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Topic: Cue Command - Now with Lightning!
Message: Posted by: TDS (May 17, 2015 04:20PM)
It is with excitement that Deceptively Simple, Inc. announces that the Cue Command music player is now available with Apple's Lightning connector. This means that the industry's most advance player with the farthest-reaching remote is now natively supporting iPhone 5, 6, iPad Mini and iPad Air natively... no more need for a 30-pin to Lightning adapter.

For those of your with the traditional 30-pin devices, we have a very limited stock remaining. Once the 30-pin stock is gone, it will not be replenished.

Check out the site for video and ordering information: www.DeceptivelySimple.com

Best always,

Team Deceptively Simple
Message: Posted by: TDS (Jul 23, 2015 10:37PM)
Deceptively Simple and Cue Command will be at MAGIC Live in Las Vegas!

The convention runs from August 9th through the 12th and if you've been there, you know it's a unique experience. Check this out: https://www.magicmagazine.com/live/

This will be a great opportunity to try out Cue Command. In fact, you can download the free app from iTunes right now and as long as you have music tracks on your iPhone or iPad, just plug in to the Cue Command appliance and you're ready to go. There is nothing to set up.

Looking forward to seeing you at MAGIC Live.

Team Deceptively Simple
Message: Posted by: Nick W (Jul 30, 2015 09:52AM)
Any reviews on this product?
Message: Posted by: TDS (Aug 2, 2015 11:45PM)
Hello Nick,

Yes, check out the site: http://www.deceptivelysimple.com/webpages/testimonials.html

There are comments from several professional entertainers as well as a link to a review from MAGIC Magazine.

Best always,

Team Deceptively Simple
Message: Posted by: Tim Hannig (Aug 10, 2015 10:33AM)
Bought one last night at Magic Live after playing with it at the table.

Ken Scott and Justin Willman both swear by Cue Command, so I'm quite excited to put it into action next week!
Message: Posted by: TDS (Aug 14, 2015 11:55PM)
Thank you Tim.

Yes, MAGIC Live was a great convention and a huge success for us. Cue Command sales far exceeded our expectations.

The high point for us was the headline show Wednesday night when the emcee, Justin Willman was discussing how technology was changing our lives. After a couple other observations, he held up the Cue Command remote transmitter and said, "... this replaces the sound guy". No surprise, his sound cues were perfect for the entire show. Sadly, that cannot be said for some of the other performers who relied on the technical crew that evening.

We do hope you enjoy your new Cue Command. For the rest of you, come see what the pros are using: www.DeceptivelySimple.com

Best always,

Team Deceptively Simple
Message: Posted by: TDS (Nov 19, 2015 04:38PM)
Deceptively Simple proudly announces the latest update to the Cue Command application.

Beginning tomorrow, Cue Command 3.0 will be available. As always, the app is free to new and existing Cue Command users. The latest update builds on the current features and introduces these new ones:

1) Rehearsal Mode - In addition to Continuous and Performance Modes, the new Rehearsal Mode gives the user the ability to fast-forward or fast-rewind within a track. When a track is playing in Rehearsal Mode, the user can hold down either the forward or rewind button to quickly move to a specific part of the track. This ability to move rapidly within the track allows the performer to practice specific portions of his show that are coordinated with the music. Rehearsal Mode broadens the functionality of Cue Command for use in non-performance situations.

2) Virtual Transmitter - In all Modes (Rehearsal, Continuous and Performance), tapping the screen displays an image of the Cue Command transmitter. The virtual transmitter functions just like the real transmitter, allowing the user to play/pause, adjust volume, fade, and cross-fade. Now, the user may fully utilize the application without the transmitter if he's at arm's length from the Cue Command dock.

3) Timers - Cue Command now offers a variety of timer options: no timer, count-up, count-down, and show timer. With the show timer, the user can input a certain number of minutes that corresponds to the length of his performance. Then, in Performance Mode, the time-of-day is displayed until the first "play" button press. With that, a countdown timer is started beginning at the pre-set number of minutes. For example, if the user entered 30 minutes into the show timer, when he first presses "play", the time displayed will be 30:00 and will count down until reaching 00:00. The timer is unaffected by track status and will always continue counting down. When the timer reaches 00:00, the timer turns red and starts counting up indicating the number of minutes past the pre-set time.

For a demonstration of these new and existing features, check this out: http://www.deceptivelysimple.com/webpages/video_tour.html

It is always recommended that current users practice with the latest version of the Cue Command app prior to using it in an actual performance.

Cue Command is still the only complete package available today for your Apple devices. We manufacture the hardware and the app to work together seamlessly. The dock will launch the app when connected. So, when you and your audience demand the best, demand Cue Command.

Best always,

Team Deceptively Simple
Message: Posted by: MDS (Nov 24, 2015 09:42PM)
After my 8 year old MP3 Tech had over 1,500 shows under it's belt and pretty much every part in it replaced at least once, it finally bit the dust. Rather than have it repaired again, I was ready to move on to something that didn't require me to carry around a laptop to make last minute track changes. Cue Command offered exactly what I was looking for, so I bought one. I have been using it for the last few weeks in well over a dozen shows and I'm really impressed with how well it works. I was setting it up at my Casino gig this past weekend and was happily surprised to see that my iPad had automatically downloaded (per my settings) new features and I absolutely love the Show Clock feature and had it count down during my set. Great product and fantastic customer service/support, I highly recommend Cue Command!
Message: Posted by: abrell (Dec 27, 2015 08:21AM)
You can use PowerPoint. Simply add a music file to each individual sheet. Use a completely different color for every sheet and you will have the best visible display ever. With a standard remote control for PowerPoint presentations you can now switch forward.
If you have Linux, you can use Impress with same results.
Message: Posted by: TDS (Dec 29, 2015 09:24PM)

While your cobbled together solution may work, it is most certainly NOT Cue Command. How would you fade-out and cue-to-next? What about cross fade? How do you manage your playlists? Your solution lacks the basic functionality of Cue Command and I cannot imagine how a professional entertainer would find this to be acceptable.

Cue Command was specifically designed for a professional performer to use in a live sound environment. Every aspect was engineered for range, security and functionality. The product has been for sale for a little over two years. In that time, we have earned the trust of many professional magicians. These people do not have the time nor desire to piece together a music player for their shows. They need something that works reliably and allows them to focus on their performance.

Check out the video for additional information: www.deceptivelysimple.com/webpages/video_tour.html Look at the way the system launches the app when the iPad is plugged in. Cue Command is the only product of its kind that offers this and many other features. It's certainly not for everyone but those who demand the best, demand Cue Command.

Best always,

Team Deceptively Simple
Message: Posted by: brad-montgomery (May 21, 2016 11:12AM)
Can you cue commanders help me out? Where to you keep your transmitter, and how to you assure you hit the right button? I've been through most of the controls, and just switched to Cue Command. Would love some insight on how you hide the transmitter and how you hit the buttons w/o people seeing. Thanks in advance.... Brad
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (May 22, 2016 01:43AM)
It only sells in the United States. Won't it work in other countries? What if I tell my friend to order and ship it to my country?
Message: Posted by: TDS (May 23, 2016 08:56AM)
Hello Lou.

Yes, Cue Command will most certainly work in other countries. You can purchase it directly from Stevens magic and have it shipped to you anywhere in the world: https://www.stevensmagic.com/shop/cue-command-exclusive/

Hello Brad.

The remote does have a belt clip but most performers use it from their pant's pocket. To keep it stationary, some people have had their tailor put in a coin pocket in their front trouser pocket with an opening for the antenna. That way, the transmitter is placed in the coin pocket antenna down and buttons out. So, the performer can quickly and easily find the appropriate button. The transmitter does have 5 metal buttons that are raised enough to be felt through the cloth and will provide a "click" when they are pressed.

So far, the best idea we've seen was from Derek Hughes. Derek is a very smart guy and fantastic performer. He made a tube of dark cloth 10 or so inches long sewn closed at the bottom and a slit for his belt at the top. He places the transmitter in the bottom of the tube and hangs the tube from his belt into his pocket. This holds the transmitter at the perfect spot. Again, I'd recommend an opening for the antenna and placing the transmitter antenna down with buttons out.

Thank you for your interest.

Team Deceptively Simple
Message: Posted by: Bill Scott (May 23, 2016 04:01PM)
Gee, wish we could get a detailed copy of Derek's holder, or maybe he might make a few for sale.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 23, 2016 04:29PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2016, Bill Scott wrote:
Gee, wish we could get a detailed copy of Derek's holder, or maybe he might make a few for sale. [/quote]

The problem with that, is that all peoples arms are different length, and so are the pants. Some make deep pant pockets and some make then shorter. To many variables to make something to fit all people.

It is not hard to contact a seamstress, and have her make a tube to attach to your belt, that is, if you where a belt, again variables.
Message: Posted by: giobbi1 (May 5, 2017 07:46PM)
I am posting a long overdue review for Cue Command. 2 caveats. 1, I am personal friends with the creator of Cue Command, however that in no way biases my opinion. Friend or not, I don't spend money foolishly. 2, I do not perform 30 or 40 shows a year, so my experience is not as the extensive as some others might be.

Having said that, the limited number of times that I have used Cue Command, it has worked flawlessly. I have not pushed a button yet and had it fail to complete the function. I had a variety of reasons for wanting a new sound control system and very specific reasons for choosing Cue Command. To their credit, I required my entire system to be battery operated. I did not want to be tied to any electric. The creator modified my PA system as well as the Cue Command unit itself to run on battery. The battery life has been exceptional. I believe I was the first battery unit produced, but I believe they are now offering it as an option.

I know there has been a lot of back and forth on here about which system is the best or which system is worth or not worth the money. That is up to every individual to decide. All I can say is if you choose Cue Command you will not be disappointed.