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Show Control: LightingPad™ App Now Available from Alcorn McBride


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Art-Net Compatible DMX Lighting Control Software brings simple control to iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.

Alcorn McBride has announced the release of its newest App – LightingPad™.   LightingPad is designed for controlling lighting for small shows or for installing and testing lighting systems.    It can also be used to program Alcorn McBride’s LightCuePro™.  Users may connect any Art-Net compatible DMX device to a wireless network to create a hand-held lighting console. 

The LightingPad is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  It controls 512 channels of DMX and stores up to 100 cues with independent fade times.  With the Art-Net DMX-over- Ethernet protocol it can automatically search and display any Art-Net device.  For the iPhone and iPod Touch, the horizontal screen displays the slider view; users may flick left or right to display more channels.  Rotating the iPhone or iPod Touch vertically will bring up a scrolling list of 100 cues.  Touching “Save” names the cue and memorizes fade time and slider positions, while pressing the “Go” button allows a user to run through cues in the cue list from a single button.

The iPad version includes all the features of the iPhone version; all sliders and cue lists fit on the iPad screen.  The iPad version also has the ability to assign and edit slider names and can copy cue lists to and from iTunes for backup and storage.

“We developed the LightingPad to provide our customers with an easy-to-use and convenient tool for lighting design and troubleshooting, ” said Jeremy Scheinberg, Alcorn McBride COO.  “The iPad/iPhone platform is a great way to add new features and new products which will help our customers to create incredible experiences, no matter the scale.” 

The LightingPad App is available for download via the iTunes store under “Utilities”.

About Alcorn McBride:

Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications.  Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market.  A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design.  The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide.  For more information, visit 

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