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  • #101177
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    Look good!
    Maybe turn it over, so numbers run left to right, and the buttons are above the sockets! ๐Ÿ˜€

    #101129
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    You can send 32 mono signals to USB at once, anything stereo will take up two of these. So on a QU-16 that could be the 16 mono (=16), + 3 stereo (=22), + 4 stereo FX returns (=30) + L&R to give you the full 32. But you could choose to record mixes instead of some of these.

    For monitoring, anything you can normally hear from the desk will continue to work. You can record a whole band playing live & continue to use PA & monitors as normal – if that’s what you meant.

    #101124
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    Agreed that any SQ-SB type product would need a tablet/computer app that fully controls everything, and that’s probably a much bigger part of the R&D process that the hardware. This would be a potential benefit to all SQ users, adding value to the existing products as well as enabling the new one.

    #101104
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    I still think that there are two different things being requested here. Both are valid requests!

    There’s Hugh’s SQ with limited I/O built in which I assume is not *very* difficult to do, as it’s just removing parts from an existing product. If I was putting a new system together, I’m sure that’s what I’d choose to get.

    Then the SQ stage box most of the rest of us seem to want, which would be a new form factor, even if it’s just a 4U rack mount, and would need SQ Mix Pad app to be updated to a full controller (as happened to Qu-Pad when the Pac first came out).

    To answer Hugh’s question, I own a Qu-Pac (thought usually don’t look at or touch the front panel). Would I pay 3k more for an SQ-SB product? – maybe not, I think that may be too much. But I’d be surprised if it did cost that much. Both Qu-Pac & SB cost less that the Qu-16, though have the processing of the 32 available, so I’d expect a 16 preamp SQ-SB to cost a little less than an SQ5. Premium preamps would obviously bump the price up, but as there’s already ways of buying these, I’d not expect the to be part of this product.

    #101039
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    So, having had a re-read of this thread, it seems to me that there are really 2 very different products being requested.

    One, is a fully featured control surface with very little local I/O that can be connected to whatever combination of the existing stage boxes the user wants. Essentially an SQ with most of the back panel removed.

    The second, is for a box or 19″ rack device with a reasonable amount of I/O, but few, if any, controls built in. So this one is an SQ with the front panel remove. For me at least, this one should be able to function as a “dumb” stage box with preamps being controlled by another SQ (+ the Avantis & DLive)

    Both would contain the XCVI processing core.

    I can see both of these being useful additions to the SQ range, but they are actually two very different beasts.

    Personally for what I do at the moment, I’d probably not find much use for the first, but would almost certainly buy the second.

    #101019
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    If you look at page 75 of the User Guide, you’ll find a list of what can be sent to a computer over USB.

    As the groups & matrix are not available on the QU-16, the ones you’ll have to choose from are:
    Mono channel (Insert or Direct Out)
    Stereo channel (Insert or Direct Out)
    FX returns 1-4 pre-fader
    Mix 1-10 post-fader
    Main LR mix โ€“ pre-fader
    Main LR mix โ€“ post-fader
    Stereo PAFL monitor

    So, any of the mixes and LR can be made up of any mixture of inputs (and FX) giving you 4 mono & 4 stereo mixes within the desk which can de sent directly over USB, as well as any single input or FX return. Up to a total of 32 at once (with anything stereo counting as 2)

    #100988
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    I zoom right in on the start of the tracks, then shift in time by dragging.

    Then sum the two tracks together which should produce (close to) silence. But any short drop out will have spikes at each end.

    At least, thatโ€™s the theory!

    #100935
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    I doubt it too.

    But I now want long enough soundcheck to experiment!
    ……Actually, it’s been so long since I had a gig large enough to mic the drums properly, that I’ll probably need a long sondcheck anyway!

    #100920
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    Depending on where things are located & any analogue multi you have, a 2nd SQ6 or SQ7 connected to the first by SLink would give you 48 (+2) shared XLR inputs without adding a stage box. Though the control of the gain would split between the two desks, which may or may not be a problem in your situation.

    #100911
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    Rather than (or as well as) inverting the waveform, also try shifting it in time by 1/2 a wavelength. This will quickly show up any points in your test where anything dropped out briefly over all channels.

    #100759
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    If you have one spare, you could send the presenter’s mic to a mix & use that as the side chain feed.

    Like Dave, I’d not noticed this before, so it’s useful to know, thanks.

    More choice in how side chains are sourced would probably be a good thing.

    #100730
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    If one had a pretty bad reputation (deserved or not) for reliability they may feel the need to offer longer warranty than one that has a good reputation ?

    Leaving warranties aside, all of the SQ desks have a maximum of 12 aux busses, although they all can be stereo. So if you need 14 separate mixes you probably need to look at another desk – Avantis maybe.

    #100628
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    It’s a digital input, so no preamp, so no gain.

    You have trim instead, which you can think of as the same thing.

    #100627
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    Hit “Home” then “Meters”.

    But your video team is right – you can’t

      mix

    the sound with your eyes.

    #100595
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    Any of the desk’s output sockets (1 – 14 on SQ6*) can be set from the IO Patch screen to be anything you want in the same way as you’ve assigned L&R output to 1 and 2 of your DX168 box.

    Your choices of mixed outputs are AUX/GROUP 1 to 12 (which could all be stereo), L&R, and the 3 Matrix (which also may be in stereo).

    So you need to patch your stream mix, however you’ve set it up, to local outputs 13 & 14.

    *Theres A,B and the AES too, which may or may not be useful for your requirements

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