Move beyond the lighting console

For over a decade, our users have been doing just that. Luminair app is the go-to mobile lighting control solution for creative professionals working in Film, TV and stage production, as well as architecture, event venues, art installations, rental houses, and everywhere else creative lighting is used.

It's time to break free from traditional conventions and embrace the latest in software technology and modern user interfaces, for ultimate control over your lighting designs.

Fixture Cloud

Luminair 4’s new cloud-based DMX fixture library has been greatly enhanced, utilizing rich profile data that we’ve licensed from Carallon, the industry's leading fixture profile service for control and console manufacturers.

Interact with DMX lights using real-world input values like Hertz or Degrees. Gobos, Gels and other media selections are displayed directly above faders, editable with just a single tap/click. The new DMX range selection tool shows individual channel metadata and names, instead of just a generic DMX or percentage value.

The library contains almost 24,000 profiles and supports just about every common DMX light ever made. Profiles for fixtures new-to-market are continuously being added.

In the rare event that a profile doesn't already exist, you can even create one directly within the app.

RDM

RDM  Beta

Remote Device Management (RDM) allows bi-directional communication between lights and controllers over standard DMX cables.

New in Luminair 4 is beta support for RDM through Art-Net interfaces.

With this exciting new development you can now detect and add RDM compatible fixtures to your Luminair projects. Luminair automatically sets the DMX channel and selects the correct mode for any light that matches an RDM-enabled profile in the built-in library. Easy.

Additional RDM fixture details like Lamp Hours, Modes, Channel Counts, Software version, and more are also available at any time in the Connections window.

Lighting Control Connections
DMX Hardware

Hardware Independent

Complete wireless freedom and rock-solid reliability are both within your reach. Luminair 4 transmits DMX over the device’s built-in Wi-Fi hardware. It also supports wired-ethernet connections for robust data transmission.

Luminair supports one universe of DMX over Art-Net, sACN E1.31, and KiNET (Philips Color Kinetics). It also supports CRMX via LumenRadio MoonLite BLE interface.

All DMX-based protocols can be output simultaneously in Luminair, allowing you to mix and match hardware with ease..

Need more channels? Upgrade to Luminair Pro to support additional universes.

Color Master

Modern LED lighting has become almost synonymous with color, and Luminair was built from the beginning to control it.

The app offers an extensive array of color editing tools. RGB, RGBAW, CMY, HSI, XY, Gel, CCT, and Tint color pickers are always just a tap/click away.

Drag and drop customized color swatches under the color wheel. Adjust individual channels in the color mixer. Gel colors are available from all popular manufacturers including Lee, Rosco, and more. Apply the gel colors to any color light in Luminair, even HomeKit lights.

Color settings are saved within scenes and automatically updated when activating, making it simple to support multiple color selection types for a single light, all within the same project.

Draw Movements

Control moving lights with ease using Luminair's XY picker. Select from presets like oval, figure 8, arc, line, or draw your own custom shape. The movement generator updates the user interface in realtime allowing you to see the exact values the light is receiving.

Lock movements to either Pan or Tilt. Fine tune position with a scrub control. Inverse X and Y allows you to flip values. An Offset option allows you to stagger identical movements across lights.

Movements are saved into a palette that displays a preview of the animated shape. Each movement can be applied to multiple lights, making edits as simple as changing the original movement. The movement editor makes adjusting options like timing curve, speed, start/end points, reverse, and more a snap.

Amazing FX

Luminair’s DMX FX engine updates the user interface in realtime, always giving you a heads-up look at the current values being output.

Dazzle your audience or create drama using effects like the Oscillator, Random Intensity/Color, Fade In, Color Loop, Fire, Water, Television, Police, Warning, Alarm and more.

When grouping fixtures, you can use the Group FX Offset option to automatically create a delayed fan effect across multiple lights.

Save FX settings as "Presets" and apply those options later to any similar light with a single action.

NOTE: When using FX, we recommend using ethernet-based connections for robust data transmission.

Smart Lights

Control just about any conventional light or outlet alongside your DMX lights, all within the same project.

We've added Apple HomeKit support in Luminair 4, which greatly expands the app's smart light control capabilities. Supports products from Signify (Philips Hue), LIFX, Eve and all other HomeKit-certified manufacturers.

Want to dim a practical light visible on-camera in a scene you're shooting? Want to turn on/off a TV, fan, or other electronics when triggering a scene change? Well now you can do all of that, and more. The future is now.

Vroom Vroom

Luminair's user interface is polished for speed. Beauty meets brains, with a bunch of muscle thrown in. Whether you're using iPad or iPhone, Luminair’s UI is built to feel and function as if it's a native app.

Customize the layout by displaying or hiding side panels, adjust fader and scene sizes with a pinch gesture, hide faders, and more. Assign photo or icon previews to scenes and sequences. Drag and drop to reorder. The list is endless.

DMX MIDI Control

External Triggers

To truly replace a lighting console, there needs to be an option for external tactile control, and we have you covered.

Luminair interacts with the world around it.

Connect external wired and wireless MIDI controllers via Core MIDI support. Connect an external OSC controller. Create a Geofence to trigger lights based upon GPS location. Respond to system key commands on Magic Keyboard. Respond to commands from other apps on the device via URL sharing. You name it.

Upgrade to Luminair Pro to add a number of additional input trigger types.

Multitasking

Use Luminair side-by-side simultaneously with other apps, with built-in support for iPadOS multitasking.

Put your light plot, notes, email or even a game on one side, with Luminair on the other.

The user-interface is responsive and supports all iPadOS multitasking modes, so size and placement can be fully customized.

Projects

Collaborate

In Luminair 4, we've revisited our approach to file management and have greatly enhanced the capabilities.

Use the new project viewer to open end edit files directly in-place anywhere on your iPad or iPhone.

That means you can open, edit, and sync with iCloud, Dropbox and Creative Cloud . Shares files via any app that appears in the standard iPadOS and iOS sharing panel.

You can even save and edit files directly on external hard drives or flash drives connected to your iPad or iPhone, for offline collaboration.

Other Highlights

Scenes

Scenes

Easily create looks and switch between them at the tap of a button. Multiple scene choices include Basic, Merge, Sequences, and Input Snapshots.

Sequences

Sequences

Build sequences from the scenes you’ve created. Play back the sequence either from a button alongside other scenes, or within Sequences mode.

Groups

Groups

Groups in Luminair 4 now allow you to combine similar fixtures and add FX fanning across multiple devices

Universal Search

Universal Search

Quickly search through all fixtures, parameters and scenes to filter the controls view, greatly speeding up scene edits.

Lockdown Mode

Lockdown Mode

Lock user-specified sections of the app from unauthorized access, while allowing access to other parts. Access granted via Face ID, Touch ID or iOS device password.

Volunteer Friendly

Volunteer Friendly

We've all been in a situation where someone else needs to control the lights. Relax, Luminair’s UI is easy enough for even novices to operate after initial project setup.

Music Note

Sound Input / IAA

Use audio/microphone input or Inter-App audio directly from other IAA-capable apps to control sequence playback.

Target

Tap Tempo

Tap to the beat with Luminair's tempo playback control. Great for when you want a steady rythym triggering scene changes and fades.

Eyeball

Edit Blind Mode

A popular request from earlier versions has been added in v4. Change scene values on the fly without affecting current DMX output

Panel Light

Replace Fixtures

Easily replace a fixture in your project with any similar profile and retain scene settings such as intensities and colors

Keyboard

iPad Magic Keyboard

Luminair now works with point and click input devices. Advanced trackpad and key command support speeds up your workflow

Apple Watch

Apple Watch app

Luminair Remote for Apple Watch is included. Quickly activate scenes from your wrist like Dick Tracy.

Tech Specs

DMX

  • One Output Universe
    (512 DMX channels)
  • Output Protocols
    • Art-Net
    • sACN E1.31
    • KiNET v1/v2 (Color Kinetics)
    • CRMX via LumenRadio MoonLite
    • USB DMX via Enttec DMX Pro protocol (1-universe, macOS ONLY)
  • Works with all Art-Net and sACN E1.31 compliant DMX interfaces
  • RDM support via compatible Art-Net interfaces

HomeKit

  • Works with all HomeKit compliant lights and outlets
  • Create a HomeKit Home in Apple's Home app to begin
  • See the following support document for details on limitations of Smart lights vs. DMX controllable gear

MIDI

  • Works with all Core-MIDI compliant iOS midi interfaces and controllers
  • Works with Apple's USB-C to USB adapter for wired MIDI controllers
  • Works with MIDI over Wi-FI (RTP) and Bluetooth LE
  • "Virtual" Core MIDI port available to other apps on the same device

Location / GPS

  • Up to 3 geofences supported in each Luminair project
  • Geofences require iPadOS or iOS devices with built-in GPS hardware for best results

Network

  • Wi-Fi uses the built-in hardware and works with any router or access point
  • Supports wired connections with 3rd-party ethernet adapters
  • Works offline. Internet connection required to update cloud fixture profiles, but NOT required for control.

System

  • 64-bit, Universal app works across iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch under a single subscription
  • Requires an iPadOS or iOS device running iOS 14 or greater
  • FX engine and movement generator require iPad Pro, iPad 3rd-generation, iPad mini 4, iPhone 6s, or iPod touch 7th generation or greater

Learning

  • Includes an expanding library of streaming video overviews. Internet connection required for playback.

Questions?

Most common questions have been answered in the FAQ section of our Help Center.

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