Photon, the next generation of professional user friendly DMX lighting console perfect for nightclubs, musicians, live events, filmmakers, theaters...
Wireless (Art-Net or sACN through WIFI) and easy to use, Photon reinvents the way to control DMX devices with its single interface for all your lights.
Indeed, combine multiple presets to a sequence and synchronize your lights to music. Our beat tracker listens and animates your devices to the rhythm of the music. Live events will have no more secret for you.
Features of the free version:
- Multi-touch interface designed and optimized for the iPad.
⁃ Light group management. Associate multiple lights together to perform similar controls (colors, positions, brightness ...).
- Classic DMX console for sophisticated controls (gobos/fog/focus...)
⁃ Managing scenes. Create and play animations/effects on your lights.
⁃ Smart color manager.
⁃ Art-Net /sACN / DMX output channel analyzer.
⁃ Complete control of an Art-Net universe with 512 channels.
⁃ Art-Net in multicast or unicast.
⁃ sACN in multicast or unicast.
⁃ Database with hundreds of pre-configured devices (fixtures).
- Fixture creator to configure your custom devices.
Features of the in-app purchase:
⁃ Sound analyzer : sync your lights to music.
⁃ Multi scene / multi group sequencer. Combine multiple cues to a sequence and animate it.
⁃ Edit your sequences as in a video editor with the timeline.
⁃ Automatic, manual or semi-automatic beat control for the sequencer.
- Ableton Link support : Sync lights animations with your favorite DJ app or musical instrument. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a local network for a perfect synchronization between lights and music.
⁃ Management of the animation curve in/out.
* Requires an Art-Net (or sACN) Bridge to DMX. Photon is based on the open lighting architecture (open lighting project).
** Purchase of the "Sequencer" with the in-app purchase
What's new in Photon v1.6 ?
- Ableton Link support : sync lights animations with your favorite DJ app or musical instrument. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a local network for a perfect synchronization between lights and music.
- New code for the sequencer for better reliability
- iPad Pro 12,9" compliant
* FIX BUGS AND STABILITY IMPROVEMENT *
Ratings and Reviews
Easy to use, intuitive interface.
Until recently I have been using the Luminair app, which cost $100 and the interface isn’t nearly as easy to use. With Photon, even the Free version has more than enough features to run the lighting for my live shows, and I was able to set up a show with custom lights in a only few minutes. I really don’t know why this app has the reviews that it does, Because it is simple, functional, intuitive, and affordable.
The only reason I did not give a 5-star review is that there is no way to sync your data to another device. That would be useful for me because I do not have dedicated iPad for my venue we use more than one device. We have to program each instance of this app individually, which is an inconvenience. I hope that sync and/or share is the feature that will be at in the future.
Simple UI and Great Controls
Having used some more expensive DMX apps, I really appreciate how easy this is to use and customize. I’m using it for filmmaking applications and creating different groups/zones is incredibly simple. The developer is also really responsive and open to user requests as well!
Crashes and isn't easy to edit
I wanted this app to work and paid the $29 for the sequencer and beat analyzer to get the extra features. However it's hard to setup fixtures, the most common fixtures are not in the library (just older discontinued ones), you don't have individual RGB channel control just a color wheel so you can't do amber + UV for example as a color and warm whites are out, the app crashes every 20 minutes, sequence duration is hard to edit, phantom sequences get inserted and can't be deleted, and the beat analyzer doesn't work for non 4/4 time signatures or anything slower than 110 BPM. Fades are also not very smooth at all and cross-fades are jumpy and quite ugly even if you adjust dimmer modes on your fixtures. I've tried contacting support but that was non-existent as well. Save your money and try something else. Can't recommend this and feel like I wasted $29.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.