AULIOS Academy

0. Software Setup

0.1 Download AULIOS

In order to download AULIOS, please create an account. After you have created an account, you will be able to download and log into AULIOS. You can create an account here.

0.2 Download Port Driver

Download the Driver here.

0.3 Connect an USB to DMX controller to your computer

Make sure you are connected to the Internet for this step. Connect an USB to DMX controller to your computer in order for your computer to automatically install a piece of Software that is mandatory to start AULIOS properly.

Make sure to always connect your light setup for AULIOS to run properly. You will not be able to add devices virtually, if there are no physical devices connected.

0.4 Start AULIOS software

Congratulations! You are now allowed to launch AULIOS.

1. Lighting Setup

1.1 Physically connecting your stage lights to your computer

Our software is designed to communicate with lighting fixtures over two different protocolls: DMX and Art-Net. This empowers you to choose between two ways of connecting your lights to your computer:
᛫ Connect the fixtures with DMX cables to a DMX-to-USB converter that is plugged into the computer
᛫ Connect the fixtures to an Art-Net controller that your computer can access over the local networkYou can also use these two methods in parallel.

1.2 Setting up your stage lights in AULIOS

In order to let AULIOS control your fixtures, you need to configure them inside AULIOS. To do this, open the AULIOS app and go to ‘Setup’ page.

1.3 Inputting DMX/Art-Net universes

First you need to setup the universes. Click ‘add universe’ , give the universe a name and select whether it is using DMX or Art-Net.In the case of DMX, input the port number that the DMX-to-USB converter is plugged into on your computer (the port number is determined by the order with which you plug the converters into your computer, the first one → 0, the second one → 1, the third one → 2, etc). In the case of Art-Net, input the IP adress of the controller and the universe id in your Art-Net system (in most cases the universe id starts at 1).

1.4 How do Groups & Clusters work

AULIOS needs to have a structure of how the lights are arranged inside the venue. In order to obtain that, AULIOS breaks a light installation down into different groups of lights. A Group is a sets of lights that visualize effects as a unit. Imagine it as an invisible line that connects the individual lights into one component. Here are some examples of lights arranged into groups:

This is a sketch of a nightclub floor from top view.

Each dot or box symbolizes the following lighting fixtures:

᛫ flash light
᛫ moving head (small)
᛫ moving head (big)
᛫ lighting bar (1 axis movable)
᛫ multiple strips in the shape of a sun
What you see here is a front view of the sun with two of the flashes aboth it. You saw the sun from top view before.

The sun includes lots of lights arranged in a circle and should act as a separte group during a club night. For that reason you should put a sun or other very individual fixtures that are arranged in a different dimension (here vertical, all other lights are on one horizontal axis) in a different group.

You want to put complex structures into a grid. To do that, you may need to abstract fixtures like that sun.

You can see here that a circle can be put as a grid, when you put each strip of this fixture next to each other, but not in a circle shape, but like a square.
You can abstract your real setup into a grid of different fixtures.

At first you need to know, that you want all fixtures in one group, which lay in the same dimension and are not flashes. Flashes are treated as separate fixtures with different effects and are created as separate group.

We also do not want the sun in this grid, because it hangs vertical on the wall and is complex in a way that it should create effects on its own griup level and we could not put in these lights in a good way from a top view perspective.

There are multiple ways to arrange a setup and each way will look slightly different. Feel free to experiment, you might find some surprising ways how the way you setup your lights can adapt your club lighting.

You now have seen how to setup grid-groups. Sometimes there are also simple lines. YOu can select "line" as group type and just put them in as an array of devices. In the ed you only need to add the flashes a sindividual group as well.

To add a group, click ‘add group’ on the setup page and input the group’s name and group type.

1.5 Adding Light Fixtures

You cann add devices inside a group. First, click on a group you want to add a new device and inside that group click “Add new device” to add  a new fixture or click on the plus that pops up on empty spaces in a grid. The universe and group should be preselected, but you can also change them, by clicking the select buttons. Next you set the amount of channels that one fixture uses. Once you set the amount of channels, you can now select the according function for each channel such as red, green, blue, pan, tilt, master and more. After you set up the channels you now can select how many of these devices will be created inside the selected group. The following devices will select the following DMX channels up to channel 512. Last you will set the start channel. Click “Add new device” to finish adding your new fixtures.You can always edit each device by clicking the edit button of the fixture you want to adapt inside the group overview.

2. Audio Setup

2.1 Connect your audio source

AULIOS creates your light shows by analysing your audio. Plug in an audio stream to your laptop for AULIOS to be able to listen to your audio. Make sure that the audio signal is high quality and has low noice to achieve the best results.

2.2 Select your audio source

Select an audio source by selecting the correct audio input.

3. Settings

3.1 The use of settings

Settings exist to adapt your light shows ideal in harmony with your setup and prefereces. Next to each settings is an information icon, which offers additional information about the specific adaption each parameter influences.

4. Account Management

4.1 Where to find account information and subscriptions

You can log into your AULIOS account to see and edit all your personal information, payment information and subscription. You can login here.