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  • #87815
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    Would you not just adjust the gain/trim to a comfortable level in the Talkback settings screen?

    If you need more fine-grained control, you can skip the dedicated talkback button and use an input channel instead. Then you can control your level individually for each mix. You can still use the Talk socket, just patch it to the input channel of your choice. If you want to still have an easy toggle, just assign a soft key to the channel’s mute.

    #87749
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    Modern drives don’t have that particular issue; no need to park the heads these days, no matter what they’re connected to. Not like the early days when it was up to the controller to move the heads to a safe landing zone.

    #87715
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    The reason for safe eject on Windows (and the requirement to eject all external media on Macs) is write-behind buffering, which will hold back disk writes until the disk (or CPU) is idle, which means there’s the potential of data loss if you pull the disk during the (usually short) period after the data has been buffered but before it actually gets written to disk.

    Windows uses this feature for drives that appear as spinning hard disks (including SSDs), but not for thumb drives. Macs use it for all drives.

    My suspicion is that the SQ doesn’t use this feature at all, streaming data directly to the USB drive in real time. This seems typical for most non-computer recording devices. So as long as you’ve stopped the record and any activity indicators are not blinking, you should be safe. That’s how I’ve operated this far without issue, at any rate!

    #87347
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    You can patch any channels from the SQ onto the Dante network. The Dante card just appears in the patch screen as another source or destination matrix. Likewise with the DX.

    #87093
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    (Sorry, missed your mention of SQ4You. That is indeed iOS only.)

    #87090
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    Just go to the SQ Software page, look under SQ Mixpad, and download the Mac version. Right here.

    #86992
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    What that setting does is turn the port on the I/O card into an internal network bridge, so you can use a single network cable for both the audio interface and the SQ’s built-in app/MIDI (control) port.

    The Dante card docs warn that this could result in unexpected changes to IP addresses, but really, unless you’re running an entirely separate network for Dante or Waves, you can probably just save the cable.

    Or you could just run a network cable to both ports and leave the setting as is.

    #86971
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    You won’t be able to do it via the Dante connection, which is for Dante audio only. But you should be able to set up a MIDI hotkey to control QLab. I haven’t tried this myself (or any MIDI on the SQ) yet, but I *do* know that if you want to use MIDI over the control Ethernet connection (not the Dante card, the console port) you’ll need the DAW Control Driver. But if you set up a hotkey to send an appropriate MIDI note on/off associated with your cue in QLab, and patch the file in QLab to play through the desired Dante virtual soundcard channel, you should be all set.

    I’d suggest looking at the MIDI Protocol document, linked from the DAW Control download page, for information about how to set things up. It’s pretty detailed and explains your connection options and the sorts of commands you can assign.

    On the QLab side, look at the Triggers tab for your sound cue, it’s pretty self-explanatory.

    #86870
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    Neo,

    To file a ticket you need to go to the support page on the main A&H website.

    #86709
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    I just assumed the FX send mixes were stereo but I don’t see an indication either way in the reference. Worth a try though, I guess!

    #86701
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    I haven’t tried a setup like that, but if it’s a stereo reverb I’d assume it would work with your panning, though the effect output would ‘exist’ in a full stereo space. You know, source enters on the left channel only, the reverb is mapped in a virtual space with a source on the left side of that space. The effect will probably spill across the sound stage, but of course it would in real life too.

    As for the dry level fader thing, I thought of my own head-scratching experiences when you described your problem. Took me *ages* to figure it out… 🙂

    #86696
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    I’m assuming you’ve got the dry vocal faders raised in the LR mix too, since that’s what would be giving your post-fade input to FX1? I know *I* got burned by that when first messing around with the FX racks!

    #86653
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    I think you need to set up a support account there, the forum is separate.

    #86560
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    @iff23 as someone with a MOTU interface too, I’m not sure I’d use that one as much of a comparison, they haven’t updated the drivers in several years for my box. It works via USB, but the mixer and config apps both give a 32-bit warning these days so are a month away from being obsolete, unless they get their act together.

    I don’t have the T2 experience you’re quite reasonably looking for, all I can say is that since the SQ is a class-compliant audio interface on a Mac (supported directly by Core Audio, no drivers required) I’d feel a lot less worried about it than I would any interface that requires custom drivers.

    Know anybody with a 2018 MacBook Pro and a fully updated system? With no drivers needed, it should be pretty easy to do some testing.

    #86549
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    I don’t have a T2-based Mac, but a quick search online indicates (via RME’s forum) that the compatibility issue was apparently fixed with macOS 10.14.4 back in March. It’s currently on 10.14.6, so I’d say you’re probably safe.

    Had to look up what 10.14.4 covered, but I see that it was indeed included among the claimed bug fixes: Release notes at OS X Daily

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