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  • #102497
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    If you have a spare group then turn it into an Aux! Trying to do it from a group will not give you the control you need.

    SQ have 12 (stereo) busses which can be Auxs or Groups. This is changed in the setup section of the desk. So if you currently have 8 Aux & 4 Groups, change this to 9 & 3, and you can use Aux 9 for your ME send.

    #102398
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    My Airport Express has a 3.5mm audio output which I usually connect to the ST3 input for wireless connection with an iOS device.

    #102139
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    No, there’s no direct preamp control of Qu-SB from any other desk. You’ll need to keep an iPad next to your SQ for this.

    As preamps don’t tend to get adjusted often once set up, I’ve not found this too much of a problem – though direct control would obviously be nicer.

    #102024
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    Apologies for missing #4.
    When being used for the main mix, can they not just be set in the same way as all your “normal” mics?

    Another option would be to patch them each to a second strip (if you have spares) for independent control.

    #102022
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    There’s only one of each channel strip, so wherever you control it from it will affect it, wherever it goes.

    If you have spare strips, you can route at least some channels to a second set of strips, and use those exclusively for the streaming mix. Preamp controls are still shared of course, but eq and dynamics will be independent.

    #102021
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    I’d assume you don’t want these mics in the main mix at all?

    If you turn them “Off” in the LR mix (or unassigned them – same thing) and then set them post fade for Mix 4, you’ll be able to control them with the faders of the main mix, and/or with a DCA.

    #101763
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    Do you have a spare mix that you can use?

    If so, just add whatever you want to hear to that, including the reverb, and hit the PFAL button for the master of that mix. This will allow you to adjust each instrument & FX volume in that mix.

    Then just turn the main out down when you don’t want it in the room.

    #101762
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    Do you have a spare mix that you can use?

    If so, just add whatever you want to hear to that, including the reverb, and hit the PFAL button for the master of that mix. This will allow you to adjust each instrument & FX volume in that mix.

    #101678
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    Listen to what the audience is hearing.
    However – if you’re doing a monitor mix (or 6) the audience is the band, and you can’t get to where they are – so headphones may be the closest you can get and will at least give you an idea of what they’re hearing.

    #101466
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    Ears are what I use!

    I’m pretty sure the bands & punters do too. If I ever do a gig for an audience of robots then I’ll have to rethink this strategy, but until then, it works well for me.

    Although we use highly technical equipment, we’re still helping produce art, which involves personal preferences and judgements. If my ears tell me it sounds good, I find that most other people will agree, and bands will continue to employ me. I have all sorts of sound analysis tools available if I want, but a dB(leq) meter & my ears are all I usually use.

    #101463
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    Rather than writing a lot here, have a look at section 12.1, on page 69 of the reference guide.

    By luck, the picture there actually shows a DCA being added to a new location.

    #101177
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    Look good!
    Maybe turn it over, so numbers run left to right, and the buttons are above the sockets! 😀

    #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.

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