Martin M1 HD and M2GO HD additions to M-Series
Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Martin is proud to introduce two new members to the M-Series family: The M1 HD and the M2GO HD. Carrying the same DNA as the acclaimed M1, the M1 HD brings more power, speed, a new foldable multi-touch head display and 4 additional parameters encoders. The M2GO HD is the logical continuation of 2012s heralded M2GO and carries a brand new processing core, an added built-in foldable multi-touch screen and 4 additional parameters encoders. Both the M1 HD and the M2GO HD focus on delivering a state-of-the-art experience in a roadworthy, cost effective package.
M1 HD – More Power Than Ever!
The new M1 HD processing unit is highly capable to meet todays and tomorrows demands and delivers 40 universes of DMX, Artnet and sACN. All 40 universes are fully unlocked with no need to obtain extra licensing. M1 HD includes the latest graphic chipset to ensure smooth graphical effects of future software upgrade.
The M1 HD comes with a new bright, multi-touch head display. The high-resolution crisp LCD display features capacitive multi-touch and can be folded down to retain the compact, small footprint of the original M1
In addition to the original 4 encoders, the M1 HD includes 4 additional encoders on the right side of the head display. These encoders follow the same ‘ease-of-use’ concept found on the M-Series flagship M6. This means that any parameter, effects or speed control can be assigned and mapped by the user which allows for faster access while programing.
The M1 HD control surface retains its design from the original M1. With 22 playback faders, 64 playbacks buttons, main go section, grand master control, 4 encoders, numerical keypad, 12 user functions key and 5 LCD buttons for quick parameter access. M1 HD has 4 DMX ports and one DMX input. 2 Ethernet RJ45 for Artnet, sACN and tracking backup complete the package. A total of 7 USB ports are available. MIDI and SMPTE interfaces are now built-in the M1 HD as standard features to ensure consistency between consoles.
M2GO HD – Power To Go!
The new M2GO HD processing unit delivers 20 universes of DMX, Artnet and sACN in a rugged, roadworthy package aimed at lighting designers on the go. All 20 universes are fully unlocked with no need to obtain extra licensing. M2GO HD includes the latest graphic chipset to ensure smooth graphical effects of future software upgrade.
A major change over the original M2GO is the new crisp head display. A high resolution LCD display adds capacitive multi-touch and can be folded down to ensure a compact footprint. This makes the M2GO HD the best portable professional console on the market today for mid-sized productions.
In addition to the original 4 encoders, the M2GO HD includes 4 more encoders on the right side of the screen. These encoders function in the same way as the ones on the M-Series flagship M6. This means any parameters, effects or speed control can be assigned and mapped by the user for direct access while programing, greatly speeding up workflow.
The M2GO HD control surface features 10 playbacks, 40 playbacks buttons, main go section, grand master control, 4 encoders, numerical keypad, 8 user functions key and a 3.5” display for quick parameter access. M2GO HD has 4 DMX ports capable of being use a DMX input as well. 2 Ethernet RJ45 for Artnet, sACN and tracking backup. MIDI and SMPTE interfaces are now built-in the M2GO HD as standard features.
M-Series – A real family
Like all other members of the M-Series family, the M1 HD and M2GO HD are 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.
Martin ShowDesigner and M-PC Pro 64 universes key included
Both the M1 HD and the M2GO HD ship with a Martin One-Key dongle included. This dongle has an MSD Lite 1/year free license as well as a lifetime M-PC Pro 64 universes license.
Paul Pelletier, Product Manager Controller Solutions for Martin comments: “Lighting designers around the world will be delighted with these great new additions to the M-series. Both offer a package more than up for today’s demands and plenty of features for even the most demanding productions. But what is most amazing is the fact that we managed to put this much power and technology into a small footprint with a user experienced focused on a fast workflow and great ease of use, without ever compromising on the possibilities.”