TDC-100 Cue Manager Software For Mac
Cue Manager ('Cueman') is a software application for the Mac OS-X operating systems which allows the register contents of the Lance Design TDC-100 to be downloaded from the TDC-100 to a Mac and saved to a file, and to be uploaded from a file back into the TDC-100. This allows you to store the contents of the TDC registers off-line, and to restore them quickly and accurately when you go to the next truck or show. CueMan also allows menu settings to be stored and recalled.
The file saved on the Mac is a comma-delimited text file, with the file type '.TD2'. This file is identical to files saved with Windows, or directly to a USB thumb drive. The file may be imported into an Excel or similar spreadsheet for printing, editing, etc., and may then be exported as a comma-delimited file and uploaded back to the TDC-100. Note that this use of Excel is not required for simply uploading or downloading cues; this is all accomplished within the Cueman application
Left to Right, the Excel Columns are:
Reg# | A In | A Out | B In | B Out | C In | C Out | D In | D Out | Gang | Speed | A Clip | B Clip | C Clip | D Clip
Download Cueman for Mac using the download button or the menu. There is also a prototype (blank) Excel spreadsheet and information about hardware interfacing available in the menu.
There are currently two versions of Cueman for Mac. The first version is a 32-bit application, and is suitable for use with Mac OS version 10.0 throuth OS version 10.14. The second version is a new 64-bit version for operating system versions 10.15 and later, including version 11.X 'Big Sur'.
Many thanks to Mac expert Colby Bourgeois for his help in re-compiling Cueman as a 64-bit application.
Please note that many of the RS-232 serial adapters will NOT work with the newer Mac operating systems (beyond 10.15), such as 'Big Sur'. Keyspan/Tripplite does have a new driver for the popular USA-19HS adapter which does work with 'Big Sur'. It is available on their website. There is currently a bug in Tripplite's installation of this driver. Click HERE for instructions for how to successfully install this driver.
A Windows version of Cueman is also available.