- 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.