M1 is the next generation lighting controller from Martin Professional. With the full power of a larger desk and the agility of a smaller one, the M1 is a state-of-the-art, all-in-one lighting desk.

Following the philosophy and simplicity of our current controller platform, the Martin M1 sets a new standard as the most powerful and affordable full-featured lighting console on the market.


·       High resolution folding touchscreen

·       Digital LCD buttons for fast and direct parameter access

·       Multiple wing attachment (MaxModules)

·       4x DMX Universes direct from the console; up to 16 Universes with optional license

·       Maxxyz 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

·       Controls up to 8192 parameters

·       1000 cuelists with fader control

·       1000 cuelists with playback control buttons

·       Two separate playback sections

·       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



Length: 823 mm (32.4 in.)

Width: 464 mm (18.3 in.)

Height: 178 mm (7.0 in.) closed; 395 mm (15.6 in.) open

Weight: 14.4 kg (31.8 lbs.)

Shipping weight (in cardboard box): 19.9 kg (43.9 lbs.)

Shipping weight (in flightcase): 32.7 kg (72.1 lbs.)

Control and Programming

Protocol: DMX512A (RDM), Artnet2

4 DMX universes, expandable to 16

2048 channels, expandable to 8192

No limit to number of DMX channels per fixture

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

Relative or absolute programming

Fan function for all channels (including timing parameters)

On-the-fly global timing changes

Virtual cuelists


Wait, follow and link cues

HTP, LTP, chase, timecode, submaster and group master playback functionality

Individual parameter timings

Intuitive patch feature

Fixture type cloning

All channels with 16-bit resolution

Control/User Interface


Main playback:

10 x 60 mm playback faders, each with four function-assignable buttons

Sub playback:

24 playbacks

Twelve 40 mm playback faders with one assignable button

12 x single assignable buttons

Other controls:

2 x scrollwheels for bank changes

12 x customizable multi-function keys

Playback Select button

Master Go section with Go, Pause, Snap and Release

Four digital rotary encoders with push function and status LED for fixture parameter control

5 x dynamically labeled digital LCD buttons for parameter groups, effect parameters,

fanning and global timings

Grand master fader and button

Blind/preview button

Customizable highlight/lowlight function

Customizable parameter defaults

Next/last fixtures/groups

Trackball with pan/tilt control switch

Left/right mouse button

Large command keys

Optional external monitor screen: Resolution up to 1920x1200


Assign a cue, cuelist or effect to any playback fader

100 playback banks, each containing 10 playbacks

100 sub playback banks, each containing 24 playbacks

100 pages of 100 playbacks activated by touchscreen button

No limit to cues per cuelist

Full 16-bit fading for high-resolution fixtures

Individual fade in/fade out times for all playbacks

Manual override available at all times

Live 0-1000% override of global cue timings

Live programmer timing (“Sneak”)

Cuelists can be executed in tracking or non-tracking mode


Industrial 13.1-inch TFT 16:9 touchscreen (1280 x 800 pixels)

Internal SATA 2.5” hard disk drive

Modular construction

Industrial motherboard with Intel processor


Integrated graphics

2 x dimmable XLR desk lamp connections


Industrial Windows 7 embedded OS

OS installation by USB storage device

Show backup on hard disk or USB storage device (not included)

Support for ELO USB touchscreens


4 x DMX universe outputs: 5-pin locking XLR

External monitor screen: VGA or DVI

Artnet / sACN for up to 16 DMX universes in total: RJ-45

MaxNet controller link: RJ-45

2 x M-Series Module interfaces: RJ45 Ethercon

7 x storage media/hardware peripherals: USB 2.0

MIDI in/out/thru (MIDI show control, MIDI notes, MIDI timecode): Optional

2 x desk lamps: XLR

AC power input: 3-pin IEC

AC power throughput: 3-pin IEC (6 A max.)


AC power: 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz

Typical Power and Current

0.75 A, 80 W

Included Items

1.5 m power cable, EU (Schuko), 3-pin IEC: P/N 11501012

1.5 m power cable, US, 3-pin IEC: P/N 11501502

Two LED desklights, angular XLR, 18.5": P/N 91613037

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

User documentation CD


2 DMX Universes Expansion License for Martin M-PC, M1, M2GO and M2PC: P/N 39808031

4 DMX Universes Expansion License for Martin M-PC, M1, M2GO and M2PC: P/N 39808013

16 DMX Universes Expansion License for Martin M-PC, M1 and M2PC: P/N 39808044

The Martin M1 supports a maximum of three 4 DMX Universes Exp. Licenses or one 16

DMX Universes Exp. License.:

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

USB-MIDI Port Internal Module: P/N 91613038

LED desklight, angular XLR, 18.5": P/N 91613037

Dust cover for M1: P/N 91613070

Flightcase for M1: P/N 91535070

Ordering Information

Martin M1 ts™ Console: P/N 90732040

Martin Ether2DMX8™: P/N 90758130