M-PC is the Martin M-Series online and offline editing tool that will run on a Windows PC and can be downloaded here.

It is ideal for training purposes and preprogramming of shows and is a valuable playback and backup resource for the M-Series.

A training video and user manual is also available.

M-PC gives you the same power and functionality as the software running on all the M-Series consoles.  It can be installed on any PC running Windows 7 or higher. It is the same software you will find on the Martin M2PC console surface and can also be used in conjunction with the M-Series Modules or as a tracking backup for M-Series consoles.

M-PC can be used for offline programming and can be linked to a Martin M-DMX or Ether2DMX8 interface device for direct control of fixtures. It provides a high-value programming platform for a large variety of shows from a rock tour to a simple permanent installation.

M-PC is free to download and use. It gives the possibility of patching and programming a complete show with up to 128 universes offline. In free mode one Artnet/sACN universe can be used without any protection dongle, use it to control simple shows or simply to test fixtures.

M-PC is available for purchase in two different packages:

M-PC 2U comes with a 2-port Martin M-DMX Interface Box and gives control of two DMX universes. It also gives control of one DMX universe over Art-Net and sACN.

M-PC+ comes with a 2-port Martin M-DMX Interface Box and a Martin One-Key USB dongle with a 4-universe M-PC™ license. This is expandable to 128 DMX universes with an additional license. A fully working 180-day trial Martin ShowDesigner 6 Lite Visualizer™ license is included on the same Martin One-Key dongle. MSD 6 Visualizer can be fully activated for a minimal annual fee.

Alternatively, a single universe can be controlled with M-PC when using an ENTTEC USB-DMX interface.


·       Support for 64 DMX universes on Pro Edition and 8 on Basic Edition

·       Offline and online programming

·       1024 channels in Demo mode using Martin USB Duo DMX or Martin Universal USB

·       DMX interface

·       Mx 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

·       Keyboard shortcuts

·       Parallel execution of multiple cuelists

·       Full compatibility across M-Series consoles

·       On-the-fly global timing adjustments

·       Networking with Maxedia media server CITP protocol

·       Controls up to 32768 fixtures in Pro Edition (4096 in Basic Edition)

·       1000 cuelists with motorized fader control

·       1000 cuelists with playback control buttons

·       12 customizable function keys

·       3D visualizer integrated

·       Submaster, groupmaster and override functionality

·       Fanning functionality

·       Auto update for presets and cues, including 'track backwards'



Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box:

Length: 92 mm (3.7 in.)

Width: 82 mm (3.3 in.)

Height: 41 mm (1.7 in.)

Weight: 245 g (0.6 lbs.)

Ambient temperature: 0° - 50° C (32° - 122° F)

Protection rating: IP20

Control and Programming

Protocol: DMX 512, Art- Net, RDM compatible, sACN

Two DMX universes maximum with M-PC 2U™

Four DMX universes as standard with M-PC+™

Expandable up to 128 DMX univeses

Free MSD 6 3-D Visualizer Lite™ 180-day license with M-PC+™

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

Fan function for all channels (including timing parameters)

On-the-fly global timing changes

Individual parameter timings

Intuitive patch feature

Fixture type cloning and swapping

Control/User Interface

All controls listed below are virtual, on-screen only, and are operated via touchscreen or mouse click:

Real-world paradigm intuitive interface (images, dynamic text labels and actuals preferred to figures)

10 x playback faders, each with four function-assignable buttons

24 x submaster faders, each with one function-assignable button

Numeric and functional keypad

Main playback control section

Flash master fader and button

8 x view buttons


500 playback banks, each containing 10 playbacks

500 submaster banks, each containing 24 submasters, can all be active simultaineously

100 pages of 100 playbacks activated by touchscreen button

Cuelists can be executed in tracking or non-tracking mode

Unique Q-blender effect on playback override

System Requirements

Windows 7 or higher

Dual core processor, 2.0 GHz (Intel i5 recommended)


2 GB available disk space (SSD recommended)

Widescreen monitor, minimum 1280x800 (capacitive touchscreen recommended)

USB 2.0 port for Martin One Key™ and Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box

10/100 Ethernet port for Art-Net DMX output

100/1000 Ethernet port for MAXNET, Remote operation and sACN

Full administrator rights on PC


Up to 128 DMX universes with M-PC+™ and 2 DMX universes with M-PC 2U™

Direct communication with M-Series Modules via USB

Art-Net and sACN compatible DMX distribution

Supports Martin™ M-DMX, Martin Universal USB/DMX™ and Martin USB Duo™ DMX Interface Boxes

Supports all M-Series Modules

Free M-Series Manager™ add-on for custom user interfaces and advanced scheduling, astronomical clock, supports GPS,

commands by RS232, Telnet, HTML

Compatible with Martin ShowDesigner 6™

DMX RDM bi-directionality communication over Martin™ M-DMX and compatible Art-Net devices

Included Items


M-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M

DMX Package (P/N 90737070):

Martin M-PC™ software download instructions (2 universes using Martin™ M-DMX Interface Box)

Martin™ M-DMX 2-port, 5-pin XLR / USB 2.0 Interface Box

Martin™ USB cable

M-PC+™, LightJockey 2™

and Martin™ M-DMX Package

(P/N 90737060):

Martin One-Key™ USB dongle with 4-universe M-PC™ and 4-universe LightJockey 2™ licenses

Martin™ M-DMX 2-port, 5-pin XLR / USB 2.0 Interface Box

Martin™ USB cable

Martin ShowDesigner 6 Lite™ 3D Visualizer 180-day trial version

Software download instructions


Martin M-Sync™ SMPTE USB Interface Box: P/N 90703020

For an additional Martin™ M-DMX interface box, order addtional M-PC 2U™ and M-DMX

package: P/N 90703010

Ordering Information

M-PC 2U™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package: P/N 90737070

M-PC+™, LightJockey 2™ and Martin™ M-DMX Package: P/N 90737060

2-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M1™, M2GO™, M2PC™: P/N 39808031

4-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M1™, M2GO™, M2PC™: P/N 39808013

16-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M1™, M2PC™: P/N 39808044

64-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M2PC™: P/N 39808045

128-Universe Expansion License for M-PC™, M2PC™: P/N 39808046

4-Universe LJ 2™ and 4-Universe M-PC™, Licenses Only: P/N 39808015

Martin One-Key™ with 4-Universe LJ 2™ and 4-Universe M-PC™ Licenses: P/N 70758460