Allen & Heath Qu-Pad
Qu-Pad release V1.92 for iPad.
This version is for Qu mixers running V1.9 firmware.
Qu-Pad is an engineer’s live mixing tool providing wireless mobile control 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.
Qu-Pad supports up to two iPads. The Qu mixer supports a maximum of 8 iOS devices with the others running the Qu-You Personal Monitor app which is also available free from the Apple Store.
This version provides full control including mixing and setup functions.
An Allen & Heath Qu-16, Qu-24, Qu-32, Qu-Pac or Qu-SB mixing console running V1.9n 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 V1.90 would run with Qu mixer V1.91. Refer to the Allen & Heath web site for more information and to download the latest Qu mixer firmware.
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Works great when the firmware and app match. Our mixer is running 1.90 and this app will not connect because of the firmware and app mismatch.
Superb Mixing App
Name one app that comes even close to this in the world of digital mixing. I’m trained on YAMAHA, Midas/Behringer, AVID, Soundcraft, QSC +, and I guarantee Allen and Heath provides the easiest and most logically functional mixing system, especially this main engineering app. The layout makes sense, just like their boards, and seems to be designed by real live engineers. The custom strips allow a lot of flexibility and you can make your life easier by creating a functional layout per your needs. The app is actually more powerful than the standard capability of the Qu mixers. I never like to mix without it, and I actually prefer to have hands on the board AND iPad to make mixing the easiest and smoothest.
I’ve never had the issues that others complain about in some of these reviews. If WiFi is failing it has little to do with the mixer or app, and most likely the quality and setup of the router. Netgear is recommended but I’ve had success with several other brands.
Overall Very Good
I like the layout just a little better than the Behringer App; However, I really miss the onboard real time analyzer that the Behringer has. Could you add that functionality eventually? That would pretty much make yours the winner in a shootout between the two.
As it is, there’s features on both that I like though I think the Allen and Heath is just a little easier to use. It also is the most visually appealing but that’s kind of trivial.
Figuring out how to put reverbs on your AUX sends is equally challenging for both boards.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.