VixenLights is an excelent free program (written by K.C. Oaks, Thank you K.C.) that allows you to choreograph your lights to music.
VixenLights supports a number of effects, transistions and allows for a schedule, etc.
Initial Setup of TeensyLights16 - for Microsoft Windows
The TeensyLights board acts as a USB Serial device [windows USB CDC profile]. While windows already has a driver for USB serial installed natively,
it does not always recognize the TeensyLights USB serial interface. So you must use the following program to configure the driver.
Download (be sure to download and save, rather than run)
Run the serial_install.exe program. On Windows 7 and Windows Vista machines you will need to run as administrator,
which can be done by right-clicking on the file.
Follow the on screen prompts. Once the Serial driver is installed your computer should recognize the TeensyLights16 as a
serial port device. You can check in Windows Device Manager. Usually the com port will be the highest one listed. This will be
need later for Vixen.
The VixenLights program can be downloaded and used for free, from VixenLights
Once you have downloaded and installed VixenLights you can configure it to connect to the TeensyLights16 controller.
Vixen will be setup to run using the Renard Protocol Version 1.
Select Standard VixenStandard Sequence and follow the wizard.
The following steps allow you to test you TeensyLights16 board but do not
include music. There are several good tutorials for VixenLights available on
Youtube, which do a great job of stepping through the steps required to
synchronize to music as well as cover some of the effects offered by
At this point we do not need to include any audio files in our test so you can
skip to the next page.
After you hit "CREATE IT" it will ask you to save it. Give it a name and save.