Connect to Philips Hue Entertainment, LIFX, and Nanoleaf Aurora & Canvas Light Panels and take command of your music & entertainment lighting needs. Customize one of over 50+ lighting effects using the app's 3 unique light controllers, or create your own custom effects. Light DJ has been used in lots of creative applications, including special effects for home DJs, house parties, stage & video productions, holiday decorations, mood lighting for bars & restaurants, haunted houses, or just to create the ultimate music listening experience in your living room. Light DJ is the #1 app for configurable entertainment effects for smart lighting.

MUSIC VISUALIZER: Create the ultimate music listening experience. The app listens to your music and changes the effects based on the mood of the song. Lights get active during intense parts of a song and flowy with softer melodies and magically change colors at just the right moment. Special controls for Nanoleaf allow you to control rotation and fill angle to match your Aurora or Canvas panel orientation.

BEAT-SYNCED EFFECTS: Use the SceneMaker Effects controller for looping effects that sync to the beat of your music. Each of the 20+ effects can be customized with your favorite colors.

HUE ENTERTAINMENT: Using a new Hue Entertainment area you'll enjoy higher quality effects; all of Light DJ's effects respond faster and with better sync. Send waves of color across your room with the updated Groove Wave effect, or strobe faster with the Matrix controller.

EFFECT MAKER: Create your own looping special effects with our powerful Effects Maker. (Legacy Hue & LIFX only). Share your custom-made effects & sheets using AirDrop.

IPAD VERSION: A DJ controller-inspired design for ultimate live-performance lighting control. Configurable sheets allow you to setup your effects and colors in advance, and the push-button interface lets making rapid changes easy.

STUFF FOR DJs: Precision tempo controls allows you to sync the lights with your set. Optional automatic beat detection using your device's built-in microphone. Also supports Ableton Link and MIDI Clock Sync for syncing tempo across devices, and MIDI Program Change or Control Change codes for controlling effects.

Light DJ offers monthly and yearly subscription options. Each subscription includes:
-7-day all-access free trial for new users
-Full use of all of the app's controllers and effects
-2 brand new Bonus Effects each month
-Continual updates to support new hardware and features
-Direct email technical support (I respond to every email!)
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This app requires hardware from one of these vendors:
- Philips Hue :
- LIFX :
- Nanoleaf Light Panels (Aurora & Canvas) :

Your purchase will be applied to your iTunes account at the end of the trial. Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can cancel anytime with your iTunes account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.

Terms of Use: Subscription includes full access to the app including all future controllers and hardware support. Bonus Effects are hardware-specific and will only work with the lighting hardware associated with that effect. Each month 2 new Bonus Effects will be added to the app for lighting systems at the discretion of the developer, based on technical capabilities of the hardware and user feedback. Not all hardware products will receive new effects each month. Bonus Effects are currently being created for Philips Hue Entertainment & Nanoleaf Light Panels and will include other hardware types as the app continues to integrate with more brands and models of lighting hardware.

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What’s New

Version 7.0

Super SceneMaker Update:
-NEW: Custom Playlists with individual effect duration and other settables.
-NEW: Playlist cells and SceneMaker controller on the iPad version.
-NEW: Nanoleaf support for Custom Effects (single-color only).
-Fixed MIDI control issues and added support for Visualizer, Matrix, and Playlist cells on iPad.
-Various fixes & improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
451 Ratings

451 Ratings

Pao0324 ,

Great app. A great capability was removed recently.

It has been great with my Hue lights and Nanoleaf. The latest update removed the background run, which I enjoyed a lot, because I was able to continue to use my phone, while the lights were changing. Now it a bummer I cannot even leave the app or lock the phone, otherwise the lights sequence stops... the developer mentioned that was due apple power savings, but I imagine that it uses the same amount of power when an apps run in the background, and this is done all the time in apple devices. Please bring back that setting.

CJM2707 ,


I used to use this app a lot
But now after a recent update not even the basic free ones are able to be used without a subscription. I was happy with the free ones as I'm sure everyone else was. Now if I even want to use anything I have a limited 7 day trail then my only option would be to PAY PER MONTH to use the same things I was using for free before the update. Absolutely sad. I understand the only reason to put an app on the App Store is to make money, I get that. But why take away something that was free for so long? This kind of change ends with the app loosing fans and slowly becoming forgotten. Sure one person not using the app that was free won't make a difference. But I'm just one of the unhappy people that actually took the time to write a review.

Developer Response ,

I haven’t forgot about my free users, that’s why I created Light DJ Studio. The app is completely free and the “free play” mode includes many of the free effects that were available pre-subscription. The app will be free for the foreseeable future and anyone that submits a light show to the community will get free lifetime access.

Nilika527 ,

Very Friendly

So I got the app, and I fell in love with it. So I upgraded one of the features. It stopped working and closed every time I tapped one of the features I wanted to use. So I contacted the developer. Him and I went back and forth giving me suggestions on trying to fix the app. I told him none of the solutions worked. So he was very nice about going through the program to have an update. I updated as soon as he emailed me back that there was a new update. Ever since that update, the app has been working beautifully. I’m so in love with this app.


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Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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