ziarovka Laser show software everyone can use

Do you want to create amazing laser shows? And do you already hate complicated laser show software?

Showtacle software and controllers are developed by people like you, laser show fanatics. We focus on what’s important – for you to create laser shows faster and easier.

moncha lego

moncha.go

Quick setup, easy to use, intuitive laser show controller.

Well suited for newcomers, highly recommended for those who own a laser device with standard ILDA input but don’t have a lot  of experience with laser systems. Simple setup and control via smartphone app - Artnet Guru, available for both Android and iOS.

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moncha box

moncha.box

One of the most complex laser show controller on market.

If you need a laser controller with all the standard connectors (DMX IN/OUT, ILDA), a small display which allows you to have direct access to the settings of the laser device, but you are not a laser manufacturer, then choose our mocha box. We care for you and the highest quality of each product.

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moncha lite

moncha.lite

This product truly is the smallest and most affordable Ethernet Laser Show Controller.

In case you specialize in manufacture of smaller, more affordable laser devices, we would like to introduce you the moncha.lite, which will pleasantly surprise you with its affordable price, user-friendly software and all the standard connector options (ILDA, ArtNET).

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moncha display

moncha.display

Provide multiple ways of controlling your laser.

If you are a manufacturer of laser devices, you can make great use of moncha.display laser controller. Moncha.display allows you to use display, external ILDA IN and all of the standard connectors (DMX IN/OUT, ILDA). Moncha dispaly is suitable for bigger and higher quality lasers.

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Are you looking for new software options for laser control?

moncha sw 52

Moncha software

Easily create your own or use thousands of pre-made effects and shows.

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fiesta soft

Fiesta software

The only software that knows how to satisfy your imagination.

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Why don't you want to use smartphone app for controlling lasers?

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ArtNet Guru app

Are you tired of the big, complicated, useless software you have to wrestle with, when you want to use laser devices in a bar, at some event or just to have fun with friends?

We recommend you to try the new Artnet Guru app, which supports both Android and iOS. Go on and try using many of the pre-made effects, animations, texts and much more, all for free. Use the default settings or create your own configurations and share it all on each of your devices.

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Phone

  • Read phone status and identity
  • UID device is used to activate and identification the product for sharing configurations of the application at another device
  • No additional information are processed
  • Communication between device and server is encrypted

Photos/Media/Files

  • Read the contents of your USB storage
  • Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • Access to photos are used for preview pictures in application
  • No data are used outside of the device

Storage

  • Read the contents of your USB storage
  • Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • Is used to save and share configuration of application
  • Configurations of application are used outside of the device

Camera

  • Take pictures and videos
  • Access to photos are used for preview pictures in application
  • No data are used outside of the device

Device ID & call information

  • Read phone status and identity
  • UID device is used to activate and identification the product for sharing configurations of the application at another device
  • No additional information are processed
  • Communication between device and server is encrypted

Other

  • View network connections
  • Full network access
  • Prevent device from sleeping
  • Access To network connections is used for Artnet communication on local network
  • Because of continuously broadcasting the Artnet signal is not allowed switch the device to sleep mode

Launch Your Moncha Go

Moncha.go is a great and compact laser show controller that contains all the features of Moncha.NET. It’s a THREE-IN-ONE product with following useful features

  • DAC – laser output device controlled by laser show software over an Ethernet cable
  • ArtNET laser show controller
  • a Stand-alone laser show player

To use Moncha.go with Moncha software for the very first time, you have to perform the following steps

You can watch the video with the step by step instructions

Connect Your Hardware

In the following picture, you can see the connection scheme for a single Moncha Go device.

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Using a single Moncha Go with your computer

You just need to connect your computer with Moncha.go by using the supplied Ethernet cable. Remember to also use an ILDA cable to connect Moncha.go device with your laser projector.

Set the IP address of Your Computer

The IP address of your computer has to be set as 192.168.1.X, where X is any arbitrary number. This is important in order to avoid a conflict of IP addresses. A trick we use at Showtackle headquarters is that we use 192.168.1.22 for the computer and IP addresses over 35 (e.g. 192.168.1.35, 192.168.1.36) for all the Moncha.go (or any Moncha.NET) devices – this way we prevent any would-be address conflict between our hardware.

Register Your Moncha Software – The Latest Version 5

Since you now have the newest Moncha software version – version 5, you need to register your software. It’s really simple; just type in your email address into the Moncha registration form and click Send. The server will automatically send you an activation link. After you finish the registration you’ll be able touse the Moncha software, with unlimited free access and a full customer support from our team.

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Just type in your email and we’ll send you an activation link

Try Moncha with Your Laser

If everything is set up properly, you can launch the Moncha software. To test your laser output, select some scenes from Moncha workspace and enable laser by clicking on the ‘Laser is OFF’ button.

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To start your lasers click on the ‘Laser is OFF’ button (the icon will change to ‘Laser is ON’)

Using lots of our Moncha.go devices at once

You can reconnect lots of Moncha.go devices to control up to 25 independent lasers. You will need to use Ethernet switch to reconnect all of the Moncha.go devices and your computer to one network. Here you can watch simple tutorial video how to connect more Moncha.go devices to one network.

Easy hardware connection

The following picture contains correct connection scheme while using more Moncha.go devices.

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To reconnect several Moncha.go devices you have to use the Ethernet switch

In case you are going to use for example 5-port Ethernet switch and you want to control more than 5 lasers over Moncha.go, you can use the additional Ethernet switch. For example, this setup is made for 15 lasers

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You can use plenty of Ethernet switches in your installations

The great benefit of using Ethernet is the ability to be still functioning up to 100m long cables. This is beneficial especially for big shows, where many lasers are used. You just need one Ethernet cable from your control center (computer) to the stage and you can operate with several Ethernet switches on the stage to connect all your lasers.

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Ethernet connection is very important, because it saves lots of cables on big shows with many lasers

Control your laser using your mobile device as you wish

All of the Moncha.NET devices can be controlled over the standard ArtNET protocol. This allows you to use your lasers even without computer or using popular lightning consoles.

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Popular lightning consoles use ArtNET protocol

And this allows us to control Moncha.NET device over mobile phones or tablets running on iOS or Android. Yes, NOW you can use all: iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android devices to control your lasers wirelessly! Here is small starting guide explaining how to use it.

Quick start guide to control your laser by using your phone.

To control your Moncha.NET device (laser) you’ll need

  • Moncha.NET device (Moncha.lite, Moncha.go, Moncha.display or Moncha.box),
  • connected laser system,
  • wireless router,
  • Ethernet cable,
  • SD card for Moncha.NET with laser shows / laser animations,
  • installed ArtNET Guru application (iOS or Android).

This is the basic setup scheme for using your lasers while you are using your mobile phone

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Except the Moncha.NET you’ll need only wireless router to use your mobile for laser shows

To start using your mobile phone for laser shows perform following steps:

  • connect your Moncha.NET device with your wireless router while using Ethernet cable,
  • connect your mobile to your router’s Wi-Fi,
  • insert SD card with animations to your Moncha.NET device,
  • finally, start your new ArtNET Guru application.

Once you start the ArtNET Guru application, the yellow LED diode on Moncha.NET should start blinking and you should be able to switch between the animations / shows stored on the SD card.

Using lasers over wireless networks (Wi-Fi)

Since all of Moncha.NET devices work over the Ethernet, it’s possible to use them over wireless networks (Wi-Fi), too! In this article we are going to give you some recommendations based on our experience, within we actually anticipate using Wi-Fi.

When is the best time for Wi-Fi laser shows?

The fact is that the most of the laser shows don’t actually require Wi-Fi. In case you do laser show inside and the distance between the laser(s) and computer is not too long, we strongly recommend to install only one Ethernet cable and not even consider Wi-Fi. You can be 100% sure the show will work just fine.

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Distances in small clubs are not that long, just rather use one Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi (Common, don’t be so lazy).

Especially in small clubs if you use some cheap Ethernet wireless routers, the laser show animations will not be operating fluently and you get a lot of frame drops. In worst case, the entire show might stop a performance. The problem is, if the club is empty, the Wi-Fi might work fine. But once people come, it’ll probably cut off.

Inside you should want to use direct notebook to router wireless connection

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Typical usage of wireless network operating with one notebook and one wireless router

Again, this will probably not be functioning well inside, especially when people come. But still, it’s very practical while setting up the show. We connect the wireless router instead of the notebook and then we can take our notebook around the venue and see the show from different angle. You don’t need more equipment than one wireless router and the whole set up will become much easier. Just beware of the quality of the routers – we always use three-antenna routers, because they are better.

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Three-antenna wireless routers are just better

However, if your laser show software often crashes when connection is lost, it’s probably not a good option anyway. But that’s no problem for Fiesta or Moncha – they’ll just reconnect and you can continue working.

Using directional antennas

When performing laser show outside, it’s a good option to go for wireless. But, please, don’t use cheap wireless home/office routers (although they will work better). You should use our directional antennas

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More lasers can be controlled over good directional antennas

Few details about directional antennas

  • Make sure, there’s no obstacle between the antennas. The signal will become weaker and the laser animation might not be smooth (or the laser wont’ work at all).
  • One Moncha.NET device usually requires up to 800kB/s data speed (about 6 Mbit/s) to maintain smooth laser animation. We’ve used antennas, which were able to handle more than 20Mbit/s data speed, thus we could connect up to 3 separate lasers running fluent animation by using these.
  • The distance can be even few kilometers (3km tested and worked well).
  • Make sure, you can actually use directional antennas in the country, where you are planning to do the laser show. There are countries with quite strict laws and you can’t use most of the antennas there.
  • Don’t use these antennas interior. It’s not allowed, because of the health issues.

  Software ILDA Output DMX Control ArtNET Control Color Output Axis Scanrate [pps] Must be installed inside laser Display
Moncha Go Moncha/Fiesta ☆ Yes Optional Yes 4x8bit 2x12bit 40000 Yes No
Moncha Lite Moncha/Fiesta ☆ Yes No Yes 4x8bit 2x12bit 40000 No No
Moncha Display Moncha/Fiesta ☆ Yes Yes Yes 4x8bit 2x16bit 40000 Yes Yes
Moncha Box Moncha/Fiesta ☆ Yes Yes Yes 4x8bit 2x16bit 40000 No Yes

☆ For Fiesta software, license must be purchased.

Laser controller  Moncha Lite Moncha Go Moncha Box  Moncha display  Fiesta.NET  Fiesta Pro 
Software option / supported software Moncha/Fiesta ☆, Artnet Guru  Moncha/Fiesta ☆, Artnet Guru  Moncha/Fiesta ☆, Artnet Guru  Moncha/Fiesta ☆, Artnet Guru  Fiesta ☆  Fiesta ☆ 
Control option ILDA out, DMX in, DMX out, SD-Card, Artnet, Stand alone mode ILDA out, DMX in, DMX out, SD-Card, Artnet, Stand alone mode ILDA out, DMX in, DMX out, SD-Card, Artnet, Stand alone mode ILDA out, DMX in, DMX out, SD-Card, Artnet, Stand alone mode 1 ILDA out, DMX in, DMX out 3 ILDA out, DMX in, DMX out
Scan rate 40 kpps 40 kpps  40 kpps  40 kpps  100 kpps  100 kpps 
Case  - Box Box - Box 1U Box 
Recommendation for / users  Laser manufacturer End user End user  Laser manufacturer   End user End user 

☆ For Fiesta software, license must be purchased.