Phoenix Showcontroller will support Windows 10 soon.
We are pleased to announce the latest update for the Phoenix 4 software (version 4.20) is now available!
Please follow the link to the “Updates / Downloads” area.
In addition, Pangolin has decided that this update, and any future updates, are now FREE of charge for all Phoenix clients.
As many of you may know, Phoenix GmbH is now a division of Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc., and since the start of this great cooperation, there has been ongoing development on the Phoenix software platform, to help further stabilize the software, and make it even more user friendly.
In this latest update, we’ve made a variety of improvements to the entire Phoenix software suite (including Phoenix Live, PRO, PRO+, and Phoenix CAD).
You can download a document which compares the new features, changes and improvements in this this update for Phoenix, by clicking here.
In addition to this, Pangolin has also published a variety of FREE Phoenix laser shows on the Pangolin Shows Portal. In the past, these shows would have cost you over €895 to obtain. But now, they are yours absolutely FREE. Just visit www.pangolinshows.com to get these right away.
As a Phoenix client, we at Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. want you to know that we are here for you. Since the start of Pangolin over 28 years ago, we’ve always placed client satisfaction and support as our number one priority.
We readily welcome all Phoenix clients into the Pangolin Family, and we gladly invite your input, comments, questions and more.
If there is anything we at Pangolin can do to support you further as a Phoenix client, please let us know. We are more than happy to help.
Pangolin Laser Systems, a world leader in laser control software and hardware for the entertainment industry has acquired the intellectual property of Phoenix Showcontroller, in a move which will benefit laser show clients around the world.
Subject: Phoenix USB Micro V2 Interface (with Laser & DMX show player with included DMX connectors)
Some Phoenix USB Micro V2 Interface of the early series can get too warm at operating and can stop working temporarily.
Please check the Phoenix Warranty serial number, whether it is the case at your interface and apply the firmware update for every of those interfaces in a short term:
Subjected serial numbers: 301434250000 – 301434250325
The update manual is included in the downloadable file.
Link to firmware update:
Phoenix Micro USB V2 Interface Firmware Update Version 2.X
Important: Also install the current Phoenix4 Showcontroller version (!):
Phoenix4 Showcontroller installation kit
Die französische Übersetzung des Phoenix4 Live Handbuchs kann hier heruntergeladen werden:
The French translation of the Phoenix4 Live manual can be downloaded here:
La traduction française du manuel Phoenix4 Live peut être téléchargée ici:
The updated English Phoenix4 Pro/ProPlus manual is available here:
The Phoenix4 Pro/ProPlus manual in German language is now available at the Pheonix4 Showcontroller website at the Manuals section:
Translation to more languages will be available soon…
Haven’t you ever dreamt of sitting at the bar, holding an iced drink in your hand and operating your Phoenix4 Live laser show via iPhone or iPad? Activating the fog machines and silver screens as you like it?
Take a deep breath – it’s all possible with the new PHOENIX4 iOS control option! All functions, including switching between scanner, DMX controlling, etc. can be operated interactively via iPhone or iPad. Just connect iPhone and iPad via WLAN to the computer / notebook. With just a few configuration step your iOS devices will be ready for use.
You can take advantage of its very short response time, which allows you to operate the laser effects along the beat of the music – and all of this, far away from your computer!
And the best: Its freely available for iOS devices. You just need to purchase a 3rd party iOS App to establish the communication.
You can download the necessary control files at the Updates/Downloads page at the “Different Downloads” section.
Note: The iOS App (from iOS version 3.1.3 on (manufacturer note)) works with Phoenix 3 Live Premium and Phoenix4 Live only.
Be sure to copy all of your customized shows, catalogs and settings to a save place before upgrading. These are located in the subdirectories of the Phoenix Showcontroller directory in the Applications folder. Depending on the language version and whether you use a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows, this is found at “Programs” or “Program Files (x86)” or “Program Files” or “Program Files (x86)”. As a precaution, copy the changed files from the following directories to another location:
3D = Contains 3D environments of Phoenix4 3D Visualizer
Cat = Contains the catalog files for Phoenix Live
LiveShow = Contains the live show Phoenix Files
3D = Contains 3D environments of Phoenix4 3D Visualizer
Audio = Contains the audio files for the laser shows (if you have added them there – not included in the default installation kit)
ScanPar = Contains the scan parameters for Phoenix Pro / ProPlus
Shows = Contains the Phoenix Pro / ProPlus shows
World = Contains the world settings for Phoenix Pro / ProPlus
If you have saved files to other locations within the Phoenix Showcontroller directory, please remember to save them as well.
Copy the backed up files back to their proper locations after installing Phoenix4 Showcontroller. If you use Phoenix Live and Phoenix Pro / ProPlus, you should consider all the directories above.
Information for Phoenix4 Pro / ProPlus users:
The laser show catalog files “*. cat” in Phoenix4 are now included in the show file “*. rtd”. A separate catalog is no longer necessary. To transfer your existing customized Phoenix 3 Premium shows into the new Phoenix4 format, open the relevant shows in Phoenix4 and save them. From now on you will only need the laser show file “*. rtd” for this show. Be aware that with Phoenix4 saved laser show files can not be opened with Phoenix 3 any more, due to its format change.