Anything like QLab for PC?

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by drumist69, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    Hi all! I'm looking for software like Q Lab, for running audio for a live theater production. Basically, we have about a dozen audio pieces to drop into the live action, and were looking for a better way to trigger those (as opposed to running a CD player through the board and dealing with that!). We would just use Q Lab, but don't have a Mac available for the shows, only an Intel laptop. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be forever grateful, and wash your car for you and stuff! Andy
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    I don't have a car, but I actually made a program that did this.

    I then found a more stable, more efficient, more reliable and functional one.

    I found this app with a short search but I can't find the much nicer looking one I had.

    Alternatively, I'd use foobar2000, set it to Stop After Current (check the Preferences-General tab - there's a "Reset stop-after-current when stopping" and I can't remember the default), then load all your stuff in that.
    Foobar2000 for me, has been rock solid, and will play damn near anything (including audio formats used in games).
  3. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    Thanks codemonkey! I don't think that Fubar200 will work, as we will probably need to have more than one sound running at the same time. In other words, I'll cue a "bed" track, then at certain dialogue cues in the play, trigger additional sound effects and such. I'll play with that other one, though! Andy
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to think I'll dig out that old program of mine...

    I had it rigged to provide 9 keyboard/mouse activated channels (independent) with volume controls, and even a coloured version of the script.
    It was hack upon hack upon hack, but only ever crashed once besides testing.
    Now, where did I leave the source code...
  5. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    Thanks for your input! I've found something called Mixere which will do what I need for this show. We'll be putting it together in tech rehearsals next week! Andy

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