Get Big-Time Capabilities with the Allen and Heath SQ-7 48 Channel/36 Bus Digital Mixer
SQ-7 is the 33-fader flagship console in the SQ series, powered by Allen and Heath's revolutionary 96kHz XCVI FPGA engine. Created to excel in demanding scenarios such as AV, corporate events, live productions and houses of worship, SQ-7 offers pristine high-resolution audio quality and an ultra-low latency of under 0.7ms. The console features 32 exceptional onboard mic preamps, plus 8 stereo FX engines with dedicated stereo return channels and access to the renowned RackExtra FX library. SQ is a natural choice for in-ear monitor setups, providing 12 stereo mixes (configurable as groups or auxes), whilst Automatic Mic Mixing makes it an excellent choice for conferences, panel talks and more.
SQ comes equipped with all the processing you need to craft the perfect mix. Every one of the 48 inputs has HPF, a super-fast gate with sidechain and filter, a musical 4-band parametric equaliser, and Peak/RMS compressor for control and shaping of levels and transients. Mixes have both a parametric and 28 band graphic EQ along with compressor as standard, all ready to switch in when required. The XCVI core even allows for every compressor in SQ to have its own parallel path, without phase or coherency worries.
Add-On Plug-Ins Available
DEEP- Proven on countless world-tours with international artists, the DEEP Processing from our award-winning dLive digital mixing system is now available within your SQ. No 3rd party hardware, no added latency, no hassle - just studio-quality processing on every channel.
RackExtra FX- RackExtra FX Add-Ons expand SQ's FX Rack with powerful new processors. Pick the perfect processing suite, tailored to your specific requirements.
The Mixing Experience
With each new design, the Allen and Heath team strives to get closer to the ultimate mixing experience. SQ's dashboard is centred around a high-res 7" capacitive touchscreen, framed by an array of high-grip, illuminating encoders to create an intuitive, integrated blend of clear visual feedback and immediate, hands-on control. Channels and mixes can be dragged and dropped to any strip, with custom naming and colour coding on the colour strip displays, allowing you to build a mixing environment that mirrors your own workflow. Each strip features our patented Chromatic channel metering system, giving you at-a-glance level indication thanks to LEDs with variable brightness and colour.
Designed for the Pro
Allen and Heath understands that the live environment can be tough on gear - so they we devised their most punishing regime of testing and retesting yet for SQ. From its 3-tier, all metal chassis to its extruded aluminium light bar, SQ has tremendous strength and rigidity underlying its good looks.
SQ's advanced automatic mic mixers (AMMs) make it a natural choice for mixing conferences, panel talks and TV shows. They're fully integrated in the mixer too, with no extra latency, so you don't need to route the audio to an internal DSP rack or an external plugin system. Two fully independent 24 channel AMMs can be utilised for two zones or combined into a single 48 channel AMM for larger events.
Flexible Multitrack Recording
The integrated SQ-Drive makes it quick and easy to capture a 96kHz multitrack or stereo recording of the show direct to a USB key or drive. No software setup, no soundcard driver issues and no extra laptop to bring to the performance. SQ-Drive is also a smart way to manage walk-in music. Also provided is a built-in 32x32 96kHz audio interface for multitrack recording, backing tracks or virtual soundcheck applications. The interface is Core Audio and ASIOTM compliant and comes complete with MIDI and DAW control capabilities.
There are two essential apps for SQ - SQ MixPad for engineers and SQ4You for performers.
SQ MixPad is available free on iOS, Android, Windows and macOS platforms, providing offline editing and online wired or wireless control of the main mixing functions.
SQ4You is a personal mixing app to accompany SQ series mixers, allowing up to 8 performers to control their own monitor mixes from their Android or iOS devices and freeing the audio engineer to focus on the front-of-house sound.
- 96kHz FPGA processing
- 48 input channels
- DEEP Processing ready
- 33 Faders/6 Layers
- 12 Stereo mixes + LR
- 3 Stereo matrix
- 8 Stereo FX engines + dedicated stereo returns
- 7" capacitive touch screen
- SLink port for remote audio/expansion
- 64ch I/O port for audio networking
- 32x32 USB audio interface
- SQ-Drive direct recording to USB
- AES output
- Chromatic channel metering
- Integrated LED illumination
- Dedicated physical controls
- 16 Assignable SoftKeys
- 8 Assignable Soft Rotaries
- Channel LCD displays
Manufacturer: Allen & Heath
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details