ONYX PC Modes

The ONYX software is identical to all consoles in the ONYX platform and a powerful PC version that can operate up to 128 Universes of DMX.

ONYX is not a console offline editor, it is custom designed for the use on laptops and touch screen tablets and a fully supported part of the ONYX system. It also makes a fully featured remote work station over X-Net.

For a full chart of current and legacy hardware mode unlocks, see ONYX Licensing.

ONYX FREE

Without an ONYX USB or NETRON device attached, the software runs in FREE mode. All patching and programming are possible without restrictions for all 128 Universes.

  • Universe 1 is completely free to use for Art-Net and sACN protocol output.
  • 2 DyLOS Zones are enabled. Additional zones show a random watermark.
  • OSC Playback, MIDI, and all timecode protocols can be enabled for a short time period for testing and evaluation. Once the allowed time is expired, ONYX must be restarted to allow a new test period.
  • No 3rd-party USB-DMX devices are supported.

ONYX NOVA

With an ONYX USB or NETRON device attached, the software runs in NOVA mode. All patching and programming are possible without restrictions for all 128 Universes.

  • Universe 1-4 is completely free to use for ONYX USB, Art-Net, and sACN protocol output.
  • 2 DyLOS Zones are enabled. Additional zones show a random watermark.
  • OSC Playback, MIDI, and all timecode protocols can be enabled for a short time period for testing and evaluation. Once the allowed time is expired, ONYX must be restarted to allow a new test period.
    • Connected Touch or Play devices will also remove all I/O protocol restrictions (NOVA+)
  • No 3rd-party USB-DMX devices are supported.

ONYX Essential

With a Essential Key attached, the software runs in LIVE 8 mode. All patching and programming are possible without restrictions for all 128 Universes.

  • Any 8 universes are completely free to use for ONYX USB, Art-Net, and sACN protocol output.
  • 2 DyLOS Zones are enabled. Additional zones show a random watermark.
  • OSC Playback, MIDI, and all timecode protocols are fully enabled.
  • No 3rd-party USB-DMX devices are supported.

ONYX Premier

With a Premier Key, NX Wing, or NX 2 in USB mode attached, the software runs in LIVE 64 mode. All patching and programming are possible without restrictions for all 128 Universes.

  • Any 64 universes are completely free to use for ONYX USB, Art-Net, and sACN protocol output.
  • 5 DyLOS Zones are enabled.
  • OSC Playback, MIDI, and all timecode protocols are fully enabled.
  • No 3rd-party USB-DMX devices are supported.

ONYX Elite

With an Elite Key attached, the software runs in LIVE 128 mode. All patching and programming are possible without restrictions for all 128 Universes.

  • All 128 universes are completely free to use for ONYX USB, Art-Net, and sACN protocol output.
  • 5 DyLOS Zones are enabled.
  • OSC Playback, MIDI, and all timecode protocols are fully enabled.
  • No 3rd-party USB-DMX devices are supported.

 

Please note that the ability to process a high amount of DMX Universes requires a powerful PC system with a minimum Intel core i5 processor for 64 Universes and 8GB RAM. SSD drives are mandatory for reliable operation.

A Core i7 is required for 128 Universes. Universe availability does not imply that the PC system is capable to calculate all available parameters.

The ONYX Training Show included with this install is designed to be used with the downloadable Capture file.