The smartest cue-based show controller plugin for Q-SYS.
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.
how it works
Within Ottomater, all show control events are created with cues. A cue can be thought of as a major beat during a show, as well as a group of two or more commands. In fact, each cue can contain as many commands as necessary.
A command can control any component in Q-SYS, including 3rd-party plugins. Commands are extremely granular, each one only performing a single function. Commands must be invoked by their parent cue.
Cues are triggered manually in sequence with your show by clicking the "Go" button to fire the next cue, or with an internal or external timecode. Cues can also be triggered out-of-sequence with "Direct Cues."
Cues are created and edited directly in Q-SYS Designer or in Q-SYS UCIs. The cue list can be locked to prevent editing during playback, and show files can be exported, saved, and re-loaded for version history and backups.
New Features for 2019!
Every license of Ottomater includes a license of the Forward Thinking Designs Timeline Controller plugin, giving Ottomater direct, precise control of the Q-SYS Timeline Player for a powerful control experience.
Schedule daily events
In addition to internal and external time code tracking, Ottomater can track a time of day clock to trigger daily scheduled events.
Comprehensive program logs
All cue and command triggers are logged to assist in diagnosing problems and fine-tuning your show.