The fundamental syntax of the grandMA2 has been preserved and extended to facilitate the new functionality.
The grandMA3 software has an elegant new system-architecture incorporating new fixture, feature and effects-handling at its very heart. These ground-breaking concepts from top industry visionaries, are presented within a refined user interface, and are designed to make practical tasks more intuitive. Selecting fixtures, adjusting values, storing presets and playing back cues should all feel familiar, but improved in many details of the process.
Better overview, faster access and more accurate information will create an improved user experience in programming and busking a show.
Fixture information is now generic and allows simpler sharing of programmed data between fixtures. We also support the new GDTF (General Device Type Format) natively, allowing fixture manufactures to ensure their own fixtures are controlled as intended.
For more details of the current software version see the software category in the product section.
grandMA3 I/O Node
The grandMA3 I/O Node is the multi-tool of signal distribution within a grandMA3 lighting control system. Wherever the signal is generated or needed – just place a grandMA3 I/O Node there and receive or send external signals.
The grandMA3 I/O Node comes in the same housing as a grandMA3 2/4 Port Node and is also available as PoE version (Power over Ethernet).
The display shows the status of all input and output signals. Just add the grandMA3 I/O Node as a Session Member and it is ready to go.
It has never been easier to integrate external signal flows into the MA-Net workflow. Once a grandMA3 I/O Node receives MIDI, Timecode or DC Remote signals, these are available immediately throughout the grandMA3 lighting control system, and can be used in any grandMA3 onPC or console. The same is true for transmitting MIDI or Timecode signals.
Just add a grandMA3 I/O Node and connect locally with external signals to integrate them into the MA-Net3 workflow.
The grandMA3 control consoles are compatible with shows created on grandMA2 consoles. Where features allow, existing shows can be exported from grandMA2 software 3.4 and later, for use in all grandMA3 console models.
All grandMA3 console models (except the grandMA3 onPC command wing) incorporate a fully featured Mode2, which runs native grandMA2 software.