Downloads

Updated 30 Mar 2024

Mar 2024 – new releases of Show Buddy Active and Show Buddy Setlist are now available below, offering a number of significant new features and performance improvements.

Important – back up your data!

Before upgrading using any of the installers below,  make sure you have a full backup of your existing data.

Show Buddy Active 2.2.8 (Released 30 Mar 2024)

Full software installer,  recommended for new users and users of earlier versions of Show Buddy Active.

If you do not yet own a license, the software runs in full demo mode, which includes all features of the Show Buddy Active Projection product. When running in demo mode, the software transmits DMX data to USB and Art-Net hardware with occasional short blackouts, and a watermark appears on the video window.

Key new features in this release:

  • In demo mode, DMX data is transmitted to USB/Art-Net with occasional blackouts.
  • Full Apple Silicon compatibility.
  • VST3 plug-in support.
  • Simple backup & restore – quickly save snapshots of your current show, copy selected shows between computers, or archive all your shows.
  • New media window makes browsing and management of images & videos a breeze.
  • New grid layout in Show Buddy Setlist is great if you busk your shows in a random order, rather than stepping through songs in a predefined set list.
  • Video output now supports resolutions up to Full HD (1920×1080).
  • Improved general performance, and especially performance of video playback.
  • Bug fix – video window now maximises properly.
  • Bug fix – video sync fixed.
  • Various other minor bug fixes

Older releases are available here.

Show Buddy Setlist 1.9.4 (Released 30 Mar 2024)

Full software installer,  recommended for new users and users of earlier versions of Show Buddy or Show Buddy Setlist. You will also require Show Buddy Active 2.2.8 or DMXIS 1.7.4 for lighting control, see download links below.

If you do not yet own a license, the software runs in full demo mode. You can design and save full shows in demo mode – the only restriction is that the demo emits occasional bursts of noise in the audio. 

Key new features in this release:

  • Full Apple Silicon compatibility.
  • Performance improvements (especially for lightshows containing large numbers of cues).
  • Added full backup & restore feature.
  • New grid layout for busk shows in a random order (rather than stepping through songs in a predefined set list).
  • New Change Colour button allows colour of songs in a show to be modified.
  • Improved layout and usability of main audio waveform window.
  • Various bug fixes.

Older releases are available here.

ArtNetMon – see your Art-Net data!

ArtNetMon is a free utility to display Art-Net data being transmitted from a lighting controller such as Show Buddy Active.

Tip : when running ArtNetMon and your controller (e.g. Show Buddy Active) on the same computer, set your software to UNICAST Art-Net to IP address 127.0.0.1

DMXIS 1.7.4

Please note that DMXIS is no longer being developed, and the hardware is out of support. You can still get the latest DMXIS software from the links provided below.

If you’re in need of a new lighting controller, consider Show Buddy Active, our newest offering. Show Buddy Active works seamlessly with various DMX boxes and serves as a direct substitute for DMXIS when paired with Show Buddy Setlist for show management.

Older DMXIS software releases are available here.