DMX Software

DMX software provides a means to control all of your lighting and effects fixtures from one source on your PC.

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  1. BeamZ BBP Wireless DMX Transmitter/Receiver
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    BeamZ BBP Wireless DMX Transmitter/Receiver
    • Compact wireless DMX transmitter and receiver
    • Works with any DMX controller
    • Operating frequency 2.4~2.525GHz
    • 7 DMX universes
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  2. BeamZ SUSHI-DS DMX Lighting Interface
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    BeamZ SUSHI-DS DMX Lighting Interface
    • DMX interface with software
    • Includes SUSHI BeamZ USB DMX interface
    • DMX channels: 128 (expandable to 512)
    • Stand-alone capacity with memory: 1,266 steps with 12 channels / 8 scenes
    • Create your own fixtures with the Scan Library Editor
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  3. BeamZ Light Rider ESA2 USB DMX Interface
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    BeamZ Light Rider ESA2 USB DMX Interface
    • USB DMX interface for controlling DMX devices with a computer or Android Tablet
    • Includes Light Rider/ESA2 interface
    • DMX channels: 128 (expandable to 512)
    • Operating system: Windows (Mac OS and Linux are optionally available)
    • Powered via USB
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  4. BeamZ Light Rider ESA2 USB Wi-Fi DMX Interface
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    BeamZ Light Rider ESA2 USB Wi-Fi DMX Interface
    • USB/WIFI DMX interface for controlling DMX devices with a computer or Tablet
    • Includes Light Rider BeamZ edition/ESA2 BeamZ edition Express mode software
    • 128 DMX Channels
    • DMX channels are expandable up to 2 x 512 channels (via www-dmxsoft-com)
    • Operating system: Windows and Mac OS
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  5. BeamZ STICK-CW4 WiFi DMX Software Wall Control Interface
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    BeamZ STICK-CW4 WiFi DMX Software Wall Control Interface
    • In-wall DMX standalone controller
    • Touch-sensitive buttons and colour wheel
    • Built-in flash memory to store custom DMX scenes
    • Clock and calendar with sunrise and sunset triggering
    • WiFi network and smart device app control
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  6. BeamZ Pro WTR10 Hybrid Wireless DMX Transceiver
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    BeamZ Pro WTR10 Hybrid Wireless DMX Transceiver
    • Wireless DMX transceiver
    • Compatible with WDMX and EazyLink protocols
    • Features 32-bit ARM high-speed processor
    • Simple one-button set-up
    • Includes XLR 3-pin input and output
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  7. BeamZ STICK-GU2 DMX Wall Mount Interface
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    BeamZ STICK-GU2 DMX Wall Mount Interface
    • The dimmer switch of the 21st century is here and is one of the most exciting developments within the architectural lighting market.
    • The STICK-GU2 provides a simple yet powerful solution for your RGB lighting control needs.
    • The lighting levels, colours and pre-loaded RGB effects can be programmed from a PC, Mac, Android, iPad or iPhone using the included software.
    • The GU2 has a simple interface with basic touch-sensitive buttons that include a: power button, mode changer, and easy switching between the colour/scene/dimming aspect of your installation.
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  8. SUSHI-Z1 DMX Interface Lighting Controller
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    SUSHI-Z1 DMX Interface Lighting Controller
    • Compact DMX interface with software
    • 128 channels of DMX (expandable to 512)
    • 15,000+ supported fixtures with a scan library editor for custom fixtures
    • Operates via Android, MacOS, iOS, and Windows
    • USB-powered design with a 3-pin DMX output
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  9. Pangolin Beyond Essentials Lighting Software + FB3
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    Pangolin Beyond Essentials Lighting Software + FB3
    • BEYOND is the professional level software platform, used for creating the world's highest quality laser and multimedia shows.
    • The softwares advanced programming and live show capabilities have revolutionized laser displays for entertainment applications.
    • This BEYOND Essentials System includes both the BEYOND Essentials software and your FB3QSUSB based hardware.
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  10. Pangolin Beyond Essentials Lighting Software (Quickshow Upgrade)
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    Pangolin Beyond Essentials Lighting Software (Quickshow Upgrade)
    • BEYOND is an all new professional level software platform, used for creating the world's highest quality laser and multimedia shows.
    • The softwares advanced programming and live show capabilities have revolutionized laser displays for entertainment applications.
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  11. Pangolin Quickshow Laser Lighting DMX Control Software
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    Pangolin Quickshow Laser Lighting DMX Control Software
    • Cues: Nearly 2000 graphics, animations, beam effects and abstracts are included
    • Live controls
    • Preview: On-screen preview of all graphics and beams using Windows OpenGL
    • Control: DMX devices Set up to 512 DMX channels per cue. Unlimited number of cues or "looks"
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DMX lighting software differs from DMX hardware, as all of the control will be done on a PC rather than on a controller. You would daisy-chain all of your lighting to the DMX interface, which is then recognised by a software or program on your computer where you would address all of your fixtures and make fine-tuned adjustments for the display that you want. DMX is an in-depth way to control your equipment, so a bit of research is necessary to use it efficiently.

In addition to DMX lighting fixtures, you can also control non-lighting effects equipment with DMX capability. Using the software, you can set certain fixtures to perform different tasks at set times in your own custom show. With a smoke or haze machine, for example, you can set it to go off over intervals of your choice, so say you want it to go off every 5 minutes for a duration of 10 seconds, you can achieve this with DMX.

DMX control allows complete adjustment over lights and their features. For example, on a moving head light, you will generally be able to control pan, tilt, colour, gobo, dim and speed. By being able to alter each of these separately and setting them to a custom show, you can have them point where you want, produce effects you want, and dim when you want at certain times in your event. This makes your light show utterly unique with endless possibilities.

DMX Software has transformed the way lighting designers and technicians interact with their equipment, offering precision and flexibility, and enabling the creation of effects to complement any event. The ability to manage and synchronise lights through a computer interface provides users with access to an array of customisation options.

Understanding DMX Software

DMX software provides the ability to control lighting equipment, utilising the Digital Multiplex (DMX) protocol, a standard for communication between lighting equipment and controllers. It transforms a computer or a smart device into a powerful lighting console, allowing for the control of lights via an interface rather than manual sliders or knobs.

This software facilitates the management of multiple lighting fixtures simultaneously, enabling the creation of complex lighting scenes and sequences with relative ease. Users can adjust various parameters such as brightness, colour, and movement patterns through simple commands. This level of control is particularly beneficial for customising lighting to match the theme of an event.

One of the key advantages of DMX lighting software is its adaptability. It can be used across a range of settings, from DJ performances to large-scale event installations. It is suitable for both novice users and seasoned professionals, offering features that range from basic control to intricate programming capabilities. Often pre-programmed effects are also included, making it easier to set up and operate even the most complex lighting rigs.

Benefits of Using DMX Software

The use of DMX controller software in lighting design brings a multitude of advantages, enhancing the way lighting professionals execute their projects. One of the primary benefits is the flexibility it offers. Unlike traditional hardware controllers, software solutions enable users to design and modify lighting scenes with just a few clicks, allowing for real-time adjustments during live events.

Another key advantage is the scalability software provides. It can easily accommodate anything from a small setup with a few fixtures to extensive arrangements requiring complex coordination. This scalability ensures that lighting designers can expand their setups.

DMX software also enhances creative possibilities. With its advanced features, users can experiment with a wide range of effects, from synchronising lights with music to creating colour patterns and sequences. It is also accessible to users of all skill levels and is designed to be straightforward to learn and use.

How to Choose the Right DMX Lighting Software

Selecting the appropriate DMX lighting software is an important decision for lighting professionals, as it can significantly impact the quality and execution of their lighting designs. The first step is to assess your specific needs based on the scale of your projects, from small-scale DJ sets to large event installations. Understanding the complexity of your typical lighting setup will guide you in choosing software with the right capabilities.

Compatibility with your existing lighting equipment is paramount. Ensure the software supports a wide range of fixtures and hardware interfaces to avoid additional investments in new equipment. Check the software’s library for pre-programmed effects, which can simplify the setup and programming tasks.

The user interface and ease of use should also be considered. A well-designed interface can improve efficiency in designing and executing lighting scenes. Additionally, consider the availability of online resources, such as tutorials which can be invaluable for learning advanced features.

In summary, DMX software has emerged as an indispensable tool for professionals looking to create eye-catching lighting displays. From small gatherings to large-scale events, the right software enables the transformation of any space.

Take a look at our selection of user-friendly DMX interfaces, designed to easily connect your DMX lighting equipment with a computer or smart device, enabling the creation of impressive customised lighting displays.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DMX software?

DMX software is a digital tool that enables users to control lighting fixtures using the DMX (Digital Multiplex) protocol. It transforms a computer or smart device into a versatile lighting console, allowing for the management of lights through a graphical interface.

This software facilitates the creation of complex lighting scenes and sequences by adjusting parameters such as brightness, colour, and movement. It is used in various settings, from DJ sets to large event installations, offering an efficient and flexible solution for lighting control.

What lighting software do DJs use?

DJs often use DMX lighting software tailored for dynamic and live performance environments. This type of software enables DJs to synchronise lighting effects with music, creating an immersive audio-visual experience. It also typically offers user-friendly controls, allowing for real-time manipulation of lighting scenes, patterns, and colours.

A variety of software options are available, and the specific choice varies depending on personal preference and the complexity of the setup.

How do I connect my DMX light to my laptop?

To connect DMX lights to your laptop, you will need a DMX interface. This device acts as a bridge between your laptop and DMX lighting equipment. First, install any necessary drivers or software for the interface on your laptop. Then, connect the interface to your laptop via USB.

Finally, link the interface to your DMX lights using a DMX cable. Once connected, you can use lighting control software on your laptop to program and control your DMX lights, creating dynamic lighting scenes for your events or installations.

Can you send DMX signals wirelessly with DMX software?

Yes, you can send DMX signals wirelessly with DMX software by using a wireless DMX transmitter and receiver system. The transmitter connects to your DMX interface device, converting the DMX signals from the software into a wireless format. These signals are then sent to the receiver connected to your DMX-compatible lighting fixtures.

This setup eliminates the need for extensive cabling, offering flexibility in lighting design and placement. It's particularly useful in complex setups or locations where running cables is impractical.

Can you control DMX from a computer?

Yes, you can control DMX from a computer using DMX software. This software acts as a bridge between your computer and DMX-compatible lighting equipment, allowing for precise control over lighting fixtures.

By connecting your computer to a DMX interface or controller, you can manage lighting designs, adjust parameters, and create dynamic lighting effects directly from your computer. This setup provides a convenient and powerful way to control lighting for events, shows, and installations.

How do I control my DMX lights without a controller?

To control DMX lights without a traditional hardware controller, you can use DMX software on a computer or smart device. This software enables you to manage lighting fixtures via your computer. You will require a DMX interface - a hardware device that connects your computer to the DMX network. The software sends the control signals to the interface, which then translates them into DMX signals that control your lights.

How do you control lights with DMX?

To control lights with DMX, you will need DMX-compatible lighting fixtures, a DMX controller (hardware or software), and DMX cables or a wireless DMX transmitter/receiver. First, connect your lights to the DMX controller using the cables or wireless system, ensuring each light is assigned a unique address.

On the controller, assign channels to control different aspects of the lights, such as brightness, colour, and movement. By manipulating these channels on the controller, you can create and adjust lighting scenes. Whether using a physical board or software, the principle remains the same: DMX signals are sent to control your lighting setup.

How many lights can DMX software control?

DMX software can control up to 512 channels per universe, with each light fixture potentially using multiple channels for different functions, such as colour, intensity, and movement. The exact number of lights controlled depends on how many channels each fixture requires.

Modern setups often support multiple DMX universes through additional hardware interfaces or networked connections, significantly expanding the total number of controllable lights. This makes DMX software versatile enough to manage everything from small setups with a few lights to large-scale installations with multiple fixtures.