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Oct 19th

Lighting Software

  • LightFactory - PC Lighting Control software witch also is the backend of the NEO Console. ⚠ not free.
  • Jun 30th


  • Rentman - Cloud rental software for AV & Event companies. Resource planning, scheduling and more. ⚠ not free
  • Mar 25th

    Lighting Software

  • ONYX - Modern lighting control system with alot of features.
  • Oct 1st, 2020

    Lighting Software

  • Freestyler - Free lightning control software
  • Sep 15th, 2020



  • El-Tee-See - LTC wav file generator.
  • Jun 20th, 2020

    Libraries and frameworks

    ArtNet Libraries

  • artnet4jstars60 - Art-Net library for Java and Processing. java.
  • Tools


  • Vectorworks - Vectorworks is a versatile, on-premise application that provides extensive 2D drafting, 3D modeling, BIM and rendering capabilities for your architectural and landscape design needs. Also had a special entertainment version: Vectorworks Spotlight. ⚠ not free.
  • Lighting Software

  • Daslight - DMX lighting software for PC and Mac.
  • Libraries and frameworks

  • node-dmxstars211 - DMX controller library for Node.js. nodejs ✓ open-source.
  • Graphics

  • GIMP - GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for Linux, Windows, and macOS.
  • Resources

  • ESTA Technical Standards Program - Collection of technical standards in the entertainment technology industry.
  • Misc/other

  • Linux - A free operating system that can run on pretty much every kind of computer and is great for breathing new life into old computers that aren't supported by the newer Windows editions. There's tons of different distributions to choose from,. The most common one for general computer stuff is Ubuntu. ✓ open-source.
  • Jun 8th, 2020



  • Time MIDI senderstars0 - A free tool for sending time data to DasLight (via MIDI). ✓ open-source.
  • Resources

  • awesome-linuxaudiostars862 - A Awesome list with all things Linux audio.
  • May 22nd, 2020

    Lighting Software

  • Avolites Titan - PC version of the Titan software which runs on the Avolites desk. Free to use until version 11.4 although it spits out random data once in a while. Requires a dongle from version 12. ⚠ not free.
  • EOS Family - Software for ETC's EOS-family consoles. ⚠ freemium.
  • GrandMA2 software - Free, offline software for the GrandMA2 lighting console. Includes GrandMA2 OnPC and MA3D. Does not output DMX for free. ⚠ freemium.
  • GrandMA3 software - Free, offline software for the new GrandMA3 lighting console. Includes GrandMA3 OnPC. Does not output DMX for free. ⚠ freemium.
  • Hog 4 software - Free, offline software for the Hog 4 lighting console. Includes Hog 4 pc. Does not output DMX for free. ⚠ freemium.
  • QLC+ - QLC+ is a free and cross-platform software to control DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc. Source Codestars510 ✓ open-source.
  • xLights - Meant for home Christmas light shows but is a great way to sync lights to music on a budget. Source Codestars263 ✓ open-source.
  • Visualizers

  • Capture - Documentation and visualisation software. Capture is a native macOS and Windows application that lets you work with lighting, video, laser, moving scenery and water effects. Does have a free Student Edition. ⚠ freemium.
  • Depence² - Depence² is a unique application, which combines the design and visualization process with the potential to control the real show. ⚠ not free.
  • wysiwyg - wysiwyg is an all-in-one lighting design software with fully integrated CAD, plots, data, visualization and virtual show control. ⚠ not free.
  • Audio Software

  • Audacity - Audio file editor and analysis tool, great for cropping down sound effects and music tracks. ✓ open-source.
  • Ardour - A full realtime audio recording and editing suite. Source Codestars2.3k ✓ open-source.
  • Linux Show Player - Free cue player designed for stage productions. Source Codestars124 ✓ open-source.
  • QLab - QLab is sound, video, and lighting control for macOS. ⚠ freemium.
  • REAPER - REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. ⚠ freemium.
  • Tools

  • Livescriptstars4 - Insert a musical/theatre-script from Google Docs and use this for a live "autocue" and scroller with everyone on the site. ✓ open-source.
  • StageClock - StageClock is a Java based graphical timekeeping application. It outputs a clean feed from an attached monitor, and has time/date, timer, and show information. ⚠ freemium.
  • Tools


  • AutoCAD - AutoCAD® is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. ⚠ not free.
  • Tools


  • TCgeneratorstars2 - Reaper time marker to GrandMA2 TC Generator. ✓ open-source.
  • Timecodestars22 - ArtNet and LTC timecode generator, made with Java. ✓ open-source.
  • TimelordMTC - Advanced timecode management tool. ⚠ not free.
  • M2Qstars4 - Python application capable to trigger Chamsys Consoles/Software via MIDI for advanced synchronized shows. ✓ open-source.
  • Tools


  • AES67 WebMeterstars4 - Server that receives an AES67 audio stream and presents a webpage with meters. ✓ open-source.
  • meters.lv2stars131 - meters.lv2 is a collection of audio-level meters with GUI in LV2 plugin format. ✓ open-source.
  • Open Sound Meter - Clean, open-source sound meter. Supports RTA, magnitude, phase and impulse response, coherence, group delay and more. ✓ open-source.
  • Libraries and frameworks

  • Open Lighting Architecture - A framework for lighting control information. Supports a range of protocols and over a dozen of USB devices. Source Codestars458
  • Misc/other

  • Blender ArtNetstars17 - Blender script to push ArtNet data to Evee lights. Runs at 30fps with Evee rendering in the viewport. ✓ open-source.
  • MIDI Monsterstars283 - MIDIMonster is a universal control and translation tool. It can translate between many different protocols such as MIDI, Artnet, sACN and OSC. ✓ open-source.
  • May 16th, 2020

    Libraries and frameworks

    ArtNet Libraries

  • artnetstars101 - Node.js module that can be used to send ArtDMX packages to an Art-Net node. nodejs.
  • Resources

  • /r/lightingdesign - The Reddit community for lighting designers worldwide.
  • /r/techtheatre - The reddit community for all production designers and technicians!
  • Resources

    GrandMA2 tutorials

  • GMA2 colour picker tutorial - A tutorial for how to add a colour picker in GrandMA2.
  • Apr 18th, 2020


  • Ma3D - Free lighting visualizer for GrandMA consoles/software.
  • Audio tools

  • ARTA - A collection of programs for audio measurements and analysis.
  • Apr 17th, 2020


  • UsedLighting - Marketplace for buying/selling used lighting hardware.
  • Resources


  • - Blog of Lighting Designer Mike Wood.
  • - LXR Stage Technology Blog.
  • Lighting Software

  • Dot2 software - Free, offline software for the Dot2 consoles. Includes Dot2 onPC and Dot2 3D.
  • Graphics

  • Inkscape - Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and macOS.
  • Apr 16th, 2020

    Audio Software

  • da-Share MultiPlay - MultiPlay is a Windows based program designed to play audio cues for theatre or corporate use. It is free to use.
  • Resources

  • QLab Cookbook - The cookbook is a collection of projects, examples, and experiments using a broad range of QLab programming techniques including AppleScript, OSC, external control using QLab Remote, third-party MIDI and OSC controllers, and other software.
  • Apr 15th, 2020


  • Chamsys Programmers and Users facebook group - The best place to find information about Chamsys consoles and software.
  • Geezers of Gear - Entertainment Production Industry veteran talking about pro-audio, lighting, staging, video + the people and companies who work in this great industry.
  • Christian Jackson - YouTube channel about concert lighting. Also has great MA tutorials.
  • @limelightwired - Lighting production community on Instagram.
  • Lighting Software

  • Chamsys MagicQ - MagiQ is a professional lighting software providing up to 64 Artnet universes for free. It includes powerful features like 2D/3D pixel mapping, effect generator, media server and visualizer.
  • Audio tools

  • REW - REW is free room acoustics analysis software for measuring and analysing room and loudspeaker responses. Free SMAART alternative.
  • Last Checked At: 2021-11-26T18:26:04.372Z


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