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Martin by HARMAN ships the M1 HD lighting controller

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:03

The M1 HD controller


Martin by HARMAN announced today that the M1 HD is now shipping. The M1 HD is the latest member of the M-Series family of lighting controllers to become available. The M2GO HD began shipping earlier this month.

Carrying the same DNA as Martin’s M1, the new M1 HD provides more speed, more power, 4 additional parameter encoders, and a new multi-touch head display that folds down for easy transit and a small footprint. The M1 HD has been designed to deliver a state-of-the-art experience in a roadworthy, cost-effective package.

The M1 HD’s processing units are capable of meeting the demands of even tomorrow’s lighting designers. It provides ample universes of DMX, Art-Net and sACN (40 in total), and all universes are fully unlocked with no need to obtain extra licensing. Plus, its cutting edge graphic chipsets ensures smooth graphical effects, including those provided by future software upgrades.

The M1 HD comes with a bright and crisp, high-resolution, capacitive multi-touch LCD that can be folded down to ensure a small footprint.

The M1 HD adds 4 additional encoders on the right side of the display. These encoders provide the same ease-of-use found in the flagship Martin M6. This means that any parameter, effect or speed control can be assigned and mapped by the user, which allows for faster access while programing.

A major change over the original M1 is the crisp new head display which makes the M1 HD the best portable professional console on the market today for mid-sized productions. The M1 HD control surface also features 22 playback faders, 64 playback buttons, a main go section, grand master control, numerical keypad, 12 user functions key and a 3.5” display for quick parameter access. M1 HD has 4 DMX ports. There are two Ethernet RJ45 for Art-Net, sACN and tracking backup. Plus, MIDI and SMPTE interfaces are now built-in the M1 HD as standard features.

Like all other members of the M-Series family, the M1 HD is fully-compatible with any of the other M-Series consoles and PC software. Any show file can be moved to any M-Series console and M-PC for hassle-free integration and great ease of use.

M1 HD ships with an included Martin One-Key dongle. This dongle has an MSD Lite one-year free license as well as a lifetime M-PC Pro 64 universes license.