All LUMIN control is achieved through the LUMIN App. We've created it in harmony with the LUMIN hardware to deliver the most intuitive and visually rich way to browse, select and play your music collection.
The recent transition from physical music to digital collections hasn't always retained everything we value in the tactile and stimulating process of music selection. we know how precious music is; that the artwork and album structure are important parts of the browsing and selection process; and we know that filenames, codecs and data can sometimes get in the way.
The LUMIN App introduces the beginnings of our vision for music browsing and covers the basics. Many updates are planned, and will make music selection even easier.
How to use:
The LUMIN App is designed to be intuitive to use without any training. Most users just download the app and start playing.
For those that want more information:
LUMIN App has three main panels:
Browse: Explore and select from your music collection.
Playlist: Once you've selected from the Browse panel, your music will be queued for playing here.
Now Playing: This is where you can view and control what's playing now.
Turn all devices on, including LUMIN and your music server.
Open the LUMIN App.
LUMIN App will automatically detect your devices.
Confirm your choice of server by tapping it.
LUMIN App will find all your music and store all the artwork. Note that on the very first use of the App, this can take some time (approximately 250 albums per minute).
Sort the list by:
Change the view:
Artwork View (tapping on an album takes you to Song Grouping View)
Song Grouping View
Note: The available views vary depending on current Sort/View combination
Maximise your view:
The browse panel can be maximised to fill the screen. Useful while creating large Playlists.
Pinch to zoom:
When in Artwork View, you can pinch the screen to zoom the artwork. LUMIN App will automatically rescale slightly to optimise the view.
Add to Playlist:
Normally, as soon as you tap on a song or Grouping header, it will automatically be added to the bottom of the Playlist.
However, if you have selected 'Double Tap' as the selection method, more options become available.
You can now select multiple single songs at once and the bottom menu will appear, allowing the following:
Play Now: Add selection to the bottom of the Playlist and LUMIN will skip to it and play immediately
Play Next: Add selection after the 'Now Playing' song and LUMIN will play it after the current song has finished
Play Later: Add selection to the bottom of the Playlist
Play and replace: Will replace the whole of the Playlist with selection, and starts playing
Clear selection: This will deselect all songs.
Press and hold on any item in the Browse, Playlist, or Now Playing app areas to open an info pop-up.
From this pop-up you can:
Add this item to the Playlist (see above for icon explanations). A major benefit is being able to add a whole album to the Playlist without leaving Artwork View.
Change the browse sort order, based on that item
View online Album, Artist or Song information. Press the 'i' icon to open a webpage.
On this page you can press this icon to open that page in your browser.
First select the tab to sort the list by (see above).
Then type in the word you want to find in that tag.
The example shows that we are searching for "Joni" in the Artist tags.
Then press the 'Find Next' arrow to start the search.
Lumin will then jump to and highlight the first instance of 'Joni' in your music collection. Use the Previous and Next arrows to continue searching.
To make the Playlists easier to understand, LUMIN App visually groups songs that are from the same album. Artwork is only included once per group.
The area highlighted in blue is one Album Grouping.
Now Playing song:
The song being played in the Playlist is highlighted in the left column by a play symbol instead of the Playlist number.
If the Playlist is long, you can quickly scroll to the Now Playing song by tapping the 'Jump' button.
The 'Jump' button displays the Now Playing song number and the total number of songs in the Playlist.
Tapping the 'Edit' button will change the appearance of the Playlist songs. You can now tap the red 'Minus' icons to delete a song/album from the playlist, or drag the 'Grip' area on the right to re-arrange the song order.
When you have finished, you can tap the 'Edit' button again to return to the normal Playlist view.
Save and Load:
The 'Playlist' button (highlighted) is used to both Save and Load Playlists.
To Save, type in your Playlist Name and then tap the 'Save' button.
To Load, simply tap your chosen Playlist Name.
The top bar is for searching. As soon as you start typing, LUMIN App will filter the results.
Tapping the 'Wastebin' button will clear everything in the Playlist panel, including the Now Playing song.
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Bit Rate
Figures in brackets show upsampled rate. E.g. 44.1 kHz (2.8MHz), 16 bit (1 bit) shows that the original sample rate was CD quality, and LUMIN is upsampling to DSD
Tap the Artwork to enter Fullscreen Mode. Tap again to exit.
Skip Back to previous song, or replay current song in Playlist
Note: When the current song is within the first 5 seconds, this control will skip back to the previous song, otherwise it will replay the current song.
Skip Forward to next song in Playlist
Note: To Stop, you can tap Pause and then tap Skip Back. This will reset the Timeline to zero.
Shuffle (the next song is selected at random from the Playlist)
Repeat (the Playlist will loop)
Current Song Time
Total Song Time
Tap the Timeline Ring to reveal controls to restart, Fast Forward and Rewind.
Note: Tap and hold the Forward/Rewind button to seek.
Current Volume percentage.
Tap the Volume Ring to reveal controls to to adjust volume and mute.
Note: For maximum sound quality, level 100 is recommended.