M-PC (discontinued)

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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.

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.

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

PhysicalMartin™ M-DMX Interface BoxLength: 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 ProgrammingProtocol: DMX 512, Art-Net, RDM-compatible, sACNTwo DMX universes maximum with M-PC 2U64 x DMX universes as standard with M-PC ProExpandable up to 128 x DMX univeses with M-PC ultimateFree MSD 6 3-D Visualizer Lite™ one-year license with M-PC ProExtensive fixture library for all known manufacturers65000 x presets for each group of functions (P/T, color, gobo, etc.)Effect generator for automated programming of complex effectsFan function for all channels (including timing parameters)On-the-fly global timing changesIndividual parameter timingsIntuitive patch featureFixture type cloning and swapping
Control/User InterfaceAll controls listed below are virtual, on-screen only, and are operated via touchscreen or mouse clickReal-world paradigm intuitive interface (images, dynamic text labels and actuals preferred to figures)10 x playback faders, each with four function-assignable buttons10 x playback buttons, each with one function-assignable button24 x submaster faders, each with one function-assignable buttonNumeric and functional keypadMain playback control sectionFlash master fader and button8 x view buttons
Playback500 x playback banks, each containing 10 x playbacks500 x submaster banks, each containing 24 x submasters, can all be active simultaneously100 x pages of 100 x playbacks activated by touchscreen buttonCuelists can be executed in tracking or non-tracking modeUnique Q-blender effect on playback override
System RequirementsWindows 7 or higherDual core processor, 2.0 GHz (Intel i5 recommended)4 GB RAM2 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 Box10/100 Ethernet port for Art-Net DMX output100/1000 Ethernet port for MAXNET, Remote operation and sACNFull administrator rights on PC
EnvironmentDirect communication with M-Series Modules via USBArt-Net and sACN compatible DMX distributionSupports Martin™ M-DMX, Martin Universal USB/DMX™ and Martin USB Duo™ DMX Interface BoxesSupports all M-Series Modules, M-Touch and M-playFree M-Series Manager™ add-on for custom user interfaces and advanced scheduling, astronomical clock, supports GPS, commands by RS232, Telnet, UDP, HTMLCompatible with Martin ShowDesigner 6™DMX RDM bi-directional communication over Martin™ M-DMX and compatible Art-Net devices
Included ItemsM-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package (P/N 90737070)(2 universes using Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box)Martin M-PC™ software download instructionsMartin™ M-DMX 2-port, 5-pin XLR / USB 2.0 Interface Box Martin™ USB cableIncluded 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™ licensesMartin™ M-DMX 2-port, 5-pin XLR / USB 2.0 Interface BoxMartin™ USB cableMartin ShowDesigner 6 Lite™ 3D Visualizer 1 year licenseSoftware download instructions
AccessoriesMartin M-Sync™ SMPTE USB Interface Box: P/N 90703020
Related ItemsM-Series Submaster Module: P/N 90732170M-Series Playback II Module: P/N 90732190Martin™ M-Touch: P/N 90737040Martin™ M-Play: P/N 90737030
Ordering InformationM-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package: P/N 90737070Martin M-PC Pro-64 / LJ-4 Controller kit: P/N 90737060Martin One-Key with M-PC Pro-64 /LJ-4 License: P/N 70758460Martin M-PC Pro-64 / LJ-4 License: P/N 39808015M-PC Ultimate Expansion: P/N 39808046

Downloads

Filename Version Language Size Uploaded
Software
Download 17 M-Series Firmware Update Program     369 MB Dec 12, 2017
Download 17 M-Series Software 3.70.885    Jun 14, 2018
Download 17 Firmware Update Package en  369 MB Oct 19, 2016
Specifications
Download 17 M-PC Spec Sheet-English   en  309 KB Jul 09, 2018
3D Symbols
Download 17 Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB Mar 27, 2018
Cad Drawings
Download 17 Vectorworks Symbols     110 MB Sep 20, 2017
Tech Notes
Download 17 Martin One-key Online Backup     Dec 13, 2017
Hints And Tips
Download 17 Decimal to ArtNet Universe Conversion Table en  78.5 KB May 29, 2017
Adding External Touchscreens en    Dec 06, 2016
Martin One-Key online backup en    Feb 23, 2011
Training Resources
Download 17 M-Series 01: The Interface     Dec 13, 2017
Download 17 M-Series 02: Patch     Dec 13, 2017
Download 17 M-Series 03: Fixtures and Groups     Dec 13, 2017
Download 17 M-Series 05: FX     Dec 13, 2017
Download 17 M-Series 06: Cues and cuelists     Dec 13, 2017
Download 17 M-Series 07: Network     Dec 13, 2017
Trainings
M-Series 01: The Interface en    Sep 06, 2017
M-Series 02: Patch en    Sep 06, 2017
M-Series 03: Fixtures and Groups en    Sep 06, 2017
M-Series 05: FX en    Sep 06, 2017
M-Series 06: Cues and cuelists en    Sep 06, 2017
M-Series 07: Network en    Sep 06, 2017
Instructions
Download 17 Martin One-Key License request and installation procedure en  1.36 MB Oct 27, 2016
Information Documents
Download 17 Adding External Touchscreens     Dec 11, 2017

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M-PC (discontinued)