Download the latest BlueLite-X1 software installer. Download here
The BlueLite-X1 User Manual is installed with the BlueLite-X1 software.
The Manual by itself is also available here in PDF format. Download here
A PDF file listing the most recent changes to the software. Download here
The BlueLite software includes a Live Panel version that supports control using a single mobile device running the iPanel app. This update will allow multiple mobile devices to connect simultaneously. Download here
A PDF file with instructions on downloading and installing the Live Panel update. Download here
A variety of simple apps demonstrate the BlueLite X1 API.
Each User Manual is installed with the app but is also available separately.
Syncs audio CD tracks with the BlueLite X1 Event List. Requires Windows Media Player version 9.0 or newer to run.
Sync a Windows Media Player playlist (*.wpl, *.3u) with the BlueLite X1 Event List. It requires Windows Media Player version 9.0 or newer to run.
Set a sequence of MIDI Notes to trigger BlueLite X1 Submasters.
Set a sequence of MIDI CC (Controller Change) values to trigger BlueLite X1 Submasters.
Use a MIDI Program (patch) to control the BlueLite X1 Event List transport controls.
This will automatically load and run a show file based on the SMPTE timecode.
Schedule shows, or portions of shows, to playback at a predetermined time and date.
This is a simple quad chaser/sequencer for the BlueLite X1. It's been superseded by the ‘Live Panel' in BlueLite.
Documentation for developers on using the BlueLite X1 API in their applications
The BlueLite X1 hardware offers a SMPTE Out jack, so you can record your own timecode track.
We've provided a few prerecorded timecode tracks for you to use in your projects.
A 30-minute mono audio track of SMPTE timecode.
A 60-minute mono audio track of SMPTE timecode.
A 180-minute mono audio track of SMPTE timecode.
MIDI Control of Stage Lighting is a short document discussing some of the techniques and problems associated with using MIDI devices to control DMX devices.
Up to 16 DMX-512 Outputs (8192 channels)
The X1 system offers two interface options: the X1-Mini, with one USITT DMX-512 output (512 channels), and the X1, with four USITT DMX-512 outputs (2048 channels).
Multiple interfaces of the same type (either four X1 or four X1-Mini units) can be attached to one BlueLite X1 PC for up to 16 physical outputs total.
In addition, the X1 software provides ArtNET Output for all 16 channels.
The SMPTE timecode reader accepts 24 fps, 25 fps, 29,97 fps drop-frame (color), and 30 fps non-drop (black-and-white). Format detection is automatic. You can even play pre-programmed shows with a timecode format that is different from the one originally used for programming.
You can also output SMPTE Timecode to create your own timecode track.
(1/4" Phono Jacks on the X1 and RCA Jacks on the X1-Mini)
The X1 system offers four USITT DMX-512 outputs (2048 channels), and the X1 Mini provides one USITT DMX-512 output (512 channels).
(5-Pin XLR on the X1 and 3-Pin XLR on the X1-Mini)
Multiple interfaces can be attached to one X1 system for up to 16 physical outputs total (4 when using X1-Mini's).
In addition, the X1 Software provides ArtNET output to control a number of third-party software packages, like ArKaos MediaMaster, which allows these products to be controlled without requiring a physical DMX output.
Versions 1.1 (and newer) of the BlueLite X1 Show Control System include an Automation API. This API is intended to allow third-party applications to control the BlueLite X1 software for specialized purposes, for example, complex show scheduling or responding to non-DMX user input.
The Automation API lets an external program do anything that can be done with the BlueLite X1's DMX-512 input.
In addition, the Automation API provides support for the following:
This document explains how to use the BlueLite X1 Automation API. It includes a simple Visual Basic sample, as well as documentation for all services.