Elation’s M-PC software is hands-down my very favorite professional-grade software for running lights.
Not only is the software freely downloadable, but the hardware options are extremely cost-effective as well, and the people behind it are amazing.
Here on Learn Stage Lighting, I am happy to support and help people who are completely new to M-Series, and get them on their feet fast!
Whether you’ve worked with lighting before, or are brand new, I want to share with you the resources that I have to help you learn M-PC!
Free Resources to Learn Elation M-PC
I don’t want to overwhelm you, but I have a pretty wide variety of free tutorials to get you started!
How Do I Begin with M-PC? – Start with this article to get an overview of the platform, and how to begin finding the right hardware for your needs.
Here on Youtube, I have a “getting started” playlist that will walk you quickly through the basics of getting started with M-PC, from launching the program to your first cues and FX.
About once per month, I offer a FREE webinar to get you started with M-PC. Though it covers much of the same information as the videos above, it’s interactive and you’re able to ask questions along the way! I also leave some time at the end of the presentation for additional questions that you may have.
Shortcut Your Way With Learn Stage Lighting Labs
At the end of the day, the videos above may leave you confused or wanting more, and that’s totally okay. I find that a lot of folks who are brand-new to M-PC can get lost easily, and that’s where I want to help.
Through a membership called “Learn Stage Lighting Labs”, I actually offer in-depth tutorials and support for M-Series and M-PC consoles over the internet.
So what does this mean for you?
This means that, for a low monthly, quarterly or yearly cost, you are able to log in and gain access to a whole library of training videos – showing you how to use M-PC and most importantly, how to apply to lighting in your context!
Then, as you run into roadblocks or need specific help for your specific lights, myself and other lighting enthusiasts will help you in our user forums.
And because you may be new to Learn Stage Lighting, I want to give you the opportunity to try out Learn Stage Lighting Labs before you invest your hard-earned dollars in this premium support.
Join us now. I’ll see you in the Labs!
What M-PC Resources are Available in the Labs?
Basics of M-PC: An enhanced version of the YouTube videos above, this action plan takes you through the basics and gives you checklists along the way to keep you on track. Plus, ask any questions you have in the forums as they come up!
Programming Church Lighting With M-PC: In 3 short lessons, I show you 3 ways to program your lighting so that it’s easy for your volunteers to playback, but still keeps the level of complexity that you desire.
Professional Lighting Console Basics: New to Professional-style lighting consoles? This action plan will teach you the basic concepts and terminology found in consoles like M-PC.
Advanced M-PC and M-Series: Take your M-PC game up to the next level with advanced FX, overrides, cloning, networking, move-in-black and more!
Puntastical: While this is a course on punting, or running lights completely live to music, after we go over the basics, I show you how to set up your first punt page in M-PC and give you tips and tricks to run a great live show!
And this is just a taste of what’s available in Learn Stage Lighting Labs – if this sounds like something that is interesting to you, get your first 7 days for $1 by clicking here!
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