There are a lot of things you should know about the Allen & Heath SQ-6, but the first is probably that it’s a digital mixer of the future. The mixer runs on Allen & Heath’s revolutionary XCVI 96kHz FPGA engine and is designed to deliver under the most demanding conditions. The fact that it comes with an amazing high-resolution audio fidelity and an ultra-low latency of <0.7ms means that it’s certainly one of the best mixers you could get on the market in the price range.
It has 24 XLR inputs locally but has the ability to mix 48 input channels which you can achieve by using additional input boxes. Each of the 48 channels have a HPF, noise gate with sidechain and filter, a musical 4-band parametric equaliser, and Peak/RMS compressor for control and shaping of levels and transients. Since it comes with the SLink intelligent port, the mixer can be expanded to a family of up to 48 mic inputs. This makes it super flexible and can match with other compatible Allen & Heath digital stage box systems. And you know there’s nothing better than a product that fits right into an existing ecosystem.
The mixing experience of the SQ-6 is straight forward and thought out with the controls centred around a high-res 7″ touchscreen, framed by the best quality encoders which gives you complete and satisfying control over your mixing. Whatever you want to do, be rest assured that you can get it done with minimal fuss. No hassle, no trouble, no fumbling— that’s the Allen & Heath SQ-6.
Like all next-generation mixers, it comes with great built in FXs however there are also add-on plug-ins you can purchase. One of them is the DEEP processing from the globally acclaimed dLive digital mixing system and also RackExtra FX Add-Ons, which allows you to expand the mixers FX Rack with powerful and new EQs and compressors. All in all, the SQ-6 is the mixer you want to have.