QuickQ software is a new, radically simplified version of the MagicQ software, designed with a quick and easy user interface and a comprehensive feature-set that makes programming easy for students, volunteers, or part-time operators, and is even comfortable to use by professionals on small-scale shows. The software's smart phone like interface features an intuitive home screen and gesture support that makes it easy to learn. Fixtures can be visually laid out exactly as they are rigged within the software's home screen, where they can be selected and controlled using simple actions, such as pinch to zoom. The software incorporates powerful fixture effects, which enable fast and flexible programming. Build cues, cue stacks and chases within the software, re-ordering cues simply by dragging and dropping cues with stacks and syncing chases using sound to light or tap to time them. QuickQ software is show compatible with our more advanced MagicQ software, enabling users to load show files between both QuickQ and MagicQ and progress freely throughout the ChamSys range.

QuickQ Designer

Build, Program and Visualise shows offline using the free QuickQ Designer software, which runs on Windows and Mac computers.

  • Windows 7 or above, macOS 10.11 or above, 200MB of disk space.
  • OpenGL 3.3 or above. Full HD screen recommended.
  • QuickQ Designer is an offline editor and does not output DMX.
  • v5.1 released 7 Jul 2020 - Changenotes
  • Create and edit shows offline and transfer to and from the console via a USB stick.
  • Includes built-in visualiser (MagicVis).
  • This is an offline editor that does not support DMX output, networking or external connectivity.

QuickQ Console

The free QuickQ console software download updates your QuickQ console with the latest version of software features and fixture files.

  • QuickQ 10, 20 or 30 console, USB stick with at least 200MB of spare space.
  • Updating your console will keep all current settings and show files.
  • v5.1 released 7 Jul 2020 - Changenotes
  • Updating your console will keep all current settings and show files.
  • No restriction on downgrading and upgrading software versions.

QuickQ Remote Control

Via the inbuilt WIFI on the consoles, the QuickQ Remote download for iOS and Android enables users to connect their tablets and phones directly to QuickQ consoles to use as an identical user interface or additional screen.

  • Requires a QuickQ console for use.
  • Android 4.1 or above, iOS 10 or above, 50MB of storage space. An 8 inch or above screen size is recommended.
  • Use the app to scan the QR code on the console, which will automatically connect to the built-in WiFi network (requiring no network configuration by the user).

Key features

  • Smartphone-like interface offers intuitive menu selection and gesture support that allows for simplified actions like pinching to zoom
  • Cue stacks with fade time, drag-and-drop cue ordering and time code support make programming a breeze
  • Chases with speed, cross fade and tap to time create awesome looks when programming
  • Built-in effects library for position, colour, beam and intensity channels helps build versatile shows
  • Layout screen allows for quick access to fixture and group selections to speed up programming time
  • RDM auto-syncing addresses and patches RDM connected fixtures automatically to your console, so you don't have to deal with doing this manually


The Free MagicVis visualiser is built into the offline editor, QuickQ designer, for an offline visualisation of QuickQ programmed shows. QuickQ users can use the ChamSys MagicVis visualiser to view the output of a QuickQ console on a Windows or Mac external monitor, while programming on a QuickQ console.


Show files can be moved between QuickQ consoles or the QuickQ Designer offline editor and the more advanced MagicQ consoles and software, as well as between versions. When loading a MagicQ show file on a QuickQ console, only the features supported by the QuickQ console will be kept.

Fixture Library

QuickQ uses an extensive personality library of over 26,000 fixture files shared by MagicQ. If a lighting fixture can’t be found in the library, you can import your own head files.

An up-to-date version of the entire QuickQ Fixture Library is available to download, this personality set is updated daily by our developers.

Previous and Beta QuickQ software versions

Log into the ChamSys bugtracker to view older versions of QuickQ software, and try out the beta version.


For technical support, please contact ChamSys.
To report issues with the software, open a report on the ChamSys bugtracker in project QuickQ.