Allen & Heath Unveils SQ-7 Flagship Console

Largest of the SQ series features 33 faders and 32 onboard preamps      07/06/18

Allen & Heath Unveils SQ-7 Flagship Console


Allen & Heath has unveiled the SQ-7, the new 33 fader flagship console in its 96kHz SQ series. Following on from the SQ-5 and SQ-6, the new SQ-7 takes the same XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine and adds extended control and I/O in a larger format, boasting 33 faders, 32 onboard preamps, 16 custom soft keys and 8 user-definable soft rotary controls.

Allen & Heath Product Manager, Keith Johnson toldus, “SQ-7 embodies everything that’s so exciting about SQ – the power, the speed, the ergonomics – in a more imposing format that lets us push the capabilities of the console even further. As soon as we unleashed the SQ phenomenon, we were inundated by people who loved the concept and the features, and who wanted to take SQ into scenarios that called for more built-in I/O and more hands-on control. This one is for them!”

Here's more details direct from A&H...

SQ-7 is a 48-channel console, fully compatible with a range of remote I/O expanders, including the portable DX168 96kHz stage boxes. Inputs and mixes can be individually assigned to 192 fader strips across 6 layers, while 16 softkeys and 8 user-assignable soft rotary controls allow the mixer’s workflow to be customised to the needs of each show and operator. Forthcoming Dante, Waves and SLink audio networking cards further extend the scope for expansion, system integration, FoH / monitor splits and recording.

Optional DEEP processing plugins give SQ-7 users access to boutique compressor and preamp emulations which can be embedded directly into all input and mix channels, without adding system latency or setup hassles.

The console’s SQ-Drive feature makes it easy to capture high resolution 96kHz stereo and multitrack recordings direct to a USB drive. SQ can also be hooked up to a PC or Mac via USB to become a plug ‘n play, Core Audio or ASIO compliant 32x32 audio interface, with upcoming MIDI and DAW Control capabilities. Another standout feature for AV customers is the inclusion of two independent, fully integrated and assignable Automatic Mic Mixers, that can be combined to create a mighty 48 channel AMM.

SQ-7 is supported by an ecosystem of mixing and personal monitoring apps, remote I/O expanders, audio networking cards and ME personal mixers, multiplying the system’s expansion and integration possibilities.
 
More information:

 

 

z

More From: ALLEN & HEATH
Even more news...


 


More Videos

Featured Video
Superbooth 2019: IK Multimedia UNO Drum Machine 

12 voices analog and PCM mix


Featured Video
Superbooth 2019: FrapTools Usta 4 Track Sequencer 

A new circular sequencer design


Featured Video
Superbooth 2019: Dreadbox NYX2 

More synth, more reverb too!


Featured Video
Superbooth 2019: Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Lab Video 

Richard Nichol takes us through their new synth


Meet The Makers - iZotope CEO Mark Ethier 

From crappy recordings to AI and Machine Learning


Sonic LAB: Apollo X8P In Use, With Sound Appraisal 

X8P vs Prism ADA-8


Friday Fun - Dreadbox Hypnosis and Erebus V3 Synth Jam 

Keeping it in the familly


NAMM 2019: Teenage Engineering Modular First Look 

Early first models