Luminair for iOS 2.5 update adds professional controls for Philips Hue

By on Oct 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Cincinnati, Ohio – Synthe FX today is pleased to announce the release of Luminair 2.5 for iOS, the latest update to the wireless lighting control app named 2012 “Lighting Control Product of the Year” by Live Design Magazine. New in 2.5 is the ability to control Philips Hue lights right alongside professional DMX-controlled lighting on stages, in film and TV production, architectural lighting and anywhere else creative lighting is used.

Users working with Hue lights in Luminair benefit from all of the existing features in the app, like swatch-based color pickers, automated scene playback with customizable fade times, external MIDI control on iPad, and much more. New controls for changing bulb color temperature, and automated color looping on Hue lights have been added in 2.5, as well as the ability to group smart lights on a scene by scene basis.

Also new in Luminair 2.5 are improved Timing FX options, including Global Timing, Tap Tempo, and Sound Active modes, which allow users to easily create automated, fully-customizable playlists of their lighting scenes.

The new Sound Active mode can detect sounds from the built-in microphone and other audio-input hardware, to trigger automated light shows synced to music. Sound Active mode also supports Inter-App Audio on iOS 7, allowing users to send audio directly from supported 3rd-party iOS apps like Algoriddm’s djay 2 and many more.

Luminair 2.5 also for the first time features iCloud syncing between all iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. All Luminair related files are saved to iCloud automatically, allowing users to work with their projects wherever they go. Users also benefit from additional new features in 2.5 like AirDrop and sharing improvements on all iOS devices, as well as external bluetooth keyboard support on iOS 7 when running Luminair on an iPad.

Device Requirements:
Luminair, which was formerly named Luminair for iPad, is now a universal app optimized for all iOS devices running iOS 6 or greater, including the new iPhone 5s and 5c.

Pricing and Availability:
Luminair 2.5 is $79.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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Synthe FX LLC was founded in 2006, on the verge of the mobile and LED revolutions, with the aim of making modern creative tools that provide innovative ways of controlling light and other visual mediums. Their flagship product, Luminair for iOS, was the first wireless lighting control app released for iPhone in 2008, and it’s gone on to be used daily by some of the world’s most talented lighting professionals working in live-entertainment, film and TV production, and more. Notable productions where Luminair has been used are TV shows like “Homeland”, “Modern Family”, “Dallas”, “Nashville”, “The Next Food Network Star”, as well as films like “Killing Them Softly” and “Life of Pi”. Luminair for iPad v2 was named Lighting Software/Control Product of the Year by Live Design Magazine in 2012. Apple, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. “Hue Personal Wireless Lighting” is a trademark owned by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.