M6

The M6 is a state-of-the-art lighting console that functions as a highly advanced visual control surface. Designed to control everything from conventional and moving lights to the most advanced media server, the M6 has been designed for today’s demanding multimedia shows and tomorrow’s challenges.

Based on the well-proven M-Series software platform, the M6 provides users the ultimate control surface for fast programming and extensive playback control all from one console. Incorporating the latest available technologies with an industrial multi-core processor, solid-state drives and custom-designed high-brightness touch screens, the M6 is capable of delivering 64 DMX universes directly from the console’s network ports without using costly external processors.

Advanced features like a LiveBlender T-Bar, FastDial rotary encoders, Paired Playback buttons and BriteTouch display make the M6 Martin’s most advanced console design ever. It offers a total of 44 playbacks, including dual Main Go sections, 10 motorized faders and 12 additional faders, as well as a total of 17 encoders for parameter access.


The Martin M6 comes standard with a MSD 6 Lite visualizer one year license on its own separate One-Key for the conveniences of designing and programming offline. More information on MSD at www.martinshowdesigner.com, the same One-Key also contain a M-PC Pro 64 universes license.

  • Dual BriteTouch™ monitor 
  • T-Bar control
  • 44 Playbacks

Fastest M-Series console yet
Using an embedded quad-core i7 processor with 16 GB of RAM, the M6 not only boots very quickly but also performs seamlessly no matter what is thrown at it. All hardware uses the latest industrial system components, making the M6 extremely reliable and future proof.

 

Modular construction
Built on a rigid yet lightweight aluminum frame, the M6 is one of the lightest consoles in its category. Attention has been given to ergonomics and workflow, including a lower front to keep programming and operation at the most comfortable level. A modular design enhances flexibility and serviceability, allowing the user to adapt the console to his or her needs.

 

 

BriteTouch and external screens
The M6 is equipped with two custom-designed 15.6” multi-touch widescreens and allows for two additional monitors to be connected to its DisplayPort connectors.

 

 

Programmer module
The Programmer module uses a 3.5” touch display for all parameters and effects selection and is identical to previous M-Series systems. The newly designed Programmer module offers 4 FastTrack linear encoders for accurate and intuitive parameter control with LED feedback inside the track. An additional jog wheel, assigned to fixture intensity adjustments, also serves as a video timeline control. Twelve user keys can be assigned to any of the hundreds of pre-defined functions and the backlit trackball can be used as a cursor or for pan/tilt control. The Programmer module is also equipped with a Main Go section for direct access to a user-assigned master cuelist.

 

 

Playback module
The new Playback module offers 10 playbacks with high-quality motorized faders and 4 associated control keys with 5 PlayPairs. It provides easy organization of commonly used playback of alternating colors, positions or intensities. Digital displays are provided for all playbacks for fast identification while a dedicated 3-digit display identifies the current bank number, which can be changed using dedicated navigation buttons. Five User keys are available for favorite banks for fast access, as well as any desired function from the large library of customizable key features. The Playback module also sports an independent Main Go section for a dedicated master cuelist.

 

 

Submaster module
Positioned centrally is a 24 playback Submaster module with 12 fader / button pairs and 12 separate playback buttons with the same efficient layout as the popular M1 console. These sub-playbacks are assignable to any function from a fully-featured cuelist to simple intensity control.

 

 

LiveBlender moduleThe LiveBlender transition module is one of the most innovative features of the M6 and provides smooth control for media blending, live lighting controls and playback crossfades, as well as rate and time adjustments. It unites the growing number of visual elements in a show into a simple and intuitive interface.
The split T-Bar provides excellent haptic feedback and is custom designed for smooth visual transitions while allowing two dedicated items to be adjusted separately or in unison. To ensure correct synchronization, the handles can lock together for the perfect crossfade of lighting and media elements. A dedicated touchscreen, additional encoders and 8 RGB buttons allow the LiveBlender module to become an integral part of complex visual systems.

 


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  • 2 x Positionable BriteTouch™ widescreens (sunlight readable, multi-touch)
  • 2 x External DisplayPort touchscreens up to 1920x1080 per output
  • FastTouch™ 3.5” touchscreens
  • 1 x LiveBlender™ split T-Bar with 8 x FastBlend™ RGB buttons
  • 4 x FastTrack™ linear encoders
  • 12 x FastDial™ rotary encoders
  • 1 x Dedicated dimmer wheel
  • 10 x Motorized playbacks with LCD displays and 4 customizable buttons
  • 10 x PlayPairs™ buttons with LCD displays
  • 12 x Sub Playback faders and 12 x Sub Playback buttons
  • 2 x Main Go sections
  • 12 x F-Keys and 5 x FastKeys™
  • Low profile housing with adaptable module layout
  • Show-ready boot up in under a minute
  • Up to 64 DMX universes directly from the console network ports
  • 1 year MSD 6 Lite license on dedicated One-Key
Physical Length: 668 mm (26.3 in.) Width: 1058 mm (41.7 in.) Height: 204 mm (8.1 in.) Weight: 37.5 kg (82.7 lbs.) Shipping weight (in flightcase): TBA
Control and Programming Protocol: DMX512A (RDM), Artnet2 8 DMX universes, expandable to 64 4096 channels, expandable to 32768 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 2 x positionable 15.6" BriteTouch™ widescreens (sunlight readable, multi-touch), 1376x768 2 x external DisplayPort touchscreens, both up to 1920x1080 2 x FastTouch™ 3.5” touchscreens, 320x240 1 x LiveBlender™ split T-bar 8 x FastBlend™ RGB buttons 4 x FastTracks™ linear encoders with LED feedback 12 x FastDial™ rotary encoders 1 x dedicated dimmer wheel 10 x motorized playbacks with LCD displays and 4 x customizable buttons with LCD displays 10 x PlayPairs™ buttons with LCD displays 12 x sub playback buttons 12 x sub playback faders 12 x F-keys 5 x Fastkeys™ 2 x independent Main GO sections Bank navigation with digital display Numerical keypad Command buttons Trackball with two selection buttons
Playback Assign a cue, cuelist or effect to any playback fader 500 playback banks, each containing 20 playbacks 100 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 0-100% override of global cue timings Live programmer timing (“Sneak”) Cuelists can be executed in tracking or non-tracking mode
Hardware Industrial motherboard, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor 16 GB RAM 64 GB SSD storage drive Dedicated graphics processor Up to 64 DMX universes directly from the console network ports
Software Windows 7 embedded OS installation by USB storage device Show backup on hard disk or USB storage device (not included) Support for ELO USB touchscreens
Connections 4 x DMX universe outputs: 5-pin locking XLR 1 x DMX input: 5-pin locking XLR 2 x external touchscreens (both up to 1920x1080): DisplayPort Artnet (up to 64 universes): Gigabit Ethercon RJ-45 MaxNet controller link: Gigabit Ethercon RJ-45 Peripherals and USB memory devices: 2 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0 SMPTE In/Out: 3-pin locking XLR VITC In/Out: BNC MIDI in/out/thru (MIDI show control, MIDI notes, MIDI timecode): 5-pin DIN Stereo audio In/Out: 3-pin locking XLR Microphone: 3-pin locking XLR 2 x desk lamps (optional accessories): 3-pin locking XLR AC power input: Neutrik PowerCon
Electrical AC power: 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz Maximum current: 4 A at 115 V, 2 A at 230 V
Included Items Martin One-Key™ with Martin ShowDesigner 6 Pro™ one-year license and Martin™ M-PC 8 universes license Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA power input connector, cable mount: P/N 05342804 2 x integrated LED desk lamps USB flash recovery drive Dust cover for M6: P/N 91613111
Accessories M-Series™ Top Submaster Narrow Module: P/N 91613105 M-Series™ Top Transition Module: P/N 91613107 M-Series™ Touchscreen 15.6" Module: P/N 91613108 M-Series™ VESA Mounting Plate for Touchscreen Module: P/N 91613109 LED desklight, angular XLR, 13": P/N 91613090 LED desklight, angular XLR, 18.5": P/N 91613037 Martin™ M6 flightcase: P/N 91535080 Martin™ M-PC 2U / M-DMX: P/N 90737070
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 M6 Controller in flightcase with 64 universes: P/N 90737050

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