New Year! New Website! New Products!

January 6th, 2010 by Christopher  
 

Yesterday afternoon we flipped the switch on our brand new website. We hope you like it! There was one acknowledged casualty in this process, which is a mailing list that won’t currently accept incoming mail. Our hosting provider is working to get that sorted.

In the meantime, check out the new stuff!

Streamers is for folks working on film scoring, ADR, or foley.

Lockstep is a handy utility that does one thing: convert incoming linear timecode to outgoing MIDI timecode.

Chroma Tickets Tixato is our new project to re-invent online ticketing. It’s just getting started, and we hope you’ll join us in the fun as we make it.

Finally, we round out the updates with a great new QLab tutorial from Jason Knox covering signal flow in QLab.

Not a bad way to start out a new year! Hell, a new decade! And damn, what a decade it’s going to be. So much to make! So much to do! So many ideas to channel into code!

From all of us on the Figure 53 team: happy new decade. The ride is just starting. I think it’s safe to say: this is gonna be fun.

10 Responses to “New Year! New Website! New Products!”

  1. Joel Adria Says:

    Awesome! I’ve been away from the theatre for a few months now and your software just makes me want to get back in there and try out all your new toys! Keep up the awesome work Figure53!

  2. sam kusnetz Says:

    looking good, guys!

  3. Larry Nance Says:

    I love QLab. Will Figure 53 be coming out with a QLab app for the iPad?

  4. Christopher Says:

    Hi Larry,

    Thrilled to hear you’re enjoying QLab! As far as the iPad goes, we’ve each got an iPad, and we’re playing around with some ideas for it. I don’t have immediate plans to make a version of QLab for the iPad. At this stage we’re just exploring it and trying to see what kind of cool stuff we might be able to make. If something seems good, then we may pursue it.

    Cheers,
    Chris

  5. Nigel Hogg Says:

    Please, please PLEASE develop Qlab for the iPad. It would be so useful for a gigging musician like myself who presently uses minidisc due to the limitations of itunes.

  6. Hayden Says:

    I would also love Qlab for iPad! I would pay good money to be able do such a task. I have used Qlab for many months and love the product for and use it for all of the shows I run. Even if it was just centered on music playback it would be an invaluable tool for me.

  7. Shawn Says:

    I have been awaiting info as to whether or not you would QLab an iPad. I think it is a wonderful idea, and could go very far here in Vancouver, Canada.

  8. Jonathan Says:

    I just have to say that i have already paid money to operate lab in designing 6 theatrical productions remotely using vnc viewers on either my macbook or ipad from a Mac mini. The ability to function in a mobile manner to perform speaker tests and not be limited to the tech booth for rehearsal runs is an awesome function. I find that the vnc interface is usually the only limiting factor in that during rehearsal runs i have to make notes of the changes to make since real time editing in a vnc viewer just takes too long. If you all at figure 53 released a qlab remote that operated over a wireless LAN with a GUI optimized for operating the program i would have to say you would have me insisting that qlab be installed in every venue i operate in, or i would just bring my own Mac mini with qlab preloaded to ensure i was using it.

  9. David Says:

    I too think a lite version of Qlab would go down a storm especially for small touring / youth theatre / Amdram companies.

    On the remote operation front. I had an issue recently where I was minus a sound op. I needed to DSM/cue the show from the wings while the audio rig was at the back of the auditorium. So that I could run the audio cues I created a computer to computer network on my Macbook pro and shared the screen. ( the machine running Qlab in the auditorium) I then accessed the private network on my old iBook G4 logged into the shared screen of the MBP and edited during tech from the stalls and operated 8 performances from the wings without a hitch.

    There was a very slight lag on the iBook as the shared screen updated but nothing to cause a problem and there was certainly no noticeable lag in the audio cues firing.

    Using a wifi link was possibly a risky solution but at the time not as risky as relying on someone who had never operated sound on a show before!

    Qlab rocks!

  10. William Neal Says:

    Count me in for QLab for iPad, too! I use QLab for all of my designs, and I’d love to be able to run it from my iPad.
    Ideally, I’d love to have the full QLab functionality available for iPad, but even a playback-only version would be very helpful.
    Thanks!

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