Lightning DS is the control app for many AURALiC products, including the ARIES G2. Most users will opt to use Lightning DS as the primary means of operating the ARIES G2, but it is not strictly necessary.
All the functions of ARIES G2 are also accessible via menus on the ARIES G2 screen, navigable using the front panel buttons. Users may also choose to control the ARIES G2 using a remote control set up using the Smart-IR feature.
Device setup can also be performed using the Lightning Web Control Interface instead of Lightning DS.
We believe that Lightning DS offers the richest user experience available for ARIES G2, and recommend its use if you have an iOS device available.