The v3 software update for the Mantra Lite console is now available for download on the Mantra Lite product page.
This is a MAJOR update with many new features that have been requested over the last 12-18 months. It also contains a few small changes to the user interface, along with the inevitable bug fixes.
You can now control the playback of the Mantra Lite from other devices such as touch phones or third-party button panels such as a “Stream Deck” ©.
Any of the following “Actions” can be performed,
Mantra Lite can also send messages back to other devices to confirm that it responded to a command.
See section 16 of the latest Mantra Mini manual.
The chase screen has been re-designed and includes new chase patterns of reverse and random. See section 13.13 of the manual.
You can now make a copy of a memory (cue-list).
This new function is very useful if you want to try some changes (on the copy) but still want to keep the original cue-list. Another use of duplicate memories is to use different filters in each duplicate and so have a “colour” cue-list, a “position” cue-list and maybe a “gobo” cue-list that all control the same fixtures. This makes busking a show much easier.
For example, you have some fixtures that have colour and position attributes and you want to randomly playback different combinations of colour and position.
Follow these steps,
Playing the original (Intensity and Position) cue-list steps the fixtures through the different positions without affecting the colour. Playing the copied (Colour) cue-list steps the fixtures through the different colours without affecting the position or intensity. If each cue-list had 5 different cues, you would have 25 possible combinations of colour and position. If you add another copy with 5 different gobos you have 125 possible combinations. See section 13.10 of the manual.
You can now give each memory (Cue-List) a descriptive name instead of the default name of P#-M# (Page#-Memory#). To change the name of a memory, touch its playback displayer to open the “Edit Memory” screen. Touch in the memory name pane, delete the default name, type the new the name of the memory then press the [Back] button. To restore the default name, delete the new name leaving the name pane empty then press the [Back] button. See section 13.4 of the manual.
Fixture intensity levels are now displayed on home screen beside each fixture number. This allows you to accurately set and match intensity levels. FL = Full. See section 6.2 of the manual.
You can now set Art-Net and sACN outputs to any universe number. From the home screen touch Tools, Setup, Universes. See section 4.12 of the manual.
The output can be overridden by an Art-Net or sACN input from another lighting console. See section 4.12.4 of the manual.
A new screen showing the DMX output levels of each universe and every DMX slot. From the home screen touch Tools, Setup, Universes, View DMX See section 4.13 of the manual.
The Apps screen can now only be selected by tapping the [Apps] button. Previously Apps could also be accessed by tapping anywhere on the fixture section.
The Colour Sliders app is now located directly on the Apps screen making it quicker to access. Colour Gels are now accessed from the Colour Picker app. See section 8.6 of the manual.
The “Select” screen has been updated and no longer has a [Set] button. See section 8.3 of the manual.
The “Mantra Editor” program for the Mantra Mini can also be used to off-line edit a show from a Mantra Lite.