Cues are the main component of every show/session.

There are multiple types of cues, able to perform different tasks, we can organize them in the following categories:

  • Media cues: used to play multimedia contents

  • Action cues: used to trigger/alter other cues

  • Integration cues: used to interact with external devices or application via common protocols

  • Misc cues: cues that don’t fit in others categories

Cue states#

A cue can be in different states:

stop Stop: the default state, the cue is ready to be started
running Running: the cue is running (e.g. audio is playing)
  Pre wait: waiting before the task is stared
  Post wait: waiting after the task has been completed
paused Paused: the cue has been paused (e.g. audio paused)
  Pre wait: the pre-wait has been paused
  Post wait: the post-wait has been paused
error Error: some error has occurred on the cue (e.g. audio file missing)

Some cue will run its task instantaneously, for those cues the “running” state will be imperceptible.

Cue actions#

A cue can perform different actions depending on its type and current state

  • Default: Depending on its state and configuration the cue will choose which action to perform

  • Start: Perform the cue task

  • Resume: Resume a paused cue

  • Stop: Stop the running cue

  • Pause: Pause the running cue

  • Interrupt: Stop the running cue “quietly”

  • Loop Release: The cue will stop looping (until restarted) but will play util its end

  • Fade: Decrease/Increase gradually a cue parameter (e.g. volume)

The Start, Resume, Stop, Paused and Interrupt action all have a “faded” variant that will cause a fade-in/out.

Cues options#

All cues share a set of options, here we’ll cover the basic settings, more advanced ones will have their own sections.

Options are organized within tabs:

Options tabs


Visual options (some of them can be ignored by the layout)

  • Cue name: The name that identify the cue

  • Description/Note: A text for writing notes about the cue

  • Font size: The font used to display the name

  • Font color: The color of the font used to display the name

  • Background color: The background color of the cue


General options for the cue, this section is organized the following sub-tabs:


Define the default actions used by the cue

  • Start: Action used when cue is “stopped”

  • Stop: Action used when the cue is “running”

Pre/Post Wait#

  • Pre wait: Add a delay before the cue is started

  • Post wait: Delay before Next action is executed

  • Next action: What to do after Post wait

    • Do Nothing: You know …

    • Trigger after post wait: Execute the next cue when post wait ends

    • Trigger after the end: Execute the next cue when the current cue ends

    • Select after post wait: Select the next cue when post wait ends

    • Select after the end: Select the next cue when the current cue ends


Given its non-sequential nature, the Cart Layout does not support the “Next action” setting.

Fade In/Out#

  • Fade In:

    • Duration: How long the fade should last before reaching a maximum value

    • Curve: How the value should increase in time

  • Fade Out:

    • Duration: How long the fade should last before reaching a minimum value

    • Curve: How the value should decrease in time

Editing multiple cues#

While multiple cues are selected, you can use the Edit > Edit selected media [CTRL+SHIFT+E] command, to edit multiple cues at once.

Only the options shared by all selected cues will be displayed.


You can select all cues at once using Edit > Select All [CTRL+A]