Show Cue System Alternatives

    Show Cue System is described as 'The Show Cue System has been designed to playback sound cues such as sound effects and music cues for live theatre productions' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Show Cue System for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Linux. The best alternative is QLab, which is free. Other great apps like Show Cue System are CasterSoundboard (Free, Open Source), Linux Show Player (Free, Open Source), JN Soundboard (Free, Open Source) and Cue Player (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2021

    1. QLab, Live show control for Mac OS X. QLab is the award-winning software that makes it simple to create rich multimedia designs for live performances and installations.
      show more
    2. A soundboard for hot-keying and playing back sounds. (For podcasting) CasterSoundboard is written in C++ Qt5.


    3. Linux Show Player (LiSP) is a free cue player designed for sound-playback in stage production. The goal of the project is to provide a complete playback software for musical plays, theater shows and similar.
      show more
    4. A program written in C# using the NAudio library that uses hotkeys to play sounds into a chosen sound device. It is similar to EXP Soundboard, except that JN Soundboard is not as cross-platform as EXP, but, there are more features in JN than EXP.
      show more
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Cue Player is designed to be used by theater-sound people to play sound effects.
      show more


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Go Button is a mobile audio app designed to provide professional playback of music and sound effects for live shows. It provides a creative, self-contained show control system that runs on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
      show more
    5. Trigger Professional Audio & Video Playback Software brings an unparalleled set of features & solutions. Conceived and built by industry professionals, Trigger is the complete solution for broadcast & live performance.
      show more
    6. Jingle Palette application was designed to be an instant jingle player for radio broadcast studios.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.4.5, released in February 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      An open source HTML 5 software that can cue Audio, Video and image for short theater show.
    7. Soundplant is a digital audio performance tool that turns the computer keyboard into a versatile, low latency sound trigger and playable instrument.
      show more
    Showing 10 of 19 alternatives