Hardware Features

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Important Notes

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

 

 

Using A 3rd-Party Controller

MADRIX AURA is a standard network node for Art-Net or Streaming ACN. You can use the device with any compatible application, console, or controller.

 

 

Daisy-Chain Support

MADRIX AURA features 2 separate Ethernet network ports. Either one is fully functionally for IN and OUT.

They can also be used for the data connection in daisy-chain manner without using a separate network switch or router.

We recommend to connect a maximum of
- 160x MADRIX AURA 2,
- 40x MADRIX AURA 8, or
- 10x MADRIX AURA 32
after one another in a row without any additional devices connected to this network line.

You can also use MADRIX AURA 2, 8, or 32 together in any combination.

 

 

On-Device Buttons

Overview

Buttons

Press

Description

Short

Plays Current Cue

Please note:

Make sure that MADRIX AURA is the only sender in the network when playing back scenes.
[You will run into issues if the original sender from which the device recorded its data from is still sending to the same universes.]

When Paused

Plays Current [Last Played] Cue

When Stopped

Short

Pauses Playback

[The last frame will still be sent.]

+

Short

Starts Recording

Please note:

Make sure to send control data to the device before you start a recording process [Art-Net or Streaming ACN]!

Based on the FAT32 file system, files on the SD card can only have a maximum file size of 4 GB. Should the current recording process create files with such a file size, MADRIX AURA will automatically create new files and continue recording, and add a second index number to the file name in addition to the original index.

Recorded data that is saved on the SD card will be encrypted first.

When Stopped

+

Short

Stops Playback Or Recording

-

Short

Skips To Next Cue


+

Short

Returns To Previous Cue

 

+

Short

Sends Art-Net PollReply

-

+

During Startup

Resets To Manufacturer Default Settings
[Incl. Default IP Address]

Make sure to disconnect and re-connect Power and/or USB first.

All status LEDs blink 3x for confirmation.

Short

Increases Intensity By 10 %

Up To 100 %

 

[MADRIX logo blinks if maximum has been reached.]

Medium

Increases Intensity Slowly

Long

Increases Intensity Quickly

Short

Decreases Intensity By 10 %

Down To 0 %

 

[MADRIX logo blinks if minimum has been reached.]

Medium

Decreases Intensity Slowly

Long

Decreases Intensity Quickly

+

For 3 Seconds

Resets Intensity To 100 %

-

Short

Increases Speed By 10 %

Up To 1000 %

 

[MADRIX logo blinks if maximum has been reached.]

Medium

Increases Speed Slowly

Long

Increases Speed Quickly

Short

Decreases Speed By 10 %

Down To 1 %

 

[MADRIX logo blinks if minimum has been reached.]

Medium

Decreases Speed Slowly

Long

Decreases Speed Quickly

+

For 3 Seconds

Resets Speed To 100 %

-

 

Special Commands

Technical support might ask you to perform the following commands.

+

For 2 Seconds

During Startup

Load Bootloader Only

Disconnect and re-connect Power and/or USB first.

If successful, the status LED Power is blinking green.

 

 

LED Status Codes

Overview

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

STATUS

STATUS LED POWER

Off

Power not connected. > The device has no power.

Green on

Connected to power. > The power is on.

Green blinking

Bootloader activated. > Reset device / upload firmware.

STATUS

STATUS LED USB

Off

USB not connected.

Green on

USB connection established.

STATUS

STATUS LED SD CARD

Off

No SD card inserted.

Green on

SD card inserted.

STATUS

STATUS LED ETHERNET

Off

Ethernet not connected.

Green on

Ethernet connection established.

STATUS

STATUS LEDS ETHERNET PORTS

Off

No network connected.

Green on

1000 MBit/s connected.

Green blinking

Sending or receiving data. > The Ethernet port works.

Orange on

100 MBit/s connected.

Orange blinking

Sending or receiving data. > The Ethernet port works.

Green + Orange on

10 MBit/s connected.

Green + Orange blinking

Sending or receiving data. > The Ethernet port works.

STATUS

STATUS LED OPERATION

Off

No playback or recording active / playback stopped.

Green on

Playback paused.

Green blinking

Playback from SD card.

Red blinking

Recording currently active.

STATUS

STATUS LED ETHERNET

On

Normal status.

Fading

Changing intensity or speed.

Blinking

Min./max. intensity/speed reached or Highlight Device active.

 

Recording

Note: MADRIX AURA will be recording blank scenes [DMX value = 0 = black] even if no data is received.

 

This behavior is necessary to ensure synchronicity between devices regarding Master-Slave Synchronization. If you record 5 scenes with multiple devices, but one unit only recorded 3 scenes because no data has reached it during two scenes, the cue lists of the devices would not match and the synchronization would fail.

This is true even if you are not using Master-Slave Synchronization. You might want to record the same scenes to several devices and use them in different projects. This behavior will ensure that they all create the same scenes and cue lists; independently of the data they received.

 

LED Status Indicators [ArtAddress]

MADRIX AURA supports the ArtAddress feature of Art-Net. The device will operate as desired if the correct commands are sent to it.

Mute Status Indicators

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

Operate Status Indicators Normally

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

Highlight Device

Activates the highlight mode [ArtAddress > AcLedLocate]. 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.

See also »Highlight Device

 

 

Reset To Factory Default Settings

Reset Via On-Device Buttons

Press the following 3 buttons during startup:
++

 

All status LEDs blink 3x for confirmation.

 

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

Connect MADRIX AURA to power.
[Please see more information in the MADRIX AURA Technical Manual & Quick Start Guide!]

Connect MADRIX AURA to your computer over USB.

Close the MADRIX 5 Software.

Start the separate MADRIX 5 Device Updater tool.
[In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > MADRIX 5 Device Updater]

Select Load MADRIX AURA and confirm with OK.

In the MADRIX AURA Updater, click Reset To Factory Default Settings (F4).

Wait for the reset process to end [usually it takes only seconds].
Learn more »MADRIX 5 AURA Updater

 

 

SD Cards

Overview

MADRIX AURA uses a memory card to run automatic light shows without the need for a computer.

The integrated SD-card slot is located at the top of the device.

It supports SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards (tested up to 64 GB).
 

Attention:

Format SD cards for usage with MADRIX AURA with FAT32 File System and 32 kilobytes Allocation Unit Size.
You can use the special function provided on the device's website. Learn more »Special Commands

For the best performance and operation, always use a freshly formatted SD card.

 

Recording Length

Recording length AURA 2 – 64 GB: ~526 h (33 FPS) / ~347 h (50 FPS)

Recording length AURA 8 – 64 GB: ~131 h (33 FPS) / ~86 h (50 FPS)

Recording length AURA 32 – 64 GB: ~32 h (33 FPS) / ~21 h (50 FPS)

 

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