Qlab

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    Anybody heard about a piece of software called Qlab? I was just wondering if it's it all available for the windows PC system? I've seen it on an Apple iMac, but i haven't used one of these for a show before!

    • 18th Apr 2011
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  • Pete Bridges

    Technician

    I heard about this software a couple of weeks ago. It's a free download, although i was downloading a MAC version, i think there was aPC version as well

    • 2nd Feb 2007
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  • Dominic Bilkey

    Sound Designer

    QLab is a mac only program written in response to the number of mac users in theatre sound. Its very easy to use and free to download (for the basic features)

    • 13th Feb 2007
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  • Pete Bridges

    Technician

    There is always, as a sound editting piece of software, a free programme called Audacity for the PC, can't use it to run a show like Qlab but at a push, you could use it in conjunction with itunes, not the best of ideas i know but in an emergency its do-able.

    • 13th Feb 2007
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  • Adam McCready

    Composer

    Hi, have just used Qlab(fully licensed version) in conjunction with Audacity(beta version)on a show to be operated on tour by a dsm with no sound experience. It was very important she could set it up and operate it easily so an iMac G5, Audiofire12 and 03D set up was as simple as possible without compromising my design objectives. So far, without wanting to jinx it, things are working well. Qlab is great to work with but it is Mac only. It is the first Mac based MIDI show control system i have used and i am very impressed, it does take a little getting used to in terms of thought process if you are used to a GType/S6000 type of set up so i wouldn't embark on a sound heavy show without getting used to it first but it does appear to be a great tool. Cheers, A.

    • 22nd Feb 2007
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    I use this for playin www.sportssoundspro.com/

    Its very cheap easy to use and reliable

    Nik

    • 7th Feb 2008
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    Try Combiwave (do a google search), the basic program is free, if you like it you can upgrade for additional features.

    • 26th Mar 2008
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    I have used Qlab for several shows and it has preformed remarkably. Incredibly stable and has the added feature of video playback, so great for a cheap easy to use video server.

    • 8th Aug 2008
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  • Pete Bridges

    Technician

    Got the full license for this product now an it is very impressive, with the video aspect as well as the additional midi controller means you could run everything from sound, lights, and video off the mac, not saying i'd trust it to do all that but it is still good

    • 8th Aug 2008
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    Qlab is the show control system of choice for a lot of professional sound designers these days, after SFX 6.0 has proved to be as unreliable as it is...

    Having said that, SFX 5.6 is cheap as chips and does the job reasonably well - it's rock solid as well, so it won't let you down.

    • 21st Jun 2009
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  • Dave Taylor

    Technician, Chief

    Get the full license. I was told to use this system for a show once and reluctantly i took the time to learn how to program qlab.

    Now that I've learnt how to use qlab it follows me wherever i go. I use it in every show I work on as its so easy and so useful.

    • 9th Apr 2010
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    Fantastic program.

    Easy to use and learn. The full license does allow you to take full advantage of it.

    • 12th Apr 2010
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  • Tom Meehan

    Sound Engineer

    S.C.S Is also a good program to use if your running off PC. Think its only about £90 for the professional version and £60 for the standard.

    www.showcuesystems.com/index.html

    • 4th May 2010
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  • Brian Gorrie

    Sound Technician

    If you are looking for PC playback, I can recommend Show Cue System (SCS) by Mike Daniels in Australia. Very inexpensive and very easy to use. Considering what you can do with it it's excellent value for money. Reliability is sometimes an issue in editing mode but live it seems to be fine. Hope this helps.

    • 24th Oct 2010
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    I know of a free PC version of Qlab which is almost identical called Multiplay

    www.audiovisualdevices.com.au/software/multiplay/index.php

    Very good software, have used a few times and no complaints from me!

    • 14th Mar 2011
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  • Robert Tweedie

    Sound Engineer

    For me as a PC windows User it would have to be:

    CSC Show control

    It is a free download or you can get a Liscence from Orbital Sound.

    www.ctrelectronics.co.uk/csc-show-control-download.php

    • 17th Apr 2011
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  • Robert Tweedie

    Sound Engineer

    A lot better than Q Lab and SFX

    • 17th Apr 2011
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  • Fraser Thompson-Noble

    Technician, Chief

    Definitely with Dave on that one, have used SFX before however the one thing that always let's it down unfortunately is Windows. QLab is definitely the better bet. The free version gives you a Stereo output but if your serious about it then the full version is a must have. The licence packages available are fairly reasonable and are available in weekly segments in case you don't fancy the full version. It'll run quite happily on a Mac mini provided you dont chuck too much stuff at it. The one i use at work is run off a MacPro duel Xenon and we've done up to 30 odd simultanious outputs and it doesnt break a sweat. If you are a die hard PC person then CSC is another good program to consider.

    • 18th Apr 2011
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