Lightning DS is the control app for many AURALiC products, including the VEGA G2. Most users will opt to use Lightning DS as the primary means of operating the VEGA G2, but it is not strictly necessary.
All the functions of VEGA G2 are also accessible via on-screen menus, navigable using the front panel buttons. Users may also choose to control the VEGA 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 VEGA G2, especially if taking advantage of the VEGA G2's streaming functionality, and recommend its use if you have an iOS device available.