M6 (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.

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


Martin M6 - More than a lighting console



  • 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 x 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
  • 64 DMX universes directly from the console network ports
  • 1 year MSD 6 Lite license on dedicated One-Key


PhysicalLength: 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 ProgrammingProtocol: DMX512A (RDM), Art-Net28 DMX universes, expandable to 644096 channels, expandable to 32768No limit to number of DMX channels per fixtureExtensive fixture library for all known manufacturers65000 presets for each group of functions (P/T, color, gobo, etc.)Effect generator for automated programming of complex effectsRelative or absolute programmingFan function for all channels (including timing parameters)On-the-fly global timing changesVirtual cuelistsMacrosWait, follow and link cuesHTP, LTP, chase, timecode, submaster and group master playback functionalityIndividual parameter timingsIntuitive patch featureFixture type cloningAll channels with 16-bit resolution
Control/User Interface2 x positionable 15.6" BriteTouch™ widescreens (sunlight readable, multi-touch), 1376x7682 x external DisplayPort touchscreens, both up to 1920x10802 x FastTouch™ 3.5” touchscreens, 320x2401 x LiveBlender™ split T-bar8 x FastBlend™ RGB buttons4 x FastTracks™ linear encoders with LED feedback12 x FastDial™ rotary encoders1 x dedicated dimmer wheel10 x motorized playbacks with LCD displays and 4 x customizable buttons with LCD displays10 x PlayPairs™ buttons with LCD displays12 x sub playback buttons12 x sub playback faders12 x F-keys5 x Fastkeys™2 x independent Main GO sectionsBank navigation with digital displayNumerical keypadCommand buttonsTrackball with two selection buttons
PlaybackAssign a cue, cuelist or effect to any playback fader500 playback banks, each containing 20 playbacks100 sub playback banks, each containing 24 playbacks100 pages of 100 playbacks activated by touchscreen buttonNo limit to cues per cuelistFull 16-bit fading for high-resolution fixturesIndividual fade in/fade out times for all playbacksManual override available at all timesLive 0-100% override of global cue timingsLive programmer timing (“Sneak”)Cuelists can be executed in tracking or non-tracking mode
HardwareIndustrial motherboard, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor16 GB RAM64 GB SSD storage driveDedicated graphics processorUp to 64 DMX universes directly from the console network ports
SoftwareWindows 7 embeddedOS installation by USB storage deviceShow backup on hard disk or USB storage device (not included)Support for ELO USB touchscreens
Connections4 x DMX universe outputs: 5-pin locking XLR1 x DMX input: 5-pin locking XLR2 x external touchscreens (both up to 1920x1080):DisplayPortArt-Net (up to 64 universes): Gigabit Ethercon RJ-45MaxNet controller link: Gigabit Ethercon RJ-45Peripherals and USB memory devices: 2 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0SMPTE In/Out: 3-pin locking XLRVITC In/Out: BNCMIDI in/out/thru (MIDI show control, MIDI notes, MIDI timecode): 5-pin DINStereo audio In/Out: 3-pin locking XLRMicrophone: 3-pin locking XLR2 x desk lamps (optional accessories): 3-pin locking XLRAC power input: Neutrik PowerCon
ElectricalAC power: 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 HzMaximum current: 4 A at 115 V, 2 A at 230 V
Included ItemsMartin One-Key™ with Martin ShowDesigner 6 Pro™ one-year license and Martin™ M-PC 8 universes licenseNeutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA power input connector, cable mount: P/N 053428042 x integrated LED desk lampsUSB flash recovery driveDust cover for M6: P/N 91613111
AccessoriesM-Series™ Top Submaster Narrow Module: P/N 91613105M-Series™ Top Transition Module: P/N 91613107M-Series™ Touchscreen 15.6" Module: P/N 91613108M-Series™ VESA Mounting Plate for Touchscreen Module: P/N 91613109LED desklight, angular XLR, 13": P/N 91613090LED desklight, angular XLR, 18.5": P/N 91613037Martin™ M6 flightcase: P/N 91535080Martin™ M-PC 2U / M-DMX: P/N 90737070
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 InformationM6 Controller in flightcase with 64 universes: P/N 90737050


  Version Language Size Uploaded
M6 Spec Sheet-English   en  2.18 MB Jul 09, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.7  en  251 MB Oct 08, 2019
M1 ts, M1 HD, M6, MaxModules - ETL Authorization to Mark   337 KB May 11, 2018
M1 and M6 Controllers - ETL Authorization to Mark   475 KB May 11, 2018
EU Declaration of Conformity en  38.9 KB May 18, 2018
Martin M6 firmware for release version 3.70.885  en  189 KB May 18, 2018
Firmware Update Package en  369 MB May 11, 2018
M-Series Software 3.70.885    Jun 14, 2018
M-Series Firmware Update Program     369 MB Dec 14, 2017
Service Procedures
M6 Digital Belt stiffness problems en  423 KB May 18, 2018
Service Notes
Bluetooth Keyboard Support en    May 22, 2018
Martin M6 Firmware Installation Instructions 3.52.718  en  1.08 MB May 18, 2018
M6 Screen Mount Kit and Accessory Mounts en  3.34 MB May 18, 2018
Adding External Touchscreens     Dec 11, 2017
SMPTE Level Requirements     Dec 13, 2017
M6 power cycle reliability improvement en  342 KB May 18, 2018
Tech Notes
Bluetooth Keyboard Support     Dec 13, 2017
Hints And Tips
Decimal to ArtNet Universe Conversion Table en  78.5 KB May 11, 2018
Adding External Touchscreens en    May 22, 2018
SMPTE level requirements en    May 22, 2018
M-Series 01: The Interface en    May 22, 2018
M-Series 02: Patch en    May 22, 2018
M-Series 03: Fixtures and Groups en    May 22, 2018
M-Series 05: FX en    May 22, 2018
M-Series 06: Cues and cuelists en    May 22, 2018
M-Series 07: Network en    May 22, 2018
M-Series 01: The Interface     Dec 13, 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

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