Knowledgebase : SQ Series
To hard reset the SQ mixer, as explained in the Reference Guide:  Hold the EQ ‘In’ and ‘HF’ keys when powering on the SQ. This will clear all mix settings and all saved data, including Shows/Scenes and Libraries, so back-up any data you wish to keep usi...
Once an FX engine is loaded into a rack, any input and group can be routed to an FX bus. By default, the blue FX keys above the mix keys are routed to the first 4 FX racks with 4 effects recalled into the racks for quick access. The FX engines require a...
When using delay or infill speakers, a matrix can be used to send a mix bus at a separate level. Delay, Trim, Polarity, Insert, PEQ, GEQ and compressors are available on each matrix for processing. To send a mix bus to a Matrix * Press the Sel key o...
The SQ (v1.1.0 +) can send and receive audio with the Qu (v1.93 +) over the dSnake protocol.
All our apps work across a wide range of modern routers and Access Points. However, we do recommend some key features when choosing your device: * Good wireless coverage (802.11n or 802.11ac with 'beamforming' are recommended) * Dual band wireless f...
ISSUE: SQ NOT RECOGNISED AS A DEVICE IN WINDOWS. ANSWER: INSTALL SQ ASIO/WDM DRIVER - Download the driver here [https://www.allen-heath.com/key-series/sq/sq-software/] ISSUE: SIGNAL SENT FROM THE SQ NOT SEEN ON THE PC AND VICE VERSA. ANSWER: CHANGE US...
PROTOCOLS AND MODES The intelligent SLink port automatically switches mode to enable connection to expanders or consoles with one of the following 3 protocols: PROTOCOL NETWORK SPEED SAMPLE RATE MAXIMUM INPUTS MAXIMUM OUTPUTS dSnake (+ME) Fast Eth...
_BEFORE YOU BEGIN:_ * _Your SQ Expanders must be on firmware version 1.0.5 or onward._ * _Your SQ Firmware must be on version 1.4.1 onward._ GETTING STARTED WITH SQ AND DANTE: 1 – YOUR DANTE CARD A Dante Card gives you the freedom to connect to ot...
ADVANCING WITH SQ AND DANTE This guide covers a more advanced approach to the use of SQ and Dante, with various techniques and features that are particularly useful for aspects such as theatre installs and multi-complex buildings such as large hotels or ...
GETTING STARTED Using the built in S-link and optional S-link cards, there are various methods that you can use to share audio between devices, giving you more remote I/O options or more than one surface to work from. SQ TO SQ VIA SLINK This is the sim...
_*Before you start, make sure that your SQ firmware is version 1.4.3 or later._ MOVING FROM ANALOGUE TO AES – DX012 & DX32 The DX012 has 12 analogue line outputs on XLR, with the option to switch the last 8 sockets to stereo AES outputs. This is compati...
Press a fader strip Sel key to select a channel, press the Processing key to display the available processing for the selected channel. This shows a bank overview of 8 channels, the highlighted channel on screen relates to the selected channel. Select a p...
The SQ can use any output or Tie Line to route audio to the USB bus. For input channels, Tie Lines can be used to send an unprocessed, post preamp signal that isn't affected by any fader or mute controls, or the direct output. The direct output settings c...
The ability to save and recall specific settings is available on certain processing blocks on the input and output channels, and RackExtra FX racks. This is stored in the Library under the User tab and the following settings can be stored and recalled: ...
DCA’s or Digitally Controlled Amplifiers are a useful tool to control the level of multiple channels at once. No audio passes through a DCA, they are purely for control purposes. Using the fader of a DCA effects the overall level of the assigned channels ...
WHAT ARE ADD-ONS? DEEP processing models real hardware units and can be embedded directly in the channel strip, replacing the stock processing and adding zero latency. As they are used in place of the stock processing, there is no limitation on the numbe...
There are 5 individually adjustable brightness settings on the SQ, accessed by pressing the 'BRIGHTNESS' button on the home screen, or by pressing the 'SETUP' screen key and going to 'SURFACE > SURFACE PREFS'. TOUCHSCREEN - Touchscreen brightness LEDS - ...
The SQ has a variety of mix buses, including: * Aux – Usually used for stage monitoring, with wedge speakers and IEM’s, or to an FX engine. * Group – Usually used for grouping and routing inputs to a single fader, to then route to the main LR bus or ...
Press a fader strip Sel key and press the Routing key under the screen. This displays the routing options for a bank of 8 channels, Direct Out settings, DCA and Mute group assigns, and mix bus settings. The overview shows what assignments, routing, and le...
Waves Live can be used in conjunction with any DAW or audio interface for Virtual Soundcheck such as Dante or USB, when a Waves card is being used in the I/O Port of the SQ. The Waves card is compatible with Waves Soundgrid and/or Soundgrid Studio with a...
What is a Virtual Soundcheck? A virtual soundcheck is when you use a previous recording of the band/artist that you are going to be engineering the gig for. This allows you to soundcheck for the acoustics/set-up of each venue without the band being requi...
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED ON A WINDOWS BASED PC SQ-Drive recordings can appear corrupted if USB media is removed too early or the system loses power whilst a recording is being made. In this situation you will typically find .WAV ...