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Artistic Licence

Artistic Licence

Established in 1988, Artistic Licence Engineering Ltd (Artistic Licence) specialises in the design and manufacture of products that control light, from the latest solid-state LED technology to more traditional sources. The range also covers test equipment and data distribution, and they are a major supplier of OEM solutions worldwide.

Artistic Licence are the originators of the open protocols Art-Net and Art-Osc. Their knowledge of lighting control is second to none. They routinely work with DMX512-A, RDM, CRMX wireless DMX, MIDI, sACN, KiNet, DALI, developing solutions for clients in the architectural, commercial, entertainment, leisure and retail sectors around the world


Control Freak by Artistic Licence CEO Wayne Howell

Control Freak is a book by Artistic Licence CEO, Wayne Howell.

DMX512 has been with the lighting industry for many years. The advent of DMX512-A and Remote Device Management offer users much greater flexibility but also add complexity.
Control Freak provides an in depth but real world reference to DMX512 and RDM.

It will be equally valid for end users, specifiers and designers.



DALI Scope - Test and Configuration Tool

DALI test and configuration tool.



DALI-Dongle, USB to DALI Converter

DaliDongle is a USB-to-DALI converter, designed to work in conjunction with the free Artistic Licence software application, DMX-Workshop. Together, DaliDongle and DMX-Workshop provide a powerful analysis and configuration tool for DALI networks.



DMX Terminator - XLR3

3 pin DMX512 Terminator.

DMX-Term 3


DMX Terminator - XLR5

5 pin DMX512 Terminator.

DMX-Term 5


DMX-Breakout Module

The DMX-Break is a 'Break-Out Box' for DMX512. It is primarily intended for engineers and allows the pins of the DMX512 XLR connector to be individually isolated. It also provides a switched termination, a data activity light and can also be used to convert from XLR to RJ45.

Every tool box should have a DMX-Break.



Handheld MIDI Tester and Analyser

A battery powered, handheld MIDI tester and analyser. Includes Charger/PSU and soft case.



Jump-Start DMX Tester and RDM Programmer

The Jump-Start is a small hand-held RDM and DMX512 programmer. It is the choice of professionals in the lighting industry.

Great for testing a complete lighting rig. Each light can be individually tested in different modes and the values used stored for later use.



Light Bytes Book by Wayne Howell

Light Bytes by Artistic Licence CEO Wayne Howell, is a reference on the subject of Art-Net and sACN.



Micro-Scope 3a DMX512/MIDI Tester

The worlds best selling DMX512 and MIDI tester.

Micro-Scope 3a is a small, hand-held DMX512 receiver and transmitter. It can operate as a Moving Lamp tester, a Flicker Finder or as a Rigger's Remote Control. It is powered by an internal rechargeable battery, with a normal life of 25 hours and features a high brightness backlit LCD screen.

The Micro-Scope 3a is very simple to operate. Just switch-on and you are immediately displaying received DMX512 data. Two key presses are all that is required to start flashing through the rig.

Micro-Scope 3a


Micro-Scope MIDI Input Cable

Adapter cable allowing all versions of Micro-Scope to receive MIDI.



NanoScope Analyser

The NanoScope is a powerful DMX512/RDM, battery powered tester, built into a 5-pin XLR connector.

In 'Pixel Mode', nanoScope simply displays the first three DMX channels as an RGB mix. This allows NanoScope to be used as a pixel mimic to provide confidence that the expected data is on the cable.

In 'Analysis Mode', nanoScope displays a sequence of coloured blips, that represent different attributes of the DMX512 signal. The sequence comprises one long blip followed by a train of short blips.