Welcome to Venue Magic Show Control

VenueMagicTM Show Control Software lets you create spectacular light shows with precisely synchronised video, audio and DMX lighting using a powerful, easy to understand graphical timeline-based editor. This is DMX software at its finest. Never have so many powerful features come together into a one, affordable show control software package.

VenueMagic’s unique timeline-based approached to lighting control is easier to use than anything else out there. Multi-track mixing of video, audio clips and lighting effects lets you create shows with perfectly synchronized video, audio lighting effects in no time.

VenueMagic is ideal for Stage, theater and conference productions, Architectural lighting, Tradeshow and exhibitions, DJ’s, Pubs and Clubs, Themed Attractions, Halloween Haunts and Scare Mazes, Schools, Museums, Theme Parks and Much more…

Venue Magic Features List

Timeline Based Design timeline based design of lighting audio and video software

VenueMagicTM Show Control Software lets you create spectacular lightshows with precisely synchronized video, audio and DMX lighting using a powerful, easy to understand graphical timeline-based editor.

Fixture Library / DMX Address Map Fixture library and dmx address map feature

(Classic, DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)

VenueMagic includes a list of commonly used fixtures for a variety of manufacturers.  Drag fixtures from the library into the DMX address map for easy address assignment.  Later, print out a list of your fixtures and their address switch settings.

User Fixture Library Editor user fixture creator feature

(Classic, DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)
If VenueMagic doesn’t support the fixture you want, simply add it to the User Fixture Library with this easy-to-use fixture profile editor.  Export you fixtures and share them if you like.  You can also import fixtures from the main library to make changes. 

Playlist / Cue Stack Playlist and Cue Stack Feature

The full featured playlist lets you play back your timelines and music in a set order. Set wait commands or insert silences within the playlist at any point for more control of your show.  Great for theatrical productions, conferences and music shows where the same order or a similar order of lighting, sound and video cues are used each time.

Envelope Editor for precise editing  Envelope Editor

VenueMagic uses envelopes to control lamp levels & effects and audio volume and effect level settings.  The envelope editor greatly simplifies the task and allows you to zoom in and out for precise adjustment of your lighting and audio.

Live Lamp Preview and 3D Viewer Compatible  Live Lamp Preview feature

Our live lamp preview window you see a real-time playback of you show. Venue Magic is also fully compatible with Capture Polar 3D Software (available separately) – Giving you full offline 3D visualization.

To view more information on how the integration between Venue Magic and Capture Polar works please click here.

Built in Lamp Chaser  Lamp Chaser Feature

Select from a library of over 100 built-in lamp chasers.  Control chaser speed by envelope, by MIDI slider or using the beat-tapper feature.  You can also tell a chaser to analyze a music clip to find the beat and match it–not just BPM, but beat for beat. 

(Auto-detection available in Classic, DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)

Custom Chaser Library  Custom Chaser Creator Feature

(Classic, DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)
If VenueMagic doesn’t include the exact chaser sequence you want, you can create one using Venue Magic chaser sequence design language.  It’s easy to learn and lets you put sequences together must faster than you could using graphical methods.

Teleprompter / Lyric ScreenTeleprompter and lyric on screen feature

(DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)
 The Teleprompter and Lyric feature was added for conference and live performance use where notes and scripts are needed by the host on stage and for those bands and performers who need to have the script or song lyrics in front of them as they perform. The lyric editor also fully supports importing Lyric(.lrc) files. This Teleprompter feature is available in DMX+AV, and SC+.

Channel RoutingChannel Routing Feature

(Classic, DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)

With channel routing, you can assign any input to any output, or group of outputs.  Control DMX lights directly with a MIDI console or joystick. Use it to adjust lamp levels controlled by a timeline by selecting the proper merge mode.

Group BuilderGroup Builder Feature

(Classic, DMX+AV & SC+ editions only)
Group together channels with common functions to make them easier to use.  Divide your stage into zones, each with its own brightness and color balancing control. Put channels in multiple groups for specialized functions. Put groups in groups.  There is no end to the powerful things you can do with VenueMagic groups.

Lamp CalibrationLamp Calibration Feature

Extend the life of you lamp bulbs by setting minimum and maximum lamp levels.  Adjust the mid-range level to improve linearity for smoother looking fades.


Event SchedulerEvent Schedule feature

(DMX+AV and SC+ edition only) 
The powerful features lets you schedule the playback of timelines by date and time.  Easily set timelines to playback daily or weekly.  Copy blocks of dates into different months.

Select External ControlSelect External Control Feature

Use this window to select a MIDI, DMX or joystick input to control something.  Select the device you want, then move it.  VenueMagic captures input messages and selects the exact channel you want.

Input Channel CalibrationInput Channel Calibarion feature

(Classic, DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)
If your DMX, MIDI or joystick input is not giving you the levels you need, you can adjust it here.  You can scale it, offset it, and then set minimum and maximum levels.  Set a mid-range level to change input channel linearity.  You can even make a joystick control the speed of a moving head rather than it’s position.

DMX Input Monitor & Quick Command Prompt EntryDMX Input and quick command prompt feature

(DMX+AV & SC+ edition only) 

Monitor DMX input realtime.  Shows levels as percent (0-100%) of raw DMX (0-255).

With the quick command prompt entry screen you can input dmx addresses and values (0-100 percent) on the fly for quick and easy programming of your show.

Realtime DMX RecordingRealtime DMX Recording Featre

(VenueMagic DMX+AV and SC+ edition only)
Real-time recording of DMX control by DMX, Joystick or MIDI.  Graphical curve editing tools let you to smoothing, scaling and shifting.

Cross Fadeback FeatureCross Fadeback Feature

(Classic, DMX+AV and SC+ editions only)
This unique little tool is great for extending the length of audio clips.  With cross-fadeback, you can tell a clip to cross-fade back onto itself (hence the name, “cross-fadeback”).  This is very handy for ambience sounds that need to loop seamlessly for long periods of time.

Sound Effects and SettingsSound Effects Settings

Layer sound effects such as echo, reverb and flange to any audio clip on a timeline.  Vary effect parameters during playback using envelopes (this is great when you’re using flange).


Context Sensitive HelpContext help feature

VenueMagic never leaves you in the dark.  Detailed, comprehensive help  is available for all screens and windows by hitting F1.


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