Posts by Glyn


    Eve, I do understand that your post started as a support/training request and then migrated into a feature suggestion. All anybody in this and other forums has tried to do is to answer your original questions regarding how to achieve particular functionality on a grandMA2. Your alternative suggestion is duly noted.

    Thank you for your input and interest in MA Lighting.

    Eve, I understand your wish. You can achieve what you are after with Macros. Groups store selection order, so using "Group1 AT Group2" (you can add an IF filter if you like) will do what you are after. The programmer's default playback priority is the same as a normal playback so you can easily move back and forth.

    You could make a cuelist of macros that change the selection order so that you could shuffle the effects live. The power of the grandMA2 is that it allows this type of flexibility.

    Eve, if you are based in the UK you are welcome to visit Ambersphere for an in-depth session. We have asked repeatedly for your location, because we would like to give you real support. We have a comprehensive global network of skilled distributors which can train you fully on all grandMA2 functionality. You supported them by using/purchasing an MA console, they will be happy to support you in return.

    Of course there is a wish-list for new features and improvements for grandMA2, but the fundamental structure of grandMA2 is incredibly powerful and very flexible. If you embrace how it works it can be your best friend. If you try to run it like a Jands Vista or Avo you may struggle.

    New software launches today, based on your suggestions. We hope you like it.

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    Hello Bas,

    Does your computer meet these system requirement?

    System Requirements
    If you want to run dot2 3D on your PC, here´s what it take.
    Minimum Recommended
    Operating system Windows® 7
    Windows® 8
    Windows® 8.1
    all with admin rights
    Processor CPU Dual Core 2.4 GHz or
    faster Intel i7
    with SSE2 support
    RAM 2 GB 8 GB
    Hard disk 32 GB available space type SSD
    Graphic card 3D with hardware
    acceleration 3 GB graphic RAM
    and 1024 MB
    Vertex Shader Version 3.0 or
    Pixel Shader Version 3.0 or
    Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher 1920 x 1080
    Network card 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T 1000BASE-T
    IBM® compatible PC or notebook necessary.
    Additional requirements to use certain features:
    • To use the online help and download the latest version of dot2 3D, you need
    internet access.
    • To save on a USB stick, you need a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port.
    We recommend that you visit your PC manufacturer´s website for info about updated
    drivers and hardware compatibility.

    The current storing functions allow for busking between executers. If you want to block the look completely use the Store Look (MA+Store) method.

    Have a play around, I think you should be able to get what you want to happen working.

    Al of the fixtures you list are in the current beta fixture library. The only slight query would be the ADJ Flat Par 18 is listed not a Flat Par 18X.

    If you need to speak to a fixture that is not included don't worry. We have a nice simple separate application (Mac and Win) that enables you to make your own.

    They are available from your MA distributor.

    4000016 MA case for dot2 core (by Amptown), also fits two wings
    4000017 MA case for dot2 XL console, (by Amptown), also fits three wings or one core plus wing

    There is also a smaller one that takes a single wing.

    The dot2 onPC and dot2 3D software will be available for public download at some point in April. It should be around 10th April but that's subject to closing off some outstanding bugs.

    Just to be clear, AutoFix keeps currently active playback loaded when you change page. This ensures that nothing changes on stage. As soon as you pull down the fader of the AutoFixed playback, it gets unfixed automatically and the correct playback for the current page gets correctly loaded.

    The 1Gbit version is to fit in with the 4/8 port nodes as a system and really for when you are using lots of channels and need a couple of universes locally. Think large theatre install...

    The regular 2port nodes are perfectly fine for smaller/regular shows.



    I am pleased to inform you that the 2port nodes are not discontinued. They are available and you should be able to order them as normal.

    It is true that we will shortly be shipping a new 1Gbit 2 port node, designed to be the best solution for large systems, but there is still plenty of stock of the "old" units available.


    Glyn O'Donoghue
    MA Lighting International.