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    peterlanders has the correct answer:

    “What you want to do is:

    1. Switch to FX1 mix with the appropriate blue button.
    2. Bring up your mic channel faders in that mix to the desired level to send them to FX slot 1.
    3. Back in the LR mix, bring up the Fx1Rtn fader (I think it’s on layer 3 by default, but could be wrong) to the desired level to add the FX’s output to your main output. Again, set the level as desired.”

    To put them all on one fader, assign the returns to an unused DCA, and add that DCA to your fader layer.

    Personally, I would leave any instrument FX out and control them just with the default return faders (they would typically stay up most of the time anyway). Create a DCA for any vocal verbs (if more than one) and add it to your fader setup. If you use a vocal delay, add a copy of the delay return to your fader setup so you can control it separately.

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    I experienced the same thing: http://community.allen-heath.com/forums/topic/sq-6-low-output-level

    The upshot of it was just to run everything hotter. Since you’ve already got the board maxed out, you might need bigger amps.

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    Thank you Nicola. Those threads are very helpful.

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    Thanks for your reply, but I’m not sure I follow your reasoning. I mentioned that I have my input levels around 0 now instead of -15 to -20, but I’ll add that these are nominal source levels. They regularly peak in the mid-to-high yellow zone, depending on the source. I am very well aware of what digital clipping sounds like, so I’m not inclined to gain my inputs up any more.

    Further, the M7CL used a similar scale as the SQ-6. The meters didn’t peak at 0; they clipped at 20 dB above nominal. So using what each board identifies as a “nominal” signal, I increased input levels on the SQ-6 by 15 to 20 dB over the M7, and still had to increase the main amps by 10 dB. There’s absolutely no way I have more headroom than I did on the M7, and I maintain that I have lost 30 dB.

    I was hoping there was some hidden main output level adjustment somewhere, but I guess that was grasping at straws. It looks like I may have to push the main fader to the max to compensate because I don’t see any other way to get the output levels up, but it really shouldn’t be necessary.

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