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LLA is a framework that allows applications to send and receive DMX, using various hardware devices and 'DMX over IP' protocols. It can make software controllers talk to DMX hardware.

LLA allows DMX sent using various DMX over IP protocols to be converted from one format to another. This enables devices from different manufacturers to talk to each another (for example a Strand Console can send DMX to an Enttec EtherGate).

LLA Live is a stand-alone bootable CD containing software from the Linux Lighting Architecture project.

When combined with a physical DMX interface such as the DMX USB Pro, LLA Live can send and receive data from traditional wired DMX networks.

LLA can run on Linux with all its drivers, and on Mac OS X (but at the moment the drivers (LLA plugins) needs to be modified to work). A port to Windows is feasible, if someone wants to add the necessary code.

Bugs?: Check the bug tracker at

Questions?: See the news group at

Supported Devices/Protocols:

Driver Linux Mac OS X
ArtNet Yes Yes
ShowNet Yes  ??
ESP Net Yes  ??
Sandnet Yes  ??
E1.31 / ACN underway  ??
DMX USB Pro Yes Yes
Open DMX USB Yes  ??
StageProfi Yes  ??
Pathport in testing  ??
DMX 4 Linux Yes -

Getting Started

Start here if you've never used LLA before and read these in order.



LLA can also run on a wireless access point. [1]

There is a project underway to build packages for OpenWrt. See for more details.