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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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Getting Started

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.

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.

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. 


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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.

Direct Cues

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

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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.

Timeline Controller

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.


Ottomate your show!

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What version of Q-SYS™ is supported?

Version 8.0 or later.

For Cores running Version 9.0 and later, Ottomater must be updated to v2.2.0.

What are the hardware and software requirements?

A Q-SYS™ Core running version 8.0 or later.

Use of Q-SYS™ plugins such as Ottomater requires a Q-SYS™ Core Scripting Engine Software License.

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