M-PC

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 or can be linked to a Martin M-DMX or any ArtNet, sACN 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 four Artnet/sACN universes 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 physical DMX universes. It also gives control of four DMX universe over Art-Net and sACN.

M-PC Pro comes with a 2-port Martin M-DMX Interface Box and a Martin One-Key USB dongle with a 64 universe M-PC™ license. This is expandable to 128 DMX universes with an additional license. A fully working free one-year Martin ShowDesigner 6 Lite Visualizer™ license is included on the same Martin One-Key dongle.  

 

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

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

Features

  • Support for 64  DMX universes on Pro Edition and 128 with Ultimate expansion pack
  • Offline and online programming
  • 2048 channels in free mode using Martin M-DMX or any ArtNet sACN device
  • M-Series 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 media server CITP protocol
  • Controls up to 32768 parameters in Pro Edition (65536 with Ultimate expansion license)
  • 1000 cuelists with motorized fader control
  • 1000 cuelists with playback control buttons
  • Customizable function keys
  • 2D visualizer
  • Submaster, inhibitives  and override functionality
  • Fanning functionality
  • Auto update for presets and cues, including 'track backwards'

Tech specs

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 64 x DMX universes as standard with M-PC Pro Expandable up to 128 x DMX univeses with M-PC ultimate Free MSD 6 3-D Visualizer Lite™ one-year license with M-PC Pro Extensive fixture library for all known manufacturers 65000 x 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 10 x playback buttons, each with one function-assignable button 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 x playback banks, each containing 10 x playbacks 500 x submaster banks, each containing 24 x submasters, can all be active simultaneously 100 x pages of 100 x 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 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, M-Touch and M-play Free M-Series Manager™ add-on for custom user interfaces and advanced scheduling, astronomical clock, supports GPS, commands by RS232, Telnet, UDP, HTML Compatible with Martin ShowDesigner 6™ DMX RDM bi-directional communication over Martin™ M-DMX and compatible Art-Net devices
Included Items M-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package (P/N 90737070): (2 universes using Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box) Martin M-PC™ software download instructions Martin™ M-DMX 2-port, 5-pin XLR / USB 2.0 Interface Box Martin™ USB cable Included in Martin M-PC Pro-64 / LJ-4 Controller kit (P/N 90737060) Martin One-Key™ USB dongle with 64-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 1 year license Software download instructions
Accessories Martin M-Sync™ SMPTE USB Interface Box: P/N 90703020
Related Items M-Series Submaster Module: P/N 90732170 M-Series Playback II Module: P/N 90732190 Martin™ M-Touch: P/N 90737040 Martin™ M-Play: P/N 90737030
Ordering Information M-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package: P/N 90737070 Martin M-PC Pro-64 / LJ-4 Controller kit: P/N 90737060 Martin One-Key with M-PC Pro-64 /LJ-4 License: P/N 70758460 Martin M-PC Pro-64 / LJ-4 License: P/N 39808015 M-PC Ultimate Expansion: P/N 39808046

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