Alcorn McBride brings control to iPad with new app

Alcorn McBride has released an app that will allow users to control lighting for small shows or install and test lighting systems via an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

LightingPad 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.

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 memorises 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.

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