QLC+ DMX Lighting app

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lifeisfortytwo wrote>

I ran across qlcplus while looking for a way to improve our band lighting. We have used our light trees with audio input only so far. I was interested in adding more control to our lights without needing a light person at every gig. QLC+ is the software I used for footswitch controlled lights, an old ART midi footswitch from the 90s, and a Yarilo DMX USB to DMX device. Below are links to gear used. Support my reverb shop with some used gear purchases!

dmx light

usb to dmx converter


I have used QLC+ to run theater lights for stage plays for at least 5 years. I haven't incorporated MIDI into my setup for QLC+, though I certainly have enough MIDI gear. I've been using it for light, sound and video.

I use the Enttec Open DMX SUB adapter.
Godin Session & Montreal FTP, LGXT, LGX SA, Redline, ACS, A12, A11, A10, A4
Danoblaster Baritone w/GK-3
Gretsch Nashville, Viking
Fender Strats
Fret King Supermatic
Larrivee DV03RE
Parker Midi Fly
Seagull, S&P 12
VOX Phantom XII
GR-55, 33, 30, 20, GI-20, RC-50, US-20, VG-99, VP-7
Sentient 6
Cyr 7


Did something similar with QLC+ where you can use a Midi Program Change to select between 99 songs, and Midi Note On to select between 50 DMX scenes per song. You could use a computer, Midi 61-key keyboard, or a custom Arduino 6-button foot pedal to control everything. Even created an accompanying app to re-order songs.

You can check it out here: https://sites.google.com/site/mrhollywoodmusic/dmx-lighting/qlc-midi-framework