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CSC - Show Control & Audio Playback Software

CSC is a complete Theatrical/Live Sound Show Control Software package for Windows 7/8/10. It can be used to tie together all aspects of live sound control, and enable performances far more complex than could ever be dreamed of using traditional human control.

Shows can be designed using cuelist methodology, for sequential events to be triggered, or for one-off, less predictable events, pages of touchscreen friendly 'Hot Cues' to instantly recall any state or sound can be pre-programmed.

 

Audio Playback

Audio playback can be automated, with an offering of 64 'Players', each of which can be programmed to Play, Stop, Fade, Pause or Resume many types of audio files, to any suitable output devices installed on the system. Players include a waveform viewer to edit start and stop points as well as set loop markers and event trigger positions.

Complex sequences of wave files can be mixed and layered easily using the Live Mixer module, which can control the level and pan of any of the players at any point in time, as well as traditional mixer features such as Solo and Mute to fine tune and diagnose problems in a mix. The graphical timeline view allows visualisation of audio within a cue in a maner similar to a standard DAW for quick adjustments at rehearsal time.

Audio can be routed to up to 64 independent output channels, either directly or via a player routing mixer, adjustable on a per cue basis. 'Image' groups can be stored for use throughout the show, ensuring consistent routing and easy global adjustments..

 

Control

MIDI control is supported in the form of standard MIDI messages, MIDI Show Control, MIDI Machine Control and customizable strings of System Exclusive commands. MIDI Sequences can be recorded to enable capture of modern digital mixing desk's fader movements, or for live recording of sound effects sequences using samplers and keyboards.

Equipment designed to respond to RS232 Serial commands such as DVD players or video mixers can be controlled from CSC also, the Serial module allowing user defined messages of ASCII or HEX characters to be sent to up to 4 Comm ports on the computer. TCP/IP Network control is possible, sending data to up to 8 TCP ports and messages using the Open Sound Control (OSC) format can be encoded and sent to up to 8 UDP ports.

 

Triggers

Events can be triggered by remote control button boxes, MIDI commands, TCP/IP network messages, and triggers can even be based on the system time clock. Multiple computers can be networked together to track a master and send network chat messages to each other.

The External trigger list allows 4 additional cuelists to be constructed allowing event triggers such as switches in props or MD click track start buttons to be integrated into the system with ease. All events are safeguarded to occur at the correct time only through the use of cue regions.

CSC has been designed by people who really know the industry, and as such offers a set of features you really need, in an all round easy to use package.


Features

CSC provides control and functionality for many areas of sound and automation control. The list below is not exhaustive, and new features are being added all the time.

In order to unlock all the features of the Full version a license must be purchased. Without the license the software can be run in Free or Full version demo mode. The host application is the same in either case.

Please note that email and telephone based support is only available to licensed LE and Full users.


General FREE LE FULL
Intuitive, modular based customisable workspace
Easy to use and read cuelist system
Insert and delete cues at any point in cuelist, at any time
Send cues in order, standby, jump cues or recover any position, any time
Auto-link cues by time and adjust on the fly during rehearsal
Drag and drop cues to rearrange cue order
Drag content from Windows Explorer to auto-create cues
Act Rearrangement to move groups of cues within show
Condensed or Expanded Cuelist view to show components of individual cues
Cuelist and workspace parameters dynamically editable, on the fly
Store operator notes for each cue to give valuable show information
Produce and print full cue sheet and file list for show
Hot Cues button pad to jump to any cue by pressing mapped button 1 Pg, 4 Btns 1 Pg, 20 Btns 5 Pg, 100 Btns
System Command module to automate many toolbar functions
Large Simple GO Button and Cue Transport
Run cues based on time of day using Clock Triggers
Audio
WavPlayer array for multiple simultaneous files and multi-track mixing 64 Players 64 Players 64 Players
Multiple audio bus outputs (dependant on System) 2 (1 Stereo) 8 (4 Stereo) 64 (32 Stereo)
ASIO and Windows Sound System driver Support
Support for up to 192kHz sample rate, 32-bit float audio files
Support for multiple file types incl. WAV, MP3, M4A, FLAC, AIFF
Level Changes, Looping and Assignable Routing per WavPlayer
Create show-wide Routing Groups with output mixer
Wave Display Editor for setting Start/Stop/Loop/Event points
Timeline view for graphical WavPlayer cue editing
Real-time Live Audio Mixer to balance complex cues
Analogue modelled mixer faders for traditional feel and fade curves
Create instant Mixer Fade Cues
Line-up Tone Generator for level matching
Media Manager for printing file lists, exporting and file management
Auto-Locate and link missing audio files
File Converter to import CD and non-WAV files
Default Player Routing and Auto-Routing functions
MIDI and Communications
Standard MIDI Channel Message commands PrgCh ONLY
MMC, MSC and System Exclusive commands
MIDI Sequence creation, playback and function editor
MMC Transport Panel
MIDI Keyzone Editor for sampler and video mapping
MIDI Mapper refers channels to devices and sets PC base value
Serial/RS232 communications 1 PORT 1 PORT 4 PORTS
Telnet communcations 8 TCP PORTS
Open Sound Control (OSC) communications 8 UDP Ports
Terminal Window
External Control
Full MIDI Control over cue transport and WavPlayer Mixer
Cues assignable to MIDI Program Change and Note On
MIDI Input and Event Viewer
Read and trigger cues using MIDI Timecode (MTC)
MIDI Timecode Viewer and Capture Windows
Independant MIDI Timecode Input
External Event Trigger Lists
Dual machine tracking to enable switch over to backup PC in case of crash
Network message chat system for sending backstage information
Remote sync of Triggerlist with iOS devices
OSC/Plain text network control
Support for remote buttons using joystick port 8 Buttons 8 Buttons

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