Archive for the 'Development' Category

Announcing QLab integration with TTA Stagetracker

Monday, March 14th, 2011

We’ve got news! Press-type news! A few months ago, John Skjelstad from TTA Sound approached me with an idea. TTA has a product called Stagetracker that is a big thing in Europe. (They’re making a move to the U.S. this year.) Stagetracker is a powerful system for sophisticated audio localization. It is also able to [...]

New Year! New Website! New Products!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

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 [...]

Please welcome Sean Dougall to Figure 53

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I’m extremely excited to announce the arrival of Sean Dougall as a full-time member of the Figure 53 team. If you have used QLab 2, you have already benefitted from Sean’s skill. He designed and built QLab’s SMPTE timecode synchronization mechanism and the entire license and authorization system. I feel extremely lucky to welcome Sean [...]

2.0.1 Available and Three New Showcases

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Version 2.0.1, a bug fix release, is now available. You can download it directly or you can use the “Check for Updates” feature under the “QLab” menu in the application. Get it while it’s hot. I’m also happy to announce three new showcases: Unmanning the Booth with QLab, wherein Ryan Maxwell performs the ultimate multi-tasking [...]

2.0 is Good to Go

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Ready? Let’s dive right in: New GUI. QLab 2 offers a single integrated layout with streamlined controls to help you work faster. 48 channel output. Each Audio Cue now supports up to 48 independent channels of output and can read up to 16 channels of a multi-channel file. Sample-accurate audio synchronization. QLab 2 provides guaranteed [...]

v2 status update

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

The coding is complete, give or take a few final bugs and perhaps an extra coat of polish. Once Marketing delivers the new website and the guys over in Sales finish modifying the online store to handle upgrade discounts, we’ll be ready to roll! Oh yeah. I’m Marketing and Sales. No problem, I’ll delegate it [...]

Rumble rumble

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Hi. Been quiet around here, huh? Six months since the last blahg update. Not much going on then, I guess? Sitting on the ol’ laurels, right? Wroooooonggggg. I’ll admit, it must look quiet from the outside. But if you come join me down here in the Figure 53 bunker you’d see a different story. Down [...]

Video Cue updated

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I’ve released a small update to the Video Cue. It fixes: at least one scenario in which an initial white frame could be displayed instead of the first video frame a bug that could lead to a crash when a Video Cue is first run It is a small change and I recommend that you [...]

Version 1.3.5 Available

Monday, February 11th, 2008

1.3.5 was released this morning. Among the changes are: Added a “Send MIDI Message” button to each kind of MIDI cue. Handy for previewing the message you’re building. Better error reporting if a bundle operation fails. Also gives the option to proceed with the bundle and skip the file(s) that had an error. Fixed a [...]

Version 1.3.4 Available

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

This release adds a single feature: “Bundling”. You can find it under “File” → “Bundle Workspace…” To bundle you first choose a location and provide a name. QLab will then create a new directory of that name and copy all your media files in to it. That directory becomes the new working directory, and all [...]

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