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QSC TouchMix-8 Compact Digital Touchscreen Mixer


QSC Pro Audio's Touchmix compact touchscreen mixers are about to change the way professional recordists and live sound engineers work. These mixers pair colored touchscreens with dedicated hardware knobs for an intuitive and visceral sound-mixing experience. Includes entire folders of signal chain presets with FX for drums, vocals, guitars, & more. Choose between the Touchmix-8 (8 preamps) for smaller ensembles and its big brother, the Touchmix-16 (16 preamps) for greater i/o flexibility.
List Price: $1,249.99
Sale Price: $999.99

Have you ever daydreamed about owning a full-featured digital mixer that was small enough to throw in your backpack between studio sessions or after a long night of live mixing? The Touchmix-8 from QSC Audio may be just such a board.

Smaller than a rectange cake pan, the Touchmix-8 manages to cram 12 inputs (8 of those Mic/Line) and a host of flexible outputs into a compact tabletop design. Seriously, the Touchmix-8 is about the size of a small laptop computer! This board has integrated EQs, compressors, and delays on the inputs and the main outputs for a live mixer that's nearly as powerful as your DAW. Mixing and controlling are done on a gorgeous capacitive touchscreen interface that's real-time responsive, but with dedicated trim knobs for when you just want to catch that mic that's feeding back.

New to mixing or pressed for time? QSC includes dozens of instrument and vocal signal chain presets with the Touchmix-8. One-touch kick drum with EQ and compression, done. The Touchmix also includes wizards to better automate the shaping and routing processes.

Easy High Resolution Multi-Track Recording

Recording is a snap with the Touchmix-8. No PC connection is required. All you need is a USB hard drive. Simply plug your USB hard drive into one the Touchmix-8's USB ports and it can record multitrack files direct to the drive. All files are recorded in high resolution 32-bit .wave files. You can then take those files and play them right back through the Touchmix-8, or import them into your favorite DAW for mixdown.

Wireless Mixing

The Touchmix-8 comes included with a USB Wi-Fi adapter for mixing remotely. When you're on the road mixing in different venues and clubs, you never know if the FOH position is ideal for mixing or not until after you've arrived. With the Touchmix-8, you can connect an Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and connect to it for mixing remotely. Now, even if the FOH position is not ideal, you can walk around the gig and mix from anywhere in the venue. Mix for what your audience will hear, not what you can hear back at the console.

Large Console Mixing in a Small Package

The Touchmix-8 doesn't skimp on routing and high end mixing features either. With the Touchmix-8, you get a 4-band fully parametric EQ with high pass filter, noise gate, compressor, and a limiter on every input channel. You also get 8 DCAs and 8 Mute Groups. On the outputs you get a full 1/3 band graphic EQ, notch filters, limiting, and delays.

Every great digital mixer needs some great effects as well and the Touchmix-8 has you covered. The Touchmix-16 has 4 stereo DSP effects engines at your disposal.

Overview of the QSC Touchmix-8 Touchscreen Production Board:

  • Ultraportable digital mixing board from QSC Pro Audio
  • Full-color capacitive touchscreen
  • Designed for studio production, live performances, or A/V work
  • Large console features in a compact board
  • Dozens of signal chain presets for vocals, drums, bass, etc.
  • Built-in EQ + FX
  • Wizards for automated processing
  • Simple / Advanced modes show only the controls you want
  • Save and load presets internally or with a USB stick drive
  • Multitrack recording to external USB HDD (32-bit WAVs)
  • (8) mic / line jacks
  • Top-mounted XLR+ XLR/TRS combo plugs (4 x 4)
  • 12 inputs
  • 10 outputs
  • Designated gain knobs
  • In-ear monitor support
  • Includes padded carrying case
  • Wireless Mixing w/iOS remote control app
  • Only 10" x 13" x 3" tall
  • Weighs just over 4 lbs

QSC Touchmix Specification Sheet (PDF)

QSC Touchmix-8 Technical Specifications
Inputs 12 Total: 4 XLR/TRS Combo; 4 XLR; 2 Stereo 1/4" TRS
Outputs 2 Main XLR Line; 4 Aux XLR Line; 1 Stereo TRS, 1 Stereo Cue TRS
Recording 14 tracks, requires USB 3.0 HD, minimum 7200 RPM
Groups 8 DCA groups, 8 Mute Groups
External Control iOS mixer app for iPad, control via Wi-Fi provides access to all mixer functions
Wi-Fi USB Wi-Fi adapter included
Sampling Frequency Selectable 44.1kHz or 48kHz
THD <0.005%, +4 dBu 20Hz - 20kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
A/D Dynamic Range 105 dB
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.1" x 13.1" x 9.8"
Net Weight 4.3 lbs.