DPM=Three in One

Before sound is heard through the loudspeakers, a cinema sound system must accomplish three primary functions – all which are typically performed by one, two or three individual components.  A cinema processor takes digital content from the server and handles format selection, volume control, EQ, and typically outputs analog signals to drive amplifiers directly, or … Read More

Introducing Cinema 101

One of the subjects that we often grapple with in meetings of the International Cinema Technology Association is “how do we shape the cinema system designers, technicians, and installers of tomorrow?” It’s a tricky question! Changes in the industry have eliminated a lot of the traditional paths toward this type of work. Well, our new Cinema … Read More

All Subwoofers Are Not Created Equal

How are cinema subwoofers different from professional audio subwoofers? Superficially, subwoofers for cinema and for professional audio applications may seem quite similar. While both are often big black boxes with dual 18” subwoofers, there are many differences due to the specific needs of each application. Let’s look at some of the differences between a cinema subwoofers, like … Read More

Four Quick Tips for Cinema Applications

Since QSC has been a major player in the cinema audio industry for over 35 years, you can imagine we’ve curated a healthy dose of technical tips worth sharing. Let’s take a quick look at a few topics we get asked about frequently. What is “Free Loading”? To take advantage of free acoustical power: always … Read More

Control Your Barco Cinema Projector with Q-SYS

If you’re looking for more ways to get Creative with Plugins, look no further than the Asset Manager feature in Q-SYS Designer Software. The Q-SYS for Cinema universe is expanding once again with a new control plugin for Barco Series 1 and 2 Digital Cinema Projectors.  Now, two of the leading digital cinema projector manufacturers are … Read More

Six Steps to Great Cinema Sound

We are often asked to design “the best sound system” by a cinema owner. While we appreciate the opportunity to provide audio gear with outstanding performance, great sound requires more than just great equipment. Getting it right requires that you pay attention to each of these Six Steps. Skipping even ONE, will not get you … Read More

The Biggest and (still) the Best

QSC’s SC-444 Screen Channel Loudspeaker System Ever since it was first introduced over 14 years ago, no other screen channel loudspeaker has come close to matching the performance and utility of QSC’s SC-444 Screen Channel Loudspeaker system.  It was, and is still, simply the best large room cinema system available.  From top to bottom, here … Read More

Cinema Support At-A-Glance

Ever struggle to find answers on a company’s website? Even simple questions like, “How do I cancel this gym membership?” can lead to a potential aneurism. Vague menus, confusing navigation, chat-bots named Zayden. Ughh! So what about QSC? Is it any easier to find answers to your questions or get support here? Well, any time … Read More

Good to Great

The Cinema industry has been hit hard by the COVID 19 shutdown. While we are optimistic about an eventual recovery, the industry will be changed by all that has occurred. Studio release patterns and theatrical windows are changing. Cinemas need other income streams that don’t rely so completely on major studio releases. Cinemas also need … Read More

Q-SYS Quandaries

Five Common Errors in Q-SYS Training Have you experienced our Q-SYS Level One for Cinema training course? If you aced it with the greatest of ease, you are among the few. Less than 5% submit a flawless design for their exit exam. Having graded hundreds of these you can imagine I have a feel for … Read More