Chataigne what ?


Chataigne is made with one goal in mind : create a common tool for artists, technicians and developers who wish to use technology and synchronize softwares for shows, interactive installations or prototyping. It aims to be as simple as possible for basic interactions, but can be easily extended to create complex interactions.

Okay, but what does it do exactly ?

While Chataigne won't do much by itself, its purpose is to be the central hub in a project involving multiple interfaces, softwares, devices and sensors. You can see it as a Conductor, which will control all the softwares with the big picture in mind. Chataigne has been designed to fit both linear shows and realtime/interactive project needs.


Supported protocols

osc oscquery midi dmx artnet serial tcp udp http websocket pjlink

Supported softwares

resolume madmapper millumin qlab vlc heavym dlight reaper live powerpoint watchout augmenta

Supported hardware

sound mic keyboard mouse wiimote joycon kinect gamepad joystick streamdeck

Seems cool, tell me more !

You can check the tutorials to better understand what and how you can use Chataigne for your projects.

I want it, and i want it now !!

Well, what are you waiting for ? Pick your favorite flavor and enjoy !

Check out the Changelog here

Linux users : After downloading the .AppImage file, you just have to do a chmod a+x on this file and you are ready to go !

For those who want to test the latest features, this is the bleeding edge version, updated at each modifications. It's likely to be highly unstable !

Windows 64-bit Bleeding Edge Mac OSX Bleeding Edge Linux 64-bit Bleeding Edge Raspberry Pi / armv8 Bleeding Edge Windows 7 64-bit Bleeding Edge

Having a problem with the latest version ? You can try and find an an older version here !

Ok, I've got the stuff. What the hell do I do now ?

You can start by reading the docs with the link below.

If you're more of a netflix'n'chill type, check out cool tutorials made by friends.
And if it inspires you, don't think twice and shoot one for the community, I'll put it there !

Chataigne Online Workshop (English)
TouchDesigner OSCQuery & Chataigne
Control Arduino LEDs with MIDI (French)
Control Stepper motor with TouchOSC (French)
Synchronize Ableton Live, Resolume and GrandMA (French) (PDF Version)
Using the Lighttoys FT Community Module (English)

The Chataigne Tour


Of course as you may guess, the tour has been delayed by an unknown amount of time (some will start soon, stay tuned !). In the meantime, I will be hosting an online workshop in english on Youtube Live on June 24th at 7pm. Link to the event : Youtube live

Check out if a workshop is happenning nearby !

If there's no workshop and you're interested in having one / host one, just fill in your city and your email.

Interested in a workshop ? Please fill the form below.

I'm interested in helping / hosting a workhop

Where are my friends ?

They're all on the forum !

Go to the forum

Chataigne is also now on discord !

Want to make new friends ? You can be part of this project and contribute in many ways ! If you're a programmer, you can improve the program and fix bugs, everything is available on the github repository. If you're not a programmer, you can still give some feedback and report / support on the forum. Finally, I would be more than grateful if you take some time to record videos of your projects with Chataigne, maybe with some explanations that can go to the tutorials and help other users, and contribute to the Github Wiki page as well !

If you don't want to spend time but still want to help, you can always donate as much as you want, so I can continue working on this project on my free time !

Friends and Partners

Here is a non-complete list of people who are using and / or supporting Chataigne. Thank you guys !