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 8Port Node DIN-Rail
The grandMA3 8Port Node DIN-Rail is the most compact and cost-effective solution for converting large data volumes from Ethernet to DMX. The Node synchronously outputs 8 DMX universes from any grandMA3 session. The optimized DIN rail housing allows for easy and time-saving mounting in fixed installations of any kind and can be entirely powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet).
Every grandMA3 xPort Node is designed for the ever-increasing demands in touring and fixed installation applications to build a reliable and stable backbone of synchronized data transportation. All Nodes are remotely configurable from any console or onPC station within the session to provide easy access to DMX output or DMX input.
Furthermore, all grandMA3 xPort Nodes (except DIN-Rail versions) are available as an onPC version to provide parameters for standalone onPC stations (for more details see: grandMA3 onPC solutions).
Every grandMA3 xPort Node is capable of handling MA-Net3, MA-Net2, sACN and Art-Net data and is fully RDM compliant. A 3.9" color display on the front face allows for simple configuration and provides a quick overview of the status of each Node.
All grandMA3 xPort Nodes are equipped with a powerful processor and a 1,000Mbit/s Ethernet connection to ensure the most reliable and stable Ethernet to DMX and vice versa conversion.
The grandMA3 xPort Nodes are high quality solutions that can handle busy Ethernet connections without ditching DMX or RDM messages.
It has never been easier to design and maintain stable DMX capable networks.
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.