Status Cue Support

There are currently two versions of Status Cue available.  Version 3.27 is the final release.  Version 3.29 beta adds the following fixtures, but is a beta version only.  V3.27 should be used unless the following fixtures are required: Version 3.29 beta adds Studio Spot CMY, ES-1 CMY, and Studio Beam.

Downloading and Installation Instructions for Status Cue® for Windows V3.27

Download all the disks from links at the end of this document. You may want to print this page as you will need these directions after downloading the files. The downloaded files are in self-extracting format, to produce the full install disks follow the instructions below: 

  • You will need several BLANK FORMATTED DISKS (the number depends on which type of download you select). If the disks are not blank, then the install cannot be created properly.
  • On the computer that is used for the download, be sure to note what directory you are downloading to.   It is suggested that at temporary folder be created for this purpose.

To create the install disks:

Windows 3.x: Windows 95
1. Open the File Manager 1. Open Windows Explorer
Then using either version of Windows:
  1. See above...
  2. Insert a blank disk into the drive.
  3. Select the folder that you downloaded the "Disk(x).exe" files to.
  4. Double click on the file "Disk1.exe".
  5. A WinZip self-extractor dialog box will pop up and make sure that it specifies a:\ as the "Unzip to folder:".
  6. Click on the "Unzip" button.
  7. Click on the "Close" button.
  8. Pull the disk out and label it "Disk 1" etc.
  9. Follow this procedure for all disks using each file name (disk2.exe, disk3.exe, etc). Be sure to label each disk.

Status Cue Install:

1. After following the above instructions, you will have a full set of install floppy disks. 
2. Now go to your Status Cue computer and start it up. 
3. Close Status Cue and:  

Windows 3.x Windows 95
From Program Manager, 
Click on File in the Menu Bar 
Choose Run... 
put Disk 1 into the drive 
type a:\setup.exe and 
press ENTER 
From the Start button, 
Choose Run... 
put Disk 1 into the drive 
type a:\setup.exe and 
press ENTER

4. The Status Cue install program will start. Now just click the NEXT button on the bottom of the install box to proceed through the install. You will be prompted to enter the disks as needed. 

NOTE: If you receive an error during installation that Setup is missing a file or files, then check to make sure that you used BLANK disks when making the install disks. 


updates from v3.21 through v3.25
(will NOT work with earlier versions) 
includes new help files
Currently Unavailable disk1.exe 1.22 MB
disk2.exe 1.33 MB
disk3.exe 1.33 MB
disk4.exe 1.34 MB
disk5.exe 1.34 MB
disk6.exe 1.33 MB
disk7.exe 1.43 MB
disk8.exe 1.22 MB

Status Cue® Driver Resource

Please read the descriptions listed below to help determine the model of Status Cue® Computer you have. Then download the drivers from that associated link.

Status Cue® Computer Types
AES Rackmount / Midtower
This is the current Status Cue® computer on the market. It features a 233MMX Pentium processor, and 64Mb of RAM. 
File Name: aesdrv.exe
File Description: Drivers for Both Rackmount and Desktop units
MIDI Quest, Logitech Mouse, ATI Video 
Milgray  Rackmount / Desktop
This model's rackmount version is very distinctive in it's appearance. The rackmount version is recognizable from the flat black chassis. These units are all powered by a Pentium 100 processor and 32Mb of RAM.
File Name: milgraydrv.exe 
File Description: Drivers for Both Rackmount and Desktop units
MIDI Quest, Logitech Mouse, ATI Video 
Industrial Computer Source 
This Status Cue rack version is beige and brass chassis and is easily recognized.  There is a 486 version and a Pentium 100 version and the easiest way there is to distinguish the two is that the Pentium version usually shipped with a CDROM drive.
File Name: ipc486.exe
File Description: Drivers for Rackmount units
MIDI Quest, Logitech Mouse, S3 Diamond Stealth 
File Name: ipcpentium.exe 
File Description: Drivers for Desktop units
MIDI Quest, Logitech Mouse, S3 Diamond Stealth 

Status Cue® LCD Controller MIDI Setup

MIDI Setup:  Status Cue LCD Controller
1. Plug the MIDI out on the Status Cue® to the MIDI in on the LCD Controller.
2. Turn on Dipswitch #3 (Personality B) on your LCD Controller.
3. Power up both the Status Cue and the LCD Controller.
4. In the LCD Controller menu, select "SETUP" and choose "DEVICE-ID" Set this to a number not used by any other MIDI devices you have
5. In your Status Cue, select "Configure"
6. Then select "Midi Setup" (Screen should appear as shown below)
7. Enable the "MIDI out"
8. Set the Redundancy to Neither.
9. Click on "OK" 
10. Click on "Configure"
11. Click on "Midi Devices"
12. Click on "Add Device" (Screen appears as shown below)
13. Name the device, ex: Emulator
14. Set the MIDI ID number. This should match the one you set your LCD controller to.
15. Click on "OK"
16. Open a Cuelist.
17. Insert a new cue by pressing the "INSERT" key in the Control sector of your StatusQ
18. Double click in the "Device" column of this cue. Choose the MSC device you want (MSC Emulator). Click on "OK"
19. Double click in the "Command" column of this cue. Choose MSC GO from the menu. Click on "OK"
20. Double click in the "Data" column of the cue
21. Set the Cue number to the Preset number you wish to fire on the LCD Controller(1-1024). Leave the Cue List and Cue Path blank. (Screen appears as shown below)
22. When the Cuelist is replayed, the cues should fire on your LCD Controller.
NOTE: You MUST take the LCD Controller out of Standby manually. There is no way to send this command via MIDI.

Status Cue® MIDI Show Control Commands

This information is provided for those who wish to trigger the Status Cue via Midi Show Control Commands. The tables below list how to execute these commands to control either a song or cuelist.

To Control Songs





[preset] [song]

Loads song and turns on preset. To use the current song, omit [song] or use 0.



Stops presets.


[any #] [song]

Loads a song. The first number is ignored.

All Off


Turns off all preset.



Instant presets 1-32



Fader presets 1-16



First song



Second song



etc. etc. etc. and so on and so forth



To Control Cuelists





[cue#] [cuelist]

Fires (cue number) in (cuelist)
If (cue list) is omitted, (cue#) is fired in all opened cuelists
If (cue#) is 0, and  cue number 0 doesn't exist. Then the next cue will be fired
(The cuelist is "Bumped" or "Stepped")


[cue#] [cuelist]

Sets (cue #) to be the next cue to be fired and sets the time equal to the programmed timed for that cue
If (cuelist) is omitted, the Load command is applied to all opened cuelists

Start Clock


Starts clock for (cuelist). Opens (cuelist) if not already open

Stop Clock


Stops clock for (cuelist). Opens (cuelist) if not already open.

Set Clock

[time] [cuelist]

Sets the current time for (cuelist). Note that (time) is in the MSC time format and not the text format used for (cue#) and (cuelist)

Zero Clock


Sets clock for (cuelist) to zero

Open Cuelist


Opens (cuelist)

Close Cuelist


Closes (cuelist)

Status Cue® Tips and Tricks

Auto Copy: Turn this feature on in the preference window, then when you create new steps in a sequence, they are the same as the previous step.
Numeric Timeout: To change the amount of time that Status Cue waits before accepting a fixture number, change the Numeric Timeout setting in the Preference window. The default setting is 1 second.
User Definable Defaults: Palette 128 contains the default settings for the console. This could prove very useful for default colors, positions, and even focus values.
Set/Set: After "getting" a preset, you can press SET followed by another SET to automatically record  the preset back to the preset you got it from.
Get/Get: With v3.1 and above a faster way of editing cues has been implemented. Simply select the cue you wish to edit (it will be highlighted in black) and press the GET button twice. Status Cue will then "get" the preset associated with that cue and open it for you to edit. You do not even have to be in the same Song as the Preset you are getting. When finished editing just press the SET key twice and the Preset will be re-set thus completing your edit of the cue.
All/All: To record a scene with no transparent values, press the ALL key in the Fixture group followed by the ALL key in the Constructs group. This will choose all constructs for all fixtures.
Constructs Palette: Choose the ALL construct prior to storing your palette. This will create a palette for all constructs.
X-fade/Delay times: To enter a X-fade or Delay time in minutes,  enter the number of minutes followed by two periods. (Ex: 17.. will be 17 minutes).
Object Name: Names the open Scene, Sequence, Step, Song, or Cuelist without having to store it.
Recent Fixture Selections: Use the period (.) key on the console keypad to toggle through the last five fixture selections.
Next/Previous Fixture Select: Use the Single UP/DOWN Arrow Keys on the console keypad to select either the next or previous fixture when in Scene or Step mode
Scene from a Step of a Seq: DRAG A STEP out of a SEQUENCE to create a SCENE - With a SEQUENCE open, click on the STEP to be dragged and hold down the thumb hot key, drag the ICON to the STATUS CUE Background (out of the Sequence window entirely), & DROP the ICON b releasing the thumb key. A new SCENE will be created automatically
SMPTE: Set your Cuelist Clock Source to MTC. Then patch your SMPTE in to the RCA connector on the Music Quest MIDI card. It is the first RCA jack below the MIDI 9-pin connector.
Drag/Drop: DRAG/DROP Scenes and Sequences onto Presets and Cuelists. Using the trackball on the console, click on the Clapboard or Film Roll Icon in any open Scene or Sequence, hold down the thumb hot key next to the trackball, DRAG the icon onto any Preset or into any open CUELIST and drop it by releasing the thumb hot key.
Song Selection: If you make a Cuelist that only changes Songs, you can quickly change Songs, or change the order they are played back. Doing this allows the operator to run Presets manually, and change Songs via the "go" button (mouse hot key). In addition, if you use SNAPSHOT cues, you can change Songs and turn off/on specific Presets for the next Song.
Fader Rates: For people who have used the LCD and Universal controllers the rate adjustment is a great fixture. You can assign each fader to control rate instead of dim. Simply assign the Fader Preset to Rate or Relative Rate and use the fader to control the rate of the sequence.
Song Selection Banks: With SONG selected as the active object, press the Bank key. Notice the LED's in the Instant Preset key group illuminate indicating the number of Songs in your show. You can now use these keys to select songs. This feature is an alternative, using the up and down arrows to scroll through the songs
Console Output: Console output is easily viewed while Presets are playing. To view the current data, open a new Scene and leave the values transparent. Now when you trigger a preset the data sent to the fixtures is shown in the Scene's transparent values.

Status Cue® Information Guide and Physical Attributes

Rated Voltage:  115-230 VAC
Rated Frequency:  50Hz / 60Hz
Voltage Select:  Manual Switch
Protocol:  DMX / LWR
Channels:  1024 (4096*)
Number of Universes:  2-8
Data Connector: 3 pin XLR
Show Control:  MIDI             
Software Features  
Setup:  Integrated Library
  Online Help Menu
  Change Fixture Type
  Import patch
  Pan/Tilt Invert
  Various Fader Preset Types
  Various Fader Preset Actions  
Programming Construct Palettes
  Fixture Groups
  User Macros
  Gel Picker
Configuration:  Console with Computer
Computer: Rack mount / Desktop
Storage Media:  3 1/2" Floppy, Hard Drive, CD-ROM 
Encoders: 11
Faders: 16 + Grand Master 
Buttons: 204
Trackball: Yes
Console Displays:  None
External Monitors: 1 (2 with Win98)
Little-lites: 2
Operating System:  Windows 95 - 98
DMX DB9 to dual 3pin XLR
MIDI DB9 to quad 5pin DIN
Monitor VGA
Mouse PS2 / Serial
Keyboard PS2 / 5pin DIN
Printer Parallel
Size (Console)  
Height:  14mm (5.75 in.)
Width:   104mm (41 in.)
Depth:  71mm (28 in.)
Weight:  26.53kg (58.5 lbs.)
Options:  Redundant Setup
  Additional Link Cards
Test / Diagnostics:  
Computer Link Card LED Pattern
Console LED pattern diagnostics