Residential TSO ShowTime Central Starter Package - Director Show

SKU: TSO-STC-Starter1|STC-Addon|TSO-Deluxe-SD-RTG|CTB16PC-ReadyToGO|SD-CARD-32GB|lic-pro|USB485-HS|CAT-5E50FT

This starter package includes:
Up to four 16 Channel, 120v AC Controllers
ShowTime Central with miniDirector or N4-G4-Mp3 + FM Transmitter
PRO software license
USB485-HS Adapter/filtered cable
50ft Cat5
TSO SD Card with 44 minutes of sequences/music (Deluxe or RGBPlus layout)

To use RGB (pixels) along with this package, choose the RGBPlus SD card and an Upgraded FM Transmitter/Director, then add any RGB CPC Package/s to your cart.

$899.95 $1,102.70 Save $202.75

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Deluxe Layout - Ready to Go
Deluxe Layout - You Can Modify
RGBPlus Layout - You Can Modify
2 CTB16PCs
3 CTB16PCs
4 CTB16PCs
BASIC STC: Mini Director
UPGRADED STC: N4-G4 Director
Current processing time for a pre-sale order containing this item is 2 to 10 weeks, depending on the discount code used, and when during the sale the order is placed. An expedited shipping selection does not affect your place in the discounted pre-sale processing queue. This item will ship after your order is processed.

Package Includes:

  • Software License - Pro level License
  • ShowTime Central Addon with miniDirector (1 Network) and FM Transmitter OR Showtime Central Addon with N4-G4-Mp3 Director (4 Networks) and FM Transmitter.
    • The RGBPlus version of this card requires an N4-G4-MP3 Director for the closest scenario to “plug and play” use. The RGBPlus version may be used on a Mini or N2-G4 Director with customer-made networking modifications.
  • USB485-HS Adapter and USB filtered cable
  • 30 Amp ReadyToGo 16 channel light controller (add up to three additional CTB16PC controllers) - 120v
  • 50' BLACK Cat5 cable to connect Director and light controller
  • TSO Signature Series SD Show Card (Choose Your Layout and Format)

These are 120v controllers. For 240v products, please click here.



You CANNOT connect pixel lights to the plugs on the controller/s in this basic starter package. These controllers are for standard incandescent or LEDs ONLY. These controllers CAN be used in the same show or on the same network as pixel controllers, such as when using sequences in the RGBPlus Layout. Please view the specific instructions regarding CPC Package and RGBPlus sequence configuration if you plan to use our default layout.


This SD card is pre-programmed with the sequences shown in the "Playlist" tab and set up to run any time you give a Showtime Director power (and stop when you take it away). If you want to rearrange the sequences (or add in additional sequences you've purchased), no problem - all of the original sequence files are included on the SD card and can be easily moved to your PC.


Layouts and Backwards Compatibility

This card has three options to choose from, which allow you to purchase the 11 songs on this card at a discounted bundle compared to individual purchases in our sequence store!

Effects for our CPC Package Props are only included in RGBPlus sequences. Traditional Layout and Deluxe Layout Sequences do NOT contain effects for any CPC Package, with the exception of the 16x25 pixel tree, 16x50 pixel tree, and V1 Singing Faces in the Deluxe Sequence Layout.

Any TSO SD Card purchased prior to August 2022, or TSO SD cards purchased in the Deluxe Layout after August 2022, do NOT contain effects for CPC Packages.


Card Format

Individual Sequence Purchases


Deluxe Layout – Ready To Go (No Modifications):



Deluxe Layout – You Can Modify



RGBPlus Layout – You Can Modify




Ready to Go vs You Can Modify

Selecting a modifiable version of this card means you can even make changes to the sequences and add in additional props that might be unique to your display. The default TSO Signature Series SD card is a play only version for our Deluxe Layout. It will play the show for you but you cannot make any modifications to the actual sequences or add in additional props. If you want to be able to make changes to the sequences or effects for smart RGB Props, you need to select a "You Can Modify" option for the SD card. Learn more in the Layouts tab.



These two layouts are not direct upgrades – they are for different display layouts with different effects. See the "Refunds/Upgrades" tab for more information about purchasing a different version of this card in the future.

You have ONE YEAR from your Deluxe Card date of purchase to contact our help desk and receive full credit towards your purchase of RGBPlus.

Our Sequences all support 16, 32, 48, or 64 AC channels, but you can add additional controllers to put your show over the top! Just copy and paste the effects to new AC controllers when you purchase a "You Can Modify" card (Deluxe or RGBPlus Layout).

Which Director Do I Need?

A Showtime Mini Director (1 Network) is included with this package by default. In order to use RGBPlus Sequences, you may need to select the N4-G4-Director STC Addon depending on the number of smart pixel props you include in your display, or if you want non-modified use of RGBPlus sequences. Learn more by clicking here.

Additional Information

This package contains 120VAC controllers.

Warning - This card runs at 500K. It requires Gen3 controllers and Directors. It does not support EasyLight Linker (wireless) communication. The Showtime Director must use firmware version 6.11 or higher. Version S5.5.2 or later at the Pro License Level of software is required to modify sequences on a computer.

Because this SD card contains digital sequence files that can be copied to your machine, returns/refunds for the SD card portion of this package are not accepted once the card has been delivered. Replacements will still be provided for defective cards - please contact our help desk. You can read more about our refund policy here.