The Set IP dialog has a "Fix IP" button. This will automatically set the IP address to one that will work with the console. If the console displays a warning symbol next to the IP Address then pressing "Set IP", "Fix IP" then "Set IP" in the Dialog will fix the issue.
"Configure Device" will attempt to set the IP address of the device if the current IP address is not valid.
The "Identify Device" button will make the LEDs of the device light up to help you figure out which device is which.
User Interface Changes
The buttons in the Network Devices Window have been moved around. The Configure Device and Configure QuickQ For Device buttons remain where they are while the Update Firmware and Grab Show buttons have been moved to the bottom of the window. The buttons all remain in the same place and are greyed out when not needed instead of disappearing. This should make them easier to find.
When the fixture has a colour temperature channel with ranges the encoder will show the calculated Kelvin value as well as the ranges.
Fix issue in v10.0.1 where the Playback Faders were not shown on the Remote App .
Network Devices Window
QuickQ v10 has a new window for managing network devices such as 10Scene Gateways, SnakeSys nodes and 3rd party ArtNet and sACN devices. The old 10Scene Gateways Window has been removed as it is replaced by the new window.
The Network Devices Window is accessed from the main menu. At the top is a list of the devices that QuickQ has discovered. When a device is clicked more details will appear in the window. The name, IP address and subnet of the device can be set along with the device name if the device supports it.
The device can be configured to receive data from QuickQ by pressing the Configure Device button. If the unit cannot be configured remotely it will display a warning. The DMX outputs from QuickQ will be configured automatically if they are not already. Alternatively QuickQ can be reconfigured to match the settings of the device by pressing Configure QuickQ for this Device. It can also upload new firmware to SnakeSys devices and the 10Scene Gateway.
Other QuickQ consoles on the network will also appear in the Network Devices Window. You can "grab" the show from the other console and load it onto your console with the Grab Show button.
The Network Devices Window does not work with the Pathport protocol. If a DMX output is set to Pathport it will not be changed.
If a device does not appear in the window then it may be that it is on a different IP subnet, or that it does not respond to ArtNet poll messages. It may also be that there is a problem with the network cabling.
Shows can be grabbed from a different console.
Record Individual Attributes
It is now possible to record individual attributes to playbacks and execute items. After pressing Record press Position, Colour or Beam to select which attributes you wish to record into a cue. For example to create a playback that 'strobes' a fixture without affecting any other beam attribute select the fixtures, set them strobing at the required rate then press Record, Beam and select Shutter before selecting a playback to record to. Fixes #26575 and #24672.
The Output Sources Window will now show you when an attribute group is being controlled by more than one playback. An ellipses (...) will appear next to the playback name to show that there is more than one playback controlling the attribute group. When you click the ellipses a popup window will show which attributes are being controlled by what playbacks.
It is now possible to edit cues once they have been recorded. Click Action then select a cue or a playback and press the Edit Cue button. The cue will be loaded into the programmer and can be changed. Once you are finished press Update to record the edited cue.
Flash Acts as Go Option
It is now possible to use a flash button as a GO button for a playback. This makes it easier to step through different cue stacks at the same time. The option can be set per Cue Stack.
Better Gel Colours
The gel colours in the Colour Window are now based on the output from a 750W ERS Profile at 100%. The number of gels has been increased and there is an extra gel catalogue.
User Interface Changes
The main menu has been rearranged to make it easier to find commonly used windows.
The timezone button now displays the offset of the timezone selected.
The 10Scene Gateways Window has been removed. Configuration of 10Scene Gateways can now be done in the new Network Devices Window.
The playback displays at the bottom of the touchscreen are now animated, making it easier to see how cue stacks and chases are advancing.
When a layout group is selected, group lines will appear. The user can still set the group lines flag and the group lines will stay when the group is not selected. The intensity of the lines will be determined by the LINES flag and if the groups are selected.
In the Intensity Window multi-touch control has been added allowing more than one fader to be controlled at the same time. 10 fingers can control 10 faders at the same time.
When updating an execute playback, the playback no longer releases.
The execute playback in column 1, row 1 is no longer occasionally un-responsive.
Fix for the encoder legends not updating for Pan and Tilt
Fix for the file manager window not loading files when selected
Fix for Rack WiFi status indicator.
Fix the colours shown in the Layout Window and on the MFF.
Fix highlighting of Cue Stack Comment cell when changing comments. #33693
Fix DMX output timing issue introduced in v9.0. #35967
When the faders were in group mode they did not control the intensity of multi-element fixtures properly, this is now fixed.
Fix display of intensity and colour of multi-element fixtures in the Layout Window. In v9.0 some fixtures always showed 100% intensity in White.
Fix occasional reset when using the File Manager from the Remote App.
Fix reset when loading some old show files, #36231
Fix issue where lines appeared on the Beam Window, #27008
Fix issue where the full keyboard was shown instead of the numeric keyboard when editing cue numbers, #0036242
Improve help message in the Events Window when location or time zone hasn't been set.
Better Colour Mixing QuickQ can now automatically use all the emitters in a fixture for better, richer colours.
Unused Cue Stacks Move Cue Stacks onto the new Unused Cue Stacks Windows to make space for more programming.
More Events New events have been added to the Events Window. Trigger playbacks when the console is switched on or off or dim the lights when the sun goes down.
Better Layouts The group lines features allows you to see which fixtures and in a group, and the new swipe to select gesture allows you to select fixtures faster.
Outputs The Outputs Window has a new tab which shows how each fixture is being controlled.
RDM Patching fixtures and changing modes is now even easier and faster.
There is a new colour mixing mode which uses all the LED emitters in a fixture to mix a colour. In the Settings Windows select Show -> Use All Emitters, then select some LED fixtures and open the colour window. Selecting a colour on the colour wheel or by using the HUE and SAT encoders will adjust all the emitters, including White, Amber and UV. A warning is displayed if QuickQ does not have enough data on the fixture to be able to match colours accurately.
In the new 'All Emitters' colour mix mode it is possible to set the colour to a colour found on a website or by using a colour picker app. Click on the 'sRGB Colour' button then enter the HTML colour code to set a colour. The colours are specified in the sRGB colour space so they will match the colour you see on your phone or laptop.
Unused Cue Stacks Window
There is a new Unused Cue Stacks Window. You can move Cue Stacks from the playbacks into the Unused Cue Stacks Window, and use the playback for something else. The unused cue stacks show their name and also the amount of cues that they contain.
Events Window and 10Scene
The Events Window can schedule events to happen at sunrise and sunset. For this to work the console location and timezone must be set in the Console Settings Window. The current sunset and sunrise times are shown at the bottom of the Events Window.
The Events Window can also schedule events to happen when the console is powered on and off. Playbacks and Executes that are turned on by an Event can still be turned off by pressing 'Release All' and can be overridden when programming.
A long press on a 10Scene panel button will fade the scene down, and second long press will fade the scene up again.
'Group Lines' have been added to the Layout Window. If you want to see visually which fixtures are part of a group you can Press, Action then select the group and press 'Lines'. That will draw lines between the group and all the fixtures in the group. You could create a group of all the fixtures pointing at a person or a point on stage, the lines will show which fixtures are focused on the person.
Multiple items can now be selected in the Layout Window. When the view is locked you can select Groups and Fixtures in the Layout Window by dragging your finger through them. You can also select Groups and Fixtures in the top bar by a two finger gesture moving the fingers apart along the items to be selected.
Group Icons will now be removed from the Layout Window when the group is empty.
Output Sources Window
The new Output 'Sources Tab' allows users to see what is controlling their Fixtures. The table displays the fixture name and shows which playback is controlling which attributes. When the fixture is being programmed it will show the selected palette.
You can now keep unpatched fixtures in the patch. Unpatched fixtures do not have a DMX address. They can still be programmed into cues and palettes however they can not be controlled until their DMX address is set.
In the patch window, you can unpatch by universe. This allows you to remove an entire universe of fixtures instead of having to unpatch fixtures individually.
The 'Add Fixtures' dialog indicates if the fixture data has the emitter data required by the new All Emitters colour mixing. Fixtures and modes with the data have a colour wheel icon displayed next to them.
QuickQ will show an RDM logo next to the Fixture Number when the fixture is responding to RDM. You can press RDM Autopatch to connect to the fixtures, even if they are already patched. If the RDM logo is dimmed it means that the fixture has not responded, maybe because it has been disconnected.
Tap the RDM logo to pop up some information about the fixture. The data comes from the fixture itself.
A long press on the RDM logo will cause the fixture to 'identify' itself by turning on and maybe moving around.
You can now easily change the mode of a fixture once it has been patched. In the Patch Window a long press on a Mode will open a dialog box with a list of modes for that fixture. You can choose to set the mode of just that fixture or all the fixtures of that model. If you are using RDM then QuickQ can change the mode on the fixture as well.
The DMX Address Dialog will also allow you to use RDM to change the DMX address of the fixture.
More New Features
You can now load '.shw' and '.sbk' files from the file manager. Files that are able to be loaded are displayed with a green icon next to them.
You can now save the logs to a USB device from within the application.
Users can now remove names for any item that can be renamed in QuickQ, including Fixture Name, Cue Names and Cue Stack Names.
Users can now choose to have Fixture Fader LEDs not mimic the colour that the fixture is emitting as well as not mimicking Groups and Cues. The original settings are still available to the user.
User Interface Changes
More Drag and Drop
Palettes can be rearranged using drag and drop. A long push on a palette button will put the console into action mode with the palette selected, then dragging it will cause the palette to be moved to a new position.
You can also Drag and drop Cue Faders in the Cue Faders Window, Playbacks on the Playbacks Bar, and items in the Execute Window. Cue Stacks can be dragged between Playbacks Bar and the Cue Faders Window, the Execute Window or the new Unused Cue Stacks Window.
Other User Interface Changes
You can now press the link between Execute Items to break the link or join the items together. The old method using the Action menu has been removed.
The file sorting is now done via a drop down menu within the File Manager Window. This allows for files to be sorted by name, size or date added.
Press the Audio In meter on the tool bar to see a larger VU meter.
Warnings are now shown when setting the IP address and subnet mask in the Wired Network Settings Window. The user is still free to set any IP address but warnings will be shown if the chosen IP address may cause problems.
Macros in the Execute Window now have their own menu. The menu contains Lamp On, Lamp Off and Reset All Fixtures.
In the Cue Stack Window the options and Change Type button have moved from the main menu to the bottom of the window.
The Pan and Tilt Speed attribute setting has moved from the Beam Window to the Position Window and can now be controlled via the top right encoder when on the Position Window.
On the Layout Window, Fixture and Group Items have an increased border size for user visibility.
When you are recording to palettes or groups the add button will no longer overlay the palettes behind, allowing you to record to palettes without pressing the item behind the add button.
In the Cue Stack Window, the spacing between the options at the bottom of the window have been increased and the release time now is edited in a dialog box.
The intensity value on Fixture Items has been increased in size to improve visibility.
Fix issue where opening the Beam Window on the QuickQ Remote app would reset the state of the encoders. #0033608
Fix issue where opening the Beam Window encoder popups on the QuickQ Remote app would cause an error.
Missing Lee Gels now appear in the Gels library.
Fix issue where the activation level of an intensity was affected by the grand master. This would result in the fixture being too dim when it was first adjusted.
Fix issue where the user was unable to set a single channel fixture to channel 512.
Fix a number of issues in the RDM Autopatch function.
Fix DMX Stalls.
Fix issue where Record All didn't record palette effects. #35545
Loading a show file now shows less changes being made to the file. Previously there were a lot of false positives.
Fix Encoder D always control intensity when External Window is open. #33344
Fix issue where the Cue Stack Window fields where not displayed properly, #31151
10Scene buttons are now displayed in the 10Scene Panel. #29493
Action buttons in the Execute Window no longer collide with each other. #28720
Fixture colours in the Layout Window get updated properly after a Release All, #35250.
Fix failure to shutdown after the Remote App had been connected to the console.
Fix issue where the D encoder would always adjust intensities when the Layout Window was shown on the external monitor.
Fix using the on screen keyboard with the Edit Fade Times Dialog.
Fix issue on some early consoles where fixtures would select themselves after they had been deselected when the fader was not at 0.
Fix issue where empty Cue Faders from 37 on the QuickQ 30 would turn on when the Execute Window was used. #30900
Prevent faders from occasionally reselecting fixtures after they had been deselected by a flash button.
Fix issue where Admin and Operator passwords would be lost when the console was switched off.
Fix setting the time when DST is active.
Fix issue where fade times with decimal places could not be entered when other languages were selected.
Fix issue where some Chauvet fixtures where not recognised when using RDM.
Fix audio input and output which did not work in v8.2.
Fix issue where RDM settings were not saved when the console was shut down.
Reduce DMX stalls when using the Colour Window.
Fix occasional reset when using MIDI.
v8 and v8.1 did not switch access level properly on start up, this is now fixed. #31285
Fix start up resets when the show file has lots of fixtures.
Fix reset on QuickQ Remote App when printing the QRCode PDF.
Allow for slow file transfers over VPNs.
Fix reset when loading large show files.
Fix issue where a MIDI "Jump to Cue 13" command would jump to Cue 10. #30865
Fix occasional reset when recording to the Execute Window.
Fix shutdown problem when the Remote App had been connected to a Console. #30392
Fix random fader triggering introduced in v8.
QuickQ can now play audio files in cue stacks. The Cue Stack Window has a button which when pressed reveals the Audio File column. Clicking on that will allow an audio file to be imported onto the console that will be played when the cue is triggered.
An audio output VU meter has been added to the top Toolbar. Tap it to change the volume of the output or mute it. The meter will show a muted icon when the output is muted.
The bottom right encoder can be used to adjust intensities of selected fixtures in the Layout Window, #27092.
The Intensity Window now has encoders to control the Intensity and the Intensity Mode attributes. This allows control of smoke machine fans from the window, #23636. The intensity encoder is only present on consoles with encoders.
The Effects Window now allows control of crossfade of effects. This allows snap changes or smooth fades or anything in between, opening up a whole new range of creative possibilities. #19566, #26638
The Effects Window has also gained direction controls. Effects can run backwards across a selection, from the centre out or in a random order. #26695
QuickQ can now check continuously for new RDM fixtures and patch them as soon as they are connected.
The new RigLock feature automatically changes RDM enabled fixtures' mode and DMX address back when they are changed.
The Blackout button on the console can now be used to set the speed of chases and effects. Once the settings has been enabled in the Settings Window you can hold down the Blackout button and tap a flash button or execute item to set it's speed.
You can now set the timezone that the console is in. This means that scheduled events will respect Daylight Savings Time when required. The timezone can be set to UTC to keep the old behaviour. A factory reset will set the timezone back to UTC.
The Offline visualiser has an improved Design Mode making it easier to position fixtures and objects. Objects can easily be added, positioned, rotated and removed, while fixtures can be attached to trusses and pipes and arranged along them.
The effects engine now supports palette effects. You can select up to 4 palettes to use in an palette effect and they will be spread across the fixtures as with other effects. When a 2 palette effect is selected the Size control will become a Width control opening up even more creative possibilities.
The new Cue Faders Window allows you to see the names and state of the Cues that are saved onto the Multi Function Faders. Cues can be renamed and moved from the window. The window can be placed on the external monitor. The Cue Faders Window is not available on the QuickQ Rack.
You can now jump to a cue on a playback using MIDI. Sending a C3(48) MIDI note on channel 1 with the cue number as the level will cause playback 1 to jump to that cue. You can control all 10 playbacks on a QuickQ 20, 30 or Rack using notes 48-58. Note that you can only jump to whole numbered cues and only up to cue 127 due to limitations of the MIDI protocol.
User Interface Changes
The bank buttons in the Intensity Window are now tabs at the top of the window. When more then 20 fixtures are patched you can swipe right and left to move to their faders. The intensity of the fixture is displayed on the fixture select button when it is changed.
The buttons at the top of the Settings Window have been replaced by tabs to make it easier to explore the different groups of settings. You can switch between settings screens by swiping sideways.
The User Interface tab has been renamed Console.
The VU meters showing the incoming audio levels have been moved onto the Toolbar so it is always clear when audio is being received and played.
The 'RDM Auto Patch' option has been moved from the menu onto a button in the window.
There is a new RDM tab in the DMX Settings tab where the RigLock and continuous RDM scan options may be found.
The File Manager window now shows all files and folders. It also shows file sizes and can show the contents of USB Sticks.
When QuickQ is started up for the first time after upgrading the software it will show a notification offering to show these change notes.
The Events Window help message now explains that QuickQ will adjust for daylight savings time. If the timezone is set to 'UTC' (the default) the message will explain how to set the timezone.
Move actions now give clearer messages when they will not work, and should no longer fail silently.
You can now change directories in the File Manager window.
When the 'Newly created playbacks are chases' option was set a single cue on a playback would have chase timing, not cue timing. This is now fixed. #26527
The QR code PDF documents now have a smaller QR code and extra helpful text.
Selecting a group then recording to a playback without setting any attributes would cause that fader to control the intensities of the group until the console was restarted. This behaviour has now been fixed and a blank cue will be recorded instead.
QuickQ now resets Cue Stack rates to default when loading shows from MagicQ.
Items dragged too close to the edge could not be dragged back onto the screen in the Layout Window. #27937
You can no longer create new empty groups.
Installing QuickQ Designer should be faster, as should installing a new fixture library.
Manufacturers should now only appear once in the Add Fixtures Dialog.
Fix issue where cue stacks could not be moved to playback 10, #30253.
Fix reset when clicking All Cues in the Record Confirm Dialog, #30358.
Fix up file selection, file sizes and changing directories in the File Manager Window.
Fix issue where some fixtures would appear to flicker when the colours were changed in the Colour Window. #25265
Fix issue where a chase recorded to Playback 1 would not release properly until QuickQ was restarted. #30676
Fix issue where recently used fixtures would appear twice in the Add Fixtures Fixture List.
Ensure the default WiFi password has 8 characters. Previous default passwords had less characters and were rejected because they were too short.
Fix updating the fixture library by loading a new heads.all file. This was broken in v7.
Fix patching multiple fixtures with virtual dimmers. Occasionally the last fixture would default to black instead of white until the console was restarted. #29553
Fix issue where auto patched fixtures did not appear in the Layout or Patch Windows until the console was restarted.
Fix reset when using Record All.
USB Keyboards can now be used with QuickQ Consoles and the QuickQ Rack.
The Remote App can now control Playbacks. Press the Playbacks button on the top bar to show the playbacks, then press it again to see the faders.
When the Remote App is connected without using the QRCode the user will be required to enter the WiFi password. This only needs to be done once.
In QuickQ Designer show files can be loaded from anywhere on the PC by clicking the Use OS File Dialog button in the Load Show File dialog.
On the PC version of the Remote App show files, head files and installers can be loaded from the PC onto the Console.
User Interface Changes
The WiFi indicator on the top bar now shows how many Remote Apps are connected. The indicator is also shown on the Remote App.
The playbacks now indicate when the level of the playback does not match the position of the fader. This can happen when a remote control protocol changes the level. Previously the level shown was the level of the fader, now it shows the received level and on the console it flashes if the level differs from the position of the fader.
Fix issue where moving a fixture from one fader to another would cause it to disappear from the Layout view. #28317
The Recent Heads list in the Add Fixtures dialog now works more reliably then it did in previous versions.
Fix flickering on Remote App seen when searching for fixtures in the Add Fixtures dialog.
Fix issue with QuickQ Designer where it changed the maximum number of DMX universes when loading shows from a QuickQ 30 or QuickQ Rack.
Fix occasional reset when opening the Execute Window on the Remote App.
Fix issue where Execute Items would get stuck on after the Patch Window had been opened. #28396
Fix issue where the cue marker in the Cue Stack Window would show the wrong cue when the window was first opened. #28441
Fix the crossfade fader in Theatre Mode, this was broken in v6.2.
Fix Console reset when the new TouchOSC App is running on the network.
User Interface Changes
Executes now override the intensities of the fixtures that they are controlling. This is to allow 'dipless crossfades' in 10Scene installations. Usually fixture intensities are controlled using the 'Highest Takes Precedence' rule, however the rules have been changed slightly so that if an Execute is triggered which sets a fixture's intensity lower than a fader playback the fixture will go to that new lower level instead of remaining at the higher level.
The network switches in the 10Scene Settings Window are now greyed out on QuickQ Designer. The Enable Rack Sockets option is only active on the QuickQ Rack, it is greyed out on other consoles.
Ten Scene Zone QR Code PDF's can now be saved to USB using the Remote App.
There is now no need to send a MIDI note off after sending a MIDI note on in order to press GO. Previously you had to send a MIDI note off between every MIDI note on message in order to step through a cue stack. This is no longer necessary.
The Change Password dialog did not work after an incorrect password had been entered.
Fix occasional resets on the Remote App when entering and changing passwords.
Fix issue with the Event wizard where the new Event would get created even when the Dialog was cancelled.
Fix issue where the flash buttons on the QuickQ 30 console would act upon the wrong fixtures.
Fix issue where Cue Stack window comment fields on iOS QuickQ Remote Control app did not accept changes.
Fix for RDM autopatch. This was broken in v6.0.
Fix occasional reset when using RDM auto patch. The reset would occur when the fixtures had the same RDM Device ID.
Fix reset when recording to a 10x1 Execute Window, #26248
Fix issue where fixtures patched to the highest channel (1-512 on QuickQ 10, 2-512 on QuickQ 20 and 4-512 on QuickQ 30 and Rack) would be removed when the show was loaded. #28020
Fix translations of Access Level menu.
Fix occasional reset when editing long cue stacks. #0027048
Fix issue where Generic RGB fixtures where not patched properly and had no intensity control.
Fix issue where RDM autopatch did not successfully patch fixtures.
QuickQ v6 adds full support for the SnakeSys 10Scene system. The new 10Scene Window allows users to configure 10Scene wall panels, gateways and zones.
The new 10Scene Panel tab allows users to emulate a wall panel in any of the 10 zones, or control all of them.
Each of the four 10Scene connectors on the back of the QuickQ Rack has a contact pin that can be configured to trigger an Execute or Playback or join two zones together so that the Wall Panels for both zones control the lights in both zones.
The Gateways tab can be used to connect extra 10Scene wall panels to a QuickQ Console or Rack. Each Gateway has two 10Scene sockets and can control contacts 1 & 2. The firmware on the Gateway can be upgraded from the Gateways tab.
The 10Scene system can be configured from the 10Scene Settings tab. Connections to gateways and the buttons on the QuickQ Rack can be enabled in the Settings tab, and the 10Scene mode can be selected. When zoned control is selected the zones can be joined in this window.
There are also buttons that allow the zone of each 10Scene wall panel to be set.
QuickQ now has much expanded remote control possibilities. There is a new Protocols tab in the Network Settings where Ethernet Remote Control and Open Sound Control can be turned on and off. There is also a log of messages that have been received.
Playbacks and 10Scene zones can be controlled by the OSC protocol. All the commands available from the Ethernet Remote protocol are also available from OSC. QuickQ can receive commands and also provide feedback to OSC applications such as TouchOSC
Ethernet Remote Control
The Ethernet Remote Protocol has had some new commands added. Using the protocol it is possible to:
Set levels on Playbacks
Go and PausePlaybacks
Jump to a cue on a Playback
Press a button on a 10Scene wall panel.
MIDI can be used to start, stop, Go, Pause and set levels on playbacks. QuickQ now uses the velocity of a note to set the level of a playback. A note from the next octave (starting at note 72) will press Go on a playback, while a note on the next octave (note 84 onwards) will press Pause on a playback.
It is now possible to edit fade times of Executes, Playbacks and Cues directly, without using the Cue Stack Window. It is also possible to set times on multiple cues at once. Select Fade Times in the Action menu to edit the times.
It is now possible to set release times of Playbacks and Executes. In previous versions the Fade Out time has been used as the release time, now it is a separate parameter. Release times can be edited from the Fade Times Action Dialog.
The Files Window has a new Load Show and Console Settings button. This will set the DMX networking, 10Scene mode and other console settings as they were when the show file was saved. The button is only available when the Access Level is set to Admin.
User interface changes
The 6 Dots button is now labelled Action.
There were some mentions of Heads instead of Fixtures. These have now all been changed to Fixtures.
The Settings Window now has a separate tab for remote protocols. The UI for setting the console IP address has been improved.
Fixtures in the Layout window show their intensity as a number as well as a bar graph.
Groups in the Layout Window now have more space to show more text.
Fix for connecting the Android Remote App using a manual IP address on a device with mobile data.
Fix text on Apple Silicon(M1) Macs.
QuickQ v5 set the release time on playbacks as well as executes. This could cause unexpected behaviour when the fader was pulled down quickly. Release times are now set explicitly in the Fade Times Dialog. #26543
The New Show dialog now shows a warning if the show has not been saved yet.
Fix 10Scene QR code save dialog to use wired IP address if WiFi is disabled.
The size of the Execute Grid is limited to 10x10. Shows created in MagicQ and loaded into QuickQ will have the grid truncated to 10x10 if they were larger.
Fix some issues where the Remote App would disconnect when switching access levels.
Fix patching RGB VDIM fixture on Windows
Fix setting date for the first time.
Fix Record Merge on single cue faders.
Fix reset when using record merge to an empty playback.
Prevent fixture faders from occasionally selecting their fixture when they are off 0.
Fix ArtNet output when the subnet was set to 255.255.240.0.
Ethernet Remote Control
QuickQ consoles now have a simple remote control protocol allowing them to be controlled from 3rd party control systems over a network. The QuickQ Manual has details of how to use the protocol.
The Lamp On and Lamp Off buttons will remain enabled when the programmer is active but will give a warning that they will clear the programmer.
Pinch zoom in the Layout window is now less sensitive.
Fix 10Scene Window button colours. They were reversed from the 10Scene panels.
The Mac QuickQ Designer was saving files into the container path rather than the user's Documents/QuickQ folder. This is now fixed.
Fix Mac access to USB drives.
The Colour window did not display gels on Mac QuickQ Designer. This is now fixed.
Fix issue where the Lamp On and Lamp Off buttons would get stuck when trying to lamp on fixtures that don't have a lamp on command.
The Layout window no longer zooms out when the screen saver activates.
Fix issue where the Remote App did not show the Tap To Time buttons.
The Events Window has been added. This allows playbacks to be turned on and off at set times, once a day, every hour or on a specific day.
10Scene panels can now control either the 10 playbacks or the first ten item on the execute grid.
Add a Help button to the Remote connection window for requesting help from ChamSys Support.
The Remote App is now more independent of the console so new versions will be released at different times.
User Interface Changes
The Menu no longer has a Remove option as this can be done from the Action menu.
The Open/Close Visualiser Window and Open/Close Panels buttons have been moved to the Menu in order to make them easier to find.
The Wall Panel Window has been moved to a separate 10scene Window which can be opened from the Menu.
Changing the Pan and Tilt invert in the Patch window now requires a single click.
The Fader LEDs now flash white when their fader is moved to the level of the fixture, group or cue they are controlling.
The Grid Size menu item in the Execute Window has been moved to a button.
Pressing and holding the Power button for 2 seconds will display a message with a Cancel button. If Cancel is not clicked within 5 seconds the console will power off. This matches the behaviour of the QuickQ Rack.
Combo Boxes have been restyled to match the rest of the software.
Fix issue where the Password Dialogs would allow passwords that were too long. Passwords must be less than 15 characters long #23982.
QuickQ Designer now stores the which console it is emulating in the showfile. When the console type is set in the Settings it will be stored when the application is shut down so that it will start up with the same console, #22425.
Fix issue where the Tap To Time button did not appear reliably, #22018.
Ensure that the mouse pointer is in position on the screen when it is first used. On the QuickQ Rack it would appear off screen when the mouse was first moved.
Fix issue where fader positions were not set when the console was powered on. #24774
Fix issue where faders did not turn their intensities off properly when the fader was pulled right down. #0024606
Touching the master intensity control in the Intensity Window would cause the intensity of some fixtures to got to zero. #0022783
Fix issue where the Fader LEDs did not reset after the Add Fixtures dialog had been closed.
Fix issues where fixtures would disappear from the Layout Window when their head number was changed.
Allow patching fixtures to DMX channel 512. #23732
Fix issue where the grand master would not affect fader levels when faders where in Fixture mode. #23757
Fix QuickQ Rack shut down where it would restart if a monitor was plugged in.
Fix mouse cursor on external monitor on QuickQ Rack.
Fix reset when changing inverts in the Patch Window from the Remote App.
Fix issue where a running Cue Stack would go to the first cue when a cue was merged.
Fix display of audio levels in the Chase Options Dialog on the Remote App.
Fix reset on Remote App when changing the Access Level.
Fix issue where the Remote App would show the wrong Access Level.
Only released for Mac OS.
Fix issue where QuickQ Designer would not open on Mac OS 10.15.3 (Catalina update 3).
Fixed QuickQ Rack 10Scene button refresh. This was broken in v4.5.
Fixed DMX factory test in startup menu.
User Interface Changes
The screen saver could interfere with DMX output so it has been replaced with a new one.
Fix Remote App WiFi connection reset in Android v9. This seems to have mostly affected Samsung Galaxy phones.
Fix issue where the DMX output could occasionally send the wrong values.
Fix issue where users could not 'Record Merge' with a Cue that had been recorded using 'Record All'.
Fix backups to ensure that show data is not lost when the console resets.
Reduce timing jitter in DMX outputs.
Fix issue where the Add Fixtures Dialog would patch the wrong RGB LED fixture.
Fix issue where editing long Cue Stacks could reset the console.
Fix issue where QuickQ Rack would sometimes miss button pushes on the front panel.
Fix unreliable sound to light on QuickQ 10 consoles. Sometimes disabling Audio In on one chase would also disable it on the other.
Fix issue where installed head files would be patched instead of heads from a user supplied heads.all file.
Fix the 'RGB LED' button in the Add Fixtures dialog.
Fix default chase names on QuickQ 10 Consoles.
Fix issue where fixtures with virtual dimmers could not be deleted in the Patch Window.
Fix issue where fixtures without intensity control could not be added to a Layout.
Fix issue where faders did not return to 0 properly when they were pulled down quickly.
Fix flashing faders issues. The LEDs above the faders will flash when the fader is not at the level of the fixture, group or cue that it is controlling. They should stop flashing once they are moved to the right level. This was not working properly.
10Scene Wall Panels
QuickQ v4 introduces support for the ChamSys 10Scene wall panel system. The 10Scene wall panel has 10 buttons which can control the first 10 items on the execute page. If the Execute grid size is set to 10x1 then there is an option in the menu to view how the 10Scene panel will be laid out. Setting the access level to operator will make the Home page the 10Scene view.
Other consoles can take control of the lighting rig from QuickQ using ArtNet, sACN or PathPort. If Allow other consoles to control this universe is switched on in the DMX Settings Window then when QuickQ detects incoming data it will relinquish control and output the received DMX data from the DMX ports. When the external console is disconnected QuickQ will return to controlling the lighting rig as normal. When QuickQ has relinquished control it displays an icon in the toolbar.
Fixture Library Updates
It is now possible to update the whole fixture library supplied with QuickQ. Download the heads.all file from www.chamsys.co.uk and copy it onto a USB stick, then go to the Files window in QuickQ and click on Install Fixture Library File. Select the file and the fixture library will be installed onto the console. To revert back to the installed fixture library click on Remove User Fixture Files. The release date of the installed fixture library is shown in the Files window. New releases of QuickQ include the fixture library that was current on the day the software was released.
Other New Features
Take more control with QuickQ. When a playback is recorded with no intensity information the fader will fade in all attributes and effects. This makes 'fly out' effects easy to achieve, and allows quick control of effects sizes.
The Wifi Settings window now has a Save to USB Stick button. This will save a .png file with the QR code, and also 2 PDF files in A4 and US Letter sizes with the QR code that can be printed out.
Playbacks with timecode cue stacks on them will automatically activate when timecode is received.
User Interface Changes
The top bar now shows MIDI Timecode. Clicking on the timecode will open the Cue Stack window for the timecode playback.
The Actions menu now spread over 2 lines if all the buttons do not fit on one line. #20383
The Layout window no longer attempts to rearrange items. The grid system does a better job of that.
The Update window has been redesigned in order to make it clearer. If the software is aware of a new software release it will show a banner at the top of the Update window, and display a notification when the console is powered up.
The console software can now be updated from within the QuickQ application. In the Update window the Update Software button now shows a file chooser dialog allowing users to select a .cdq installer file which will then be installed. The installation can not be stopped once it has started. The software will restart once the installation is successfully completed. This can be done from the Remote App, but the USB stick with the new .cdq file should still be inserted into the console or QuickQ Rack.
Wired network settings can now be changed from the Remote App.
QuickQ will show a notification when it connects to the Remote App if there is a new software release available.
The Cue Stack Window ensures that the next cue is always visible.
The was an issue where the faders could occasionally 'flicker' slightly, causing the UI to flicker, and stopping the screen saver from working. This is now fixed.
Fix issue where setting a cue comment in the Cue Stack window on the Remote App didn't work.
Fix drag'n'drop in the Cue Stack window on the Remote App.
Fix occasional reset when adding the 61st fixture to a layout.
Fix reset in the Execute window when recording to blank items.
The Layout window did not allow more than 60 fixtures to be added to the layout. This is now fixed.
Fix issue where the Group + button wasn't shown when recording groups in the Layout window.
Fix issue where the 'Move' action didn't work in the Execute window.
Fix Backup to USB function on QuickQ consoles. #0021247
Fix reset when using the Execute window on the Remote App.
Fix issue where show files would not save reliably on the console.
Quicker... Use the popup Range window to quickly find and select attribute values.
Easier... Use the grid control to quickly layout fixtures and groups in the Layout window.
Quicker... Make backups to USB quickly using the Backup to USB button.
Easier... Move playbacks and fixtures to better arrange the show file.
Quicker... Patch rigs faster using the improved RDM autopatch function.
QuickQ v3 introduces a new feature to lock down console programming. Access Levels can be used to prevent users from making unwanted changes to the show files.
There are 3 access levels, Admin is the default and allows unlimited control of the console, patch and settings. Programmer allows users to program shows but not to change the patch or settings. Operator prevents any changes to the show file, but the show can still be operated as normal. When in the Operator level the home screen changes to the Execute window.
The access level can be changed in the Settings window. The Admin and Programmer access levels can be password protected, and passwords can be changed in the Settings window. The current access level and the passwords are stored in the show file. The user must enter the current Admin password before they can change a password.
When changing to the Operator user the console will be cleared.
Move Fixtures and Playbacks
Playbacks can now be moved onto other faders and onto the Execute window. Items in the Execute Window can also be moved onto Playback faders and Cue faders.
It is now possible to move fixtures onto different faders after they have been patched. Press the Action icon, then select some fixtures, press Move then select where they need to go.
It is now possible to set fixture head numbers in the Patch window.
A long press on an encoder that is controlling an attribute with ranges will bring up a Ranges window showing all the ranges available making it quick and easy to select prisms, strobe effects, iris macros and colour temperatures.
Attribute faders controlling an attribute with ranges now have a tumbler control similar to that in the encoders to select ranges. A long press on the tumbler control will bring up the Ranges window.
Other New Features
Add a new Backup to USB button to the Files window. This saves the current show to a USB drive then performs some checks to ensure that the file has saved successfully. QuickQ will display a message when the file has been saved and it is safe to unplug the USB drive. It is no longer possible to save to USB drives using the Save Show As... button.
Add a button to the Files window that removes old backup files. This will free up hard drive space.
Fixtures and groups in the Layout window can now be lined up to a grid. Unlock the layout then click on Grid to display the grid. When fixtures and groups are moved they will snap to the grid.
QuickQ will now check with the user before changing the addresses of RDM fixtures when doing an RDM autopatch. It also shows a list of the fixtures it has found while performing the auto patch.
QuickQ now remembers what window was on the external monitor when it was shut down and will display the same window the next time it starts up.
User Interface Changes
The Action menu now allows actions to be selected before items. It is possible to press the Action icon, then the Remove icon, then click on something to remove it.
The fader LEDs no longer flash when recording or in Action mode. Instead they change colour in the same way as the items on the screen.
The fader LEDs are brighter when the fixture is selected, and dimmer when it is not selected to make it easier to see the difference.
Notification messages now appear at the bottom of the main window above the Playbacks.
A notification message is now displayed after recording. If something new has been created the Name button provides a quick way to name it.
QuickQ used to show the internal cue stack number in the Cue Stack window, now it shows the playback number to make it clearer what is being edited.
Cue Faders are now called cue faders in the Action dialog windows instead of playbacks.
In Theatre Mode the Release button is shown for all playbacks that do not release when the fader is set to 0.
Fix issue where the positions of fixtures and groups in the Layout window would change slightly after QuickQ had been shut down.
Fix issue in Execute window where link graphics did not show correctly. #0020392
Fix an occasional reset in the Execute Window.
On some Windows PC's the Offline Designer would open with plain white windows and would not display the UI. This is now fixed. #0020365
Fix 'Find fixture' functionality. Sometimes the Add Fixture dialog wouldn't find the correct fixture using the text search until after QuickQ had indexed the heads. #0020529
Fix issue where Playback flash buttons did not select the playback.
Fix issue where connecting the Remote App would cause the console playbacks to reset.
Fix issue where opening the Gobo window in the Remote App would set the gobo wheel to Open.
Fix issue where the Xfade fader did not appear to work if the Theatre Playback was not current.
Fix the Xfade fader in the Offline Designer App.
Fix issue where Execute cues and Cue faders would be recorded with a 3 second fade when in Theatre Mode. #0020389
Fix issue where QuickQ would set the grand master to 100% if it was turned on with the grand master at 0.
Fix issue where Record would always overwrite the cue faders.
Fix issue where renaming a playback, cue or cue stack would cause all playbacks to release. #0020393
Fix issue where the Rename dialog did not warn when entering names that were too long.
Fix issue where virtual dimmers did not get patched properly. This meant that QuickQ was unable to control the intensity of RGB LED fixtures.
Fix issue where the Add button in the Patch window didn't show a progress indicator while QuickQ was indexing the fixture library. This made it appear that the Add Fixtures dialog wasn't working. The Add buttons are now blue instead of green with working progress indication, and clearer indication of when they are disabled.
Fix issue where cues recorded using Record All would be not be saved in the show file.
Fix issue where Record Overwrite did not appear to work at first when recording onto faders.
Removing playbacks did not work when the playback was active, this is now fixed.
Fix issue where the Default palette did not appear to be recorded. It was using the locate value which was not being updated when the default value was recorded.
The Shutter encoder did not change value when the range was changed.
Fix issue where the Playback 1 current indicator stayed on when other playbacks were selected.
QuickQ v2.0 introduces Theatre Mode. This turns Playback 1 into a theatre cue stack, Playback 2 becomes a manual crossfader for the cue stack on Playback 1. In Theatre Mode lowering a Playback to 0% does not automatically release the cue stack. If a light's intensity is at 0% in a cue then it will automatically be moved into position ready for the next cue. New cues recorded while in Theatre Mode will have a default fade time of 3s.
To turn on Theatre Mode click on Settings in the menu then select Theatre Mode.
On the QuickQ console setting all the faders to 0 and pressing Clear will return all fixtures to their default positions. The default positions are stored in the first palette in each Attribute window. To change the default values simply record some new values into the first palette, which is labelled as Default.
Other New Features
The Execute Window now has a Link option. Clicking on a cue in the Execute window will release any cues that are linked to it. Use the Action menu to link and unlink cues.
The console software now has a screen saver.
QuickQ now uses longer fixture names for better searching in the Patch window.
The Cue Stack window now displays the cue stack on the current playback, which has a green label. The window now has Play and Pause controls. The Pause control changes its graphic to show when the Pause button will act as a back button.
The DEF and SNAP buttons are now operational. DEF make the fixtures white, and a second press will make them red, SNAP makes all the selected fixtures the same colour.
The Files window now shows how much space is left on the console for saving show files.
A File Manager window has been added to allow deleting of old show files.
The Gobo windows now have a Focus control.
DMX universes now have a Hot Takeover option. When the console detects ArtNet trying to control a DMX universe it will stop outputting it's own data, allowing other consoles to take control of a lighting rig.
User interface changes
The Record button has been moved next to the Action button and the icon has been replaced with text.
Record Options are now hidden by default, click on Show Options to see the Merge, Remove and Record All options.
The Cancel button on toolbars has been moved so it is consistent with dialogs.
The Add buttons have been moved to the bottom of the tables instead of the bottom of the screen.
The Remove text has been replaced with a bin icon in the Action menu.
The Remote App has been adapted for notches and rounded corners on newer phones.
The Remote App can now show playbacks.
The Playback displays get brighter when the Playback is active. #0019998
The Add buttons now only appear when the Record button is pressed.
Fix Remote App crash when opening an empty Execute window.
Fix issue where the Add Fixtures dialog didn't update the address properly on remote.
Fix a number of issues that made connecting the Remote App unreliable.