Query'Query' mode allows you to interrogate a particular path and see what other paths are routed to or from it. This is easily accessed from the Q button above the fader on the relevant channel strip.
- For an Input channel, Query mode collects the Auxes, Stems and Masters fed from it, plus any VCAs controlling the channel;
- For a mix bus (Aux, Stem or Master), Query mode collects all the channels being fed to it as well as any other mix buses fed by it, plus any VCAs which are controlling it.
- For VCAs, Query mode collects all channels and buses controlled by it.
Alternatively, Query can be 'expanded', meaning the layers and banks you configured earlier remain on the surface. This keeps each path where you expect to find it. The Q button of paths contributing or sourcing from the Queried path will light; green if they are an input to the Queried path, red if they are an output from the Queried path.
The Q button of the queried path will flash to indicate that it is active (green if in compressed mode, purple if in expanded mode). The Layer and Bank Label Screens will also indicate Query mode by displaying light text on a dark background.
Press the Q button again to cancel Query mode and return the Fader Tiles to their previous assignment.
It is also possible to Query from the Focus and Main Faders by pressing their associated Q button. In these instances, all Fader Tiles will change to show the source/destination paths for the Queried channel.
Once a path has been Queried, controls for that path may be optionally assigned to the Quick Control encoders or channel strip faders. For monitor mixing, selecting Aux Queries to display on faders provides a fast way to access mix sends on faders, simply by Querying the Aux bus of interest (in this case each Quick Control encoder becomes the Pan control to that Aux mix, if it's a stereo Aux and Follow Pan has been disabled for that Aux; see for details). Conversely, one might Query an Input Channel and display sends on Quick Control encoders, thereby leaving the faders as the main Channel fader controls but maintaining quick access to sends via the encoders. Each path type can be configured independently; refer to the section.
Note: VCA faders will not be flipped and will continue to operate as normal when Querying in Faders mode.
Query AssignQuery Assign mode can be used to quickly assign paths to the Queried path. Press & hold the Q button to enter assign mode for that path. Now use the Select buttons of other paths to turn them on or off to the Queried path. It's also possible to select a range of paths by holding down the Select button of the first path then pressing the last path's Select button. All paths on the Fader Tile(s) between these two will be selected.
Press the Queried path's Q button again to exit assign mode.
While in Query Assign mode, the Quick Controls and faders will adopt the standard Query mode configured for the Queried path.
The Screen Query option allows users to query a path from the screen, and use all of the console's Fader Tiles to display the contributions.
To access Screen Query go to MENU > Screen Query. Choose a path type using the Channels, Stems, Auxes, Masters, VCAs buttons to the right of the screen.
Up to 60 paths can be displayed on the screen at one time. Tap the 1-60, 61-120, 121-180 etc buttons to the right of the screen to view more paths.
Tap on any path on the screen to Query it. Tap on the path again to clear the Query.Please note: Tapping on any path in the Screen Query page is only Querying the path. The path will not be automatically be selected unless this has been specifically set up in MENU > Setup > Options > SURFACE tab. Tapping on a path in the Screen Query page therefore, has no effect on the Detail View (which follows the selected path).
Screen Query for TaCo
Screen Query is also available for TaCo's Engineer Mode. Ensure that TaCo is authorised in Engineer Mode and go to MENU > QUERY.
Choose a path type using the CHAN, STEM, AUX, MAST, VCA buttons. Up to 36 paths can be displayed at one time. Tap the 1-36, 37-72, 73-108 etc buttons to view more paths.
Query to Focus Fader
The Query to Focus Fader option temporarily replaces the path on the Focus Fader with the Queried path. This means all of the console's Fader Tiles can be used to display the Queried path's contributions.
To enable Query to Focus Fader go to MENU > Setup > Options > SURFACE tab. In the Query Setup section, engage Query to Focus Fader.
If the Focus Fader is locked, Query to Focus Fader will override the Focus Fader lock and show the Queried path. When the Query is cleared, the Focus Fader will return to the locked path.
When Query to Focus Fader is disengaged, Query and the Focus Fader return to their normal behaviour.
Query to Focus Fader can also be added as a User Key. This can be found in the User Keys options under Console Functions > Tile Setup > Query to Focus Fader.
Clear Query can be added as a User Key. This can be especially useful when needing to clear the Query if the Queried path is not currently visible on the tiles.
To set up a Clear Query User Key, go to MENU > Setup > Options > USER tab. In the User Keys section to the right, tap on one of the arrows next to a User Key and go to Console Functions > Clear Query.
Now Query a path on the console, and this Clear Query User Key can be used to clear the Query.