FOH and Monitor mixer

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    Reese
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    I have an SQ6 and a Soundcraft SI Expression. I am using the SQ6 for my front of house mix and would like to use the soundcraft mixer for the stage mix. Does anyone know whether the SQ6 is capable of connecting/talking to the soundcraft board?

    #107383
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    Using Dante between the mixer would work though one of the mixers would be the master preamp and trim level.

    I would consider an old fashioned analog splitter snake between the mixers, it going to work 100% of the time with no programing or patching set up.

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    Mike,

    Can you tell me how you would set-up the analog splitter snake between the 2 mixers? I have no idea of how to set it up.

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    A splitter snake is basically a lot of Y cables build into a box, on the “box is the input jack and then there are two snake cables coming out of it, one goes to your FOH and the other goes to the monitor mixer.

    Some are a hard wired Y split others will add a pin 1 ground lift on one set of outputs
    other will use transformer isolation between outputs.
    I have a 24 channel splitter non transformer but with a Pin 1 lift switch on the snake tail going to the monitor system.
    Rarely have I ever needed to use the ground lift.

    Something like this is what I’m talking about.
    https://cbicables.com/ear-splitters/

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