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Lighting & Sound America March 2017

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Luminair 3 received a positive overview in March’s Technical Focus article in Lighting & Sound America magazine. Richard Cadena used Luminair with ELC’s Buddy DMX interface, and in the article he covers some of the new features and revamped user interface in version 3.

“One of the main reasons I like this controller is because it’s mobile app that can be used wirelessly, which affords a lot of freedom of movement.” – Richard Cadena, LSi Magazine

Posted in: DMX, iPad Pro, Luminair iPad, Media Appearances, Reviews       
ICG Magazine “Atlanta”
Posted on February 23rd, 2017

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In the latest ICG magazine, DP Christian Sprenger mentions how gaffer Cody Jacobs used Luminair running on iPad to control most of the lights on-set of the critically acclaimed “Atlanta”, which recently won two Golden Globe awards! In the article, Christian (Cinematographer) and director Hiro Murai break down the process of achieving their unique look. Congratulations to Christian, Hero, Cody and the rest of the crew!

Check out the full article at the following link:
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c969966a#/c969966a/72

Posted in: DMX, iPad, Lighting Control, Media Appearances, TV Appearances       
LSi Magazine’s Tech Focus February 2017
Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Luminair 3 received a positive overview in the latest Technical Focus article in Lighting and Sound International magazine.

You can read the article on page 70 of the February issue.

Posted in: DMX, iPad Pro, Luminair 3, Media Appearances, Reviews       
More wired-ethernet options in Luminair v3.4
Posted on April 21st, 2016

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Today we’ve released Luminair v3.4, an update we’re referring to as the Installation edition because it adds support for two additional wired-ethernet products that can also simultaneously power iOS devices. This is going to make it easier than ever to integrate Luminair in more permanent installations such as architectural lighting, as well as a more robust solution for those who are using Luminair as a lighting console replacement.

Luminair already offers advanced scheduling capabilities, and also supports the most common control protocols (Art-Net, sACN, KiNET, etc.), but up until this day there hasn’t been a great way to integrate the app as the main control system for permanent installations due to it’s reliance on Wi-Fi communications when the iOS device is connected to power.

The good news is that there are two new products available for iOS devices which make it possible to both power the device continuously as well as provide a direct ethernet connection. (more…)

Posted in: Architecture, DMX, iPad Pro, Lighting Control       
Luminair v3.3 adds Fixture Linking, new FX options
Posted on March 7th, 2016

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Luminair v3.3 has been released today and includes some great new feature additions that promise to make the designing experience better than ever. To celebrate this new release, Luminair In-App Purchase extras are also now on sale for 50% off through March 31, 2016!

First and foremost among the new features in v3.3 is Fixture Linking, which allows you to more easily link and control multiple identical fixtures together. Not only can you control identical fixtures in unison, but you can also choose which specific parameters to link. All of these options are saved on a scene by scene basis, so you can effectively manage both individual and linked fixture options without any compromises to the functionality you’ve grown accustomed to. (more…)

Posted in: DMX, iPad Pro, Luminair 3, Updates       
Luminair 3 now available on the App Store
Posted on June 16th, 2015

Today is the day! Luminair 3 is now available across the globe on Apple’s App Store. Luminair 3 is a brand new app for all iOS 8 devices with a redesigned user interface, LTP faders, a movement generator/FX engine, built-in Scheduling, Luminair Remote for Apple Watch, MIDI over Bluetooth LE, and tons of other new features and improvements.

Full information on Luminair 3 can be found on the updated web site.

As a major new version, with over a year in development time and resources, Luminair 3 is a brand new app. This is the first updated version to require a new purchase since the app was originally released in 2010. (more info)

A special 20%-off launch price for Luminair 3 is being offered at 79.99 USD (this price will vary depending on which country you are located in). Additional In-App purchases (Location Pro, Schedule Pro, MIDI Pro) are also being offered at special launch prices for a limited time at $9.99 USD each.

Posted in: App Store, Apple, Art-Net, Console, DMX, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Luminair 3, Updates       
First look at the future…
Posted on May 5th, 2015

The all new Luminair 3 has been in development for over a year and is coming soon as a brand new app. This short raw video speaks for itself… IT’S ALIVE

More details will be revealed as we approach release. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram for the latest videos and screenshots.

Posted in: App Store, Apple, Art-Net, DMX, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Lighting Control, Philips Hue, sACN       
Using Guided Access to lock an iOS device in Luminair-only mode
Posted on January 5th, 2014

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It’s becoming really common in architecture, displays, museums, installations and more to use apps like Luminair installed on a central device in a fixed location, like a wall or on a specialized device stand. iOS devices benefit from a fantastic 3rd-party accessory ecosystem, and there’s some really nice products available for mounting devices from companies like Heckler Design, iPort, and many more.
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Posted in: Art-Net, DMX, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, sACN        0 comments
Luminair 2.5 now available on the App Store
Posted on October 23rd, 2013

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It’s a great pleasure to announce that Luminair v2.5 is now available on the App Store, as free updates to the existing Luminair for iPad and iPhone apps.

Despite it’s .5 versioning, this is probably the biggest update Luminair has ever received. For the first time ever, Luminair’s codebase is now unified across all iOS devices*. Luminair running on an iPhone is actually a brand new app, now based upon Luminair for iPad’s award-winning design, with a new UI optimized for 4″ iPhone screens on the 5, 5s, 5c, and 5th generation iPod touch. It now benefits from core-feature compatibility with Luminair running on an iPad, as well as iCloud syncing between all iOS device types.

As a result, you’re feedback has been answered. Luminair for iPad is now a universal app, newly renamed as Luminair for iOS. The iPhone-only version has also been updated to v2.5 and will still be offered for those of you not interested in using an iPad.

The new features…
One of the biggest new features in Luminair 2.5 is support for controlling Philips Hue lights right alongside DMX-controlled lighting. While these are mostly home-focused products with limitations compared to DMX-controlled lights, we think they can be utilized as design elements in things like film and TV production and architectural lighting, as well as by enthusiasts who’d like to mix and match different types of lights. Smart lights like Hue are one of the next logical steps with LED lighting control, and we intend to continue to add additional support and features for these systems in the future. Ultimately they are another tool for your designs, and we can’t wait to see the way that you use them.

The next major feature to be added is one that’s probably been requested more than any other feature since Luminair for iPad was originally released. That feature is a new Sound Active mode, part of the new Timing FX options, located in the Stacks mode toolbar. Sound Active mode can detect sounds from the built-in microphone and other audio input hardware to trigger lights show synced to music.

But we did not stop there. The new Sound Active mode also supports Inter-App Audio (IAA) on iOS 7. Luminair can receive sound from IAA supported apps to trigger your light shows. IAA is brand new on iOS 7, and new apps are being added frequently that support this functionality. For all of you iPad DJ’s out there, Algroriddm’s djay 2 already supports IAA, so you can use it as your playback source for Luminair.
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Posted in: DMX, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Lighting Control, Philips Hue, Updates        0 comments
New Luminair/AirPort Express setup guide
Posted on June 29th, 2012

Apple recently updated the AirPort Express Wi-Fi router. The AirPort Express has always been really popular with Luminair users, due to it’s portability.

Older generations of the AE always required being put into a Bridge mode to properly communicate with an ethernet to DMX interface connected to it’s single ethernet port, so we always provided a nice little setup guide that walked users through this process. The new AE now includes dual-ethernet ports, and it’s easier then ever to setup for use with Luminair and Art-Net/sACN DMX interfaces.

We’ve created a revised PDF setup document for the new AirPort Express (3rd-gneration), available for direct download at the following link:
http://synthe-fx.com/downloads/files/Luminair%20Airport%20Express.pdf

Posted in: Apple, Art-Net, DMX, sACN        1 comment
Luminair awarded “Product of the Year” 2011-2012 from Live Design Magazine!
Posted on April 16th, 2012

I’m thrilled to announce that Luminair has been awarded a lighting “Product of the Year” for 2011-2012 by Live Design Magazine This is a huge honor, and we’re super excited to accept this award.

Live Design will have more info in the May issue of the magazine. Awards will be presented during the Broadway Master Classes next month, along with the Excellence In Live Design Awards.
http://livedesignonline.com/gear/0416_products_year_2012/

Posted in: Awards, DMX, iPad, iPhone, Live Design, Luminair 2.0, Luminair iPad        0 comments
Luminair for iPad gestures
Posted on April 14th, 2012

New CoverFlow gestures in the latest Luminair for iPad v2.1.2 update

Posted in: DMX, iPad, Luminair 2.0, Luminair iPad        0 comments
Luminair for iPad v2 is here!
Posted on February 16th, 2012

Luminair for iPad v2 is now available on the App Store! v2 is a major new release with support for iCloud, AirPlay, and many other new features for a more seamless iOS experience.

Posted in: Art-Net, DMX, iPad, Luminair iPad        0 comments
Luminair for iPad MIDI and OSC input
Posted on November 20th, 2010

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Posted in: DMX, Luminair iPad, MIDI, OSC        0 comments
Summer is here. Luminair for iPad is now.
Posted on July 12th, 2010

Your first look at Luminair for iPad! Now available on the iTunes App Store.

Posted in: DMX, iPad, Lighting Control, Luminair iPad, sACN, Uncategorized        0 comments