Lighting control software and hardware.


Why ChamSys

Since 2003, ChamSys has harnessed the talents of lighting designers, software engineers and hardware developers to overcome the limitations of traditional consoles. The brand name ChamSys comes from the word chameleon. Similar to chameleons, our high performance lighting consoles and software programs are engineered to adapt to a wide range of applications for operators at all skill levels.


ChamSys believes that it is important for Lighting Designers to be able to move between different MagicQ consoles and different MagicQ software versions without having complicated import and export procedures.  Nobody likes having to re-program their show just to meet a particular product version or software version.

With MagicQ it is simple.  Any MagicQ show, any MagicQ console, any MagicQ software version.

And don’t forget – you can run MagicQ on your Windows PC, your Mac (native), or even on Linux.

Company History:

Initially a group of lighting designers and long time lighting product developers got together to develop a new console that would overcome the limits of traditional consoles.

ChamSys was formed in April 2003 by bringing together a team of lighting designers, software engineers and hardware developers. ChamSys’ mission is to utilize the latest technology to bring developments to the lighting console market with the ultimate aim of high performance at low cost with high reliability.

The name ChamSys is short for Chameleon Systems and is pronounced “cam” “sis”.

Eliminating Processing Nodes:

MagicQ consoles output all their universes directly from the console – no need for external processing nodes. When modern phones and tablets are capable of streaming HD movies, is it really believable that lighting consoles are limited to calculating only 8 or 16 universes on board?

ChamSys doesn’t try to sell you expensive network processing nodes.  The console is complete, fully functional, outputs all universes – one item, one price.

ChamSys tests their consoles with every channel patched and executing cues to prove that the consoles are more than capable of meeting their specified performance.

Extra FREE Apps:

MagicQ includes the free MagicVis visualiser – a fully featured visualiser.

MagicQ includes the free MagicHD media player – supporting up to 8 layers of full HD media playback.

MagicVis and MagicHD run natively on Windows, Mac or Linux.

No Rules:

ChamSys does not believe in rules.  They want to make it simple.

You want to use your own Art-Net or sACN interfaces with all the MagicQ console universes?  No problem.

You want to add 8 Extra Wings to a MagicQ system?  No problem.