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  • #80568
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    If you registered using the free plugin link, it should be available on the Downloads page in your account at shop.allen-heath.com. You’ll need to fill in the blanks and it’ll generate the key you need to unlock the plugin on the mixer. Type it in on the Upgrade page on the mixer and you should be all set.

    #80488
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    The differences are exactly as described: different number of local inputs, faders, softkeys, and soft knobs. Speaking only for myself, I based my model choice on how many physical inputs I felt I could use, with room to spare.

    The extra controls on the larger models don’t bring anything new to the table, but might add extra flexibility and convenience for you. Or not. If you look at the manual section on the softkeys and knobs, though, you’ll at least see what parameters are preassigned and available for customization.

    #79246
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    (You’ll need to go into setup and turn off Output AFL, though.)

    #79245
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    Press PAFL on the master mix channel?

    #79240
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    Did you enter your SQ serial number and DNA code on the shop website to generate your upgrade code? If so, it should be recognized on the mixer, no need to select any particular upgrade from the list first.

    If you got a code but it’s not working, probably should contact support directly.

    #79057
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    Like the free Tube Stage plugin they give away for registering, these will be made available at shop.allen-heath.com. Probably not free, though! And they haven’t updated the storefront yet.

    #79035
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    The update installed with no issues for me, and everything seems to be working properly. Lots of nice little refinements apart from the bigger feature additions (I, too, am excited to mess around with the new DEEP plugins if I can afford them). In particular, the I/O screen tweaks make its ‘flow’ seem a little clearer.

    I’m sure I’ll find a few more pleasant surprises, but my use of the console is pretty basic compared to what many others here seem to be doing…

    #78307
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    I think fader layouts are stored as part of shows (currently only saved to USB, sadly), whole scenes are the levels, processing, etc. for that layout from songto song, or whatever.

    So you’d do each event as a show, then load the required one from USB and be off and running.

    #78151
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    Weird. You *should* be able to send any direct out to any USB output. Of course USB outs 17-32 only work when you’re sending to a computer via the rear panel USB port, not SQ-Drive.

    Maybe it’s something with the setup of Ip17/Ip18, which might explain why patching the inputs to new channels fixed it. Might want to verify the direct out settings on the routing screen.

    I’m away from my own mixer this week so can’t go and experiment myself…

    #78148
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    Per page 18 in the reference manual, go to the I/O screen, touch USB at the top, then patch the Ip Direct Outs and/or other output channels (down the left) to the desired USB channel across the top.

    You can tweak the direct out settings in the Routing screen; see page 31 for details.

    #73453
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    (I should also clarify that by default the four FX send buttons correspond to FX engines 1-4. If you need more send mixes than that, you have to give up one or more aux mixes; use the Mix->Rtn routing on the FX slot’s back panel, as described in the manual.

    #73452
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    Remember, the FX1-4 mixes are aux mixes for all intents and purposes already. You don’t put an FX send on a different mix; you send input channels to an FX send mix, then add the corresponding FX return to your other mixes (LR and aux). You set the amount of wet FX return that way. Want reverb on AUX 1 but not AUX 2? Just bring up the Fx1Rtn fader in AUX 1 but not 2.

    By default the FX returns are on layer 2 on the SQ-6, and I think they also default to full on, which might be why you thought they were global rather than specific to each output mix.

    #73423
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    As far as I can tell it just handles it. Engage the pad if the signal comes in particularly hot.

    That said, I’m pretty much using DIs for 1/4” stuff anyway.

    #73314
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    Just push the PAFL button on the desired strip.

    #73306
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    I haven’t tried that myself, but what you probably want to do is chain the FX sends and returns:

    Send your mics to FX 1
    Bring up Fx1Rtn in FX 2

    Just keep stacking, finally bringing up FX4Rtn in the LR mix.

    Or, you could avoid all that stacking, send your mics individually to each of the four FX mixes, then add the four returns to a DCA group on the LR to control them all together.

    Or, if you need processing on the grouped effects, use one of the group mixes instead of a DCA.

    Then just stick the DCA or group master fader wherever you want it, because hey digital!

    Either one of those will give you the ability to control the dry/wet levels every step of the way.

    And hey, I’m new to the SQ as well, it’s pretty straightforward but the manual definitely assumes you already know what you’re doing with a digital mixer in general. I hope they put out a more informative User’s Guide to supplement the existing reference. As for the videos, again: they seem more concerned with pointing out where to find things you know you’re looking for than training a beginner. They were fine for me, but I have some iLive and GLD experience.

    At least I have the luxury of being able to mess with mine at home, without any pressure!

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