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The MagicQ PC Wing Compact is an extremely powerful USB control wing for connecting to your PC or Mac to control lighting, video and LED with the MagicQ PC software.  MagicQ PC software runs under Windows, Linux or OSX. MagicQ PC software is free and uniquely the outputs are fully enabled, allowing you to run shows on up to 64 Universes.

MagicQ software includes the free MagicVis visualiser enabling simple visualisation of all 64 universes of lighting control.  MagicQ software also includes the free MagicHD media player enabling playback of up to 8 layers of HD media through your PC or Mac 2nd monitor port.

The MagicQ PC Wing Compact enables advanced show programming and playback through real faders, buttons and encoder wheels.  It provides easy access to moving light parameters via the 8 rotary encoders, and live show control through the 10 playback faders and cue stack control buttons. In additional there are 2 fully patchable direct DMX outputs on the rear panel.

Improvements from ChamSys original PC Wing include the addition of six extra buttons: Previous Page, Group and four layout/macro buttons. The MagicQ PC Wing Compact is also narrower, so will fit within hand luggage restructions. Other improvements include the addition of an in-built four port USB hub, in-built power supply and the addition of an audio input for cue stack triggering.

MagicQ is simple and easy to program, enabling really quick setup - you can be up and running your show in seconds. With unrivalled live editing and live timing options, impressive changes can be made live at the touch of a button - no need to spend hours programming complex effects.

The MagicQ PC Wing Compact provides an immensely powerful PC based console in a compact size. Ideal for use by touring Lighting Designers, or for installing into theatres, clubs, and venues, the MagicQ PC Wing Compact builds on the MagicQ PC Wing as the PC solution of choice for controlling lighting, video and LED.

PC Wing Compact


Tracking / non-tracking option

Fixture, FX and gel library

In-built fixture editor

In-built media engine

LED pixel mapping

Fixture morphing and cloning

Rainbow colour picker (CMY, RGB, HSI)

Individual fade times on any channel

Easy fanning of parameters and times

Configurable faders - HTP, LTP, speed, size, masters

Theatre mark cues, split fades and inhibit masters

Client/server network architecture

Multiple console playback tracking

In-built web server

Remote console control

Visualiser support (including patch transfer)

Architectural zoning and day/date support

MIDI & SMPTE option

Optional Flight Case

Old Model - PC Wing


Universes: 64

Channels: 32768

Number of fixtures: Up to 32768

Cues: 5000

Cue Stacks: 2000

Palettes: 3096

Groups: 5000

Media Server support: 50 (each different content)

Encoders: 8

Faders: 12

Buttons: 71

Direct DMX512 ports: 2

USB ports: 5 (4 output, one input)

Audio input: 1 channel (3.5mm jack)

Dimmable LED console lamps: 1 Dual Colour

Remote trigger input: 1

Security lock fixing: 1

Choice of colours: Blue

In-built Power Supply: 110 to 240 VAC

Width: 515mm

Depth: 257mm

Height (to back): 84mm

Height (to encoders): 88mm

Weight: 3.6kg

Flightcased dimensions:

Length: 340mm

Width: 590mm

Height: 180mm

Weight: 6kg