Not a question but FYI for Mac theater geeks
I know there are several posts about the many different lighting software options out there but there is very little in way of doing so with a Mac. I bought a Mac to be able to use Qlab for sound. I then discovered that there is really nothing that is simple and easy to use for lights on the Mac.
The only program I found so far was Mini stage Console, a free program that is a bit unstable and only has 24 channels. It does work well with midi so I could use Qlab to run it.
I can run my lights with my iphone thanks to Synthefx's Luminair app which works great as a remote focus unit and 2.0 is going to allow it be as close to a lighting console as you can get and carry it in your pocket. Having the faster processor of the 3GS helps a lot. But I would like something that I can run on my laptop and have Qlab running together for a simple booth setup.
If you have a very complicated show do not run lights and sound from same computer, you are just asking to crash in the middle of a big number.
I came across a program called D::light.
It is made by some french company and so was not able to read the manual or the user forum due to my lack of speaking french. I was frustrated because I could not select channels and there were no faders. I went back to their site and used Google Translate and they now have an english manual and found that when you select a channel or the Grand Master you can scroll on the trackpad or with a scroll mouse and it acts like a fader.
It can use a enttec dmx to usb pro or Artnet (so will work with my iphone setup) to send DMX signal and is multi platform. It has midi capability and I can use Qlab to control it or use my Korg kontrol board. It will send out a full 512 universe and has 10 books of subs with 25 pages per book and 10 subs per page giving a very large 2500 library of sub masters at your control. It can also do cues, groups, sequences, and effects.
I'm going to be testing it out in my theater this week. Hopefully it will be what I'm looking for.
It takes a little getting used to but so far not a bad little program.