ENTTEC Show Buddy

DMX Lighting Software
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ENTTEC Show Buddy
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Control Your Lights from Your Computer

Create and execute the perfect light show with the ENTTEC Show Buddy software. Quickly create complete shows for your club, church, conference, concert, and more for use with the ENTTEC DMXIS controller. Show Buddy is a complete system that will sync, organize, and play all of your backing audio and lighting. Designed to work on Mac and PC, Show Buddy lets you create impressive light shows by simply dragging and dropping built-in presets, commands, and lighting effects. Once you set the tempo of your music the light preset will sync to the beat. After you build individual songs you can create an entire show with a few mouse clicks. You can even add notes and memos to your light show that will show up on screen during playback. Create and execute a spectacular light show with the ENTTEC Show Buddy software!

ENTTEC Show Buddy Light Control Software Features:
  • Create complex light show with ease
  • Drag-and-drop lighting presets, commands, and effects
  • Organize and play all your audio and lighting
  • Supports popular audio formats
  • Tempo-synced light effects
  • Easily position cues, preset light commands, and add crossfades
  • As you load new songs to a show the light transitions are automatically added
  • Build a show by dragging and dropping songs in any order
  • Requires the ENTTEC DMXIS controller
  • Works with Mac and PC
Create an impressive automated light show with ENTTEC's Show Buddy software.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 70576

Customer Reviews

4/5
Based on 3 reviews
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5/5

Show buddy

This program is amazing , very easy to understand and works perfectly ! It takes some time to set up but once it is programmed your light show will make a huge impact !!!
Music background: Elvis TributeArtist
4.5/5

Does The Job

I've been doing backing tracks with my bands for more than 5 years. We started with a few songs and an iPod, then upgraded to a Denon DN-F300. Now every song we do has a backing track. We always went out with a "light show" but we don't have a crew to run it so we plugged the lights into a board that ran chases, nothing was sync'd. I saw the ENTTEC Show Buddy software here and it looked perfect for the shows. I'm running it and the DMXIS box from a MacBook Pro, we use a Safire Pro 14 for the board feed. Show Buddy works perfectly for what I wanted to do. It's easy to program and set up and makes managing the set list super easy (I used to have to rename the songs so they would be in order on the Denon). Show Buddy is basically a VST host for the DMXIS software, instead of editing audio, you edit lighting cues. Show Buddy's macro library handled everything I needed to do but you can also create your own if you can hack Python. Adding custom colors to the macro library is a matter of adding a one line file to the colors directory with the string rgbvalue(R,G,B) in it. I recommend asking Dave Brown for the 1.5 beta if you purchase Show Buddy, it fixed a couple minor issues I had, he's a great guy and responds quickly. It took about 2-3 weeks to get a 50 song show programmed, working evenings. I've got 2 4BARs, 2 GigBAR IRCs, and 2 PinSpot Quad DMXs. It's still a bit basic but it looks great, all the cues are on the beat. If you're doing backing tracks and want to sync your light show, Show Buddy is probably the only game in town. It's so easy to use at showtime, even my drummer can run it. Good Stuff, I highly recommend Show Buddy for anyone working with backing tracks.
Music background: Rocker, producer, fanatic, techie
3/5

Okay for a beginner

This does a good job of giving you a MIDI output and using, or making the presets for the DMXis but the timing can't be made as granular as I would have liked. It doesn't have music down to the tick like Logic Pro. But if you don't have access to tools like that it is perfect.
Music background: Producer and musician
See also: Lighting Controllers, ENTTEC, ENTTEC Lighting Controllers & Interfaces