Free open-source stage lighting control software from ChromaKinetics.
StageConsole is a simple 512 channel 2-scene preset light board with unlimited cue memory and manual or auto timed cross fades. It also supports up to 256 submasters. It includes a command-line keyboard interface that uses commands similar to popular lighting consoles. This software is designed for conventional theatrical lighting. It works in a way that is easy to understand for a person who does theatrical lighting. It does not have features for moving lights, fancy chasing and nightclub-style control. I wrote this software in VB6 and am releasing it to the public domain. The cues for a show are stored in a simple text file that you can edit with a text editor and print out. Open source code in VB6 included. Now works with both the Enttec OpenDMX USB widget and the Enttec USB DMX Pro.
The StageConsole software is free to download from the Chromakinetics website (www.chromakinetics.com) and is fully functional, so it can be used on any suitable PC; with the addition of a low-cost DMX interface, such as the Enttec USB DMX Pro, it can be used as an easy to use lighting desk. By giving the software away free of charge, ChromaKinetics provides the opportunity for anyone on a low budget to obtain a easy to use theatrical lighting control system.