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 2Port Node 2K
The grandMA3 onPC 2Port Node 2K enables 2,048 parameters with the grandMA3 onPC software offering 2 frame-synchronous DMX outputs. It’s the perfect partner product to increase the parameter count of a grandMA3 onPC command wing up to the maximum of 4,096 parameters.
The grandMA3 onPC 2Port Node 2K enables 2,048 parameters with the grandMA3 onPC software offering 2 frame-synchronous DMX outputs. It’s the perfect partner product to increase the parameter count of a grandMA3 onPC command wing up to the maximum of 4,096 parameters. The half width, 1RU housing is the perfect size for touring and fixed applications. A unique bracket accessory allows for alternative fixing methods if required.
MA Lighting offers the perfect solutions for getting started with. Simply download the grandMA3 onPC software and connect to any of the “onPC” products to unlock parameters.
The amount of DMX outputs varies with each onPC product but all of them unlock parameters for the full grandMA3 software functionality. There is no compromise in feature set and the range of products allow you to make the right choice for your budget or individual needs.
There are two choices for onPC solutions: the grandMA3 onPC command wing, which offers the ultimate grandMA3 mobile solution; and the grandMA3 onPC xPort Nodes, which offer the most cost-effective DMX output solution for software only show control.
All grandMA3 onPC xPort Nodes are equipped with a powerful processor and a 1000Mbit/s Ethernet connection to ensure the most reliable and stable Ethernet to DMX and vice versa conversion.
Every grandMA3 onPC 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.
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.