Plugin Demonstration Playlist: 8 videos

This plugin was originally built for a client wanting a Christian Jackson style live-edited effect engine, back in 2016. Since then, it has found its way into my own file and been customized to how I run my own shows.

Besides installation and uninstallation, this plugin does use Lua live for effect adjustments, including operations like:

  • Changing the selection order being used with the current fixtures
  • Adjusting Width and Rate so that your Groups settings do not affect the visual "feel" of the effect

In addition to this, the plugin-based effect engine is able to dynamically alter:

  • Included fixture groups
  • Effect Group (Interleave) count
  • Phase
  • Width
  • Direction
  • Wings
  • Blocks
  • Rate

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.3.0
    • Original Public Release
    • (awaiting ignore-selection-order options from PosFX engine)

Upcoming Changes

  • "Ignore Selection Order" options from PosFX engine (during interleave effects)
  • Auto-creation of effect presets for later callback

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.3
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3

v1.3.0 Download:

For pricing and additional info, please contact me.


v1.3.0 Manual:


Plugin Demonstration Playlist: 8 videos

This plugin system is designed to be a position-effect equivalent of the ColFX/DimFX system, with some expanded functionality.

Besides installation and uninstallation, this plugin does use Lua live for effect adjustments, including operations like:

  • Temporarily raising or dropping the effect rate with a flash-function key (locally - no network usage)
  • Changing the selection order being used with the current fixtures
  • Determining when to use the selection order and when to use their patched order (for interleaved effects)
  • Visual feedback in the interactive layout
  • Group (interleave) selection
  • Splitting the rig into "chunks" for Block-Group mode
  • Phase size
  • Phase direction
  • Toggling symmetry
  • Toggling pan and tilt in the effect (and preventing situations of neither being enabled)
  • etc.

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.2.2
    • Original public release

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.3
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3

v1.2.2 Download

For pricing and additional info, please contact me.


Plugin Demonstration Playlist: 4 videos

Originally designed for the guys at CAV (Clear All Visuals), this plugin is intended to keep all of the elements of your showfile for a custack show easily organized and managed, including handling adding, editing, and removing songs. For each song, the plugin manages:

  • Sequences
  • Page
  • Executor assignment, button/fader functions, naming, and coloring
  • Effects views
  • Effect pool organization
  • Timecode pool items
  • Song-load macros

To learn more, check out the videos, overview sheet, or contact me directly.

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.4.0
    • Original public release

Upcoming Improvements:

  • Condense full plugin from 9 items to 2:
    • one to handle all functions
    • one as a save file
  • Handle effect-views for multi-user situations

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.3
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3

v1.4.0 Download:

For pricing and additional info, please contact me.


v1.4.0 Overview Sheet:


This plugin package will handle everything surrounding a "flash-function" key, which allows the user to have separate sets of commands executed on both the press and the release of a flash button. This allows the user to have quick access to specific views, pages, and surfaces; create non-latching MIDI controls for peripheral devices (like audio interfaces); and flash somebody else's desk lights until they're ready to punch you!

Downloaded plugin package includes:

  • Multi-user session support (making sure the right desk executes the intended commands)
  • Custom commands by giving the press and the release their own macros the user can edit
  • Lua-controlled queue-ing that ensures the user doesn't get stuck in unintended pages/views due to command timing disrepancies
  • A streamlined GUI system that keeps installation, uninstallation, and live functionality all together in the same plugin.
  • An additional, entirely self-managed network plugin to allow passing commands to other stations by the logged in user rather than by IP.

Plugin Version History:

  • v2.0.0
    • Upgraded release including multi-user support, custom commands, and View queue-ing support.
  • v1.1
    • Original public release
    • Page support
    • Single-user sessions only

Known Issues

  • UserCmd does not work immediately upon import. Plugin engine must be reloaded once plugin is imported (click [Reload] inside of any plugin, or type ReloadPlugins into the command line)
  • "Off" commands for installations will execute any time a station joins or leaves the session. This is due to DMX remotes being re-evaluated during session changes and re-executed if receiving an appropriate value.

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.51.2
  • v3.9.0.3
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3

v2.0.0 Download:

Price: $30


v2.0.0 Manual:


(Video below is for newest version v2.5.0)

See video for original plugin (v2.1.2)

This plugin will take user inputs for groups, color presets, and a few other parameters, and build a dynamic layout for color selection, which triggers executors in the background to which fade and delay timings may be applied. The plugin automatically generates all images, macros, worlds, sequences, and executors needed for this layout to operate. Uninstallation is as simple as running one macro.

Plugin Version History:

  • v2.5.0
    • Supports grid creation for all preset types
    • Added creation of preset combination macros to store a preset look and trigger multiple preset macros at once
    • Added option for use of custom images
    • Preset sequences can be stored for each individual group instead of all being stored to the same sequence with group filters on each executor
    • Added option to customize background color of generated Preset Grid layout
  • v2.1.2
    • Original public release

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.0.1
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3
  • v3.3.2.2
  • v3.2.2.16

v2.6.1 Download:

Price: $40

View Plugin Upgrade Policy

v2.6.0 Manual:


v2.1.2 Download:

Price: $20

Note: upgrade price from v2.1.2 is $25 for all purchases made after release of v2.5.0

v2.1.2 Manual:


Original usage video:

Updates v1.1.2:

This plugin creates an interactive layout to quickly update presets for color effects in punted/busked shows.  The plugin collects preset information and automatically generates the necessary macros and images needed for the layout to update color presets in the show file.

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.1.2
    • Support for all PresetTypes
    • Support for custom images
  • v1.0.7
    • Original Public Release

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.0.1
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3
  • v3.3.2.2
  • v3.2.2.16

Plugin Download:

FX Preset Picker v1.1.2
FX Preset Picker v1.1.2
Price: $25.00

User Manual:

Plugin overview:

Using with custom images:

The "Fades Layout Generator" plugin for MA2 will build a layout with macros to set fade times on your executors. The plugin features:

  • Automatic layout building
  • Support for multiple simultaneous installations
  • 6 included color options (red, green, blue, orange, magenta, and pink)
  • Support for using custom images with the plugin.
  • All image XMLs used for plugin included in download

Plugin Version History:

  • v1.0.0 - Original public release.

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.9.0.1
  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.4.0.2
  • v3.3.4.3
  • v3.3.2.2
  • v3.2.2.16

Plugin Download:

Fades Layout Generator
Fades Layout Generator
Price: $20.00

User Manual:

This plugin will take user inputs for groups, color presets, and a few other parameters, and build a dynamic layout for color selection, which triggers executors in the background to which fade and delay timings may be applied. The plugin automatically generates all images, macros, worlds, sequences, and executors needed for this layout to operate. Uninstallation is as simple as running one macro.

Plugin Version History:

  • v2.1.2
    • Original public release
    • Known issue: incompatible with MA2 v3.1.2.5 (Lua message-boxes will crash software)

Tested with MA2 Versions:

  • v3.8.0.0
  • v3.7.0.5
  • v3.6.1.1
  • v3.5.0.6
  • v3.3.4.3
  • v3.3.2.2
  • v3.2.2.16

Plugin Download:

Color Grid Generator v2.1.2
Color Grid Generator v2.1.2
Price: $20.00

User Manual:

v1.8.1 Updates

Original video:

This plugin creates a set of macros to apply delay sweeps to a specified list of sequences across your entire rig.

It also installs an updater plugin for purposes of cloning to a new rig without having to rebuild delay-related items.

Plugin Download:

Plugin Version History:

Tested with MA2 Versions:

This plugin will take an input set of group and preset numbers and create:

  • A set of Executors where each group gets a Sequence, and each Cue is a preset
  • Macros to fire those executors in an interactive layout
  • Macros to color-code those macros

Plugin Download:

Plugin Version History:

Tested with MA2 Versions:

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