Allen & Heath has a new personal mixing app for its SQ mixers that lets performers control their monitor mixes. The SQ4You app is available for both Android and iOS and up to eight phones or tablets can be connected at the same time, making it a great time-saver for the soundie who’s mixing FOH and foldbacks single-handed.
SQ4You’s main view is designed to be big, bold and easy to use, with level controls over four groups, a master level and mute. Double tapping on a group gives access to more granular controls, including individual channel metering, send levels and stereo pan. Groups can be custom named for quick recognition and channels can be assigned to groups via simple checkboxes, allowing the user to create their ideal custom mix.
“Most performers will tell you how off-putting bad monitors can be, but in the real world there isn’t always a dedicated monitor engineer on hand to craft that perfect mix,” commented SQ Product Manager, Keith Johnson. “SQ4You is free, unobtrusive and incredibly easy to teach and learn – most performers will be up and running in a few minutes. Performers will love being able to control their own mix and busy audio engineers will appreciate the time and space to focus on the front-of-house sound. It’s a win-win!”