Luminair 3 - DMX/Art-Net/Smart

Luminair 3 - DMX/Art-Net/Smart

By Synthe FX, LLC

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-06-16
  • Current Version: 3.7.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 129.82 MB
  • Developer: Synthe FX, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
Score: 5
From 665 Ratings


Luminair 3 is a professional-grade lighting control app, exclusively for iOS, that gives lighting designers, filmmakers and TV professionals, musicians, artists and other enthusiasts advanced control over DMX-enabled lights, as well as the next generation of "Smart" lights like Philips Hue. Luminair’s unparalleled, multi-touch friendly controls were first developed back in 2008 in the first days of the App Store. The app has gone on to be used in every corner of the globe, on everything from Oscar-winning films, in museum exhibitions, by artists and musicians, event professionals, as well as in theaters, clubs and houses of worship. Luminair for iPad received a Lighting Control “Product of the Year” award in 2012 from Live Design magazine, one of the leading industry publications. Luminair 3 is the next generation of mobile lighting control, and this release truly represents the original vision of it’s designers. With the newly modernized user-interface, and features such as the new Dynamic FX engine, Scheduling, Remote for Apple Watch, Touch ID-powered Lockdown mode, and Tap to Bump, the creative possibilities are now limitless. Highlights: - Optimized for iPad Pro - One DMX Output Universe - One Art-Net DMX Input Universe for creating Snapshot scene recordings from another lighting console - Works with any Art-Net or sACN E1.31 compliant DMX interface - Transmits Art-Net and sACN E1.31 over built-in Wi-Fi hardware - Transmits KiNET to Philips Color Kinetics power supplies over built-in Wi-Fi hardware - Supports Art-Net, sACN and KiNET over wired ethernet connections with optional Redpark L2-NET lightning-to-ethernet cable accessory (available separately) - Project based system allows you to create different documents and switch between them easily in Project selection view - LTP faders with fully-configurable scene parameters - DMX FX Engine* with a Movement generator, Oscillator, Color Looping, Random Color/Intensity, Fire, Water, and Television FX - Palette/preset based movement system allows you to control and edit movements of multiple moving lights together in unison - Sequences allow you to play back scenes with customized fade and hold times - Sound Active mode allows for music controlled light shows using the built-in microphone, external sound sources, or Inter-App Audio - Innovative tap-to-bump gesture allows you to quickly bump the levels of a scene while holding it's button, releasing those levels when let go - Scheduling features built-in for triggering any scene or sequence. Great for architectural lighting, installations and related work. - Supports simultaneous control of DMX and Hue lights in the same project - Touch ID powered Lockdown mode allows you to lock specific parts of the Luminair user interface. Great for passing off control to volunteers or other lighting novices. - Includes Luminair Remote for Apple Watch (on iPhone devices) - Supports various external control methods as MIDI, MIDI over Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi, Geofences, OSC Input, Philips Hue Tap light switches - User manual included in iBooks format - Streaming video overview tutorials are included (requires internet connection) - Additional support for iBeacons, MSC, MTC, and an Astronomical clock for Schedule mode are available as separate In-App Purchases - 64-bit app with a scalable UI that uses the latest Apple technologies like iCloud, Core Animation, Core MIDI, Core Image, Grand Central Dispatch and more to deliver an exceptional user experience This is just a taste of what Luminair 3 offers... Please visit for full details! Please follow us @SyntheFX on Twitter for the latest Luminair news! *FX engine and movement generator require iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad 3rd-generation, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5, or iPod touch 5th generation or greater IMPORTANT: Luminair 3 requires external DMX or Hue hardware to control lights, but can also be used in an "offline" mode for building projects and as a learning tool.



  • Great app but needs 16 bit control

    By ufp
    I would give this app 5 stars except lighting control faders are limited to 8 bit. This makes the dimming the lights jumpy. The XY control is available in 16 bit, why not lighting control??? Please make this update!
  • Problems after update

    By Larsenthearson
    Can’t create fixture profiles without my show crashing
  • Glitchy

    By bazzlive
    Glitchy and crashes, not expected from a app that was $99, I have a lot more to worry about at my events than a glitchy app. Lights will be set to sound activated like before and now I’m out almost $200 for having to buy a app twice since instead of offering a update for the original version, they made the original version incompatible with current operating systems so you must purchase at full price again. Not cool
  • Pleased

    By Tacrab
    Use Luminair 3 on a mobile rig for stage lighting using an iPad Pro. As with any technology there’s always room for improvement and options but overall worth the $$ for me
  • Best lighting app

    By Hi-Grade
    I have some Chauvet lights and tried to use the Obey controller by Chauvet and its was so difficult to use I stopped using the controller and used the foot pedal switches that came with the 4Bars. And let the moving heads do it’s own thing via a preset program. I found out about this Luminair app and wow, it’s easy to use just load in make and model of lights and off you go. I even use this app to make a moving head do the job of a Follow spot . Not to mention how cool and hi tech it looks when you are controlling the lights via iPad. I would give it 10stars if I could.
  • School District’s Cure for In House Lighting Counsels

    By Sauvé Sound
    I have been using the app for a couple of years now. Primarily for a number of school districts that I work for and their in-house dimmer racks. It’s been a very intuitive and easy app to use, especially for students. We go out of our way to use it versus a regular lighting console. It’s also has been great for musicals and special events when we need to add special lighting. That being said, it seems there hasn’t been a cure for a long time bug about assignment of fixture's DMX address if not in order. Also, tends to crash if you make a lot (70-80plus) scenes. Say for like, a musical. Other than that, I am recommending this setup for capital projects from now on.
  • App is good but can”t compare to hardware

    By val.zs
    After setting up all, accessing the scene is great. But if you have a lot of channels and needed to make a change on a particular channel, it may be hard to find because you will have to scroll through many pages and all fader looks the same. If the text label on top of the fader is bigger or a large translucent text under fixtures faders would help finding channel with ease.
  • Crashes on Scenes Tab

    By Chittybanger
    Just paid $99 for this app only to find out that it crashes on the scenes tab. The rest of the app seems ok, but this is unacceptable. Even most free apps don’t crash. Also, the lighting fixture library is really old so you have to make your own fixtures. I would definitely not recommend this software, especially considering the price.
  • Old vs new

    By Killderek
    I've been using Luminair since near the beginning. Having to purchase the new version was worth it. More stable and several workflow and GUI improvements.
  • Makes my lighting life easier

    By Tinmass
    Makes my lighting life easier Continued development Love it