Q-SYS Designer Software is the most powerful yet simple advanced DSP design software on the market today. This software enables the user to create designs for native Q-SYS Platform system and also supports the integration of the greater Q-SYS Ecosystem. The system design environment was created specifically to be intuitive and easy to use. It is laid out without clutter or complicated multi-level menus. As a result, the software allows system integrators to focus their energy on building the audio system, rather than laboring over a complex software learning curve.

                •   One Software for all System Sizes: Q-SYS Designer Software is a single application for use with every Q-SYS Core category for projects of any size.
                •   Emulation Mode: Build the majority of your system without hardware.
                •   Third-party peripheral support: Q-SYS allows for control of external devices through available LUA scripting.
                •   User Control Interfaces: Design custom buttons, import graphics, add UCI PIN protection as an addition layer of protection and build user controls for touchscreen controllers.

Note: Before upgrading, be sure to create backup copies of your Q-SYS design files for the current version and older versions. Also, make backup files for all media you have on the Core.  To avoid overwriting your backup copies, be sure you do not open the backup copies with the newly installed version of Q-SYS Designer Software.

Updated Features v9.10.2

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Enable Q-SYS Control on Zoom Rooms Controllers

The new Q-SYS Control for Zoom Rooms App offers the ability to display a Q-SYS user control interface (UCI) directly on a certified Zoom Rooms Controller. Seamlessly control room devices and services connected to the Q-SYS Core including audio/video peripherals, displays, lighting, shades, environmental controls, etc., on the same pane of glass as your familiar Zoom Rooms call controls.

Download Q-SYS Control for Zoom Rooms

Setup Information

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Start incorporating these Q-SYS products into your designs

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Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager

  • Apply software patches to Q-SYS systems without changing firmware, including security updates and bug fixes. (Currently applicable to one system at a time, with a future update planned to enable software patches on multiple systems at once.)
  • Manage UCI Variables during runtime: Manage UCI Variables from Enterprise manager, allowing changes such as changing themes or button labels on a UCI without taking the Q-SYS system offline.
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Dual encoding for NV-21-HU network video endpoint

  • Enables both the HDMI in and USB-C to encode separate video streams to the network (1080p maximum resolution) when set as an encoder.
Example of the new UCI toolbox for the UCI Controller.

Q-SYS Control

  • New UCI Toolbox for UCI Controller: Incorporates a range of UI tools, including buttons, knobs and faders that can be dragged onto your UCI rather than copying the controls from individual design components.


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Improved Security for Q-SYS Cores  

  • Enable more robust passwords for users accessing Q-SYS Cores through Q-SYS Core Manager: Administrators may now designate minimum password lengths, password complexity requirements, limit login attempts and more to comply with their organization's security policies*.
  • Administrators can now restrict file types that can be uploaded to Q-SYS Cores: Ensures that only approved file types can be uploaded via Q-SYS Core Manager for storage/usage on the Core.
  • Deprecated HTTP access to Q-SYS Core Manager in compliance with modern security standards to ensure a more secure environment.
  • Unapproved and deprecated ciphers have been removed for compliance with current encryption standards and best practices.

*Important Note: Updating to v9.10 will migrate the user database to a more secure password storage format that is not backwards compatible. If the system is subsequently downgraded to an earlier version, Access Control will be disabled and User Accounts will be lost.

Want a quick overview of new features?

We give you a quick tour of the notable new features in each major release of Q-SYS Designer Software. To learn more about using Q-SYS Designer Software, visit Q-SYS Training.

Q-SYS Designer Software v9.10.2

Released June 3, 2024

UPGRADE NOTICE: If you are upgrading from version 9.1.x or later, no additional steps are necessary. If you are upgrading from 9.0.x or earlier, see the Release Notes for upgrade path requirements.

Q-SYS Designer Software v9.4.8 LTS (long-term support)

Released July 12, 2024

The long-term support version provides critical bug fixes and security updates, plus compatibility with minor revisions of supported hardware, while maintaining the feature-set of Q-SYS Designer Software v9.4. This version will be supported for 24 months from the date of release or until the promotion of a new release to LTS status.

QDS Archive Versions

Request a previous or End-of-Life (EOL) version of Q-SYS Designer Software for legacy systems.

3rd Party Plugin & Scriptable Controls

Q-SYS has partnered with several AV&C technology manufacturers to provide a broad portfolio of prebuilt plugins. This makes integration of third-party devices into a Q-SYS system a simple drag-and-drop configuration. 

View Q-SYS Technology Partners Plugins

Q-SYS Control for iOS

Design user control interfaces for your iOS device within Q-SYS Designer Software and use this free app to wirelessly control any element of your Q-SYS system from your iPhone or iPad.

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Q-SYS Online Help

The Q-SYS online help file is the most complete and latest help file for Q-SYS Designer Software and associated hardware and peripherals.  You can access this help file from within Q-SYS Designer Software.  The Q-SYS online help file is usually updated more frequently than the help file built into Q-SYS Designer Software.  

Access the Q-SYS Online Help File