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Brendon
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It’s a shame the Qu-24 has only 2 stereo subgroups. 4 mono groups allows complete flexibility (4 mono groups can be configured stereo). It’s not like there isn’t enough faders on the on ‘masters’ fader layer: on that layer there’s two faders unused…

It just seems to me that being able to route mixes 1-10 directly to LR (and pan those mixes around LR if they’re mono mix1-4,) would add to the versitilty of the mixer (especially the Qu16,) with relatively little cost. The mixes already sum the channels, and they’ve already got DSP allocated for geq, peq and dyn when they’re operating as normal mix outputs, so it’s not like masses of extra DSP power is needed, it’s just a routing option. It would be a shame for someone to buy a 10-bus console, use Mix1-4 to feed wedges to drums, bass, gtr and vox, but never be able to use mix5-10 as subgroups, or vice-versa: use mixes 5-10 to feed stereo IEMs, but not be able to use mix1-4 as mono subgroups. Perhaps I should add something to the feature suggestion sub-forum.

I’ve suggested this as well as a channel fader linking option (similar to the Yamaha LS9) in the feature suggestion forum so surely Allen and Heath are aware that we’re talking about this.

So far I’m happy with my Qu-16 for my “B” rig, despite the fact I sorely miss subgroups but for my new “A” rig mixer I’m looking at staying analogue to maintain flexibility (unless I suddenly get a pay rate increase and can afford a GLD).