So what is Martin up to?

Well it seems that there is more gear coming out of the Martin factories to give lighting people a wet dream.  Martin are about to unleash on the world some new lighting consoles. The MartinM2GO and M2PC were released at the PLASA Focus in Austin. I have also included their youtube video of the consoles. These look an exciting product which I hope we see in Australia very soon.

The Martin M2GO console.

This is a new compact console that is certainly not a lightweight in terms of functionality. The console is equipped with a fast, dual-core processor, answering the demand for a more powerful lighting console in a smaller form. It offers a professional level of features in a portable package and has been developed with cost, ergonomics, feature set, size and weight in mind. The Martin M2GO again sets a new standard as the most powerful and affordable full-featured lighting console on the market. This console comes equipped with many useful features, such as external screens, connection to an external PC and to be able to use that external PC processing power.

To control fixture parameters, the M2GO offers different options: 4 encoders, a 3.5” touchscreen and direct value entry via the keypad. This allows the most laborious programming task to be done accurately, quickly and efficiently, even for the most detailed devices like media servers and LED fixtures. The Martin M2GO console can be remotely controlled via various tools that are available at no extra cost. First, there is the iPhone MaxRemote, a native iPhone/iPad application that allows quick access to most programming functions of the system. The iPhone remote is a true application and not a remote view of the console screen. With its custom-compressed network protocol, it is highly optimized for access without delay on a wireless network, even in a crowded spectrum.

It comes with an extensive fixture library, has DMX and is RDM compatible. You can also edit show offline with their free software for PC.

  • Built-in Industrial Dual Core CPU, 32GB SSD, 4GB RAM, HDMI, VGA, Dual Gigabit Artnet and Maxnet
  • 3.5” touchscreen for fast and direct parameter access
  • 4 digital encoders for parameters
  • 8 customizable function keys
  • 4 DMX ports standard; additional external DMX ports can be added as options
  • Controls up to 4096 parameters
  • Standard license for 4 Universes; up to 8 Universes with optional expansion license pack
  • Customizable Graphical User Interface with context sensitive toolbars and integrated Help menu
  • Powerful effects engine
  • 1000 cuelists with fader control
  • 1000 cuelists with playback control buttons
  • Parallel execution of multiple cuelists
  • Submaster, Groupmaster and Override functionality
  • Parameter and Time-fanning functionality
  • Auto update for presets and cues
  • On-the-fly global timing adjustments
  • Up to 4x DMX Universes direct from the console; up to 8 Universes with optional license
  • Mx Manager Software for programming and triggering via time and calendar schedules
  • Multiple wing attachment (MaxModules)
  • 3.8 kg (8.4 lb) / 54 x 30 x 9.3 cm (21.2 x 11.8 x 3.7 in)

Martin M2PC

M2PC is the complementary control surface to Martin’s M-PC controller software. Featuring the same layout and portable size as the M2GO, the M2PC delivers a professional level of features directly from any PC. Following the philosophy and simplicity of their current controller platform, such as the Martin M1, the Martin M2PC is one of the most powerful and affordable PC-based lighting controllers on the market.

The M2PC control surface is designed to feel right from the first time it is used. The keypad section is exactly the same as previous Martin consoles in order to facilitate the migration from one console to another. To control fixture parameters, the M2PC offers different options: 4 encoders, a built-in 3.5” touchscreen and direct value entry via the keypad. This allows the most laborious programming task to be done accurately, quickly and efficiently, even for the most detailed devices like media servers and LED fixtures.

The M2PC Playback section offers 10 fader playbacks equipped with 4 buttons. Each of the buttons can be assigned to a long list of functionalities such as Go, Flash+Go, Pause, Release, etc. . The M2PC offers 100 banks of 10 playbacks. In addition, the M2PC offers 100 pages of 100 cuelist with on-screen access. Additional MaxModules can be added for more direct access to playback and other functions.

  • USB 2.0 Connection to Windows PC
  • 3.5” touchscreen for fast and direct parameter access
  • 4 digital encoders for parameters
  • 8 customizable function keys
  • 2 DMX ports standard; 2 additional internal DMX ports can be added as options
  • Standard license for 4 Universes – up to 64 Universes with optional expansion license pack
  • Controls up to 32768 parameters
  • Customizable Graphical User Interface with context sensitive toolbars and integrated Help menu
  • Powerful effects engine
  • 1000 cuelists with fader control
  • 1000 cuelists with playback control buttons
  • Parallel execution of multiple cuelists
  • Submaster, Groupmaster and Override functionality
  • Parameter and Time-fanning functionality
  • Auto update for presets and cues
  • On-the-fly global timing adjustments
  • Mx Manager Software for programming and triggering via time and calendar schedules
  • Multiple wing attachment (MaxModules)
  • 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) / 54 x 30 x 9.3 cm (21.2 x 11.8 x 3.7 in)
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