M1 (discontinued)

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M1 is the next generation lighting controller from Martin Professional. With the full power of a larger desk and the agility of a smaller one, the M1 is a state-of-the-art, all-in-one lighting desk.

Following the philosophy and simplicity of our current controller platform, the Martin M1 sets a new standard as the most powerful and affordable full-featured lighting console on the market.

  • All-in-one solution
  • Folding Touchscreen
  • 34 playbacks





  • High resolution folding touchscreen
  • Digital LCD buttons for fast and direct parameter access
  • Multiple wing attachment (M-Series Modules)
  • 4x DMX Universes direct from the console; up to 32 Universes with Art-Net /sACN
  • 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
  • Controls up to 16.536 parameters
  • 1000 cuelists with fader control
  • 1000 cuelists with playback control buttons
  • Two separate playback sections
  • Parallel execution of multiple cuelists
  • Submaster, inhibitives and override functionality
  • Parameter and time-fanning functionality
  • Auto update for presets and cues
  • On-the-fly global timing adjustments


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: 14.4 kg (31.8 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 32 DMX universes 8192 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 x playbacks 12 x 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 Four digital rotary encoders with push function and status LED for fixture parameter control 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 Optional external monitor screen: Resolution up to 1920x1200
Playback Assign a cue, cuelist or effect to any playback fader 100 x playback banks, each containing 10 x playbacks 100 x sub playback banks, each containing 24 x playbacks 100 x sub playback banks, each containing 24 x playbacks 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 13.1-inch TFT 16:9 touchscreen (1280 x 800 pixels) Internal SATA 2.5” hard disk drive Modular construction Industrial motherboard with Intel processor 2 GB RAM Integrated graphics 2 x dimmable XLR desk lamp connections
Software Industrial embedded OS 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 External monitor screen: VGA or DVI Art-Net / sACN for up to 32 DMX universes in total: RJ-45 MaxNet controller link: RJ-45 2 x M-Series Module interfaces: RJ45 Ethercon MIDI in/out/thru (MIDI show control, MIDI notes, MIDI timecode): Optional 2 x desk lamps: XLR AC power input: 3-pin IEC AC power throughput: 3-pin IEC (6 A max.) 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 1.5 m power cable, EU (Schuko), 3-pin IEC: P/N 11501012 1.5 m power cable, US, 3-pin IEC: P/N 11501502 Martin ShowDesigner 6™ Lite 3D Visualizer 180-day trial User documentation CD
Accessories Martin M-Sync™ SMPTE USB Interface Box: P/N 90703020 USB-MIDI Port Internal Module: P/N 91613038 LED desklight, angular XLR, 18.5": P/N 91613037 Dust cover for M1: P/N 91613070 Flightcase for M1: P/N 91535070 Martin™ M-PC 2U with Martin™ 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 Martin M1 ts™ Console: P/N 90732040


  Version Language Size Uploaded
file type icon Safety and Installation guide
en version B, updated: May 2018
en  2.54 MB May 2018
file type icon ELP PAR - EU Declaration of Conformity
en version A, updated: May 2018
en  338 KB May 2018
file type icon ETL Authorization to Mark
en version B, updated: May 2018
en  26.7 KB May 2018
file type icon M1 ts, M1 HD, M6, MaxModules - ETL Authorization to Mark
version D, updated: May 2018
  337 KB May 2018
file type icon M1 and M6 Controllers - ETL Authorization to Mark
version C, updated: May 2018
  475 KB May 2018
file type icon Martin M1 firmware for release version
en version 3.70.885, updated: May 2018
3.70.885  en  188 KB May 2018
file type icon Firmware Update Package
en version C, updated: Oct 2020
en  369 MB Oct 2020
file type icon M-Series Software
version 3.70.885, updated: Jun 2018
3.70.885    Jun 2018
Service Notes
file type icon MIDI/SMPTE PCB Installation Guide
en version B, updated: May 2018
en  5.52 MB May 2018
file type icon Martin M1 Encoder Upgrade Kit installation guide
en version A, updated: May 2018
en  6.13 MB May 2018
file type icon Martin M1 MIDI PCB Installation
en version A, updated: May 2018
en  491 KB May 2018
file type icon Martin M1 Firmware Installation Instructions
en version 3.52.718, updated: May 2018
3.52.718  en  1.01 MB May 2018
Hints And Tips
Adding External Touchscreens
en version A, updated: May 2018
A   en    May 2018
file type icon Decimal to ArtNet Universe Conversion Table
en version A, updated: Oct 2020
en  78.5 KB Oct 2020
M-Series 01: The Interface
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
A   en    Aug 2023
M-Series 02: Patch
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
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M-Series 03: Fixtures and Groups
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
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M-Series 04: Parameters and Presets
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
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M-Series 05: FX
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
A   en    Aug 2023
M-Series 06: Cues and cuelists
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
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M-Series 07: Network
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
A   en    Aug 2023

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