QuickQ

Software Change Notes

v10.3.3 Beta

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v10.3.2 Beta

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v10.3.1 Beta

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v10.2 Stable

New Hardware

Bug Fixes

v10.1

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v10.0

With QuickQ v10 software you can now:

New Features

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.

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. The device's IP address will also be set to one that works with QuickQ, if possible.

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. If a QuickQ Rack is in the network and configured to allow other consoles to take over you can use Configure QuickQ for Device to configure your console to takeover the Rack outputs.

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.

Edit Cue

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.

Emergency Triggers

The 10Scene Contact Events Window has a new Emergency trigger type. When a contact is turns "On and Off" is can trigger the "Emergency" playback or execute. This is most useful when used with Hot Takeover as the console will reassert control in order to turn the emergency scene on.

In order to reassert control the "Takeover uses a different universe" option must be switched on in the DMX Settings Window, and a different universe chosen. The external console outputs on those universes and the console will copy the data to the actual output. When the Emergency trigger is activated the console will stop copying data and instead output it's own data.

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. For accurate reproduction of colours QuickQ needs the emitter data for the fixture. When patching a colour icon next to the Mode name indicates that there is data for that fixture.

Unused Cue Stacks Window

The Unused Cue Stacks Window now supports rearranging the Cue Stacks. You can Drag'n'drop the Cue Stacks and drop Playbacks into place. You can also use the Move Action to move Cue Stacks into a specific place.

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v9.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v9.2 Stable

Bug Fixes

v9.1 Stable

Bug Fixes

v9.0 Stable

New Features

Colour Mixing

Unused Cue Stacks Window

Events Window and 10Scene

Layout Window

Output Sources Window

Patch Window

More New Features

User Interface Changes

More Drag and Drop

Other User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v8.5 Stable

Bug Fixes

v8.4 Stable

Bug Fixes

v8.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v8.2 Stable

Bug Fixes

v8.1 Stable

Bug Fixes

v8.0 Stable

New Features

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v7.2 Stable

Bug Fixes

v7.1 Stable

Bug Fixes

v7.0 Stable

New Features

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v6.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v6.2 Stable

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v6.1 Stable

Bug Fixes

v6.0 Stable

10Scene Window

QuickQ v6 adds full support for the SnakeSys 10Scene system. The new 10Scene Window allows users to configure 10Scene wall panels, gateways and zones.

10Scene Panel

The new 10Scene Panel tab allows users to emulate a wall panel in any of the 10 zones, or control all of them.

Contact Events

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.

Gateways

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.

Settings

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.

Remote Control

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.

Open Sound Control (OSC)

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:

MIDI Control

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.

New Features

User interface changes

Bug Fixes

v5.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v5.2 Stable

Bug Fixes

v5.1 Stable

New Features

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.

UI Changes

Bug Fixes

v5.0 Stable

New Features

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v4.7 Stable

Bug Fixes

v4.6 Stable

Bug Fixes

v4.5 Stable

Bug Fixes

v4.4 Stable

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v4.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v4.2 Stable

Bug Fixes

v4.1 Stable

Bug Fixes

v4.0 Stable

New Features

10Scene Wall Panels

Hot Takeover

Fixture Library Updates

Other New Features

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v3.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v3.2 Stable

Bug Fixes

v3.1 Stable

Bug Fixes

v3.0 Stable

New Features

Access Levels

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

Attribute Control

Other New Features

User Interface Changes

Bug Fixes

v2.4 Stable

Bug Fixes

v2.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v2.2 Stable

Bug Fixes

v2.1 Stable

Bug Fixes

v2.0 Stable

New Features

Theatre Mode

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.

Default Palettes.

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

User interface changes

Bug Fixes

v1.4 Stable

v1.4.1 Beta

Record All

The Record All record option is now fully implemented. Pressing Record, Record All then selecting a playback or a cue in the Cue Stack window will record everything that is happening on the console.

Bug Fixes

v1.3 Stable

Bug Fixes

v1.2 Stable

New Features

v1.1 Stable

v1.1.3 Beta

Bug Fixes

v1.1.2 Beta

New Features

Bug Fixes

v1.0 Stable

v1.0.9 Beta

New Features

Bug fixes

v1.0.8 Beta

New Features

v1.0.6 Beta

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