MagicDMX Basic MagicDMX Basic

MagicDMX Basic interface is aimed at users wishing to evaluate and learn MagicQ, technicians wishing to test fixtures, as well as students wishing to learn lighting in schools and colleges. MagicDMX Basic supports output of a full DMX universe via a 3 pin female XLR connector.

MagicDMX Basic is time limited to 5 hours continuous usage. After this time it is necessary to replug the device and to restart the MagicQ software.


  • One Universe DMX output
  • 3 pin female XLR
  • USB-C connector
  • Max session 5 hrs
  • Basic electrical protection
  • LED status indicator
Note MagicDMX does not unlock demo mode’ features.

    MagicDMX is an economic, single universe USB to DMX interface in two versions, Basic and Full. It is designed to be used with the free MagicQ software as a way to practice programming and demo the MagicQ software using actual moving lights.; Time limited to 5 hours session usage. After this time - replug the device and restart MagicQ software to enable another 5 hr max session.

    • One Universe DMX output
    • 3 pin female XLR
    • USB-C connector
    • Max session 5 hrs
    • Basic electrical protection
    • LED status indicator

    • Free MagicDMX for students on Lighting Design Courses

      Colleges that run full time Lighting Design Courses where students are expected to have a professional career in lighting, can apply to be part of a program that provides free MagicDMX Basic interfaces to the students.

      Please contact your local distributor or get your course teacher to fill out the MagicDMX Lighting Course Form

      Completed MagicDMX Lighting Course Forms should be sent to:

    Download PDF MagicDMX Basic Cutsheet



    Hardware Specifications:

    • DMX Port(s): 1
    • RDM Support: No
    • USB Port(s): 1 (USB-C)
    • Unlocks ‘demo mode features: No
    • Time Restriction: 5 hours per session

    Software Specifications:

    • Universes: 64
    • Channels: 32,768
    • Number of fixtures: upto 32,768
    • Cues: 5000
    • Cue stacks: 2000
    • Palettes: 4096
    • Groups: 5000
    • Media server support: 50 (each different content)

    MagicQ features restricted when using MagicDMX Interfaces:

    • Execute Window full screen
    • Scheduled Events and Automations
    • iOS / Android Remote app
    • 10Scene Gateway and 10Scene remote app
    • Remote Control Protocol (serial, or network)
    • Web Server editing (viewing is supported)
    • Auto starting Playbacks
    • Startup in full screen / saved window positioning
    • Playback Synchronisation
    • Multi Programming including Net Sessions
    • Triggering of playbacks using DMX input
    • Mouse control of pan/tilt (only supported when connected to a MagicQ Wing with encoders)
    • Audio control and playback synchronisation with Winamp (this is supported when connected via network to a MagicQ console)
    • Timecode receive from ArtNet
    • Midi Notes & Timecode from 3rd Party USB/Virtual interfaces.
    • Audio input from PC/Mac sound card



    Included Accessories:

    • Soft Shell Carry Case: 1

    Cased Weights and Dimensions:

    • Width:135mm (5.3”)
    • Depth: 93mm (3.6”)
    • Height: 38mm (1.4”)
    • Weight (MagicDMX Inside case): 0.1kg (0.22lbs)

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