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 onPC rack-unit
You are looking for a grandMA3 onPC control solution to be installed in a 19" rack? You work in a fixed installation like a theater, shopping mall, TV/streaming studio or house of worship and need a reliable backup solution for your grandMA3 lighting control system? Or you want to implement a stand-alone lighting control system for your show that runs automatically due to external triggers, for example in a theme park or for architectural lighting?
If you can tick one of these boxes, the grandMA3 onPC rack-unit is the perfect solution for you. It is a first class onPC controller in 19" format with the grandMA3 onPC software already pre-installed on a powerful computer. So you won't miss any features or software functionality compared to the grandMA3 consoles. Just connect a mouse, a keyboard and up to two external monitors and you can directly control 2 048 parameters. In combination with other onPC products, this can be extended to a maximum of 4 096 parameters.
It is not only a powerful control solution, but also an optimal playback device. All relevant connections - DMX Out/Inputs, MIDI In/Out, Timecode and DC remote - are already built in for direct use. Maybe your show is triggered by agenda events and runs automatically – the grandMA3 onPC rack-unit is the perfect solution for many installation projects.
Imagine you want to create a solution for a small to medium sized installation: You can combine the grandMA3 onPC rack-unit with a grandMA3 onPC command wing and/or up to two grandMA3 onPC fader wings to control or pre-program your show. In addition, it can act as a full-fledged and reliable backup unit in your grandMA3 lighting control system.
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.