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QLC can be controlled by MIDI,e.g. from [ Behringer BCF-2000] and support for a [[Enttec]] wing may be added.
QLC can be controlled by [[MIDI]] eg. from [ Behringer BCF-2000] and support for a [[Enttec]] wing may be added.
Sound synchronization is not supported []
Sound synchronization is not supported []

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QLC is a lighting controller for Linux. Started as a university project by Heikki Junnila, it has now evolved with an active development community. In 2009 it was released for Mac Os and Windows also.


  • Fixture-oriented interface.
  • Four DMX universes, 512 channels each
  • Fast changing and smoothly fading scenes and chasers
  • Easy creation of complex patterns for moving lights with EFX
  • Conjure your favourite lighting desk layout with the virtual console™
  • Support for external fader devices such as the Behringer BCF-2000

DMX output is provided using:

  • the driver system LLA (via a plugin to QLC), allowing DMX ouput using various DMX over IP protocols and Enttec DMX USB Pro. (for Linux and Mac OS, not yet ported to windows)
  • the Peperoni USBDMX21 (not tested) and Rodin1 (well tested) interface, plugin named usbdmx (Linux (requires kernel driver) and Windows)
  • the Enttec Open DMX USB (or other hardware with just a FTDI chip), plugin name is FTDI DMX (Mac OS, Windows and Linux, perhaps not widely tested by June 2009)
  • Anyma uDMX (Windows and probably Linux and Mac OS but not well tested)
  • the DMX 4 Linux library (Linux Only, stopped working from QLC 3.0?)

At the moment there are most drivers for Linux and fewest for Windows. In v. 3.0 the plugin for LLA is not included/enabled per default.


QLC can be controlled by MIDI eg. from Behringer BCF-2000 and support for a Enttec wing may be added. Sound synchronization is not supported [1]


Fixture definitions are used to map generic functions of a fixture like intensity, pan, tilt etc. to the specific DMX channels and values. You can create your own fixture definitions to suit your needs, but there are a number of ready-made definitions listed here!

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