As a QLab remote, the Q-Widget sends 12 separate commands to QLab using only 3 buttons and a knob. The firmware in QLab Mode is intuitive and context aware, multiplying the available functions without the need for button combinations or additional buttons. Using QLab Mode with the Q-Widget does require a driver be installed on the host Mac. No additional setup is necessary in QLab. Simply install the QLab Mode driver on the host Mac, and the remote will communicate with QLab.