HPF (High-Pass Filter) on Mix Busses

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  • #70395
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    Christian Vogel
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    With our existing (non SQ) mixer I am used to put a 100Hz HPF on monitor wedges. Especially when we have people perform to loops/playbacks on stage it’s very beneficial to get rid of the low end. I was kind of surprised that the SQ doesn’t have HPF on mix-busses (“Auxes”), which almost all of SQs competitors or alternative offerings do have (with the exception of AH-QU 🤔). The GEQ is not a substitute, only a mitigation for the lack of HPF, in my opinion.

    Request for essential feature: HPF on all mix-busses and matrix outputs.

    Extension 1: As a nice addition, one could have a configurable HPF/LPF on the matrix outputs, in case one needs to improvise a crossover or get rid of the low-end for center-fills. Such filters are commonly implemented using Biquads, and I’d say it would be acceptable to loose two bands of the PEQ for this case, which is more than made up by the GEQ.

    #70396
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    GCumbee
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    I guess I could say ‘get in line’. This is one of the most requested items going back years.

    #70450
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    Christian Vogel
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    GCumbee, thanks for the info, but that’s sad to hear.

    I’m in the market (and yet undecided) for a mixer with just over the typical 32 channels total (Stage+FOH) within the upcoming month, and GLD is just getting too expensive for me so SQ5+AR2412+0804 would be just the ideal frame size to have: With abundant local FOH-ports and 32Ch on stage.

    A lot of the later new digital mixing consoles had “second major release” firmwares significantly increasing their usefulness. But with the dense stacking of digital mixers in AH portfolio, Qu to SQ to GLD to dLive it seems that AH is very cautious to keep a feature gradient between their products — which I understand from a economic standpoint.

    But with customers maybe expecting some upgrades as firmware matures I would have hoped that there’s a more explicit communication about upcoming features – except some people posting about a representative having mentioned something in a Youtube video somewhere (which I have read in some of the forums). This would really help me with my buying decision regarding a few minor things.

    #70540
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    litti
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    The lack of HPF on mix outs is the main reason (along with very few others) I’m not selling both my GLD-80 and my Qu-16 and buy a SQ5-6 combo

    #70543
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    Litti. HPF on mix outs is not on GLD or QU. I know not on QU. I dont think on GLD. So what are you gaining? That said GLD and QU are still great consoles. I have an 80 and a 16.

    #70619
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    Milow
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    +1 for at least switchable HPF/LPF instead of LF/HF-PEQ

    #70623
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    GaryW
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    +1

    #70627
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    Mfk0815
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    also a +1 for HPF/LPF on Auxmixes. I also would love to have more PEQ bands on the busses but I think this would never happen.
    It is also helpful for FX-Sends to Reverbs or Delays. I don’t know the philosophy of A&H why they are simply ignoring helpful features of the ‘companion on the market’. When you cna have such features on digital misers which costs a 1/10 of a SQ6 why can this not also implemented on the SQ? Sometimes it seems that A&H is just bullish. They claim to deliver the best mixers on the market (which all other competitors also says) but are not ready to learn from others? hmm, hmm, hmm.
    (to myself)Ok, stop ranting. The consoles are great sounding in general but there are a lot missing things. So please, A&H make them complete asap.

    #70694
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    litti
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    @gcumbee: the EQ menu on the Gld mix outs lets you choose among HPF/Shelving/Bell on lows (and LPF/Shelving/Bell on highs). I always apply a LPF at 70Hz on all my monitor wedges except the drumfill.

    #70695
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    Mfk0815
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    I think you mean a HPF at 70Hz;-)

    #70790
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    litti
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    HPF of course! Sorry for the mistake

    #71020
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    Wim
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    +1 For HPF on mix busses

    #71576
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    Danny-Lan
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    +1

    #71723
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    zwierzu
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    HPF filters are absolutely necessary in modern mixing. +1

    #71799
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    TonmeisterDaniel
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    HPF filters are absolutely necessary in modern mixing. +1

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