MADRIX LUNA

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Overview
Important Notes
LED Status Codes
Automatic HTP Merging
Reset To Factory Default Settings
Using A 3rd-Party Controller
Using The MADRIX Software
MADRIX Device Configuration
Firmware Updates

 

 

Overview

MADRIX LUNA is an easy-to-use and reliable Art-Net node.
The MADRIX LUNA reliably distributes DMX512 data over long or short distances using Ethernet network or USB. Its sync mode makes sure that lighting effects look their best on the LEDs.

3 versions are available:

MADRIX LUNA 4
MADRIX LUNA 8
MADRIX LUNA 16

 

 

Important Notes

Make sure to read the provided MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual first!
Find it in your product box or download it from »help.madrix.com

 

 

LED Status Codes

The following tables describe the LED status codes on the front of the device.

STATUS

POWER

Powered off

Power cable not connected.
The device has no power.

Permanently green

Connected to power.
The power is on.

 

STATUS

ETHERNET

USB

Powered off

Ethernet not connected
or the device has no power.

USB not connected
or the device has no power.

Permanently green

Connected to Ethernet.
No data is sent or received over Ethernet.

Connected to USB.
No data is sent or received over USB.

Blinking green

Communicating over Ethernet.
Sending or receiving data over Ethernet.

Communicating over USB.
Sending or receiving data over USB.

 

STATUS

DMX-IN

DMX-OUT

Powered off

DMX not connected
or the device has no power.

DMX not connected
or the device has no power.

Blinking green

Receiving data via DMX-IN.
The device works correctly.

Sending data to DMX OUT.
The device works correctly.

 

 

Automatic HTP Merging

Overview

MADRIX LUNA features automatic HTP merging from 2 Art-Net sources.

[Usually, the first source will be MADRIX. The second source could be a console, for example.]

Data from both source will be merged together and sent out as 1 signal. This happens across all 8 output ports and by using the HTP principle.
HTP - Is the acronym for Highest Takes Precedence. Data from both sources will be compared for each individual channel. The higher value wins per channel.
 
Example: We are using an LED fixture with a total of 5 control channels [3 color channels and 2 movement channels]. MADRIX should provide the color data for channels 1 to 3 and the console should provide the movement data for channels 4 and 5. Using the MADRIX Fixture Editor, we could create a corresponding fixture where channel 4 and 5 are set up as Fixed channel using always a value of 0. On the other hand, the console will always send a value of 0 for the first 3 channels of each fixture. This will ensure that the data from the console will always provide the higher value on channels 4 and 5, while MADRIX provides the color data. Due to the automatic HTP merging of the device, the LED fixture will receive correct data from both sources as desired.

 

Configuration And Recommendations

1] Correctly set up and enable Art-Net for each source.

2] Make sure to activate ArtSync for Art-Net in MADRIX. Learn more Sync Mode

3] Make sure that MADRIX has a lower IP address compared to the second source.
[E.g., 2.0.0.1 compared to 2.0.0.20]
4] Always use Unicast Mode in MADRIX to directly send data to the correct IP addresses of your MADRIX LUNA devices.
[It is not recommend to have any of the two sources or any other source in the network to send data via Broadcast Mode.]

 

 

Reset To Factory Default Settings

Reset Via Reset Button

Disconnect MADRIX LUNA from power.
Use a suitable tool to press the reset button on the unit’s back side.
Continue to press the reset button and connect to power again.
Continue to press the reset button and wait until all status LEDs on the front of the device flash repeatedly or wait 10 seconds.

 

Reset Via USB [MADRIX 5 Device Updater / MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater]

Connect MADRIX LUNA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]
Close the MADRIX Software.
Start the separate MADRIX 5 Device Updater tool.
[In Windows 7, go to Start > All Programs > MADRIX 5 > Tools > MADRIX 5 Device Updater]
[In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > MADRIX 5 Device Updater]
Select Load LUNA 4 / 8 / 16 and confirm with OK.
In the MADRIX LUNA Updater, click Reset To Factory Default Settings (F4)
Wait for the reset process to end [usually it takes only seconds].
Learn more MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater

 

 

Using A 3rd-Party Controller

Overview

MADRIX LUNA is a standard Art-Net node. Because of this, you can use the device with applications, consoles, desks, or controllers that are compatible with Art-Net to distribute Art-Net data via Ethernet network.

 

Web Device Configuration Page

When connected to Ethernet network, you can easily configure MADRIX LUNA using the built-in web configuration interface.

You have 2 options to access the web interface. Both, LUNA and your computer, need to be in the same network.
 

A] Using a standard web browser:

Connect MADRIX LUNA and your computer to the same network.
Assign correct network settings for your PC in the Windows operating system.
[Recommended default settings: IP address 10.0.0.1 / Subnet mask 255.0.0.0]
Open your web browser and enter the IP address of MADRIX LUNA.
[You can find the default IP address on the back side of the device.]
The web configuration page will be launched. Now, you have access to various information and settings.

 

B] Using the MADRIX Software:

Connect MADRIX LUNA and your computer to the same network.
Assign correct network settings for your PC in the Windows operating system.
[Recommended default settings: IP address 10.0.0.1 / Subnet mask 255.0.0.0]
Go to the menu Tools > MADRIX Device Configuration...
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+L]
Select your MADRIX LUNA device in the list.
Click
Your default web browser will open and the web configuration page will be launched. Now, you have access to various information and settings.

Device Name

You can change the description of the device. Enter a name and confirm with Set. This label is only shown in this web interface.

Device Settings

You can change the IP address and Subnet Mask. Enter the specific addresses and confirm with Set.

DMX Output Settings

This section shows specific settings for the DMX output ports [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].
By default, Art-Net universe 1 - 4/8/16 are assigned to DMX 1 - 4/8/16. [This is the recommended setting when using one MADRIX LUNA].

If you are broadcasting data for a large number of Universes [using Broadcast Mode instead of using Unicast Mode] with MADRIX or a 3rd-party controller for example, you can assign different DMX universes to each LUNA device with these settings. Each MADRIX LUNA will then only receive data from the specific Art-Net universe and send it to its specified output port. Example: You can set up that LUNA 8 #1 only listens to Art-Net universe 1 - 8, while LUNA 8 #2 listens to Art-Net universe 9 - 16, and LUNA 8 #3 listens to Art-Net universe 17 - 24, and so on.

Send Always Full Frames (512 CH) - Is another specific setting. The XLR DMX output port will always send out 512 channels, even if the data sent to LUNA includes less than 512 channels for this port and universe. LUNA automatically sends values of 0 on channels that are not used.

In Case Of Data Connection Loss - Is only available in the web configuration page. Allows you to specify the output settings of the LUNA should the device not receive data anymore for a specified DMX universe. Choose from the following options:

Send The Last Received Frame Continually
Send Black Frames Continually
Stop Sending After Sending A Black Frame
Stop Sending

DMX Input Settings

This section allows you to specify settings for DMX input.
When data is received through the DMX-IN port, MADRIX LUNA will automatically forward it to Ethernet network.

LUNA can receive 512 channels via the DMX-IN port. Use Send To Art-Net Universe to specify on which Art-Net universe those 512 channels are sent. By default, 256 is selected. Valid values range from 1 to 256.

Send Always Full Frames (512 CH) To Art-Net - Is another specific setting. The XLR DMX input port will always send out 512 channels, even if the data sent to LUNA includes less than 512 channels for this port and universe. LUNA automatically sends values of 0 on channels that are not used.

Additionally, choose to how MADRIX LUNA sends the data into the network:

Use Broadcast Mode if LUNA should sent to all IP addresses in the network. Use Unicast Mode to specify one recipient, e.g. your MADRIX computer [Enter the IP address of your MADRIX computer].
Confirm with Set

Device Information

This section displays various details about the device, including:

Model [Device type]
IP Address [The current IP address.]
MAC Address [A permanent, unique address.]
Serial Number
Firmware [The current firmware version.]
Bootloader [The current bootloader version.]
Hardware [Hardware revision/model]

 

 

Using The MADRIX Software

The MADRIX LUNA works great in combination with the MADRIX Software.

 

MADRIX 5 Software License

The MADRIX 5 Software license is not included and sold separately. A MADRIX 5 KEY is necessary if you want to use output.
No separate license is required for DMX Input [DMX-IN].

 

Operating Modes

You can mainly use 4 operating modes together with MADRIX:

DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]
DMX-OUT Via USB
DMX-IN Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net Remote]
DMX-IN Via USB

 

Notes:

DMX-OUT and DMX-IN can be used at the same time.
You always have 1 to 4/8/16 output ports available [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].
- In total, 2048 DMX channels can be sent per LUNA 4 unit.
- In total, 4096 DMX channels can be sent per LUNA 8 unit.
- In total, 8192 DMX channels can be sent per LUNA 16 unit.
You always have 1 DMX input port available per unit [DMX-IN].
- In total, 512 DMX channels can be received per unit.

 

DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]

Overview

You can connect the LUNA via Ethernet network to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX software. Data is sent to the LUNA via network [Ethernet] and distributed to the XLR output ports [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your LED controllers or fixtures to the XLR ports of MADRIX LUNA [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].
Connect MADRIX LUNA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer using network cabling.
It is highly recommended to only use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

 

2] Windows Network Settings

Art-Net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX will use the network card of your computer to send data.

It is required to set up the correct network settings in Windows, first.
You must use these IP address and Subnet mask settings. Otherwise, Art-Net might not work!
The IP addresses of your computer and your MADRIX LUNA devices need to be different.
 
 
Set up an individual IP address in the following IP address range:
- 2.0.0.1 ... 2.255.255.254 or
- 10.0.0.1 ... 10.255.255.254
Set up the corresponding Subnet mask
- 255.0.0.0
 
[Via factory default settings, MADRIX LUNA devices will have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range, such as 10.206.224.100, for example].
 
Restart MADRIX, if you have changed the network settings in Windows while MADRIX was running.
Learn more »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]
 
Example for PCs that are running MADRIX:

Windows TCP/IP Configuration

 

3] Fixture Configuration In MADRIX

Start MADRIX.
Configure the virtual LED matrix using the »Matrix Generator or »Patch Editor

 

4] Activating Art-Net

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
 
Activate the checkbox Enable [in the upper, right corner].
 

 

 

5] Adding Devices Automatically

MADRIX can automatically add your MADRIX LUNA devices.

Click
[MADRIX will automatically search the network for connected MADRIX LUNA devices. Devices that are found will appear in the list. A number of entries will be created in the list for each LUNA device.]
[The Art-Net standards only supports a maximum of 4 output ports per device. Since LUNA 8 features 8 ports plus 1 IN port, 3 list items are created in MADRIX, for example. Two entries will be shown for LUNA 4. Five entries will be shown for LUNA 16.]
 

 

6] Activating Devices

Each of your MADRIX LUNA devices and its ports need to be activated. By default, they are still deactivated. 4 ports will be shown for LUNA 4 [plus an additional IN port], 8 ports will be shown for LUNA 8 [plus an additional IN port], and 16 ports will be shown for LUNA 16 [plus an additional IN port].
 

 

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
Select your devices and their ports in the list.
Activate Enable
Output is activated by default.
Click Apply


 
 

[In the screenshot above, one LUNA 8 is connected. If more devices are connected, please use the different IP addresses of different devices to identify them in the Device Manager.]

 

7] Configuration Of DMX Output

Make sure that your devices are still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Universe
- Enter the specific DMX universe number.
This setting assigns a specific DMX universe [of the Patch] to the device or the port of the device.
Make sure the correct universe is assigned according to your requirements.
Learn more »Glossary
Click Apply

 

By default, DMX universe 1 - 4/8/16 are assigned to the ports DMX 1 - 4/8/16 when using one MADRIX LUNA:
 

LUNA Output Port

Name under Device Manager... > DMX Devices

DMX 1

BindIdx1 Port:0

DMX 2

BindIdx1 Port:1

DMX 3

BindIdx1 Port:2

DMX 4

BindIdx1 Port:3

DMX 5

BindIdx2 Port:0

DMX 6

BindIdx2 Port:1

DMX 7

BindIdx2 Port:2

DMX 8

BindIdx2 Port:3

DMX 9

BindIdx3 Port:0

DMX 10

BindIdx3 Port:1

DMX 11

BindIdx3 Port:2

DMX 12

BindIdx3 Port:3

DMX 13

BindIdx4 Port:0

DMX 14

BindIdx4 Port:1

DMX 15

BindIdx4 Port:2

DMX 16

BindIdx4 Port:3

 

8] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Frame Time (ms)
- The Frame Time affects the Frame Rate. The Frame Rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the Frame Time in order to decrease the Frame Rate [e.g., 40ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the Frame Time in order to increase the Frame Rate [e.g., 20ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a high Frame Rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the Frame Time / to decrease the Frame Rate.
Click Apply
[When using Art-Net, the Frame Time [ms] can be individually set for each port. But it cannot be set individually for each port, when Sync Mode is activated. Learn more below.]

 

9] Optimized Frames Or Full Frames

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Activate or deactivate Send Full Frames
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured. For example, if you are using 312 DMX channels on a DMX universe, only 312 DMX channels will be sent with every single frame on this universe [Optimized Frames].
- Activate Send Full Frames if devices should always send full frames on a particular universe, instead of optimized frames. Sending full frames means that always the full 512 DMX channels of a DMX universe will be sent with every frame [even when you are using less than 512 channels].
- Activating Send Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output on your LEDs occur.
Click Apply
 
In addition, you can activate Full Frames for the device and each MADRIX LUNA output port separately.
Learn more MADRIX Device Configruation

 

10] Sync Mode

MADRIX LUNA can use the special sync mode of Art-Net.

Large LED projects require dependable data distribution. The MADRIX software and LUNA hardware allow you to synchronize data output for all 4/8/16 DMX ports and even across multiple LUNA devices to get an optimal image on the LEDs.
When Art-Net sync mode is activated, MADRIX and MADRIX LUNA will automatically handle the synchronization of data.

Art-Net Sync Mode is highly recommended for MADRIX LUNA!

 

Sync Button

ArtSync - Allows you to activate or deactivate the usage of sync packages for Art-Net.
- Your Art-Net devices need to support this feature in order for it to work correctly.
- All MADRIX hardware Art-Net nodes support ArtSync.

In addition, you can choose between Post-Sync [default] and Pre-Sync. By default, the sync data is sent after the color data. Pre-Sync would send it before the color data.

Before activating sync, make sure that all activated Art-Net devices are available in your network! Else, the frame rate of Art-Net might drop. If you are not sure, do not enable any sync mode.

 

Additional Art-Net Device Settings

It is very important to set up the correct settings for your devices!

 

Broadcast Mode Or Unicast Mode

MADRIX can send Art-Net data in 2 ways to your Art-Net devices:

Broadcast Mode - Means that every packet sent from a single transmitter will be received by all recipients in the network. MADRIX will send data to all devices in the network.
- Advantage: The same data [e.g., DMX universe 1 and 2] can be made available for different points of your setup.
- Disadvantage: A potentially huge number of data packages will be sent over the network. This can reduce the overall network performance and cause data issues or instability.
Unicast Mode - Means that the specific data will only be sent to the specified recipient.
- Advantage: Data traffic is reduced immensely, which means that a larger number of Art-Net devices can be used in one network. Reduced network traffic increases the performance and stability.
- Disadvantage: The network settings of all devices need to be 100% correct.

Unicast Mode is recommended in general.

 

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
Select your device in the list.
Click
A new window will open.
A] Choose Send Unicast Mode to activate Unicast Mode:
- Make sure to enter the correct IP Address of your device that should receive the Art-Net data. When MADRIX LUNA has been automatically found by MADRIX, the IP address will be pre-configured for you.
- MADRIX will send the corresponding data only to this device.
B] Choose Send Broadcast Mode to activate Broadcast Mode:
- Make sure to select the correct Network card of your computer that should send the Art-Net data. When MADRIX LUNA has been automatically found by MADRIX, the correct network will be pre-configured for you.
- MADRIX will send data to the whole Art-Net network.
Click Apply

 

Status Indicators [ArtAddress]

In order to use these features, please Enable ArtAddress first.
[Please make sure that your nodes fully support this Art-Net feature, such as MADRIX LUNA, MADRIX NEBULA, MADRIX PLEXUS, MADRIX STELLA. You will also get notified by a message box. Confirm the message with OK or abort via Cancel.]

Highlight Device Button

Mute Status Indicators - Switches off and disables all built-in status indicators of a device over Art-Net [ArtAddress > AcLedMute].

Operate Status LEDs Normally - Allows the built-in status indicators of a device to operate normally again, after having them switched off [ArtAddress > AcLedNormal].

Highlight Device Button

Highlight Device - Activates the highlight mode [ArtAddress > AcLedLocate]. Select one or more interfaces and click the button. The corresponding status indicators of the selected interfaces will flash for a better identification or tests. This makes it easier to see them on site/stage. It considerably speeds up the procedure of programming or testing the selected interfaces.

 

More Information About Art-Net

Learn more »Art-Net [DMX Over Ethernet]

 

DMX-OUT Via USB

Overview

You can connect the LUNA directly via USB to the computer that runs the MADRIX Software. Data is sent to the MADRIX LUNA via USB and distributed to the XLR output ports [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your LED controllers or fixtures to the XLR ports of MADRIX LUNA [DMX 1 - 4/8/16]
Connect power to MADRIX LUNA.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]
Make sure to check the power management options of Windows. Learn more »PC Power Management

 

2] Fixture Configuration In MADRIX

Start MADRIX.
Configure the virtual LED matrix using the »Matrix Generator or »Patch Editor

 

3] Enabling Drivers In MADRIX

Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]
Activate MADRIX LUNA
[The option is activated by default.]
Click Apply
Close the window with OK

Devices (USB/PCI)

 

4] Activating Devices

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
Your LUNA devices and all of their ports [4/8/16 output ports, 1 input port] will appear in the list.
If your devices are not in the list, click
[In the screenshot below, one LUNA 8 is connected.]
By default, all output ports are activated [State On].

 

If your device and ports are not activated, do the following:
Select the device/port in the list.
Activate Enable
Activate Output
Click Apply

 

5] Configuration Of DMX Output

Make sure that your devices are still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Universe
- Enter the specific DMX universe number.
This setting assigns a specific DMX universe [of the Patch] to the device or the port of the device.
By default, DMX universe 1 - 4/8/16 are assigned to the ports DMX 1 - 4/8/16 when using one MADRIX LUNA.
Make sure the correct universe is assigned according to your requirements.
Learn more »Glossary
Click Apply

 

6] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Frame Time (ms)
- The Frame Time affects the Frame Rate. The Frame Rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the Frame Time in order to decrease the Frame Rate [e.g., 40ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the Frame Time in order to increase the Frame Rate [e.g., 20ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a high Frame Rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the Frame Time / to decrease the Frame Rate.
Click Apply
[When using USB, the Frame Time (ms) will be automatically set to the same value for all output ports.]

 

7] Optimized Frames Or Full Frames

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Activate or deactivate Send Full Frames
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured. For example, if you are using 312 DMX channels on a DMX universe, only 312 DMX channels will be sent with every single frame on this universe [Optimized Frames].
- Activate Send Full Frames if devices should always send full frames on a particular universe, instead of optimized frames. Sending full frames means that always the full 512 DMX channels of a DMX universe will be sent with every frame [even when you are using less than 512 channels].
- Activating Send Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output of your devices occur.
Click Apply
 
In addition, you can activate Send Full Frames for the device and each MADRIX LUNA output port separately.
Learn more MADRIX Device Configuration

 

More Information About DMX Output

Learn more »DMX512 [DMX-OUT]

 

 

DMX-IN Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net Remote]

Overview

You can connect MADRIX LUNA via Ethernet network directly or indirectly to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX Software. Data is sent into the LUNA via DMX-IN [XLR] and from the LUNA to MADRIX via Ethernet network.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the DMX-IN port of MADRIX LUNA.
Connect MADRIX LUNA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX LUNA directly or indirectly to your computer via network cabling.
It is highly recommended to only use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

 

2] Windows Network Settings

Art-Net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX will use the network card of your computer to receive data.

It is required to set up the correct network settings in Windows, first.
You must use these IP address and Subnet mask settings. Otherwise, Art-Net might not work!
The IP addresses of your computer and your MADRIX LUNA devices need to be different and each nees to be unique.
 
 
Set up an individual IP address in the following IP address range:
- 2.0.0.1 ... 2.255.255.254 or
- 10.0.0.1 ... 10.255.255.254
Set up the corresponding Subnet mask
- 255.0.0.0
 
[Via factory default settings, MADRIX LUNA devices will have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range, such as 10.206.224.100, for example].
 
Restart MADRIX, if you have changed the network settings in Windows while MADRIX was running.
Learn more »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]

 

3] Activating Art-Net

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
 
Activate Enable

 

4] Adding Devices Automatically

MADRIX can automatically add your MADRIX LUNA devices.

Click
[MADRIX will automatically search the network for connected MADRIX LUNA devices. Devices that are found will appear in the list. A number of entries will be created in the list for each LUNA device.]
[The Art-Net standards only supports a maximum of 4 output ports per device. Since LUNA 8 features 8 ports plus 1 IN port, 3 list items are created in MADRIX, for example. Two entries will be shown for LUNA 4. Five entries will be shown for LUNA 16.]
 

 

5] Configuration Of Art-Net Input

Select your LUNA input device in the list [Universe IN].

 

Click
A new window opens [Art-Net Device Configuration].

 

Universe Port IN
- By default, MADRIX LUNA sends DMX-IN data to Art-Net universe 256. You can change these settings in the Web Configuration or MADRIX Device Configuration window if required.
- If you have changed the settings, enter the exact same Art-Net universe here!
Activate Receive Direct IP Mode and enter the IP Address of your MADRIX LUNA. Confirm with Apply
[E.g., 10.206.224.14]
[You can also activate Receive Broadcast Mode. In this mode, MADRIX will receive any DMX data that is sent in the network on this particular Art-Net universe.]
Click OK

 

6] Activating Your Art-Net Input Device

You need to activate the Art-Net input device. It is still deactivated.

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]


 

Select the LUNA input device in the list.
Activate Enable
Input is automatically selected.
Click Apply

 

 
 

If required, change the Frame Time (ms)
The higher the Frame Time, the lower the FPS will be. The lower the Frame Time, the higher the FPS will be.
The default Frame Time is 33.
Press Apply to confirm.

 

7] Activating DMX Input

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Input
 

DMX Input Tab
 

Select your preferred DMX Universe in the list.
[By default, DMX universe 1 to 8 are listed. If you wish to increase the number of DMX-IN universes, you can change the setting. Learn more »Performance]
Choose your DMX-IN Device in the section Device. Select the ArtNet input device.


 

Art-Net input is now activated. MADRIX can already receive DMX data.
Now, choose how to use incoming data. Learn more »Art-Net Remote

 

DMX-IN Via USB

Overview

You can connect the LUNA directly via USB to the computer that runs the MADRIX software. Data is sent into the MADRIX LUNA via DMX-IN [XLR] and from the LUNA to MADRIX via USB.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the DMX-IN port of MADRIX LUNA.
Connect MADRIX LUNA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]
Make sure to check the power management options of Windows. Learn more »PC Power Management

 

2] Enabling Drivers In MADRIX

Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]
Activate MADRIX LUNA
[The option is activated by default.]
Click Apply
Close the window with OK

Devices (USB/PCI)

 

3] Activating Devices

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
Your LUNA devices and all of their ports [4/8/16 output ports, 1 input port] will appear in the list.
If your devices are not in the list, click
[In the screenshot below, one LUNA 8 is connected.]
 


 

Select MADRIX LUNA DMX-IN in the list.
Activate Enable
Input is automatically selected.
Click Apply


 

If required, change the Frame Time (ms)
The higher the Frame Time, the lower the FPS will be. The lower the Frame Time, the higher the FPS will be.
The default Frame Time is 33.
Press Apply to confirm.

 

6] Activating DMX Input

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Input

DMX Input Tab
 

Select your preferred DMX Universe in the list.
[By default, DMX universe 1 to 8 are listed. If you wish to increase the number of DMX-IN universes, you can change the setting. Learn more »Performance]
Choose your DMX-IN Device in the section Device. Select MADRIX LUNA - DMX-IN

 

DMX-IN is now activated. MADRIX can already receive DMX data.
Now, choose how to use incoming data. Learn more »DMX-IN

 

 

MADRIX Device Configuration

You can access information and settings of the web configuration page also in MADRIX using the MADRIX Device Configuration window.
[DMX Output Settings - In Case Of Data Connection Loss is only available in the web configuration page.]

In MADRIX, go to the menu Tools > MADRIX Device Configuration...
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+L]

MADRIX LUNA Configuration

 

Scans the USB ports of your computer and the network for connected MADRIX LUNA devices. If devices are found, they will be shown in the list.
- To see USB devices, you need to enable LUNA USB drivers first [they are activated by default]. Learn more »Devices USB
- To see network devices, you need to enable LUNA networking drivers [they are activated by default] and connect MADRIX LUNA and your computer to the same network first. Learn more »Devices Network

Refreshes already connected devices and brings the information in the list up to date.

Allows you to change the settings of your device. Apply your changes by confirming with Set

Enables remote access to the web configuration as explained above. MADRIX LUNA needs to be connected via Ethernet [network connection required]. First, connect your computer and the MADRIX LUNA to one and the same network. Second, select your MADRIX LUNA in the list. Third, click this button. A web browser opens automatically.

Imports the MADRIX LUNA Device Settings from an external file [of the file type *.mldx]. Use this option to easily restore all device settings from a file [as described below].

Exports the MADRIX LUNA Device Settings to an external file [of the file type *.mldx]. Use this option to easily store all device settings in a file. Simply enter a name in the window that opens and click 'Save'.

Updates the firmware of your MADRIX LUNA if a newer firmware is available [USB connection required].

 

Learn more Web Device Configuration Page

 

 

Firmware Updates

Update Via USB

Connect MADRIX LUNA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]
Start the MADRIX Software.
Open the MADRIX Device Configuration window. Go to the menu Tools > MADRIX Device Configuration...
Click to search for connected devices and your device will appear in the list.
Select your device in the list and click Firmware
Wait for the process to end [usually it takes only seconds].
Disconnect MADRIX LUNA from power. Afterwards, connect it again.
[You can also use the MADRIX LUNA Updater. Learn more MADRIX LUNA Updater]

 

Update Via Ethernet

Connect MADRIX LUNA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via Ethernet network.
In MADRIX, go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
Activate Art-Net
Click
Learn more DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]
Select the device in the list. Click . A new window opens.
Click Firmware
The update process will starts.
The MADRIX logo on the front of the device will start to flash and the firmware will be updated.
Wait for the process to end [usually it takes only seconds].
Disconnect MADRIX LUNA from power. Afterwards, connect it again.

 

MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater

Overview

MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater is a separate tool only for MADRIX LUNA. It is integrated into the MADRIX 5 Device Updater.

 

Usage

MADRIX LUNA Updater

MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater can be used for several, specific tasks.

Updates the firmware of all LUNA devices that are connected to the computer via USB. First, select the correct firmware in the list above this button [Example: LUNA 1.0.000 Type V1.0 MADRIX 5.0]. Second, click the button. Third, disconnect the power after updating in order to restart the device.

Resets all settings of all LUNA devices that are connected to the computer via USB to the standard values. Use this function to restore the original settings of the device.

Performs both actions, a LUNA firmware update as well as a reset to factory default settings.

 

Additional information on the status of the performed functions will be given on the right side of the window. Information is displayed from down to top [the latest information is shown at the top].

 

Important Notes

If new drivers and a new firmware are available for the MADRIX LUNA, please always update the firmware first and then the drivers!
MADRIX LUNA Updater does not work when MADRIX is running. Please close MADRIX and restart MADRIX 5 Device Updater / MADRIX LUNA Updater.

 

Where To Find The MADRIX 5 Device Updater

The MADRIX LUNA Updater is included in the MADRIX installation as part of the MADRIX 5 Device Updater. After installing MADRIX, you can find a link in the Windows Start menu:

In Windows 7, go to Start > All Programs > MADRIX 5 > Tools > MADRIX 5 Device Updater
In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > MADRIX 5 Device Updater
Select Load LUNA 4 / 8 / 16 and confirm with OK.

 

The original, executable program can be found in the MADRIX installation directory:

C:\Program Files\MADRIX5

 

 

Available Firmware Updates

LUNA Firmware

MADRIX Version

Release Date

Highlights

1.00.4547

MADRIX 3.0

July 2013

Initial Release

1.01.4555

MADRIX 3.1

November 2013

Improved functionality and communication with the MADRIX Software.

1.02.4946

MADRIX 3.2

March 2014

Added support for LUNA 4 and LUNA 16 in addition to LUNA 8.

1.03.5043

MADRIX 3.3

November 2014

Optimized device reply time (Poll Reply) to ensure that all connected devices are found when searching for them automatically in MADRIX.
Fixed an issue that would reset the network settings with the next start when a Subnet Mask higher than 255.255.255.0 was set up.
Fixed issues with sending out data when receiving Art-Net data from two sources.
Fixed an issue that only used the last of DMX output ports to send out data when several ports had been assigned the same Art-Net universe.

1.04.5298

MADRIX 3.3a

December 2014

Fixed an issue that the IP address could not be changed using the web configuration tool.

1.05.5501

MADRIX 3.4

June 2015

Fixed that the Poll Reply only returned 4 ports for LUNA 8 or LUNA 16.

1.05.5997

MADRIX 3.6

May 2016

All built-in status LEDs can now be switched off over Art-Net via ArtAdress.

1.05.6298

MADRIX 3.6b

September 2016

Web configuration page: Added the Refresh button to always show the latest information that was last saved on the device in the web browser (instead of using a browser refresh which may change settings again).

1.05.6996

MADRIX 3.6d

December 2016

Fixed an issue for LUNA 4 that returned an incorrect BindIndex after receiving a PollReply.

1.06.7074

MADRIX 3.6h

February 2018

Added 4 distinct options for sending data output in case of data connection loss [only available in the web configuration tool]:
- Send The Last Received Frame Continually
- Send Black Frames Continually
- Stop Sending After Sending A Black Frame
- Stop Sending
Increased the minimum output frequency that is sent on each port from 10 FPS to 20 FPS [in order to ensure functionality with lighting fixtures that are not functioning well with low frame rates].

1.06.7104

MADRIX 5.0

May 2018

Added BindIdx 3 to the PollReply to better communicate the additional DMX-IN port.

1.06.7106

MADRIX 5.0a

June 2018

Web configuration page: Updated the visual appearance for MADRIX 5.
Web configuration page: Art-Net universes are now also shown in hexadecimal notation in addition to the decimal notation.

1.06.7134

MADRIX 5.0c

July 2018

Web configuration page: Updated the MADRIX Logo.
Web configuration page: Renamed Direct IP Mode to Unicast Mode.

 

MADRIX 5.0c
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