DMX Assistant is a straightforward Art-Net input and output for your Mac designed to help you view the Art-Net from other controllers and output them for testing and backup control.
Thanks to DMX Assistant you can save the desired DMX values into user-definable scenes and use them to control the lightning via MIDI hardware. DMX512 is a standard for digital communication networks used mainly to control stage lightning and effects. The protocol sends 8-bit values in 512 individual channels at up to 44 time per second. Professional equipment such as moving heads, LED fixtures and dimmers are daisy chained and their individual parameters can be controlled via certain DMX channels.
Art-Net is also a protocol used for transmitting the lighting control protocol DMX512-a via the User Datagram Protocol of the Internet Protocol suite. Thanks to DMX Assistant you will be able to send DMX via the Art-Net protocol over Ethernet networks from your Mac to control various lightning systems easily and efficiently. What is more, DMX Assistant is capable to listen to all the Art-Net broadcasted over the network and help you understand how the system works.
By using DMX Assistant, you will be able to save your DMX values into numerous scenes and save them as regular document files that you can use as backup and transfer them between computers. In addition, you can control scene intensity submasters with MIDI Control Change or Note messages.
Another great feature are the light-up faders that make it easy for your to see your DMX levels. You can view a larger number of DMX channels by enabling the grid view. Thus, you can work with intelligent fixtures and view all important specific values at a glance. The built-in histogram provides an overview of your entire DMX universe and helps you view how much you using along with any glitches or patterns that might occur. Moreover, DMX Assistant can display arrays of RGB LEDS.
All in all, DMX Assistant is a powerful utility that enables you to take control of various light fixtures and monitor the Art-Net input and output DMX via broadcast Art-Net.
- 64-bit processor
- Art-Net input and output
- HTP merging
- Dark interface
- Scene presets
- Grid view
- LED array view