Control/Dimming Obsidian Control Systems

Nathan Cronic

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Obsidian Control Systems has appeared out of the blue. Seems to be a fork of Elation Professional. Obsidian's website gives a basic preface to the company and their intentions. A paragraph under the "Shorty About Us" section tells us that the core development team has worked on the known MAXXYZ and M-Series / M-PC consoles and technologies. The website says "Launching Soon" and has a timer set for August 16. Hopefully we will know more then.

Elation Professionals News Article
https://www.elationlighting.com/news/index/view/id/1256/
Obsidian Controls Website
http://www.obsidiancontrol.com/

Images from the Obsidian Controls website.

 

JohnD

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I wonder if this is aimed for the niche of the new Zero88 FLX and the Chamsys QuickQ.
 

soundlight

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Not really out of the blue. Elation bought the entire console division of Martin and is re-branding it because legally, they have to, and besides who would want to keep the name "M-Series"? It's great software and I expect the dev team to finally get somewhere now that they're not under the shackles of Harman/Samsung who I don't think saw any potential for that line. Matthias Hinrichs from Martin's console division had already joined Elation when they made the acquisition, so I think this is gonna be good.

That PCB is of an M2GO console or the new version of said console.

Here's an interesting little article: https://www.livedesignonline.com/bu...hinrichs-product-manager-elation-professional
 

Nathan Cronic

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Not really out of the blue. Elation bought the entire console division of Martin and is re-branding it because legally, they have to, and besides who would want to keep the name "M-Series"? It's great software and I expect the dev team to finally get somewhere now that they're not under the shackles of Harman/Samsung who I don't think saw any potential for that line. Matthias Hinrichs from Martin's console division had already joined Elation when they made the acquisition, so I think this is gonna be good.

That PCB is of an M2GO console or the new version of said console.

Here's an interesting little article: https://www.livedesignonline.com/bu...hinrichs-product-manager-elation-professional
Very interesting indeed. I agree now that I understand whats happening, this could have great things coming out of it.
 

RonaldBeal

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Not really out of the blue. Elation bought the entire console division of Martin and is re-branding it because legally, they have to, and besides who would want to keep the name "M-Series"? It's great software and I expect the dev team to finally get somewhere now that they're not under the shackles of Harman/Samsung who I don't think saw any potential for that line. Matthias Hinrichs from Martin's console division had already joined Elation when they made the acquisition, so I think this is gonna be good.

That PCB is of an M2GO console or the new version of said console.

Here's an interesting little article: https://www.livedesignonline.com/bu...hinrichs-product-manager-elation-professional
As an aside, in the OP's second picture, that is Matthias in the pic, (the guy farther from the camera)
 

cbrandt

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There was a little babble about it on the facebook page, but no official updates. The countdown timer is still live, and seems like it should expire at 4pm eastern.
 

Nathan Cronic

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Website seems to have been updated a few hours ago. Downloading ONYX Software now.
 

JohnD

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I had to laugh at the product photos, the M-Touch and M-Play still say Martin.
 

dbaxter

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BitDefender doesn't like the download. Quarantined and deleted it. Undoubtably what's known as a false positive, but letting the Obsidian people know.