The MQ50 has 10 playbacks each with FLASH, GO, PAUSE and SELECT buttons, and faders. Soft buttons, like those found around the touch-screen on MagicQ consoles are also provided, to enable selection of menu items and control of attributes.
The MQ50 is primarily targeted as a reduced cost console for small theatres, schools and venues. Thus, the MQ50 has a lower specification processor system, does not include a UPS, and has a simple construction. All connections are available on the rear panel, including a VGA socket for an external screen supplied by the user. This enables the user to choose between a low cost CRT monitor, a TFT, or one of the supported touch screens.
The MQ50 supports 4 direct DMX outputs. As with all MagicQ consoles additional outputs can be supported via Ethernet.
The MQ50 runs the same software as the other MagicQ consoles and hence the programming interface is the same. Show files are completely compatible.
The MagicQ Console comes with one or more extra Playback wings.