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Aurora 2 Beta 1 is available (1.999.300)

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Category: Aurora Sequencer Software
Forum Name: Aurora 2 Beta 1 (1.999.300 / 1.999.307)
Forum Discription: This is the place to discuss (and report bugs) the Aurora 2 Beta 1 version of Aurora
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Topic: Aurora 2 Beta 1 is available (1.999.300)
Posted By: LightsOnLogan
Subject: Aurora 2 Beta 1 is available (1.999.300)
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2013 at 9:36am
Aurora 2 Beta 1 is now available for free download to all existing Aurora 1 customers: -

Aurora 2 Features

  • Application portability-- Aurora/Borealis can be run directly from a USB drive without installation
  • DMX output via E1.31 adapters
  • DMX output via D-Light USB-485 v3 adapters
  • Redesigned high performance render/output engine
  • New tool properties such as shimmer/twinkle rate/depth
  • Rapid tool switching and tool properties using available keyboard shortcuts
  • Vector based playback preview visualizer
  • Video support: sequence AVI, WMV, and MPG files and output video to a second monitor/projector during playback!
  • Audio support for WAV, MP3, and WMA files
  • Multiple audio views: Amplitude (classic), Spectrogram, and Single Music Note
  • Beat Detection
  • Waveform-to-event copy
  • Rearrangable channels- group them according to your needs
  • RGB tool-- Color transitions and effects right from a color picker
  • Improved copy/paste
  • New and improved playback scheduler
  • More features coming in beta 2...
Minimum System Requirements

Aurora is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 on systems having at least 1GHz CPU and 2GB RAM (multiple core CPUs are recommended).

"Installation" Instructions

To "install" this download, you will need to create a new folder on your computer (please do not reuse your Aurora 1 folder) and unzip the contents of the zip file into it.  That is it-- there is no "installer" application.  You can even unzip onto a USB stick and run Aurora from the USB drive on any compatible PC without any installation whatsoever (even from PCs where you would not ordinarily be able to install software).


This is an EARLY BETA version of Aurora and as such it does contain several known (and probably several not yet known) bugs.  Use in a production environment is at your own risk.  We will be offering limited support for this version for those who do choose to use it in their 2013 production environment, but due to the early beta nature of this release we can not guarantee that any issues will be resolved during this season. 

Preorder Discount Special

Thank you for your patience during the wait for this long overdue beta release.  To show our appreciation we are offering a substantial discount to those customers who choose to preorder an Aurora 2 upgrade between now and December 31.  For more information, please see: -

Future Release Schedule

Aurora 2 Beta 2 -- ETA April 2014*
Aurora 2 Beta 3 -- ETA July 2014*
Aurora 2 Final -- ETA September 2014*

* These estimated dates are subject to change

Michael Miller

Edit: Fixed broken download link


Posted By: Lopdrop
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2013 at 10:51am
Hello friends,
I am finally glad to be on here. I could never get my activation email to be sent. Anyhow, Is the Download link not working yet?


Posted By: LightsOnLogan
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2013 at 12:22pm
The link was incorrect.  It should be fixed now.

Please PM me the email address you purchased Aurora with and I will look up your unlock key since the web form isn't working for you.



Posted By: MarkDXB
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2013 at 4:05pm
hi Guys,

My version is the the previous one and i was wondering if i should upgrade to this new version?


Posted By: Jonathan
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2013 at 8:26pm
If you downloaded Aurora 2 Beta 1 (build 300), then yes, you should upgrade as the update (build 307 as of this writing) contains important stability fixes.

If you are running Aurora 1.0.69 or 1.0.90 and are running DMX, then yes, you should upgrade as the program is far easier to use than the DMX hack used for the last two seasons.

If you are not running DMX, then you might want to download the program anyway just to see what it can do.  As an Aurora 1.X user, you are being given free access to this program during the public Beta evaluation period.  Once the Beta period is complete, Aurora 2.0 will become a paid product.  Download it, test it out for yourself, and if you have any questions, just ask. 

Note that sequences are not backwards compatible.  That is to say that any work you do in Aurora 2.0 will not open with Aurora 1.X.  Always keep an original file of your 1.X sequences and only work off of copies.


Posted By: MarkDXB
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2013 at 4:10am
thanks Jonathan

Posted By: beavis
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 8:34pm
Hi guys. Just wanted to see if anyone's home. Trying to feel out whether there's any chance that this beta will get me through this Christmas. I'd like to add some rgb this year, but I'm not sure whether I should bother trying the Beta, or if I'm best off going another way.


Posted By: BigDPS
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 1:41pm
It is fairly stable enough for you to use it. It has a few farts and burps here and there but as a whole, it is pretty good.


Posted By: christmas1
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 6:29am
ive just downloaded and registered the code in to aurora had a little mess with it and found it so far very good. taking a while to get to know everything about it but i think it will become a very nice software to use.

Posted By: BigDPS
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2014 at 7:38am
That's the only one I use and like it a lot. The learning curve is not too steep.


Posted By: BigDPS
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2015 at 6:03pm
Hi Michael,
Just wondering if there is anything new as far as Aurora goes?


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