This was something that is just too perfectly timed not to catch my attention – I’m looking into using my wysiwyg PerformÂ into a pre-visualization studio for myself (and perhaps others), and the two consoles I wanna run are the Road Hog Full Boar and the grandMA.
Translation from Jim to English: Â the two consoles I wanna play with all day long on my own side projects and goofy 4am programming ruminations are the Road Hog and the grandMA.
The grand plan is to save up and get a USB programming and playback wing(s) for the Hog, and another console interface. Â Not necessarily the grandMA2 stuff quite yet, I’m still a pretty basic grandMA programmer, and everything Jeff Waful (et al) has ever shown me on the grandMA that they use is just stellar. Â I’ve been a Hog programmer since Kris Jones and Benny Kirkham showed me how to drive the Hog II back in 2002. Â Marcus Wuebker was also pretty instrumental in turning me into a better Hog programmer, but I think pretty much anything those folks programs turns into a piece of art.
Then MA Lighting releases this – the onPC Command Wing for grandMA2:
So it’s a USB playback and programming surface for the grandMA2 software on the PC based lighting application grandMA2 onPC. Â Specs from the brochure that got in my hands:
- Perfect solution for flexible and mobile programming
- Look and feel as known from grandMA2 consoles
- 2,048 parameters on-board
- Expendable by an MA 2Port Node onPC/onPC PRO
- Light, handy & rock solid: extra small housing and just 6kg
- Plug and play via USB: simply connect to your notebook
- Fully integrated into the grandMA2 system
The brand new MA onPC command wing is the perfect solution
if you are working as a lighting professional all over the world, running a small club or theatre, want to join the huge grandMA2 family or simply look for a smart backup or preprogramming solution.Â
Pretty cool. Â I definitely wanna check this out.