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Description

Play music and sound effects for your live show! From the makers of QLab.

MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC PLAYER
- Simple & consistent. Foolproof playback every time.
- Incredibly easy to run your show - just press GO.
- Play sound effects and music at the same time.
- Take your show anywhere! Runs on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
- Free to use for 1 show. Unlock unlimited shows with an In-App Purchase.

USE IT FOR
- Magic Shows
- Theater
- Puppetry
- Dance Recitals
- Weddings
- Church Services

SUPPORT
- Friendly help when you need it!
- Use the Contact Support form in the sidebar or Email support@figure53.com.
- Complete documentation online at figure53.com/docs.

NEWS AND UPDATES
- twitter.com/gobuttonapp

FEATURES
• Play multiple sounds at the same time.
• Play a list of sounds in sequence by tapping the "GO" button.
• Play ad-libbed sounds with the always-ready "Hit" buttons.
• Auto-stop, fade in, fade out, loop, duck, and more.
• Adjust volume, pan, tempo & pitch independently for every cue.
• Import and export via AirDrop and compatible cloud services.
• Remote control via MIDI, OSC, or Bluetooth.
• OSC control API for remote triggering from QLab or other OSC sources.
• Secure your shows with a passcode lock to prevent unauthorized edits.
• Ultra-efficient & low latency playback built on core iOS technologies.
• Supports DRM-free WAV, AIFF, MP3, M4A, AAC, MOV, 3GP.
• Requires iOS 10.3 or later.

Produced by Figure 53.

What’s New

Version 3.2.0

MIDI INPUT
- Use MIDI for remote control and to trigger specific cues.
- Go Button responds to Note On, Note Off, Controller, and Program Change messages.

REMOTE CONTROL PROFILES
- Create a different profile for each of your remote controls, and easily switch between them.
- Profiles assign Go Button actions to incoming remote control, Bluetooth, MIDI, and MSC commands.
- Share your favorite profiles to your other devices or with friends.
- Install profiles for common remotes with included predefined profiles.

CUE TRIGGERS
- Assign External Keyboard and MIDI commands to Start, Panic, or Stop individual cues and hits.
- Add a Wall Clock trigger to automatically run at a specific time of day.

"CUSTOM" GO ACTIONS
- The new "Custom" Go Action enables powerful options for advanced show programming.
- Create actions that can target any cue in the cue list.
- Custom actions include 3 new behaviors: "Load to time", "Select", and "Start".

ELAPSED TIMER "COUNTDOWN" MODE
- The show timer can now count down from a duration set in Show Settings > Elapsed Timer Start Time.
- Set the value to "00:00" to count up.

DYNAMIC TYPE
- Go Button now scales the size of display text according to the system-wide Dynamic Type setting in iOS Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text. (Requires iOS 11+)

NEW IN OSC CONTROL
- Customize port numbers and see all available IP addresses for OSC commands in the Sidebar > OSC Control Settings.
- Adds read-only cue method `/cue/{cue_id}/goButtonText` which returns the string that will be displayed on the GO button when a given cue becomes selected, primarily for use with the special "playhead" cue selector `/cue/playhead/*`.
- Adds show method `/show/{show_id}/volumePercent` for getting and setting the master volume as a decimal percentage from 0.0 - 1.0, e.g. for compatibility with OSC clients that interpret volume on a linear scale.
- Update messages `/update/show/{show_id}/volume {number}` and `/update/show/{show_id}/volumePercent {number}` are now sent to OSC clients whenever the master volume changes.
- `/thump` and `/updates` are now available whether or not a show is open in the player.

IMPROVED
- Go Actions are now visible in the cue list, displaying below the progress bar. The next Go Action to be performed for a cue is highlighted green, and running Go Actions display a progress counter.
- The fade duration when tapping Master Volume "DIM" is now customizable in Show Settings > Master Volume Dim Duration.
- In Edit Mode, the "gear" menu now offers "Select All Cues", "Select All Hits", and "Deselect All" menu options. Long-press on a cue is now only used for reordering cues and no longer selects or deselects all cues.
- The cue settings that are changed after tapping on a given preset button in Cue Edit now momentarily glow yellow for better visibility of which settings were updated.
- If a given media file is in use, the "Cannot Delete" message presented after an attempted swipe-to-delete in the Documents tab of the Media Picker now lists the names of the show(s) using that file.

FIXED
- Fixes an incorrect error message that appeared when exporting a show bundle containing 1 or more "empty" cues.
- Fixes a bug that prevented setting an OSC Passcode that started with a "0".
- OSC message `/timer/reset` no longer alters the running state of the timer.
- Fixes a bug that could cause the green "drop target" outline to remain visible after completing certain drag-and-drop actions.
- Fixes an issue in Cue and Hit Edit that caused multiple "Invalid Value" alerts to appear after editing certain text values.
- Fixes an issue in Cue Edit that prevented the number of Go Actions from updating after adding or removing actions from a cue.
- The Hits panel now adjusts properly to keep its content within the device safe area margins, e.g. on iPhone X in landscape.
- After a GO, the new playback position should scroll into view more reliably.

Requires iOS 10.3 or later.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings
42 Ratings
BHut ,

Excellent

I use go button extensively. However I have had a few instances where audio files will suddenly show up as missing. The iPad will run one show perfect, sit motionless and uninterrupted and then in the middle of the next show a few hours later the files are gone. This is obviously a major issue and one I’m not sure how to solve. I’ve learned to always have a computer running in tandem just in case the problem arises. Other than that complaint, and it is a big one, LOVE this app.

UPDATE: I discovered this is an issue with iCloud syncing music libraries and mysteriously deleting files. Changed my review to 5 stars, no problems!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback, and I'm really sorry you've been having trouble with your audio going missing!

If you are using tracks from the Music library on your iPad, we strongly recommend that you instead import your audio files into Go Button directly if at all possible. Then when you create your cues, select your audio from the "Documents" tab in the media picker. This way your files are kept safe and can't get lost.

You can read about various ways to import files here in the User Manual: https://figure53.com/docs/gobutton/v3/getting-started/working-with-audio/

The Music library is convenient, but unfortunately problems can sometimes happen because iTunes and the iOS Music app can change the library at any time without warning. It helps if you make sure your tracks all have unique Album, Artist, and Song names so that Go Button can find the new track if the unique ID does end up getting changed.

Please write us at support@figure53.com any time if you have more questions!

-Brent

Jim in San Fran ,

What a great tool!

This is everything you need to run sound cues for your show. Run it from your iPhone or an iPad. I can’t say enough about it. The free version works fine for me (small theaters, nothing too crazy). If your organization can pop for the full version $99 I think), please do it. These guys deserve it!

Modern Innovation ,

Amazing

I have been out of the theatre biz for a few years. I did a show at the local college to help them out and this app was amazing for running the show from my iPhone with no issues. Love the crossfade queue option. Will purchase pro if I do any more productions. Thank you for this great tool.

In-App Purchases

Pro License
Create and save an unlimited number of shows.
$99.99

Information

Seller
Figure 53, LLC
Size
25 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2011-2019 Figure 53, LLC
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro License $99.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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