CQ-12T is the smallest mixer in the CQ range and is ideal for home recording and streaming, band rehearsals, small gigs, and speech applications.
The CQ-12T digital mixer from Allen & Heath is built on a 96kHz platform capable of smart processing and rich in connectivity, network, Bluetooth, wireless options, SD and USB. The CQ is super portable and easy to use, but still a fully featured digital mixer, suitable for technical and nontechnical users. This fully featured mixer can fit in a backpack (or soft case) and delivers uncompromised audio quality, smart controls and smart processing tools so you don’t need to be an expert engineer to sound amazing. A Preamp Gain Assistant and Feedback Assistant allow for a faster setup, while instrument-based quick inputs get you to a great mix faster than ever. A unique combinations of tactile encoders, custom keys and a responsive touch screen offer multiple mixing interface options. The CQ-12T can be used as an interface, to record live shows or rehearsals, for virtual soundchecks or mix right out of the box.
Pick Your Mixing Style
Every input channel on CQ can be switched between two modes.
Quick Channels offer instrument and application specific processing with the ability to dial in a full channel of processing via a single knob.
Need more control? Switch to Complete Channels for advanced, in-depth tweaking of parameters.
Setting the correct amount of gain for each channel isn’t the most exciting task, and it quickly eats into your setup time with multiple channels to take care of.
CQ’s Gain Assistant quickly and accurately sets the optimal gain level for one or multiple input channels and continues to monitor levels during the performance to prevent any nasty peaks or surprises.
Say Goodbye to Feedback
CQ’s Feedback Assistant automatically detects and eliminates problem frequencies using up to 16 filters per output so you can mix with confidence – and forget about feedback.
You Won’t Believe Your Ears
CQ draws on technology from our latest generation of live sound consoles to deliver audio quality previously unimaginable at this level of mixer.
Pristine 96kHz audio is partnered with studio-grade onboard processing and an optimised suite of FX to set a new standard for what’s possible with ultra-compact digital mixers
A New Breed of Effects
CQ introduces a new suite of high-quality, user-friendly reverb, delay and modulation algorithms with instrument-specific presets for speedy setup.
Selected units feature our new FX Assist tool, automatically shaping the effects and dynamically responding to your input signal to ensure your mix is enhanced by FX, not engulfed.
You’re Always In Control
CQ-12T gives you all the tactile control you need to get around the interface quickly.
The 7″ touchscreen and rotary control make it simple to set up and get mixing, and 3 Custom SoftKeys let you access commonly used functions at the push of a button.
Connect a router or access point and the free CQ MixPad app also gives you full control of your mix from anywhere in the venue.
Capture the Performance, Wherever You Are
CQ packs in multiple recording and playback options to ensure you’re always ready to capture the performance.
An integrated USB audio interface enables easy multitrack recording, playback and streaming via your DAW, and an SD card slot is provided for reliable multitrack recording and playback on the go.
You can record and playback stereo files via USB key, and you can even playback from your phone via the built-in Bluetooth functionality.
Get Yourself Connected
CQ-12T gives you all the connectivity you need to get going with 10 mic/line inputs split across 5 XLRs and 5 XLR/TRS combi sockets, plus a stereo input via a pair of 1/4″ jacks.
When it comes to outputs, there’s a pair of main mix outputs on XLR plus 6 TRS jack outputs for monitor mixes – enough for the whole band!
The integrated Automatic Mic Mixer (AMM) means you can instantly reduce background noise and improve clarity for speech applications without lifting a finger.
AMM is available on all CQs input channels, making it the perfect portable mixer for conferences, podcasts, debates and small-scale theatre productions.
- 5 XLR
- 5 XLR/TRS Combi
- 2 TRS (stereo)
- 2 XLR (Main)
- 6 TRS (Monitors)
- 16×16 USB-B interface (48/96kHz)
- 16×16 SD record/playback (48/96kHz)
- Stereo USB record/playback with dedicated input channel
- Stereo Bluetooth playback with dedicated input channel
- 2 FX engines
- 3 Custom SoftKeys
- Dual Footswitch connection
- 7” Capacitive touchscreen with associated rotary control
- Assignable TRS headphone output
• Configurable Single/Dual Footswitch
• Rack Mountable (Optional Kit
• 12V DC Power Inlet with switch,
External Worldwide PSU supplied
• Control Via Free Apps –
• Width – 290.4mm/11.4″
Depth – 241.9mm/9.5″
Height – 88.2mm/3.5″
• Weight – 2.4kg/5.3lbs