Q-SYS Designer Software is the most powerful yet simple advanced DSP software on the market today. This software enables the user to create designs for the 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, 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 v9.1.2

Increased security and integrity for Q-SYS

Implements cryptographic QSC digital signatures for all subsequent Q-SYS Core OS Platform updates, which protects your system from the installation of illegitimate or potentially unsafe firmware.

Note: Firmware signing is a requirement for cloud-based firmware updates via Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager. If you plan on future remote updates, your Core processor must first be updated to Q-SYS Designer Software version 9.1.0 or higher.

Control Updates

Remap UCI controls (in Beta): Provides a quick and painless way to reassign control IDs for multiple UCI controls from a single dialog box. This tool eliminates the need to remap controls on an individual basis, which is especially useful when duplicating UCIs across an organization.

HTML5 UCI Viewer improvements: Including the ability to dynamically change a style via UCI Style Controller.

Advanced TSC-G2 touch screen support notice: Q-SYS Designer Software v9.1.2 will be required to support any TSC-G2 touch screen models that ship after August 1, 2021. A notice will be included in the product package for any touch screen that requires this firmware.

Video Updates

New AV Stream Router component: Similar to the Q-SYS camera router, this new component simplifies designs with larger quantities of Q-SYS network video endpoints by letting you route multiple AV streams to multiple destinations with a single video matrix.

PTZ manual focus for PTZ-IP conference cameras: The Status/Control component for both the Q-SYS PTZ-IP camera and I/O-USB Bridge now accept manual Camera Focus values, which can also be saved in Snapshots or used in conjunction with Control pins.

Audio Updates

Now available for the Q-SYS Core Nano and Core 8 Flex:

  • Multi-track playback feature licenses for simultaneous playback of 32 tracks
  • Media drive upgrade options (128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB)

New Cinema inventory items

QSC is eliminating the need for its Cinema-specific instance of QDS by including all cinema-related inventory items and components in the standard installation. This includes QSC cinema loudspeakers, amplifiers, and streaming I/O devices.


Starting in the upcoming Q-SYS Designer Software v9.2.0, QSC will introduce new features that improve camera imaging and USB Video Bridging performance and capabilities. In order to take full advantage of these new software features using the Core 110f's onboard AV USB bridge, the cable infrastructure between the Core 110f's USB Device Port (Type B) and the PC's USB Host Port (type A) must be USB 3.0 compatible, including the cable, port, and​ anything in between. If you choose to use USB 2.0 infrastructure after updating to v9.2.0, AV bridging performance will be limited to 540p. Note that this does not affect other Q-SYS bridging devices.

Q-SYS Designer Software v9.1.2

Released July 6, 2021

Improved Download Process

Good news!  Download Q-SYS Designer Software with your QSC login (no more waiting for your download link to be emailed). You may need to create a QSC login. If you’ve taken classes on the QSC Training Site, you should use that login!

If you haven’t already done so, you will be prompted to login when you click “Download Latest Version”

New Media File Management API

Provides more modern, secure methods of managing audio files and playlists on Cores running Q-SYS v9.0.0 and higher.

Please keep in mind:

  • The existing “/media” audio file management API that you may be using will eventually be deprecated by the release of v9.3 in the coming months. Please note that the FTP Server capability will also be deprecated at the same time.
  • If you intend on using these new Media File Management APIs, look to future Q-SYS Designer Release Notes for details on changes and improvements as they arrive.

QDS Archive Versions

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

3rd Party Plug-in & Scriptable Controls

QSC 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. 

Software Integration Alliances

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.

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