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MADRIX 5 is the ultimate control tool for your LED lighting.
Use pixel mapping at its best in 2D or 3D.

An award-winning software, and so much more.
It is a tool for generative visuals and effects, and leading LED lighting controller since 2005.
It is a quality piece of engineering made in Germany. It makes your stunning LED lighting designs possible.

Drivers: all drives will have additional functions 'Enable Element', 'Disable Element', 'Change Page' - UI: more button icons for more user-friendly interface - UI: bottom-right corner shows the last triggered function (s) - UI: New 'Network' section that shows information about the network. MADRIX hardware interfaces seemlessly integrate with the MADRIX 5 Software. They deliver the control information from the software to LED controllers/drivers/fixtures, or back, and support DMX512, Art-Net, and/or Streaming ACN. (Other options are available through supported 3rd-party devices).

Ultimate Control

  • Art-Net, sACN/E1.31 and DMX512 are the most commonly used lighting control protocols with roots in simple theatrical light dimming. These days almost any lighting or stage effect equipment may be controlled using these protocols including moving lights, LED screens, fog machines and laser displays.
  • MADRIX NEBULA / STELLA Driver (V3.6f) These are the MADRIX NEBULA and STELLA interface 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for Windows as a separate file (ZIP file format, please unzip). The drivers are also included in the latest MADRIX version.
  • The MADRIX interface driver will be required if you are using MADRIX devices, but a wide range of other hardware interfaces are also supported, making this a very versatile piece of software.

From the smallest projects to the biggest ones – get the best out of your LEDs. MADRIX 5 can produce a complete LED light show from a normal computer or laptop. Still, it can drive tens of thousands of LEDs without problems. This powerful software will not only allow you to control nearly any 2D LED display in every possible way, but real 3D LED applications as well. This makes it the ideal solution for your LED project.

Ultimate Flexibility

Bring your LED design to life with beautiful colors, stunning visuals, and spectacular effects. MADRIX 5 adapts to your needs. Use it as LED lighting controller, VJ software, 2D pixel mapper, 3D voxel mapper, media server, or media creator. This software is easy to use with a VJ-like operation, 2 decks and a crossfader, plus 3 real-time previews to show your effects in advance.

2D Pixel Mapping

The MADRIX 5 Software makes it possible to control numerous LED fixtures; also of different kinds. Position them according to your needs in nearly any form or shape. Map pixel by pixel and achieve pixel-perfect results, even with the lowest of pixel resolutions. The result are crisp and sharp visuals on your LEDs.

3D Voxel Mapping In X, Y, And Z

MADRIX 5 provides a leading-edge feature set to fully control real 3D LED matrices. MADRIX 5 supports volume rendering (voxel mapping). This approach is fundamentally different to the 3D projections or the physical layout of 2D surface areas that are widely known nowadays. It makes your installation state-of-the-art.

Combine 2D And 3D

Combine any 2D project with 3D elements in order to create even more spectacular attractions for your audience, customers, and clients. MADRIX 5 is a powerful tool that will help you realize the projects you want to build. Mapping LEDs is fast, creative, and fun. MADRIX 5 certainly takes your LED display to the next level.

Industry Standards
For Output

MADRIX 5 excels in flexibility. You can directly connect to a wide range of LEDs and compatible first-party or third-party LED controllers.

DMX-Based Output

  • Art-Net (I, II, 3, 4) (Unicast & Broadcast)
  • DMX512
  • Philips Color Kinetics
    KiNET (V1, V2, V3)
  • Philips Hue
  • Streaming ACN (sACN / E1.31) (Unicast & Multicast)

DVI-Based Output

  • ColourSmart Link
  • Colorlight A8
  • Colorlight 5A
  • Colorlight T9
  • DVI (VGA, HDMI, and more)
  • Eurolite T9

Even more options are available via converters or bridging tools.

Output is defined through our MADRIX 5 KEY dongle licenses.

Industry Standards For Input,
Interoperability, Remote Control, And Audio

MADRIX 5 easily integrates with other lighting desks, consoles, controllers, and many other hardware or software tools.

  • Art-Net (I, II, 3, 4)
  • ASIO
  • Blackmagic Design (DeckLink, Intensity, and more)
  • CAST Software BlackTrax (via MADRIX Script)
  • CITP
  • DMX512
  • GamePort
  • MA-Net 1 / MA-Net 2
  • Media (Images, Pictures, Logos, Videos, Text, Live-Signal Capturing, Screen Capturing)
  • MIDI
  • NewTek NDI (Send & Receive)
  • Remote HTTP (Web Server)
  • Spout (Send & Receive)
  • Streaming ACN (sACN / E1.31)
  • Time Code
    (Art-Net / MIDI / SMPTE / System Time)
  • WDM

Even more options are available via converters or bridging tools.

Input is not limited by the MADRIX 5 KEY license system.

ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Different licenses are available for different needs and project sizes.
Our License Calculator can help you choose the right license for your project.

MADRIX 5 License

DMX Channels

DMX Universes (Example)

RGB Voxels (Example)


DVI Voxels

Render Resolution (Example)


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MADRIX 5 License

DMX Channels

DMX Universes (Example)

RGB Voxels (Example)

DVI Voxels

Render Resolution (Example)








2,048 x 1,024







2,048 x 1,024



MADRIX 5 KEY preprogrammer is a special license available for project preparation.

It provides no output for MADRIX 5, but removes major limitations of the demo mode.


  • MADRIX 5 preprogrammer provides no output for MADRIX 5, but removes major limitations of the demo mode.
  • MADRIX 5 start provides the output license for 2x 512 DMX channels and 64 x 64 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.
  • MADRIX 5 entry provides the output license for 8x 512 DMX channels and 128 x 128 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.
  • MADRIX 5 basic provides the output license for 32x 512 DMX channels and 512 x 512 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.
  • MADRIX 5 professional provides the output license for 128x 512 DMX channels and 1,024 x 1,024 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.
  • MADRIX 5 ultimate provides the output license for 512x 512 DMX channels and 2,048 x 1,024 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.
  • MADRIX 5 maximum provides the output license for 2,048x 512 DMX channels and 2,048 x 1,024 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.


The MADRIX KEY is a USB dongle that unlocks the features or output for the MADRIX 5 Software or MADRIX RADAR Software by holding the corresponding license. You can freely switch between different PCs as it is not bound to a specific system. It only needs to be activated online once.

MADRIX 5 License Upgrades

You can easily upgrade the license on your MADRIX KEY to any higher license at any time in order to increase the available output. They can simply be processed online. Please contact your dealer for more information.

Update To MADRIX 5

Meet the next generation of ultimate LED control. See the main new features here and dive into unprecedented possibilities.
Make sure to update, since MADRIX 3 project support ends May 07, 2020!

You Can Serve Media

Use the media server features and conveniently load and play back images, pictures, and videos. Or use live video signal capturing, screen capturing, scrolling text (ticker), and more. But what if you are not using a video screen at all? Videos are great media for rectangular screens, but the possibilities are quickly exhausted for creative 2D LED setups or even more so for 3D.

But Often, Video Is Not Enough

MADRIX 5 is an effect generator with media server features and outstanding capabilities to display unique real-time effects on your LEDs. This is the main advantage. Endless stunning and fully customizable visuals are created live for you by you with the built-in graphics engine and rendering engine. From simple colors to sophisticated visuals – all is possible.

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Audio-Reactive Visuals

MADRIX 5 features a state-of-the-art audio analysis. It can process any live audio signal and create stunning real-time lighting visuals. These live effects will create a light show that runs in sync with your music. And thanks to the integrated effects generator, you can also create many lighting patterns without audio input. On top, you can customize all visuals at an unprecedented level.

Ultimate Creativity

Creating stunning light effects has never been easier. Use video-like visuals without the need for videos. Creating videos specifically for a project can be time-consuming, costly, and unpractical. Let the software produce stunning effects, visuals, and animations for you. You can always quickly change everything, such as speed, color, shape, direction, size, movement, position, brightness, and much more.

Create Stunning Visuals In Seconds

MADRIX 5 allows you to produce extraordinary live visuals. You don't need to invest a lot of time for programming. With MADRIX 5, you quickly create visuals and bring creative and diverse lighting effects to any LED installation. In addition, apply many advanced features you would not want to miss. Use layers of effects and media, quickly modify visuals via FX filters, combine effects via mix modes, control fixture group intensities, and much more.

Step 1

After the intial configuration, choose a MADRIX Effect from the built-in effects library with over 55 effects.

Step 2

Quickly change the individual parameters as you wish, or leave the default settings.

Step 3

Go from default to custom in no time. It only takes a few mouse clicks to create stunning visuals.

MADRIX Effects

Choose from 5 different effect categories and over 55 built-in effects. SCE Effects do not require any sound and make up the most diverse set of patterns and effects. S2L, short for Sound2Light, brings your audio input to life. M2L, short for Music2Light, takes audio-based effects to an even deeper level. MAS allows you to create effects from scratch with the help of the advanced MADRIX scripting language. TRI, short for Trigger, adds a whole new level of interactivity as you can set off visuals with your manual input.

LED Fixtures

The library already includes a large variety of fixture profiles. Use 1-channel, 2-channel, RGB, or RGBW fixtures, or any variant of these. Use the Fixture Editor for your own profiles. With MADRIX 5, it is easy to manage the wide range of fixtures, such as pars, tiles, tubes, tape, curtains, video screens, and more. Combine DMX-based and DVI-based LED products as needed, use different fixture types in the same setup, and control the whole installation or only parts of it. With MADRIX 5, you are in control.

Built-In Tools

In addition, the software includes a full range of helpful and productive tools. This includes the Fixture Editor, but also the Art-Net Time Code Sender. There is also the Logfile, Preview Benchmark, and MADRIX Device Updater, as well as tools for restore and quick support. You can also use the DMX Fader Tool for single channel control or the Task Watcher, MIDI Watcher, and DMX Watcher for performance and data monitoring.

Premium Quality

For us, it is very important to offer you the complete package. This does not only include a product that works and fits your needs, but also extensive user manuals, tutorials, a worldwide distribution network for great sales and design services, and world-class technical support. This also includes regular software updates with improvements as well as new features. MADRIX 5 is most versatile and will help you to get the most out of modern LED technology.

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What's In The Box

The beautiful, high-quality box includes
1x empty MADRIX KEY, 1x USB flash drive incl. MADRIX 5 Software and MADRIX RADAR Software, 1x lanyard, and 1x quick start guide.
All additional software tools and all user manuals are provided digitally.

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User Interface Languages

It comes in different languages.

  • Deutsch (German)
  • English
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Français (French)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português brasileiro (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • русский (Russian)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)

Supported Operating Systems

MADRIX 5 is Windows-based.

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • 64 bit only

Minimum System Requirements

Optimal specifications will often be higher.

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  • 2.0 GHz dual-core CPU
  • OpenGL 2.1 graphics card (NVIDIA recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free harddisk space
  • 1280 x 768 screen resolution
  • Network card
  • Sound card
  • USB 2.0

Award-Winning Software
Award-Winning Projects

MADRIX 3 received the 'Product Of The Year 2013-2014' Award by Live Design in the category Lighting: Software/Control.

'Full 3D pixel- mapping software —a very clever system in a compact package.'
“It offers the ability to fully map in all three planes —x,y, and z.
The level of complexity that can be programmed was previously not achievable with what was available in the market.
This opens up a whole new world of LED programming and effects.'

mondo*dr Award 2017 – Global Winner
mondo*dr Award 2017 – Best Nightlife Venue

Dragonfly Club – A Project By LEDSCONTROL

mondo*dr Award 2018 – Best Nightclub

Corner Club – A Project By Lights Professional & NewVision Technology

MADRIX 5 received the 'PALM Sound & Light Award 2018 – Lighting Product Innovation'.

'Awarded for bringing exemplary innovation in lighting technology and opening up lighting creativity opportunities for lighting design engineers.'

MADRIX 5 received the 'PLSN Gold Star Product Award 2018'.

'Best Pixel Management Software'