This update fixes a bug when setting positions for some fixtures in version 3.6.2.
This update fixes a bug when setting positions for some fixtures in version 3.6.2.
This release contains a number of small refinements and bug fixes.
This maintenance update fixes some issues in Lightkey 3.6.
Lightkey 3.6 brings a slew of improvements to live control and modifiers: Modifiers can now be applied to frames, which opens up many new possibilities for live control. New modifiers for Fade Time and Time Offset introduce more flexibility. You can customize the font and alignment of frame and button names. And much more.
This update introduces colorful feedback for the Novation Launchpad X controller, along with other MIDI feedback improvements and a number of bug fixes.
Lightkey 3.5 introduces a vastly improved external control system with customizable MIDI feedback, jogwheel support, better handling of multiple MIDI controllers, and a redesigned External Control window.
Update note: Lightkey now separates MIDI bindings from different controllers. Bindings created with earlier versions will continue to function as before, that is, they respond input from any controller. To learn how to associate them with a specific controller, see p. 156 in the User Guide.
This release introduces native support for Apple’s M1 chip, giving you maximum performance on the next generation of Macs.
This update gets Lightkey ready for macOS Big Sur.
This is a maintenance update which addresses some issues in Lightkey 3.4.
This update is about the Preview: It features an improved graphics editor, flexible LED strip shapes, movable fixture name tags, and lets you hide the Preview during live control.
Version 3.3.2 contained a small bug which broke the 2D light beams in the Preview. This update restores them.
Also, we’re super happy to announce that with this release the fixture library has passed the threshold of 3000 profiles!
This release fixes a few issues and also brings performance improvements.
This update addresses a few issues in Lightkey 3.3.
This release gets in the rhythm: It adds support for Ableton Link, a technology for distributing beat information between apps on the same computer or over a network, and many more goodies for beat synchronization.
Lightkey 3.3 requires macOS 10.15 or later.
This update fixes some errors in version 3.2 and improves stability.
Version 3.2.2 is a maintenance update which includes bug fixes.
This update is all about fixing bugs and optimizing performance.
From time to time we extend the capabilities of Lightkey’s fixture profiles to improve control of the various fixture kinds. This update brings better handling of color wheels, gobo wheels, and prisms, a new fixture type—panels—, and many other enhancements. We have updated almost 300 fixture profiles in the library to take advantage of the new features.
As always, we have updated almost 300 fixture profiles in the library to take advantage of the new features. If your fixtures have any of the listed capabilities, you can upgrade to the new fixture profiles by dragging a profile from the library onto the fixtures. In many cases Lightkey can convert the presets and cues in your project to the new profiles, but manual editing is necessary if a fixture property’s type changed (e.g. from Custom to Color Wheel or Prism). Make a backup copy of your project before replacing fixture profiles to be on the safe side!
This update contains a few bug fixes and small optimizations.
This is another maintenance release which addresses some bugs and improves stability.
Version 3.1.1 is a maintenance update, bringing bug fixes and performance improvements.
Lightkey 3.1 is full of improvements in and around the Design and Live views, including streamlined controls that save precious screen space, custom defaults for fixture properties, relative property changes, and new shortcuts for activating cues. Plus, you can now lock projects and preferences with a password or Touch ID to prevent everyone from making changes.
This update fixes a single bug that slipped into version 3.0.2: The Group command actually opened the Font panel. Thanks to our attentive users who reported this!
This release gets Lightkey ready for the upcoming macOS Catalina. It also delivers performance improvements and addresses a number of bugs.
This maintenance update provides stability improvements for Lightkey 3.
Hello Lightkey 3! This update is all about the Preview: It now adapts itself to the screen size, allows free rotation of fixtures, shapes, and images, and includes built-in artwork for your stage designs. Plus, the virtual light beams are completely new and truly three-dimensional.
Lightkey 3 is a free update for all users.
Lightkey 2.9 comes with a much-enhanced interface for fixture management—including printing a list of fixtures—plus more improvements and bug fixes.
We’re constantly working on improving Lightkey in every way possible, and today it’s time for another minor update bringing improvements, tweaks, and bug fixes.
This update fixes a few errors and minor glitches in version 2.8. Thanks to one and all who sent us their bug reports!
Lightkey 2.8 is a major update bringing a number of often-requested features. The focus is on live control: Version 2.8 introduces “modifiers” which change the speed, color, or other aspects of a cue, manual crossfades in cuelists, text labels in control panels and the Preview, and a dual window mode which shows the Live view on a second screen.
This release fixes some small but important bugs that popped up since the last update.
This maintenance update contains tweaks, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
Lightkey 2.7 brings lots of enhancements under the hood to better reflect individual kinds of fixtures and their properties. The most notable change is a new fixture type—LED Bar—which is similar to an LED strip but shows virtual light beams in the Preview. More than 180 fixture profiles in the built-in library have been updated to this type.
This release takes care of a number of bugs that have been reported by our users. As always, thank you for helping us make Lightkey the best lighting control app on the planet!
This update gets Lightkey ready for the new macOS Mojave.
This update resolves a problem which could cause Lightkey 2.6 to crash when entering/exiting full screen view and during other actions.
This update makes Lightkey’s effects engine even more powerful: You can now edit curve parameters simply by dragging, as well as adjust the widths of individual curve segments. Pan/tilt effects can move fixtures relative to the positions defined elsewhere. Color effects also work with additional colors. And you can now maintain the relative pan/tilt distances between fixtures when changing their positions.
This update fixes a bug in version 2.5.1 which prevented creating or editing presets involving fixtures with multiple beams.
This update contains bug fixes and a few other goodies.
Lightkey 2.5 is all about external control and synchronization: We introduce Live Triggers, a unique way to control lighting cues directly from Ableton Live, and we’ve developed a lickety-split method for assigning external control triggers to objects in the user interface.
Lightkey 2.5 requires macOS 10.13.
This update fixes a number of bugs and smaller glitches discovered by our users. Thanks to everyone who sent us their feedback!
This is a maintenance release containing bug fixes and small improvements.
This update improves the graphics performance thanks to Apple’s new Metal 2 technology and resolves some issues in version 2.4.
Lightkey 2.4 adds a new blind mode, allowing you to make changes without affecting the DMX output, and the ability to freeze the DMX output and continue seamlessly. Other improvements concern cuelists and external control.
This update is all about small improvements and bug fixes.
Lightkey 2.3 is here! This version introduces PAR and moving head arrays which appear as multiple icons in the Preview. LED PARs now show the state of each individual LED. We’ve updated hundreds of profiles in the fixture library to take advantage these new features.
Forthermore, you can now limit the pan and tilt ranges for moving heads and scanners in the redesigned calibration HUD. For example, if a moving light is close to a wall, you may want to avoid pointing it directly at the wall.
As always, there are a slew of other small improvements throughout the application. Oh, and Lightkey now speaks Italian too.
This is a maintenance update which fixes some bugs and user interface glitches.
We have updated Lightkey to work perfectly with the new macOS High Sierra.
This maintenance update is all about stability and performance improvements. Many thanks to everyone who provided feedback and comments! Whenever you have a problem with Lightkey, please get in touch through the contact form on our website.
This is a bugfix release which restores output to Open DMX interfaces which had been broken in version 2.2 by a last-minute change.
Today’s update brings a slew of under-the-hood changes which make Lightkey’s fixture profiles even smarter. For example, fixtures with cross-channel dependencies are now handled better, and the Movement Speed, Color Temperature, Green Saturation, Shutter, and Focus properties have been improved. We have revised all built-in profiles to take advantage of the new features. To use the updated profiles, open the Fixture Manager and drag the profiles from the library to your fixtures.
While we were at it we have also added support for the Eurolite USB-DMX512-PRO MK2 interface and improved MIDI control, alignment guides, and the DMX Output window.
This update brings Touch Bar support for the latest MacBook Pros: You can now control many features—including any fixture property!—from the Touch Bar. We’ve also made a number of small and big improvements which aim to make working with Lightkey more convenient.
This update brings support for Force Touch trackpads (see details below), some small improvements, and a few bug fixes.
We’ve been hearing from you about a few rough edges in Lightkey 2, so this update provides the necessary fixes. Thanks to everyone who helped us by reporting these problems!
In this update we have added many new built-in gobos and also made some stability improvements.
Thanks to everyone for the very positive feedback about Lightkey 2. If you’d like to share your thoughts please get in touch through our contact form. We love hearing from you!
After several weeks of public beta testing we are thrilled to announce that Lightkey 2 is ready for release, to the day on Lightkey’s second anniversary. Our biggest update ever is chock full of features that you’ve been waiting for: An all-new effects engine featuring over 50 effect templates, multi-beam fixture support & beat-controlled effects. Fixture property fanning. Cuelists and multiple pages in the Live view. An improved user interface including a new toolbar. And much more.
And the best point: Lightkey 2 is completely FREE for all existing users.
Lightkey 2 requires macOS 10.11 or later.
This update includes several bug fixes plus support for the new Eurolite USB-DMX512 interface. Thanks to everyone who sent us bug reports, your feedback is very important to us!
This update gets Lightkey ready for macOS Sierra.
This update fixes several bugs in Lightkey 1.6 and is recommended for all users. We have also made some improvements to the user interface.
Lightkey 1.6 brings many great new feature additions throughout the application: A redesigned user interface for external control with new actions and options, improvements to the Preview and Live view, better fixture property support, and automatic detection of Art-Net interfaces.
This update concentrates on bug fixes and small improvements.
This is a bugfix release which addresses some issues with Lightkey 1.5.
To the day on Lightkey’s first anniversary we are proud to release the biggest update ever. Lightkey 1.5 features a refreshed user interface and tons of new features throughout the entire application.
Lightkey 1.5 requires OS X 10.9 or later.
This is a maintenance update containing small improvements and bug fixes.
This update includes numerous changes which improve the way Lightkey understands your fixtures and their properties. Lightkey’s fixture profiles have become even smarter to support even the most advanced fixtures. We have updated all built-in fixture profiles and added many new profiles.
This update introduces predefined and fully editable movement paths for moving lights. Lightkey 1.3 also comes with an extensive User Manual.
Lightkey 1.2 brings many improvements for working with presets, sequences, and cues.
Our first major update for Lightkey adds extensive support for external control through DMX-In, any standard MIDI controller, or user-definable keyboard shortcuts.
Fixes a bug in the 1.0.1 update which could prevent DMX output in some universes.
The first update for Lightkey is a maintenance release which contains minor refinements and stability improvements. Here are the most notable changes: