Syphon & Spout

Syphon (Mac), Spout (PC) are great tools to route the visual output of one program to another. 

Syphon and Spout work on the same computer. The output of one application can be picked up by another. This way, you can for instance get jiggy with your funky Processing sketches, but apply effects and map them to a surface with Resolume Arena. Or send your Resolume output to another application like MadMapper.

There's no hard limit to how many applications you can connect like this. At a certain point your computer will just start smoking.


Syphon and Spout input are always enabled in Resolume.

Any program that is sending its output will show up under the sources tab. You can add them to a deck like you would any other live input.

You can use as many inputs at the same time as you want.


The moment Syphon, or Spout is enabled via the Output Menu, Resolume will immediately start broadcasting its main output as well.

Other Syphon/Spout enabled applications running on this computer will now pick up Resolume's composition output.

For applications that do not auto-detect broadcasting Syphon/Spout servers, Resolume's main output identifies itself to as follows:

App Name: "Avenue" or "Arena".

Server Name: "Composition" (for the main composition output) or “Screen 1” (when using the Advanced Output to route a screen).

Advanced Output

Resolume Arena allows you to further control this via the Advanced Output.
Syphon, Spout and NDI outputs can be treated like a separate physical screen.

This allows you to warp the output before sending it, or to select parts of your composition to send. While you can still send a different output to your physical screens.

You can also change the width and the height of the output as desired.