Tutorial Connecting the grandMA 2Port Node with MXWendler via Art-Net

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To use this feature a Windows operative system is required


In this tutorial we will connect a grandMA onPC software with a grandMA 2Port node. The onPC software will send Art-Net, which which will be used to control a MXWendler mediaserver.


Configure the grandMA onPC PC system

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1. Open the network adapter settings, assign interface a primary MA-Net2 IP adress ( here 192.168.4.254 )


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2. Open 'Erweitert...' / 'Extended...'


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3. Add a secondary interface IP adress in the Art-Net range ( recommended 2.x.x.x ). The netmask of 255.0.0.0 is important.

Configure the grandMA onPC software

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4. Open MA Setup, create a new session on the MA-Net2 IP ( here 192.168.4.254 )


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5. Open DMX nodes, add the node, assign it a MA-Net2 IP adress ( here 192.168.4.250 ), set Ma-Net2 mode, set session id that matches the previously created session.

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6. Open Network Protocols, enable Art-Net, enable DMX output, set universe and subnet as shown.


Configure the MXWendler Mediaserver PC system

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7. Open network adapter settings, enter a valid Art-Net IP adress. The subnet mask of 255.0.0.0 is important.

Configure the MXWendler Mediaserver software

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8. Open Settings → IO → Art-Net/DMX → Select adapter, universe and subnet as shown.