ENTTEC DMXIS Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 14 customer reviews
The DMXIS does things no other lighting control can do. If you remove all other features and just look at this one feature: "Runs as a plug-in inside your favorite DAW or DJ software". The possibilities are endless. Imagine a full featured set with a custom lighting show pre-designed to your music, responding directly to what is being played, not just sound active, but fully functional and designed to be unique and reactive. Every serious band, DJ, performance artist, theater etc needs to have a customizable DMX controlled lighting setup. The ability to customize your entire lighting rig that is DMX from a computer system is absolutely huge. This combination of software & Hardware for Mac & PC is priced affordably and delivers an amazing professional result.
May 22, 2013Music Background:
Musician, recordist, entertainer
Works as advertisedNo problems with this unit, worked fine right out of the box.
from United States
April 20, 2012Music Background:
DMXIS is the real dealThis is the 3rd lighting software I have tried. This is by far the best. It allows me to get my ideas out quick and look great. Having an oscillator inside of a lighting program is awesome!
March 9, 2012Music Background:
Very User FriendlyI purchased this in February and have been able to use my lighting rig with more flexibility and ease than previously with other non computer based hardware. Using the beta version of the software in stand alone with Windows 7 and footswith. Flawess!! I would have never heard of this product without Sweetwater being on the forfront of what is out there in the marketplace! Nice Job Seetwater!!!!
from russellville, ky
September 13, 2011Music Background:
Worship Leader, band member
DMXISGreat lighting solution and great suggestion from the guys at Sweetwater
from Brockville, ON
July 16, 2011Music Background:
Pro Musician, Producer
Why would anyone use a controller?In one hour I was able to program 20+ different lights and multiple scenes. Half of the lights were rental lights and the rest my own. Even the lights that weren't in the library were a snap to program right from the manufacturer libraries. I don't know why anyone would use a manual controller unit, this thing and a laptop means instance control. The coolest thing was being able to control the moving lights with the mouse. Do yourself a favour and throw away your controller and get one of these.
from Central Ohio
April 4, 2011Music Background:
Pro Musican, Pro live sound and lighting company
Wow......no words!!I have got to say this is the best product I have gotten in a long time. The person at EnTTec should win some huge award for coming up with this device and the software is a whole other treat. This is so easy to use I never even looked at the book. (plus if needed its right there at your finger tips in the software any time you feel the need). The foot switch is awesome. I run my lighting system from the stage and it is amazing no complex Midi BS just simple setup. Before I used an Obey40 to run my system and it was very hard to set up my yokes and scanners to look right. Now just a quick click and the twist of a knob and I can do anything I could ever imagine with any of my fixtures....AWESOMENESS TO THE MAX.....Crazy fun and crazy easy!! I can't see why anyone would want any other DMX software interface combo. I checked all the others and this one is tops and its cheap!!
Just buy it...you will never look back! Best buy of the year hands down...enjoy
from Rockford, IL
October 8, 2009Music Background:
30 years of live music
Light Show without a Light ManI searched high and low for a “Foot” controlled DMX controller and was lucky enough to find this one. It took me a while the set up the songs and scenes but the work was worth it. I worked flawlessly at the first gig. I probably got carried away with the number of scenes per song but it was only one click of the foot switch to go from scene to scene. Enttec did their homework on this unit. I was very intuitive right out of the box and I only needed to look at the manual for a couple of settings. The Enttec website even has videos on setting up the unit you can check out. I would recommend a 2 button footswitch for controlling on stage. That way you can have one switch to change songs and the other for scenes within the song. If you don’t have a lighting tech to run your live shows buy this. It will look like you do!
from Beaumont, Texas
October 23, 2012Music Background:
DMXIS REVIEWThis product is great! I was having trouble with "other" DMX controllers and this one is very user friendly. The support from Sweetwater and Enttec is unbelievable. I could not ask for anymore. Thanks guys!
from Salem Or
October 15, 2012Music Background:
Recording Studio Owner
Magic Sound StudiosEasy to use and price is right. I've used other lighting interfaces but this is so far my favorite. I bought a six hundred dollar controller six months ago but this interface its less than half and it does a better job in my opinion.
from Springfield, OH
March 1, 2010Music Background:
Live musician - keyboards, vocals, guitar, harmonica
Windows 7 running greatIf you would have asked me after my New Years gig to rate DMXIS it would have been different. It didn't play well on my Vista laptop and caused problems for my primary sound source - Native Instruments Kontakt.
Now after working with the excellent Enttec software developer, I believe the major issues are worked out and life is good on my new Windows 7 laptop (Intel Core i3 processor).
I need to use MIDI Yoke with DMXIS rather than as a plugin because pgMusic's Powertracks does not support all VST plugins. Oddly it supports VSTi but not work with DMXIS or VST effect plugins. Powertracks provides scrolling lyrics that I need for my one-man band.
from Green Bay, WI
June 6, 2012Music Background:
Professional DJ / Sound Engineer
The Club DJThe DMXis is the best gadget I have to control my light system, it comes with a really freindly user interface and fixture library. The best thing about it, you wont have to spend countless hours trying to come up with a desire scene, fetures like the osilator and sound tracker, allows you to syn. your show to music or any other triger you want.
from Gainesville, Florida
April 27, 2012Music Background:
Writer, singer ,recording engineer
DMXIS Lighting controllerthe DMXIS lighting controller fulfilled my expectations pretty much. I,m using it as an effects plug in on my Digital Performer software and I am able to record lighting scenes for my DMX lighting system. I,ve been wanting to do this for some time now> Thanks to Enttec it is now possible.
from Plano TX
December 28, 2011Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer/IT/Semiconductor Engineer
Good Overall ProductWe bought this as a replacement for an NSI controller, which was used to control the lights in our church. The hardware seems simple and well built. One plus is that the software supports OS X and Windows, since our pastor is one of those Mac guys. This unit frees up a lot of space on our sound board. It was pretty much connect the hardware, load the software, and it's working.
The software really isn't designed with general lighting control in mind. I'm guessing that there's probably some compatible software out there that would be better suited. It'd be nice if Sweetwater would indicate what's available on the product page, but I'm sure that if I call them, they'll have an answer. That's why I buy from Sweetwater.
I did have an issue, which hasn't repeated, where we lost some of our aux sends to our monitors when I fired up the controller software--The Mac is connected to a Presonus mixer via Firewire. Otherwise, it's been solid.
from Omaha, NE
January 16, 2011
Very Impressed!So - a short history: I was asked by my brother to help with establishing a light show for his band. I have NO experience running lights at all. Initially the band purchased an "old style" DMX control board and I learned how to program and run it in a few days. Problem was, since it was only 24 channels it was maxed out on day one. It was returned and we decided on a software solution. Enter DMXis. After some research I was attracted to the fact that this software can be controlled via foot switches - something that will be important for shows that I cannot attend when the band will have to handle the lights.
I am VERY impressed with the ease of use - setting up a show is extremely simple and straight forward. It is by no means perfect but I doubt that you will find a simpler "out of the box" solution for the money. I set this up, learned how to use it, and ran a show in 2 days with no issues at all. (NOTE: I'm using a Windows 7 machine so I can't speak to the mac experience) The results were pretty impressive.
This is by no means a perfect product. Setting up your own fixture profiles can be challenging, even using their online fixture editor. So if your fixture is not currently being supported in the current fixture library you may find the process frustrating (depending on what type of fixture you are trying to create). There are strict limits to the number of banks and presets you can run within a bank so being organized is important - as is keeping track of how many banks and presets you have created - there is no warning when you hit the limit as far as I can tell.
I use a small midi controller to run the lights during the band's performances and have been very pleased with the results. For the money its a great product. You can also join the google user group for information and help. Its a great group of people and Enttec's own folks are often checking in to offer help.