Effective 14 March, 2018, Elation Professional has acquired the M-Series range of lighting controllers and software from HARMAN Professional and will now be providing sales and product support. View the announcement from Elation Professional.

M1 HD continues the tradition of the M1, being one of the most ergonomic lighting consoles on the market
With the full power of a larger desk and the agility of a smaller one, the M1 HD is a state-of-the-art, all-in-one lighting desk.

With more processing power than ever, the Martin M1 HD sets again a new standard as the most powerful and affordable full-featured lighting console of its category on the market.

  • All-in-one solution with integrated processing
  • Folding capacitive multi-touchscreen with 4 encoders
  • 34 playbacks, 8 encoders for fast user access


  • High-resolution folding capacitive multi-touchscreen

  • Integrated industrial high-speed processing

  • Digital LCD buttons for fast and direct parameter access

  • 8 digital encoders for parameter control

  • 12 customizable function keys

  • Multiple wing attachment (M-Series Modules)

  • 4x DMX Universes direct from the console; up to 40 Universes via Artnet and sACN without external processors

  • M-Series Manager Software for programming and triggering via time and calendar schedules, RS232 and IP triggers

  • Customizable Graphical User Interface with context-sensitive toolbars and integrated help menu

  • Powerful effects engine

  • Controls up to 20480 parameters

  • Built-in 2D visualizer for selection and real-time visualization

  • 1000 cuelists with fader control

  • 1000 cuelists with playback control buttons

  • Two separate playback sections

  • Parallel execution of multiple cuelists

  • Submaster, groupmaster and override functionality

  • Parameter and time-fanning functionality

  • Auto update for presets and cues

  • On-the-fly global timing adjustments

  • MaxNet synchronized programming and playback support


Tech specs

Physical Length: 823 mm (32.4 in.) Width: 464 mm (18.3 in.) Height: 178 mm (7.0 in.) closed; 395 mm (15.6 in.) open Weight: 14.9 kg (32.8 lbs.) Shipping weight (in cardboard box): 19.9 kg (43.9 lbs.) Shipping weight (in flightcase): 32.7 kg (72.1 lbs.)
Control and Programming Protocol: DMX512A (RDM), Art-Net2, sACN 4 physical DMX ports 40 DMX universes Integrated processing, 20480 parameters No limit to number of DMX channels per fixture 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 Relative or absolute programming Fan function for all channels (including timing parameters) On-the-fly global timing changes Virtual cuelists Macros Wait, follow and link cues HTP, LTP, chase, timecode, submaster and group master playback functionality Individual parameter timings Intuitive patch feature Fixture type cloning All channels with 16-bit resolution
Control/User Interface Main playback: 10 x 60 mm playback faders, each with four function-assignable buttons Sub playback: 24 playbacks Twelve 40 mm playback faders with one assignable button 12 x single assignable buttons Other controls: 2 x scrollwheels for bank changes 12 x customizable multi-function keys Playback Select button Master Go section with Go, Pause, Snap and Release 4 x digital rotary encoders with push function and status LED for fixture parameter control 4 x additional user-definable digital rotary encoders with push function on the right of the main display 5 x dynamically labeled digital LCD buttons for parameter groups, effect parameters, fanning and global timings Grand master fader and button Blind/preview button Customizable highlight/lowlight function Customizable parameter defaults Next/last fixtures/groups Trackball with pan/tilt control switch Left/right mouse button Large command keys
Playback Assign a cue, cuelist or effect to any playback fader 500 playback banks, each containing 10 playbacks 500 sub playback banks, each containing 24 playbacks 100 pages of 100 playbacks activated by touchscreen button No limit to cues per cuelist Full 16-bit fading for high-resolution fixtures Individual fade in/fade out times for all playbacks Manual override available at all times Live 0-1000% override of global cue timings Live programmer timing (“Sneak”) Cuelists can be executed in tracking or non-tracking mode
Hardware Industrial 15.6 inch TFT 16:9 touchscreen (1376x768 pixels) 64GB SSD storage drive Industrial motherboard, Intel Quad-Core Processor 8 GB RAM Integrated graphics 2 x Integrated LED desklights
Software Windows 10 Embedded OS OS installation by USB 3.0 storage device Show backup on hard disk or USB storage device (not included) Support for ELO and Windows USB touchscreens
Connections 4 x DMX universe outputs: 5-pin locking XLR 1 x DMX in: 5-pin locking XLR External displays: 2x DisplayPort (1920x1080 pixels) Art-Net / sACN for up to 40 DMX universes in total: RJ-45 Ethercon MaxNet controller link: RJ-45 Ethercon 2 x M-Series Module interfaces: RJ-45 Ethercon MIDI in/out/thru (MIDI show control, MIDI notes, MIDI timecode): 5-pin DIN SMPTE In/Out: 3-pin locking XLR AC power input: Neutrik PowerCon TRUE1 USB (storage media/hardware peripherals) Back of mainboard: 4 x USB 3.0 Side of console: 2 x USB 2.0 Front of console: 1 x USB 2.0
Electrical AC power: 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz
Typical Power and Current 0.75 A, 80 W
Included Items Dust cover: P/N 91613070 Two LED desklights, built-in USB Flash Recovery Drive Martin™ One-Key with M-PC Pro lifetime license and ShowDesigner 6™ Lite 3D Visualizer 1 year license M-PC Pro with 64 Universe License
Accessories Flightcase for Martin™ M1 and M1 HD: P/N 91535070 Martin™ M-Play: P/N 90737030 Martin™ Ether2DMX8: P/N 90758130
Related Items Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box / Martin M-PC 2U package: P/N 90737070
Ordering Information Martin™ M1 HD Console: P/N 90732090