Scribble Strip Text

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    It would be great to have dynamic text in the scribble strips. Essentially adding more letters to the scribble strip and adjusting the size of text automatically based on the length. I would love to be able to add names to the strips but the text limitation is to short.

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    Agreed – as a new SQ user, the 6 character limit is unbelievably useless.

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    KeithJ A&H

    I’m afraid this is not possible for a couple of reasons.
    In software/firmware – the stored data for the name of each channel is 6 characters in size, so adding more characters would require all scene/show/library/MixPad/SQ4You storage to be reworked and these then wouldn’t be compatible across all firmware.
    Regarding hardware – each LCD scribble strip display only has 6 ‘areas’ for characters. If you’ve used the Soft Rotaries on an SQ-6 or SQ-7 you may notice that we have managed to use these screens to show values in a bar, but that this bar is still divided into 6.


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    Andre S

    IIRC there is no way to change the max. number of letters due to hardware reasons. That is simply the way the mixer is build.
    But with a bit of experimentation, you´ll find short descriptions (especially in conjuntion with colours) for everything you need.


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    Hmm, the abbreviation of Trumpet has then to be ‘Trp’ because another one would be a complete no go 😉

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    Andre S

    The monitor for the keyboardplayer is usually called: MonKey…

    Let´s find more silly abbreviations!

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    Rob T

    Eh, 6 characters is at the upper limits of what can be done with a sharpie on tape for an analog console (although the character set is a bit more limited with the digital scribble strips, and you can’t do a split row of text with half the split spanning multiple channels in the digital world).

    And I’ve always used “Tpt” for trumpet, as being less ambiguous than “Trp” which could be an abbreviation for “trap” as in a trap kit (drum kit).

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    … kinda characteristic of the way this firmware painted them into a corner on this feature. 😉

    I still love my SQ-7!!!

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    It’s not just the firmware. It’s the hardware. Each label is not a true LCD like a monitor. It’s a backlit display with 6 boxes of black dots. That’s why you can’t change the text colour, where white texh on a darker background would be neat.

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    It’s not just the firmware. It’s the hardware.

    Scrolling would be possible, if it weren’t for the firmware character limitation.

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