Big Things In Small Packages

A 'super compact' desktop talkback/cue system, Radial Engineering's Studio-Q promises to deliver a streamlined simplicity to the recording process.

“With more and more recording happening in smaller studios, the need for a simple talk-back system has become evident,” Radial CEO Peter Janis says. “Yes, there are other cue systems on the market, but most either have too many features, are too costly, or are too large. The Studio-Q manages to do it all in a super compact design.”


The Studio-Q has a simple cue switch that turns on the built-in microphone or the 'producer' mic XLR input. Each mic is equipped with an individual trim control, along with a master mic volume (which can be remotely activated using a remote JR1 mute footswitch). Once depressed, the signal is routed to the studio headphone system, automatically shunting the program to the desired level.


The program signal path features a fully variable level control on the front panel, and is balanced for easy integration with any console. When the band is full-on, a remote output may be used to send a dry contact to a beacon to attract attention.


The Radial is distributed in Australia via Amber Technology.