-track) and multitrack (18-track) audio. The recording format is WAV 48kHz 24-bit. Qu-Drive audio recording and multitrack playback require the USB storage ...
This article applies to Qu and ZEDi series mixers only. System requirements and instructions for the Windows USB Audio Drivers are specified in the driver Help Manuals. This is available from the driver section of the product Software pages. For USB a...
Q: I am using a SEAGATE - FreeAgent Desk HDD 500 Gb/Go USB 2.0, I know it is not on your list of drives that have been tested, but its one I own so I thought I would try it. It worked fine for about 5 minutes and would then hang and not work again un...
Qu-16's AnaLOGIQ preamp is an innovative pad-less design. The XLR microphone input can handle signals of up to +19dBu, so there is plenty of headroom for line level sources. Where extra attenuation is needed, the TRS balanced jack input offers a built...
Layer 2 network switches and media converters can be used, provided they support Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX) connections (ACE and dSNAKE are Ethernet 802.3 IEEE [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.3] Layer 2 compliant) Typical applications include par...
The folder structure on a USB stick formatted as a Qu-Drive device is shown below:
Q. I have a Qu mixer. My Mac is running OS10.9.2, and DAW is Logic Pro 10.0.6. The faders will not work properly in MIDI mode. Some faders are fine, some will not work at all, and some will have an effect, but it is not in sync with the faders in Log...
Dante Via is an Audinate software for routing computer-based audio into Dante networks. The following are some application examples relating to Allen & Heath digital mixers. INTEGRATING A QU MIXER INTO A DANTE NETWORK The Qu USB audio interface is r...
To hard reset the Qu mixer, as explained in the User Guide, available to download on the Qu product page, [http://www.allen-heath.com/key-series/qu-series/#tab4]  - Press and hold the touch screen Reset and Setup keys together and then power up the mixer...
The following dSnake configurations are supported: QU SERIES Surface dSNAKE: AR2412 or AB168 Rack dSNAKE Expander (daisy chained): AB168 or AR84   GLD Surface dSNAKE: AR2412 or AB168 Surface Expander: AR84 only Rack dSNAKE Expander (daisy chaine...
Q: What is Qu-You?   A: Qu-You is a personal monitor mixing app for the Qu mixer giving you customised control of your own monitor mix on stage using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It is for remote control of a mix in the console.   Qu-You conne...
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 an...
QU MIXERS (firmware 1.2 or higher) - the Custom Layer can be populated with MIDI strips and a dedicated MIDI channel is provided for DAW Control. CONFIGURE YOUR MIXER FOR DAW CONTROL *  Go to SETUP / CONTROL / CUSTOM LAYER and set the required fader...
Bidirectional DAW Control allows Qu mixers to control a DAW using popular HUI or Mackie Control protocols. Once set up, faders, PAFL, Sel and Mute keys of the Qu MIDI strips will control DAW track level, solo, select and mute respectively. DAW Control c...
The Qu range of Allen & Heath mixers do not have dedicated send and returns for external hardware. As a workaround you can do the following: * Send audio from your DAW to Qu's input channel/s. * Send audio from the input channel above to a Mix Out...
Allen & Heath can provide a range of pre-assembled, approved CAT and fibre cables. Please see here [http://www.allen-heath.com/ahproducts/cat5/] for more information. Recommended Cables for A&H digital mixers Different cables are used with our mixers d...
There are many software applications that can detect Wi-Fi interference; one of the best known applications is IN_SSID_ER [HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/SERVICE_SET_(802.11_NETWORK)]. [http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider [http://www.metageek.net/pro...
All our apps work across a wide range of modern routers and Access Points. However, we do recommend some key features when choosing your device: * Good wireless coverage (802.11n or 802.11ac with 'beamforming' are recommended) * Dual band wireless f...
Q.  Are there any Android Apps available for Qu series mixers?   A.  There is now an Android version of Qu-You available: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allenheath.qumon [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allenheat...
There is a tutorial video for using Qu-Drive which can be found on our You-Tube channel: https://youtu.be/yvATapikceE [https://youtu.be/yvATapikceE] Before using Qu-Drive we recommend reading the following article: Understanding Qu-Drive and USB Devices ...
This difference is caused by different dB values used in digital and analogue domains and in DAW recording programs. Qu is operating at -18dBFS in the digital domain. This is normal and allows for headroom in the conversion stage to avoid clipping / di...
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED ON A WINDOWS BASED PC Qu-Drive recordings can appear corrupt if the USB media is removed too early or the system loses power. In this situation you can typically find yourself with eighteen .WAV files t...
Sending FX to the Mix outputs uses the exact same method as sending input channels to the Mix outputs. Press the blue mix key for the Mix you want to send the FX to (Mix 1, Mix 2, Mix 3 etc). In a Mix you have access to the same channels as the main L...
ROUTING AUDIO FROM QU TO THE DAW The USB/Qu-Drive audio upstream is always available and doesn't need to be configured to enable recording via Qu-Drive or the DAW. The routing for all USB/Qu-Drive audio can be found under: SETUP > I/O PATCH > USB AUDI...
Be default your Qu mixer is set to tap the signal for Qu-Drive and USB Audio from the insert sends, directly after the preamp. There may be scenarios where you will want to include the channel processing and inserts in your USB audio. You can change thi...
Sometimes you may want to make a stereo recording of a mix which mostly follows the Main LR mix, but that uses different output processing, levels or that includes microphones you are not sending to the speakers. This can be useful in many situations, for...