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Feature-rich audio player plugin for QSC Q-SYS systems.

the Player UCI - Forward Thinking Designs

The Player by Forward Thinking Designs is a full-featured audio player plugin for QSC Q-SYS. The Player automatically ramps audio playback in and out for smooth, natural starts and stops in your venue.

We've made the decision to release The Player free to the public. We hope it finds its way into all of your shows and projects.

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Full Playback Functionality
  • Play and Stop commands fade with user-controlled Attack and Release parameters.

  • Load playlists or individual files, and shuffle, repeat, or skip.

  • Scrub controls to seek through a track or specify playback start points.

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Announcements and Voice-Overs
  • ​Duck command to gracefully transition to announcements or voiceovers

    • User-controlled Trim, Attack, and Release

  • Loop playback, with Loop Gap of up to 24 hours.


64 Output Channels
  • A generous maximum of 64 output channels, to handle virtually any file you might use.

    • Per-channel gain / mute and player mute

    • Independent channel meters


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System Requirements

Q-SYS Core running Q-SYS v7.0.0 or later. Cores running Q-SYS v9.0 or later requires The Player to be updated to v1.1.0.

Can I use The Player in my project?
How do I find my Core Locking ID?

Yes. In fact, we hope you do. The Player by Forward Thinking Designs has been released as a gift to the Q-SYS community, and we want to see as many people as possible benefit from it. However, we would appreciate hearing how you've used it. Drop us a line at and tell us about your project!

Your Core Locking ID can be found in Core Manager. Select the "Licensing" Tab. The Locking ID is visible under the "Core Information" heading. Click the Copy button to copy the Locking ID to your clipboard.

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