MagicQ, MagicVis and MagicHD Software

To download and use MagicQ, MagicVis and MagicHD for FREE, click on the relevant icon below for your operating system.  To learn more about the benefits and features of MagicQ then check our MagicQ page.

  Pro Pro 2010 Pro 2014 &
MQ Compact
Windows Mac Intel Linux 32bit Linux 64bit
Latest Stable
Latest Beta
MagicQ Console Install Instructions (online)

MagicQ PC Install Instructions (online)

We cannot guarantee that beta versions will be stable and they should not be used in a critical show environment.

Software Archive

Head Files

The MagicQ software includes the latest heads (personalities). To download an updated set of heads for your MagicQ install, refer to the instructions below. The heads library is updated online daily, so the link below will always be up to date to the last 24 hours.



For latest SnakeSys firmware download the latest MagicQ software above which includes the relevant upgrade files.  Upgrade within MagicQ from Setup, View DMX I/O, Net Manager.  


Known Issues

COMPACT CONSOLES MQ40 / MQ60 / MQ70 : does not support external USB keyboards.  If external keyboard is required then revert to

DOWNGRADE ISSUE ON MAGICQ CONSOLES : If is loaded onto a console then downgrading to will not work correctly.  Before downgrading go to File Manager and delete all the .mic2 files from the icons folder.

SOFTWARE ISSUE ON MQ60/70 :  In software versions TO there is a known problem with saving shows after the MQ60/70 has been constantly running for 24 hours.  ChamSys recommend upgrading MQ60/70 to or above.

For a full list of changes please check out the  Software Change Log.