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The Technology Solutions Provider for your Big Idea

Forward Thinking Designs is your award-winning design firm for audio, video, lighting, and show control systems. We specialize in themed entertainment venues, and have proudly worked on theme parks around the globe. We've designed for the largest and most technologically advanced cruise ships in existence. Our portfolio is rounded out with museums, stadiums and even corporate boardrooms that demand best-in-class results.

Our clients look to us for technology solutions that are both practical now and future-proof. We are ready to partner with you to solve the difficult technical problems and help you bring your big ideas to life.


Technology Partners

There are many fine choices for audio, video, lighting, special effects, and show control systems. Over the years, we've come to expect a high level of quality and reliability from certain vendors, but we're ultimately manufacturer-agnostic. We're not loyal to one particular brand; we're loyal to the right choice for your project.

DSP Plugins

We have our own suite of DSP plugins for Q-SYS and other platforms. We had to program these tools for ourselves because they didn't come in the box. They've proven their worth to us over the years, and we have continued to refine and polish them for select clients and other professionals who find them indispensable.

Our proven plugins improve the capabilities of your DSP system, and can also decrease your overall programming time. If you are interested in licensing our DSP plugins for your project, please contact us directly for additional information.

Ottomater is a cue-based show controller plugin for Q-SYS. The ease of programming and flexibility is ideal for both operator-controlled live performances and automated shows. With a simple, logical approach to building cues and firing commands, Ottomater is the smartest show control plugin out there for the QSC Q-SYS ecosystem.


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