Linux Show Player (or LiSP for short) is a free cue player designed for sound-playback in stage productions. The goal of the project is to provide a complete playback software for musical plays, theater shows and similar.


Here a list of the main functionality offered by LiSP:

  • Cart layout (buttons matrix) suited for touchscreens
  • List layout suited for keyboards
  • Large media-format support thanks to GStreamer
  • Realtime sound effects: equalization, pitch shift, speed control, compression, …
  • Peak and ReplayGain normalization
  • Undo/Redo changes
  • Remote control over network, between two or more sessions
  • ArtNet Timecode (via OLA)
  • MIDI support for cue triggering
  • MIDI cues (send MIDI messages)
  • Multi-language support (see transifex for a list of supported languages)

Project Status

Currently only GNU/Linux systems are supported.

The application is quite stable, is already been used for multiple performances by different people, but, due to the heterogeneous nature of the GNU/Linux ecosystem, my suggestion is to test it in a “working” environment to detect possible problems with some configuration.