M-PC is the Martin M-Series online and offline editing tool that will run on a Windows PC and can be downloaded here.

It is ideal for training purposes and preprogramming of shows and is a valuable playback and backup resource for the M-Series.

A training video and user manual is also available.

M-PC gives you the same power and functionality as the software running on all the M-Series consoles.  It can be installed on any PC running Windows 7 or higher. It is the same software you will find on the Martin M2PC console surface and can also be used in conjunction with the M-Series Modules or as a tracking backup for M-Series consoles.

M-PC can be used for offline programming and can be linked to a Martin M-DMX or Ether2DMX8 interface device for direct control of fixtures. It provides a high-value programming platform for a large variety of shows from a rock tour to a simple permanent installation.

M-PC is free to download and use. It gives the possibility of patching and programming a complete show with up to 128 universes offline. In free mode one Artnet/sACN universe can be used without any protection dongle, use it to control simple shows or simply to test fixtures.

M-PC is available for purchase in two different packages:

  • M-PC 2U comes with a 2-port Martin M-DMX Interface Box and gives control of two DMX universes. It also gives control of one DMX universe over Art-Net and sACN.
  • M-PC+ comes with a 2-port Martin M-DMX Interface Box and a Martin One-Key USB dongle with a 4-universe M-PC™ license. This is expandable to 128 DMX universes with an additional license. A fully working 180-day trial Martin ShowDesigner 6 Lite Visualizer™ license is included on the same Martin One-Key dongle. MSD 6 Visualizer can be fully activated for a minimal annual fee.

Alternatively, a single universe can be controlled with M-PC when using an ENTTEC USB-DMX interface.

  • Up to 128 DMX universes
  • Easy-to-use programming interface
  • Full effect generator

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  • Support for 64 DMX universes on Pro Edition and 8 on Basic Edition
  • Offline and online programming
  • 1024 channels in Demo mode using Martin USB Duo DMX or Martin Universal USB DMX interface
  • Mx Manager Software for programming and triggering via time and calendar schedules
  • Customizable Graphical User Interface with context sensitive toolbars and integrated help menu
  • Powerful effects engine
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Parallel execution of multiple cuelists
  • Full compatibility across M-Series consoles
  • On-the-fly global timing adjustments
  • Networking with Maxedia media server CITP protocol
  • Controls up to 32768 fixtures in Pro Edition (4096 in Basic Edition)
  • 1000 cuelists with motorized fader control
  • 1000 cuelists with playback control buttons
  • 12 customizable function keys
  • 3D visualizer integrated
  • Submaster, groupmaster and override functionality
  • Fanning functionality
  • Auto update for presets and cues, including 'track backwards'
Physical Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box: Length: 92 mm (3.7 in.) Width: 82 mm (3.3 in.) Height: 41 mm (1.7 in.) Weight: 245 g (0.6 lbs.) Ambient temperature: 0° - 50° C (32° - 122° F) Protection rating: IP20
Control and Programming Protocol: DMX 512, Art- Net, RDM compatible, sACN Two DMX universes maximum with M-PC 2U™ Four DMX universes as standard with M-PC+™ Expandable up to 128 DMX univeses Free MSD 6 3-D Visualizer Lite™ 180-day license with M-PC+™ Extensive fixture library for all known manufacturers 65000 presets for each group of functions (P/T, color, gobo, etc.) Effect generator for automated programming of complex effects Fan function for all channels (including timing parameters) On-the-fly global timing changes Individual parameter timings Intuitive patch feature Fixture type cloning and swapping
Control/User Interface All controls listed below are virtual, on-screen only, and are operated via touchscreen or mouse click: Real-world paradigm intuitive interface (images, dynamic text labels and actuals preferred to figures) 10 x playback faders, each with four function-assignable buttons 24 x submaster faders, each with one function-assignable button Numeric and functional keypad Main playback control section Flash master fader and button 8 x view buttons
Playback 500 playback banks, each containing 10 playbacks 500 submaster banks, each containing 24 submasters, can all be active simultaineously 100 pages of 100 playbacks activated by touchscreen button Cuelists can be executed in tracking or non-tracking mode Unique Q-blender effect on playback override
System Requirements Windows 7 or higher Dual core processor, 2.0 GHz (Intel i5 recommended) 4 GB RAM 2 GB available disk space (SSD recommended) Widescreen monitor, minimum 1280x800 (capacitive touchscreen recommended) USB 2.0 port for Martin One Key™ and Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box 10/100 Ethernet port for Art-Net DMX output 100/1000 Ethernet port for MAXNET, Remote operation and sACN Full administrator rights on PC
Environment Up to 128 DMX universes with M-PC+™ and 2 DMX universes with M-PC 2U™ Direct communication with M-Series Modules via USB Art-Net and sACN compatible DMX distribution Supports Martin™ M-DMX, Martin Universal USB/DMX™ and Martin USB Duo™ DMX Interface Boxes Supports all M-Series Modules Free M-Series Manager™ add-on for custom user interfaces and advanced scheduling, astronomical clock, supports GPS, commands by RS232, Telnet, HTML Compatible with Martin ShowDesigner 6™ DMX RDM bi-directionality communication over Martin™ M-DMX and compatible Art-Net devices
Included Items M-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package (P/N 90737070): Martin M-PC™ software download instructions (2 universes using Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box) Martin™ M-DMX 2-port, 5-pin XLR / USB 2.0 Interface Box Martin™ USB cable M-PC+™, LightJockey 2™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package (P/N 90737060): Martin One-Key™ USB dongle with 4-universe M-PC™ and 4-universe LightJockey 2™ licenses Martin™ M-DMX 2-port, 5-pin XLR / USB 2.0 Interface Box Martin™ USB cable Martin ShowDesigner 6 Lite™ 3D Visualizer 180-day trial version Software download instructions
Accessories Martin M-Sync™ SMPTE USB Interface Box: P/N 90703020 For an additional Martin™ M-DMX interface box, order addtional M-PC 2U™ and M-DMX package: P/N 90703010
Ordering Information M-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package: P/N 90737070 M-PC+™, LightJockey 2™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package: P/N 90737060 2-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M1™, M2GO™, M2PC™: P/N 39808031 4-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M1™, M2GO™, M2PC™: P/N 39808013 16-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M1™, M2PC™: P/N 39808044 64-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M2PC™: P/N 39808045 128-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M2PC™: P/N 39808046 4-Universe LJ 2™ and 4-Universe M-PC™, Licenses Only: P/N 39808015 Martin One-Key™ with 4-Universe LJ 2™ and 4-Universe M-PC™ Licenses: P/N 70758460

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