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


  • 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


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

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M-PC (discontinued)