Martin by Harman: M2GO HD Lighting Controller

by Michael Eddy
The Martin by Harman M2GO HD Lighting Controller
The Martin by Harman M2GO HD Lighting Controller

Martin by Harman has introduced the M2GO HD, the latest member of the M-Series family of lighting controllers and is now shipping. Carrying the same DNA as Martin’s M2GO, the new M2GO HD provides more power and speed, four additional parameter encoders, and a multi-touch head display that folds down for easy transport and a small footprint. The M2GO HD has been designed to be roadworthy in a cost-effective package.

The M2GO HD’s processing units are capable of meeting the demands of even tomorrow’s lighting designers. It provides 20 universes in total of DMX, Art-Net, and sACN, and all universes are fully unlocked with no need to obtain extra licensing. Plus, its graphic chipsets ensure smooth graphical effects.

The M2GO HD comes with a bright and crisp, high-resolution, capacitive multi-touch LCD that can be folded down to ensure a small footprint. The M2GO HD adds four 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 M2GO is the crisp new head display and the control surface also features 10 playback faders, 40 playback buttons, a main GO section, grandmaster control, numerical keypad, eight user functions key and a 3.5” display for quick parameter access. M2GO HD has four DMX ports. There are two Ethernet RJ45 for Art-Net, sACN and tracking backup. Plus, MIDI and SMPTE interfaces are now built-in the M2GO HD as standard features.

Like all other members of the M-Series family, the M2GO 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.

M2GO HD ships with an included Martin One-Key dongle. This dongle has a Martin ShowDesigner Lite 1/year free license as well as a lifetime M-PC Pro 64 universes license.

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