Channel EQ: Channel Detail

In addition to the basic EQ controls in the channel strip, advanced EQ controls are available within the channel's Detail dialogue which can be opened by double-tapping in the channel's Quick Display.

The buttons down the left of the dialogue define which Detail page is displayed – if the EQ page isn't already selected, touch the EQ button to select it.

The Channel Scroller (near the top left corner) can be used to scroll the channel.

To switch the EQ or filters in or out, touch the EQ IN or Filter IN button (in the top-right of the dialogue) – each button 'lights' when it is switched in.

You can drag the nodes within the EQ graph using a finger or the mouse button. To change the Q value, use two fingers to narrow or widen the shape of the curve.

Hardware Button Assignments

The Quick Controls beneath the screen can also be assigned to the Detail dialogue parameters. This requires the Follow Detail button (bottom right corner of the Main Screen) to be activated. Touch the button to toggle between:

Follow Channel (button inactive); the Quick Controls below the screen follow the selected function, as per the Quick Controls on the other Fader Tiles.

Follow Detail (button active); the Quick Controls below the screen are assigned to different functions for the selected channel. Only applicable when the Detail page is open. The Quick Controls on other Fader Tiles are unaffected.

The labels across the bottom of the Detail dialogue indicate the functions assigned to the Quick Controls directly beneath them. As a general rule only one function is assigned to each Channel's Quick Controls. Switch functions are assigned to the Upper Quick Key (which will be lit if available) and continuous parameters are assigned to the Encoder.

EQ Shapes

Each band of EQ and filters has three shape options, which are different for each type of band.

On filter bands, these options allow you to select the filter gradient between 12dB, 18dB or 24dB attenuation per octave.

On EQ bands, the following shapes are available:

Band 1 (LF): Low Shelf (with adjustable Q allowing overshoot/undershoot at corner frequency), ConstantQ (where the Q is adjustable but constant as gain is changed) or Legacy (which emulates the Q behaviour of a typical SSL G-Series EQ).

Band 2 (LMF) and Band 3 (HMF): ConstantQ, Legacy or Notch (set to maximum gain reduction at the centre frequency; Q and frequency can be adjusted in the usual way).

Band 4 (HF): High Shelf (with adjustable Q allowing overshoot/undershoot at corner frequency), ConstantQ or Legacy.

To change the band's shape:

Touch the relevant band's node – it will be coloured to indicate it is selected;

Touch the button to the right of the graph, below the Filter IN button to open a menu with the shape options and select the desired shape.

The EQ graph

The Detail dialogue's EQ graph provides a very precise display of the frequency response of the EQ and filters, both as individual bands and as in overall effect. See Tutorial: GUI Principles for more information about the graph's legend.


To load an EQ Preset for the channel, touch the Preset button (bottom-right of the dialogue) and select a preset using the standard LIVE Preset dialogue which appears. In the top left corner of the Presets page, select EQ Bands to save the four bands of parametric EQ, Filters to save the high- and low-pass filters or EQ+Filters to save both.

Resetting the EQ

To reset individual EQ or filter bands, press the Band Reset button to the right of the EQ graph and select the required band from the drop-down list.

To reset the entire EQ and/or filters to flat, press & hold the EQ IN or Filter IN button (in the Detail dialogue) and select the Reset option from the drop-down list that appears.