Martin M-PC is a new free software that can be used in stage lighting productions, compatible with the ENTTEC USB-to-DMX interfaces.
Being able to use a free software that is compatible with my home-made USB-DMX interface is very appealing. The M-PC Graphical Interface is user-friendly, but developed to be easy to use with touch-screens! Because I don’t have one, it becomes very difficult to go live with just a keyboard and a mouse.
Although Martin M-PC can connect to any MIDI device, it doesn’t allow the user to assign the faders from the controller to bank’s faders. This is where I came across the idea of building an application to solve this issue: RD/MPCTools. Interfacing with the faders was possible through OSC (UDP commands sent by network devices). MPCTools makes use of this feature to receive MIDI commands from USB and translates them to OSC to send to M-PC.
I’m currently using M-PC with a BCF2000 flawlessly in several light shows.
It’s free do download if you want to try it for yourself!