DMXcat® makes it easy for anyone to control, analyze, or test any DMX lighting fixture, whether it’s a simple LED PAR or a complex moving light. The system consists of a small hardware dongle (purchased separately) and a suite of free mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring wireless DMX and RDM control plus other useful lighting functions to the user’s smartphone. The DMXcat solves the problem faced by all users of modern lighting equipment: How to turn on and test DMX lighting gear without using a complicated lighting console.

DMXcat app is now available in seven languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and English.

Software Applications
There are currently five apps available for use with the DMXcat system:
•DMX Controller: A single universe (512) DMX channel controller with two user interfaces (sliders or keypad).
•Fixture Controller: Controls multi-attribute fixtures from a built in database.
•RDM Controller: For bi-directional communication and control of RDM enabled devices.
•DMX Tester: Analyze and adjust settings for transmitting or receiving DMX.
•DIP switch calculator: Simplifies the configuring of DIP switches used for setting DMX addresses.

The DMXcat’s hardware interface is a compact battery powered device which fits easily in a pocket or tool pouch or may be worn on a belt. It uses Bluetooth LE technology for communication with the smartphone applications (up to 50’ range). Without the limitations of being physically connected, the user can move about the workspace as needed with their smartphone and run the various apps while still using the phone for on-the-job communication. The device’s five pin XLRF connector/cable assembly allows it to be connected to a point in a DMX data chain to test or control of the various DMX/RDM functions. It is charged using a standard USB to Micro-USB cable and charger. Other features include a built-in LED flashlight, an audible alarm for locating a misplaced unit, XLR5M to XLR5M Turnaround, LED status indicator, and a removable belt clip with a split ring safety point. Optional accessories include XLR5M to RJ45 Adapter, XLR5M to XLR3F Adapter, XLR5M to XLR3M Turnaround, and a Belt Pouch.

What’s New



Fixed Multiverse Transmitter compatibility

Fixed bug that prevented new presets/favorites/dmx setups to be saved

Fixed bug in auto off of the DMXcat dongle
Fixed bug in setting the DMX out timings

Fixed bug with translations

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Derrick7E ,

Could use some presets for arrays

Presets like: all even #, all odd #.
Presets for soca: 1,7,13, etc; 2,8,14,etc;...6,12,18,etc.
Being able to name your DMXcat like something personal like “My Tester” would be cool for when you have multiple DMXcats stored on your phone. (This is an issue on my show). These are just things that would be nice updates. Everything that it is now works well for the day to day testing.

Developer Response ,

Derrick7E, thank you for the suggestions. I have submitted the naming request to the development team. Can you please send me an email @ so I can get more information about the soca presets request?

Norby9k ,

Powerful Tool

This app and device are a game changer. No dragging out the old console to repair fixtures. I use this everyday at work as a bench tech.

I have only one small request... I like to use the app on my iPad because of the larger wheels and faders. Please please please let the app rotate to landscape view. I frequently use the app while my iPad is connected to a keyboard. I have gotten used to just using the app sideways, but is a bit annoying.

Developer Response ,

Norby9k, Thank you for the review. I have submitted your request to our software team to work on. Please reach out with any additional problems.

Sukka3 ,

A great tool

This little thing works wonderfully!

The only thing it needs is a way to create sequences. This would be incredibly helpful for testing, light shootouts and mockups.

Developer Response ,

Hi Sukka3, Thank you for the kind words. Sequence playback is on our feature wish list. I will share your request with the software team. Please reach out any time. -David

App Privacy

The developer, City Theatrical, Inc, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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City Theatrical, Inc.
35.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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