The Studio-Q is a compact studio talkback controller designed to provide a simple yet full-function cueing system that allows easy communication with artists in a separate booth or on the other side of the control room glass.
The Studio-Q begins with a centrally located talkback switch that activates the built-in microphone, illuminating a bright LED to indicate that the talkback channel to the artist is active. This is supplemented with an external mic input for a dynamic microphone, allowing a stand-mounted mic to function as the main talkback source, or act as an additional talkback mic for a producer. Both the internal and external microphone levels are set via individual trim controls along with a master mic volume. A Radial JR1™ remote footswitch can be connected for hands-free activation of one or both talkback mic's. When the Studio-Q talkback is active, the signal is routed to the studio headphone system while it automatically dims the program to the desired level. A separate program level control allows instant access to the playback volume feeding the headphone mix.
Connecting audio to the Studio-Q is straightforward with balanced ¼" TRS program inputs and outputs. The external mic input features a standard XLR for a dynamic microphone, while the JR1 remote connects via ¼" jack. An additional 'remote out' ¼" jack allows you to send a dry contact signal to an external device when the talkback switch is depressed. This can also be set to carry DC power and accommodate a remotely powered LED beacon to attract attention when the artist isn’t wearing headphones or is in the middle of a take.
Following Radial’s pedigree for robust manufacturing, the Studio-Q is made from heavy 14-gauge steel for added durability and shielding against stray magnetic fields. A compact chassis size reduces the footprint on your desktop, with rubber feet that protect the work surface while keeping it firmly in place. The Studio-Q is powered by a 15VDC supply which may be locked in place using a cable clamp.
The Radial Studio-Q... a simple talkback system that improves communication and adds professionalism to your studio.
Home studio setup
Use the Studio-Q to add talkback functionality to your system. Now you can communicate seamlessly with an artist on headphones in a separate room.
Adding a Beacon
The remote Beacon can be connected via ¼" cable, illuminating whenever the talkback button is pressed. This gives an additional visual indication that the engineer or producer is trying to communicate over the cue system.
Using an external microphone
The XLR mic input on the Studio-Q allow a second microphone to be used so a producer or band member can also communicate with the artist in the booth. This can be controlled with a separate footswitch for easy hands-free operation.
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