Allen and Heath SQ Series Video Tutorial (SQ5, SQ6, SQ7)

$29.95 $39.95

Learning how to take your new Allen & Heath SQ5, SQ6 or SQ7 to the next level has never been easier thanks to the official Allen & Heath SQ Series Video Tutorial.'s David Wills spends 2.5 hours walking you through every feature of the SQ Series Mixers' workflow from Input Channels to Advance Routing with DCA groups and everything in between. Mixing 101 in the training uses easy to understand animations to teach you how a mixer works and how to use subgroups, EQ, Compression, Effects, Sidechains and Monitor Mixes- everything you'll need to know so you can mix like a pro.

If you have been getting frustrated trying to learn your SQ5, SQ6 or SQ7 from just using the manual, then sit down, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and look over the shoulder of a professional audio engineer with 30 years in the business putting your SQ Series Mixer through its paces.

Differences between Models
Overview of the Front Panel
Overview of the Rear Panel
Updating the Firmware
Backing up the Entire Mixer
Restoring to Factory Settings

What do Mixers Do?
What is the Signal Flow?
Aux Sends
Effect Routing
Pre-Fader vs. Post-Fader Aux Sends
The Frequency Spectrum
EQ Types
Dynamics Processing
Effects Types

Signal Flow
Patching Inputs to Channels
Preamp Settings
Naming Channels
Setting Levels
Using the Reset Function
Stereo Channels
HPF (High Pass Filter)
Insert Effects
4 Band EQ
PAFL (Solo)
Channel Library
Copy and Paste
Ganging Channels
Soft Keys and Rotaries

Aux Mixes
Pre vs. Post Sends
Assigning Channels to Mixes
Channel to All Mix
Matrix Mixes
DCAs on Soft Rotaries
DCA Spills
Strip Assign
Mute Groups

Effects Routing
Selecting Effects
Effects Return EQ
Graphic EQs


Live Workflow
Assigning Mix Outputs
Using DCAs
Using Ganged Channels
Setting Custom Layers
Using Mute Groups
Recording to USB Key
User Permissions
Remotely Controlling your SQ Series
Using Personal Monitors
Recording Workflow
Routing to an External Recorder
Recording with a DAW
Using MMC (MIDI Machine Control)
Using your SQ as a MIDI Controller
Additional Screen Settings


Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Best £22 quid I’ve ever spent!!

Amazing step by step tutoring for the SQ7!
I needed to quickly learn as I bought fir a job and had no idea how to even use the basics! I’m now instantly proficient and couldn’t do without this!

Very Helpful!

This video series really speeds up familiarization of the SQ5 mixer. My application was bringing this amazing mixer into my studio solely to handle digital, analog, and CV synths. I would definitely recommend this series given the professional production and the content. If I have one niggle, it would be I have issues with certain accents and it would be wonderful if this video had sub-titles to keep me focused. With all that said, this is a beautifully produced learning aid and highly recommended. G’day. Ted Nashville TN

SQ Series Video Tutorial

This video takes a user through a series of tasks on using the SQ series mixing consoles. These console have many feature & functions which can over whelm a beginner, but the instructor takes you through step by step on each process to help you gain thorough understanding of how to accomplish tasks and gain understanding of the processes involved. I like the hands on approach to learning and you can quick go back and review if needed with this video training. Covers a lot of areas so good for beginners or more advanced users.

SQ6 Tutorial

This video series was a great value to me. I was lost trying to track down videos on youtube and never really had a good linear mental model of what was going on. This series really straightened me out to the point where I can easily navigate the SQ6 and its features. After watching this tutorial I have been able to teach others. It was also a very efficient, fun, and engaging production.

Amazing tutorial!

Greatly appreciated this video tutorial. As a beginner, I was overwhelmed by all the features on my new Allen and Heath SQ6. This tutorial helped me a great deal!!

Audio Guys Doing Video?

Overall, I found the material to be in a nice logical order. Having looked at a number of the A&H videos, I didn't find as orderly an approach. You folks did a far better job of that than A&H.
As per my title, audio guys like to laugh at "vidiots" trying to do audio. When I hear the instructor say on your video, "I'm not sure if you can see this", my video training sez, wait a minute, we should cut in a closer shot to show this more clearly. This happened a few times, and left me wondering what was being shown. Sometimes you went almost too close when selecting something on the touchscreen, then you almost miss the hand on the encoder knob making an adjustment.
The closeups you show of the touchscreen area for instance are better, straight on shots. I noticed in the A&H videos that some of the closeups were done at slightly odd angles.
Unfortunately, the SQ Reference Guide I have is a bit light on detail of the mixer surface, so I can't really see everything I want.

All told, I am happy that I purchased this material. It gives a good, logical tour through the console. These are the best videos on the SQ console that I've seen to date.

Thank you.

SQ made easy!!!

Been going through this tutorial for tech at my church, its spectacular! Not quite done yet but I've learned way more than I would have on Youtube. Great buy whether you have the SQ 5,6 or 7

Huge amount of info!

The SQ series has all the capabilities that an amateur sound person will ever need and far more than most of us understand how properly use - or even know about. David gives a clear intro to the functions of the SQ series along with when and why you should use them. If you have a choice between this DVD and the User’s Manual, chose the DVD.

Great Course!

Easy to follow, step by step. Learned everything I needed to get started on the SQ-5. I plan to purchase additional classes!

Clear, Useful, On-target Training- Well Done. Highly Recommended!

I enjoyed the clear explanations, positive attitude and expert guidance. Even though I am an experienced AH Sound Tech (SQ6, GLD80, QU) I learned some new things that filled in some gaps. I am looking at possibly purchasing additional seats for new Sound Techs at our church this coming summer.