SCS Help Contents

This help file is for SCS Version 11.9.6.
Change history can be viewed at Recent Changes.

IMPORTANT: ALWAYS, repeat ALWAYS complete at least one dry run (a 'dry tech') of the entire show at least a week before the first performance or first dress rehearsal of any show. This is to give you the opportunity to identify and fix any issues ahead of time.

Introduction to the Show Cue System



How SCS Works - Please read!

Running the Demo 

Feature Comparison 

The Main Window

Main Window Toolbar 

Meter Display and Master Faders 

Changing the Levels of All Playing Cues 

Cue Panels 

Cue and Sub-Cue Descriptions 

Keyboard Shortcuts 

Find Cue

Clock Timers

The 'Load Production' Window

New Production

Use Template

Open Favorite

Open Existing

Faders Window

External 'Control Surface' Setup

The Editor

Starting and Using the Editor 

Editor Toolbar 

Editor Sidebar and Cue List 

Undoing, Redoing and Saving Your Changes 

Production Properties 



Audio Output Devices

Video Audio Devices

Video Capture Devices

Fixture Types

Lighting - DMX Devices and Fixtures

Control Send Devices - MIDI

Control Send Devices - RS232

Control Send Devices - Network

Control Send Devices - HTTP

Cue Control Devices - MIDI

Cue Control Devices - RS232

Cue Control Devices - Network

Cue Control Devices - DMX

Live Inputs

Input Groups

VST Plugins

Time Profiles

Run Time Settings

Import Devices from another SCS Cue File

Cue Properties 

Time-Based Cues

Callable Cues

Standby Cues

Re-Number Cues

Cue-Start Confirmation

Hotkey Banks

Cue Types

Audio File Cues

Stop / Fade-Out / Release (SFR) Cues 

Level Change Cues 

Playlist Cues 

Video/Image Cues 

Lighting Cues

Control Send Cues 


Note Cues

Memo Cues 

Go To Cues 

Set Position Cues 

'Call Cue' Cues

Run External Program Cues 

Enable/Disable Cues

Live Input Cues

Collect Production Files 

Bulk Edit Cues 

Copy Properties from another Cue or Sub-Cue

Copy, Move, Delete or Sort a Range of Cues

Drag and Drop 

Import Cues from another SCS Cue File 

Import Cues from a CSV File 

Export Cues to a new SCS Cue File 

Options and Settings

General Options

Display Options

Cue List Columns

Audio Driver Settings - DirectSound/WASAPI

Audio Driver Settings - ASIO (BASS)

Audio Driver Settings - ASIO (SM-S)

Video Driver Settings

Remote App Interface

Functional Mode (Primary/Backup)


Editing Options

Session Options 


Encoded Files Folder 


Starting SCS

Time Fields

Using SCS Sliders

Sound File Recommendations 

Gapless Playback

Printing the Cue List

Device Maps

Portability (transferring your files to another computer)

Special Folders

Auto-Starting a Cue File

Production Timer

MIDI Time Code (MTC)

DMX Display Window

Lighting Control by External Fader

Setting up a Backup Computer

Move to Time (M2T)

Production Live Running

Setting Up For a Production 

Setting Up Your Video Projector For Videos and Still Images 

Playing Cues for a Show 


Problem Starting SCS

Video Problems

Fixing Stuttering or Skipping Audio 

ASIO Problems 

Outputs 3/4 and 5/6 Swapped 

Linked Audio Files Out Of Sync 

Credits, Terms and Conditions, Registering


Terms and Conditions 

Registering SCS 

Recent Changes