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Artnet or MaNet with NSP

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by McCready00, May 16, 2009.

  1. McCready00

    McCready00 Active Member

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    I tried to set a network between the Grandma console and a NSP. Everything was working fine when I was using the Artnet protocol. But it seems that the NSP could not be found by the console when I was using the MAnet protocol.

    You have any idea of what could be the problem?

    And what's usually better for gigs that needs 1-8 universes, Artnet or Ma-Net?
     
  2. RonaldBeal

    RonaldBeal Active Member

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    A couple of things to check:
    1 that the GranndMA console has the network upgrade to allow it to talk to NSP's (some of the first GrandMA's had to have a card and a second ethernet port added.)

    2 Make sure both console and NSP are on the same ip subnet i.e. 192.168.0.x

    3 Also, you MUST start a session for the NSP's to join the console.
    Hope this helps
    RB
     
  3. KeeperoftheKeys

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    As said by RonaldBeal you need to start a session on the grandMA for the NSP to join.

    As far as protocols are concerned, the grandMA can safely calculate up to 8 universes for you so for up to 8 universes you could use ArtNet, however if you want to use more you should use Ma-Net with NSPs this is because with ArtNet the console is still doing the calculations whereas with Ma-Net the NSP gets the showfile and just receives events [fader x up, button press y, etc.] from the desk and with those calculates what needs to be broadcast.

    Edit: make sure both the NSP and the console are at the same firmware version (an NSP is just a desk without a real desk) otherwise the showfile may not be compatible.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009
  4. KeeperoftheKeys

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    Just a small clarification:
    When you use ArtNet to communicate with the NSP the desk does all the calculations for all the broadcast universes and the NSP merely acts as a protocol converter from ArtNet to DMX512.
    When you use Ma-Net to communicate between the NSP and the desk you can offload the calculations onto the NSP.
     

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