Luminant Music is currently available as a 64-bit desktop application for Windows 10 and for MacOS X.
Visit the Luminant Music Gallery to see the scenes included in the Trial, Lite, Standard, and Ultimate editions.
Luminant Music accepts audio files in the following formats: MP3, WAV, OGG, and AIFF.
Absolutely! Luminant Music is a creative tool, and we are excited to see how it can be used creatively as well as commercially. Any videos you produce with it are yours to share and monetize however you like.
Definitely! Once you purchase the application, you may use Luminant Music for any personal or commercial purpose.
Luminant Music was built to support single songs that are less than 15 minutes each in length. If you have the Grateful Dead’s 1978 Winterland Ballroom show as a single WAV file, it's probably not going to work; that show was six hours long. We are actively working to implement support for long tracks in a future release. In the meantime, many variables determine what will and won't work. If your computer has enough memory, you can probably play a one-hour track. Save your playlist before you try to add extra-long tracks, just in case, and keep an eye out for future releases to fix the problem entirely.
Visit the Download page of Luminant Music’s website to download the latest version. Enjoy a 14-day free trial, or if you already have a license key, download the latest version of the application and activate it using the license key you received via email when you purchased Luminant Music.
The license key you received when you purchased Luminant Music will activate all point releases until the next major release. For example, if you purchased a license key for version 2.0.1, the key will be valid for 2.0.2, 2.1.0, 2.2.0, etc. A new key will be required for the next major release, which would be 3.0 in this example.
Yes! Luminant Music will react to any song or sound you play on your computer in STREAM mode. This tutorial may help you learn to use this feature.
Luminant Music for mobile is in development and will be available soon.
You can use an HDMI cord to connect your computer to the TV and use it that way.
No, if you have already installed the Luminant Music trial, click the About icon, found at the top of the of the application, and enter the license key you received when you purchased the Lite, Standard, or Ultimate edition.
Yes, your license key can be used to activate Luminant Music on any three devices you choose. You can download and activate the application on a Windows computer and a Mac computer at the same time using just one license key!
Visit this website and enter the email address associated with your account.
Please contact Luminant Music technical support using the form on this web page. Be sure you enter the email address you used when you purchased Luminant Music.
Performance varies significantly across computers but can be improved by reducing quality or display size. See the Performance Optimization page of the Luminant Music User Guide for more information.
Yes. Click the Main Menu button on the bottom left. Select Microphone. The performance of this feature may vary based on the quality of the microphone.
Render your video at 2k resolution or greater. If you are playing music with a fast beat, try rendering at a minimum of 60 frames per second.
This setting will keep Luminant Music displaying only one scene until you select another one, using the Scene Select tools at the top of the screen.
By default, Luminant Music’s Video Producer will produce a .WEBM file. You have the option to use an external encoder to produce a video in a different file type such as an MP4.
To encode to a different file type, you must add a command-line encoder and an encoderData.txt file to the StreamingAssets folder within the Luminant Music installation. One popular external encoder is the FFmpeg encoder (version 4.2.2). If you have already installed Luminant Music, follow these steps to add the FFmpeg encoder.
Luminant Music is safe. There is a known bug in MacOS X 10.14.5 that will erroneously produce the warning below. Please update your MacOS to 10.14.6 or later and try again. If you cannot update your MacOS, see the workaround below.
Luminant Music is safe. The simplest solution is to update your MacOS. See the question above for details. If you cannot update your MacOS, you can bypass the warning through the following steps:
Luminant Music is now saved in your security settings and can be opened normally.
If you receive this error message and know that it is incorrect, upgrade to the most recent version of Luminant Music to fix the issue. This issue was resolved in version 2.3.2.
Video Producer uses the open-source WEBM video codec by default, and encoding is quite slow. Because of the way the internal encoder works, Video Producer may seem stalled at 32%, 89%, or at a similar point in the process, but it’s simply that the encoding process is slow.
To remedy this problem, you can try a couple of strategies. The default number of threads processed at one time is two, but this can be increased in the SETTINGS tab of the Video Producer. We recommend changing this setting to nine. Keep in mind the performance of your computer may hinder this setting. For instructions on accessing this tab in the Video Producer, see the Video Producer User Guide.
An even faster option is to install and use an external video encoder in addition to raising the number of threads. An external encoder can render directly to MP4 and can be much faster than the default encoder included with Luminant Music. For instructions on installing and using an external encoder, see the FAQ in the SETTINGS section of this Support page.
You should first render your video at a low resolution to see if it looks the way you want. Low resolution videos should render quickly. Once you know your video looks the way you want, render again in stunning 4k quality, but keep in mind it could possibly take a few hours to render.
Luminant Music for Mac requires third-party software to operate in STREAM mode. Soundflower and Loopback applications are two options for this purpose. The instructions for the installation and use of those two applications are found in the FAQs below. You only need to install one, but you can install both if you choose. The Loopback Audio trial version provides 20 minutes of free use. The sound will turn to static once the trial has ended.
Be sure you follow the instructions for the installation of the third-party software prior to attempting to use STREAM mode in Luminant Music.
Close Luminant Music before you begin.
Close Luminant Music before you begin.
NOTE: The Loopback Audio trial version provides 20 minutes of free use. The sound will turn to static once the trial has ended.