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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.

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Build a Simple Show

A complete walkthrough of your first show in Ottomater. Follow along as we build everything from scratch, including a UCI for Direct Cues. 

Properties, Settings, and Fundamentals

The installation and initial setup of Ottomater. Follow along as we explain terminology and fundamentals, and introduce you to Ottomater's workflow.

Ottomater is a powerful tool and can be intimidating to a new user, even one familiar with cue-based show control.

To that end, we've created a series of introductory videos to help you get started creating shows in Ottomater.


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Show File Output

Ottomater generates JSON data for your show, which can be copied and pasted between Ottomater instances or saved via a text editor.

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Direct Cues

Fire Cues directly from the Cue List without regard for sequence. Commonly used for improvisation or contingency cues.

Timecode Support

Ottomater supports SMPTE timecode in seconds, timecode, or time of day, or can be run without clock automation. Multiple framerate options are available to support a variety of systems.

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System Requirements

Q-SYS Core running Q-SYS v8.0 or later. Cores running Q-SYS v9.0 or later require Ottomater to be updated to v2.2.0.

Use of the plugin is contingent on your acceptance of our Plugin Software License Agreement. The plugin will function in a limited demo mode until activated with a license key purchased from Forward Thinking Designs.

For volume licensing or specific questions, please message us on our Store page contact form.

License Keys are manually generated and usually sent out within two hours of your purchase for orders received from 9 AM - 5 PM EST.




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