Q-Widget-PRO Dual Output Show Control Remote

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


The best dual output show-control remote for QLab, Ableton, SCS, SFX, and any application with MIDI support.

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Product Description

For use as a QLab Remote, Ableton Remote, SCS Remote, SFX Remote, or MIDI Remote in supported applications, with dual USB outputs and a footswitch GO jack.

The Q-Widget-PRO is a simple and dependable show-control remote for QLab, Ableton, Show Cue Systems’ SCS, Stage Research’s SFX, and any other application with MIDI support.

Built with the highest quality components, the Q-Widget-PRO is designed to work as hard as you do.

  • Dual USB output for backup systems
  • Footswitch jack as an alternate “GO” input
  • Industrial broadcast-grade switches and encoder
  • Premium USB 2.0 cables – won’t come loose
  • Zero-latency, double-go protected firmware

Available in QLab Mode or MIDI Mode

The Q-Widget comes preinstalled with your choice of firmware. QLab Mode is a specific mode for use only with Figure53’s QLab, while MIDI Mode sends MIDI commands to any application that responds to MIDI note-on and note-off commands. Want the flexibility of both software sets? Each mode is available for purchase as an optional secondary mode, and you can switch between them as needed.

Why not Wireless, or an iPad/iPhone App?

Are you willing to take the chance that your Wifi signal is lost at the critical moment you need to fire a cue? The very nature of ethernet packets allows data to go missing and then be re-sent, adding unacceptable latency to your cues. When cue playback for a show is mission-critical, a wired remote is the ONLY reliable way to go.

What’s in the box?

1 Q-Widget-PRO Remote
2 Premium 15′ USB 2.0 Cables
1 Instruction Card / Manual

Using the Q-Widget remote in QLab Mode

Q-Widget-PRO QLab ModeAs a QLab remote, the Q-Widget sends 12 separate commands to QLab using only 3 buttons and a knob. The firmware in QLab Mode is intuitive and context aware, multiplying the available functions without the need for button combinations or additional buttons.

Using QLab Mode with the Q-Widget does require a driver be installed on the host Mac. No additional setup is necessary in QLab. Simply install the QLab Mode driver on the host Mac, and the remote will communicate with QLab.

Compatible with all versions of Figure53’s QLab.

Available Commands

  • GO a cue
  • GO the list
  • RESUME a paused cue
  • RESUME a paused list
  • PAUSE a cue
  • PAUSE the list
  • STOP a cue
  • STOP the list
  • RESET the list
  • NEXT cue
  • PREVIOUS cue
  • LOAD cue

Using the Q-Widget in MIDI Mode

Q-Widget-PRO Midi ModeAs a MIDI remote, the Q-Widget sends 10 separate commands to any MIDI application using only 3 buttons and a knob.

No driver is required on the host computer. Additional setup is necessary in your application. MIDI is transmitted on Channel 16. The Q-Widget sends Note-On messages at velocity 127 when pressed, and Note-On messages at velocity 0 when released.

Available Commands

  • GO button sends on Note 1
  • PAUSE button sends on Note 3
  • STOP button sends on Note 2
  • LEFT knob sends on Note 5
  • RIGHT knob sends on Note 6
  • PUSH knob sends on Note 4
  • STOP + PAUSE buttons send on Note 7
  • PAUSE + GO buttons send on Note 8
  • STOP + PAUSE + GO buttons send on Note 9
  • STOP + GO buttons send on Note 10

Additional Information

Weight N/A

5.8" (147mm)


3.5" (89mm)


0.98" (24mm)

Firmware files are available only to registered users. Firmware licenses are nontransferable, and lifetime access to files applies only to the original purchaser with a valid purchase receipt. Log in to your account to access firmware files.

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QLab – Driver v1.41
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6 reviews for Q-Widget-PRO Dual Output Show Control Remote

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Works every time for classic workspaces in QLab! I want to caution that the knob won’t iterate through cues in a Cart style workspace on QLab 4, but bets are if you’re big into Cart layouts, you’re comfortable with a mouse or touchscreen anyway.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome piece of kit – It makes life easier and being able to run a backup seamlessly is now the standard on our shows.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent device. Have used extensively in ‘cannot fail’ show situations. It’s done it all – cued lighting, video, audio, even launched a fireworks show.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    a must for QLAB user! very nice

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Device is awesome!

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    The Device is great a must for anyone using Q-lab professionally, support is a bit slow though!

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