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Dave Garoutte

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Martin m-touch or m-play for busking?
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:43:29 pm »

The title kind of says it.
I run simple lighting setups while doing sound.
Looking to quickly adjust multiple fixtures and have some pre-made looks.
There aren't any reasonably priced moving fader boards, so this seemed like a good option.
It's hard to tell from the interwebs which one would be better, or actually if they would work for what I want to do. 
The M-PC software is definitely complicated and overkill for my needs, but I'll figure it out.
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Re: Martin m-touch or m-play for busking?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 04:27:51 pm »

The title kind of says it.
I run simple lighting setups while doing sound.
Looking to quickly adjust multiple fixtures and have some pre-made looks.
There aren't any reasonably priced moving fader boards, so this seemed like a good option.
It's hard to tell from the interwebs which one would be better, or actually if they would work for what I want to do. 
The M-PC software is definitely complicated and overkill for my needs, but I'll figure it out.
I have both.  Get the M-Touch first; get the M-Play only if you need more faders and buttons.

Lighting desks fall into two categories - really simple ones that don't do what you want them to do, and complicated software that is really powerful but has a steep learning curve.  M-PC and anything else worth using unfortunately fall into the latter category.  The upside of M-PC/M-Touch is that there is nothing else even remotely close to that price range.  Make sure you use it with a touchscreen computer - it's no fun with a mouse.
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Re: Martin m-touch or m-play for busking?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 05:21:25 pm »

Cool.
That was my impression from looking at stuff (virtually).
The Martin website shows the M-touch being driven by a windows tablet.
That's the route I'm headed, I think.
I'm looking at sub $500 for both (the wonders of ebay).  The software is free.
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Re: Martin m-touch or m-play for busking?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 12:19:45 pm »

Dave- there is a very active Martin M-Series User Group on Facebook. I'd definitely ask there about the model of tablet that you're looking at before purchasing.



Cool.
That was my impression from looking at stuff (virtually).
The Martin website shows the M-touch being driven by a windows tablet.
That's the route I'm headed, I think.
I'm looking at sub $500 for both (the wonders of ebay).  The software is free.
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