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Awesome Audiovisual

Curated list of audiovisual projects

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Last Update: Nov. 30, 2020, 3:04 a.m.

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Lighting Software

PC version of the Titan software which runs on the Avolites desk. Free to use until version 11.4 although it spits out random data once in a while. Requires a dongle from version 12. ⚠ not free.

MagiQ is a professional lighting software providing up to 64 Artnet universes for free. It includes powerful features like 2D/3D pixel mapping, effect generator, media server and visualizer.

DMX lighting software for PC and Mac.

Free, offline software for the Dot2 consoles. Includes Dot2 onPC and Dot2 3D.

Software for ETC's EOS-family consoles. ⚠ freemium.

Free, offline software for the GrandMA2 lighting console. Includes GrandMA2 OnPC and MA3D. Does not output DMX for free. ⚠ freemium.

Free, offline software for the new GrandMA3 lighting console. Includes GrandMA3 OnPC. Does not output DMX for free. ⚠ freemium.

Free, offline software for the Hog 4 lighting console. Includes Hog 4 pc. Does not output DMX for free. ⚠ freemium.

Modern lighting control system with alot of features.

Cross-platform control of DMX or analogue lighting systems (heads, dimmers, etc.).

Meant for home Christmas light shows but is a great way to sync lights to music on a budget. Source Code ✓ open-source.

Visualizers

Documentation and visualisation software. Capture is a native macOS and Windows application that lets you work with lighting, video, laser, moving scenery and water effects. Does have a free Student Edition. ⚠ freemium.

Depence² is a unique application, which combines the design and visualization process with the potential to control the real show. ⚠ not free.

Free, offline software for the GrandMA2 lighting console. Includes GrandMA2 OnPC and MA3D. Does not output DMX for free. ⚠ freemium.

wysiwyg is an all-in-one lighting design software with fully integrated CAD, plots, data, visualization and virtual show control. ⚠ not free.

Audio Software

Cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]

MultiPlay is a Windows based program designed to play audio cues for theatre or corporate use. It is free to use.

Free cue player designed for stage productions. Source Code ✓ open-source.

QLab is sound, video, and lighting control for macOS. ⚠ freemium.

REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. ⚠ freemium.

Audio tools

A collection of programs for audio measurements and analysis.

REW

REW is free room acoustics analysis software for measuring and analysing room and loudspeaker responses. Free SMAART alternative.

Tools

Insert a musical/theatre-script from Google Docs and use this for a live "autocue" and scroller with everyone on the site

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StageClock is a Java based graphical timekeeping application. It outputs a clean feed from an attached monitor, and has time/date, timer, and show information. ⚠ freemium.

CADs

AutoCAD® is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. ⚠ not free.

Vectorworks is a versatile, on-premise application that provides extensive 2D drafting, 3D modeling, BIM and rendering capabilities for your architectural and landscape design needs. Also had a special entertainment version: Vectorworks Spotlight. ⚠ not free.

Timecode

Reaper time marker to MA timecode converter

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ArtNet and LTC timecode generator.

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Sends MIDI notes according to a file. Made for use with DasLight

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A powerful MIDI to Chamsys Remote converter designed to trigger playbacks, cuestacks and synchronize tap to tempo with MIDI Clock

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LTC waw file generator.

Advanced timecode management tool. ⚠ not free.

Monitoring

Server that receives an AES67 audio stream and presents a webpage with meters

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collection of LV2 plugins for audio-level metering

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Clean, open-source sound meter. Supports RTA, magnitude, phase and impulse response, coherence, group delay and more. ✓ open-source.

Libraries and frameworks

DMX controller library for node.js

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Travel adaptor for the lighting industry, for interconnecting DMX-512, IP and USB.

ArtNet Libraries

Send ArtDMX to an Art-Net node (DMX512, Stage Lighting) 💡🎬

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Art-Net DMX over IP library for Java and Processing

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Graphics

Open source and free, works on Linux, macOS and Windows. Not specifically for creating pixel art but is more than capable to do so.

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and macOS.

Resources

[mirror] A list of software and resources for professional audio/video/live events production on Linux.

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The best place to find information about Chamsys consoles and software.

YouTube channel about concert lighting. Also has great MA tutorials.

Collection of technical standards in the entertainment technology industry.

Entertainment Production Industry veteran talking about pro-audio, lighting, staging, video + the people and companies who work in this great industry.

Lighting production community on Instagram.

The cookbook is a collection of projects, examples, and experiments using a broad range of QLab programming techniques including AppleScript, OSC, external control using QLab Remote, third-party MIDI and OSC controllers, and other software.

The Reddit community for lighting designers worldwide.

The reddit community for all production designers and technicians!

Blogs

Blog of Lighting Designer Mike Wood.

LXR Stage Technology Blog.

GrandMA2 tutorials

A tutorial for how to add a colour picker in GrandMA2.

Misc/other

Blender script to push artnet data to Evee lights

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Multi-protocol control & translation software (ArtNet, MIDI, OSC, sACN, ...)

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BSD-2-Clause

A free operating system that can run on pretty much every kind of computer and is great for breathing new life into old computers that aren't supported by the newer Windows editions. There's tons of different distributions to choose from,. The most common one for general computer stuff is Ubuntu. ✓ open-source.

Marketplace for buying/selling used lighting hardware.