Visual Productions adds MA3 compatibility to its lighting controllers.
The MA3 Templates are available for most of our lighting controllers,
targeted at architectural and system integration markets. See the end of this page for the full list of compatible products.
The templates and macros interface and automate in both directions: from grandMA3 consoles to various
Visual Productions controllers (using MA3 Macros and Executors) and from
Visual Productions controllers to grandMA3 consoles (using Templates).
The OSC network protocol is used for this, as it is supported by both manufacturers.
The MA3 Macros are available from our Downloads section in this website under Miscellaneous.
Templates for controlling a grandMA3 with Visual Productions' controllers will be included in upcoming
firmware versions and can be selected from the Templates list which can be found on the Show Control page of each controller.
Just like any other Template, selecting an MA3 Template
in a Visual Productions controller will automatically create the Actions List with associated Actions, Triggers and Tasks.
For grandMA3, in general any button or cue can be assigned a macro which can be part of
a preprogrammed show. The OSC command set will then trigger the associated task in a Visual
Below is an overview of all MA3 macros we prepared:
Make sure to set the correct OSC Remote
network configuration on the MA3 to match the Visual Productions settings. See the MA3 manual
grandMA3 controlling CueCore3, CueCore2 and QuadCore
Template name: MA3 → Playbacks
MA3 can jump to Cues in Playbacks and can release Playbacks
In MA3 import the Visual Productions macros. They appear in your Macro Pool.
Simply push a button named "Core Playback 1 Jump 1” or "Core Playback 1 Release”.
A typical application would be: trigger house lights presets as part of the show
lighting without patching and integrating any of the fixtures in the MA3 show
B-Station2 controlling grandMA3
Template name: Buttons → MA3
Use any of the 6 B-Station2 buttons to control an MA3 Executor's Go command.
Short press starts the Executor, long press releases the Executor. In B-Station2's Show Control,
you can adapt the Executor to be controlled,or replace the Executor by any valid MA3 command.
This is done in the Task menu.
The B-Station2 can be used as a simplified and accessible remote control for a complex MA3 system.
Feedback is provided by MA3: it switches the LED ring in B-Station2 on and off provided
you have added our MA3 feedback macros to the Cues and Off-Cues in the Executors controlled.
grandMA3 controlling TimeCore
Template name: MA3 → Timecode
MA3 can select which timecode source is to be used: internal, SMPTE, MTC, RTP-MIDI or Art-net. It can also control TimeCore's transport functions Start, Stop, Pause, Restart and Reset.
grandMA3 controlling DaliCore
Template name: MA3 → Scenes
MA3 can control DaliCore Scenes, containing both DMX fixtures and DALI devices.
Control DALI lights in bar, lounge etc. and select Scenes to adjust brightness and colour, matching mood or event.
grandMA3 controlling IoCore2
Template name: MA3 → GPO
Control the GPOs (General Purpose Outputs) of an IoCore2 by MA3 macros.
Trigger any device with GPIs (General Purpose Inputs), for example broadcast from MA3.