FAQs


1. Who is SmithsonMartin Inc.?

Toronto, Canada-based SmithsonMartin Inc. is a global leader in multi-touch software and hardware offerings for the music industry. Emulator has been used by artists including Grammy Award winner Flo Rida, Two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Page, Thomas Dolby, Gabry Ponte (Eiffel 65), Marc Romboy, Infected Mushroom, Thomas Dolby, Boogie Pimps and others.


2. What is Emulator?

Emulator is multi-touch control software for Musicians, DJ’s, Lighting Designers, Video Editors, VJ’s, Radio Broadcast Stations, Recording Studios and much more.

Our patent-pending technology allows to control your DJ Software, DAW, Lighting Software and any midi-based software.

Emulator PRO gives you the flexibility to design your own custom GUI or Interface using our simple editor. Right Click the screen to enable the editor and hold the SHIFT key to drop items such as Buttons, Sliders, Encoders and more. With Emulator, you also have the ability to cut holes through the control software to see and interact with elements of the software you are controlling (i.e. seeing the preview window in VJ software).


3. What Operating System(s) does Emulator work with?

Emulator works on Windows 7, Windows 8 & OSX (10.7 or newer.) Emulator PRO for OSX is only available with Emulator ELITE.


4. What Software does Emulator work with?

Emulator will work with ANY midi software to make it multi-touch. Our online community forum allows users to share knowledge and also share different editable layouts for all sorts of programs. We will have layouts available on our website for Traktor, Ableton, Virtual DJ, Grand MA, Light Jockey and more.

Here is a sample of software titles that Emulator will work with. This list is not comprehensive by any means, feel free to email us with other software you find to midi map!

DJ Applications
Traktor Pro 2.0, Virtual DJ, Torq, Deckadance, Mixvibes, Ableton, ProDJ, MixMeister, PCDJ, PCDJ Karaoke

Music Production
Cakewalk, ProTools, Ableton, Reason, Kore, FL Studio, Sonar Pro, Acid, Bitwig (soon we hope)

Video
Resolume, Arkaos, Grand VJ, PCDJ, Virtual DJ, Mixvibes, VFX

Pro Audio
iLive, Cakewalk, ADK, Soundforge, Yamaha PM5D, Digidesign

Lighting
Light Jockey, ShowXpress, GrandMA 2, Venue Magic, WYSIWYG, Martin Show Designer, Softplot

* NOTE: Due to the way Serato midi-maps controllers, Emulator will not work with Serato. For more information, contact support@serato.com


5. What computer do I need to run Emulator?

Recommended Specifications:

Emulator PRO software works on any Windows touch device and can also be used as a separate controller using any iOS (iPad) or Android touch device.

WINDOWS

  • 2.0 GHz core 2 Duo Intel i5 or AMD Athlon Dual Core CPU, 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or 8 (32/64 bit x86)
  • Any Multi-Touch device compatible with MS Windows

APPLE MAC OSX

  • 1.7 GHz Intel Core 2 i5
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Emulator supports resolutions form 1024×760 to full HD (1920×1080)

Emulator ELITE comes complete with a Mac Mini i7.


6. What is included with the SmithsonMartin Hardware solutions?

Emulator Elite comes with the following:

  • All-in-one case/stand made from aircraft grade honeycomb aluminum
  • 42″ SmithsonMartin designed custom PCAP screen with high-resolution projection film
  • Viewsonic Full HD (1920 x 1080) projector
  • Apple Mac Mini i7 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM
  • Motu 4-Pre Soundcard
  • All cables pre-assembled (XLR, 1/4″, HDMI, USB, Powercon)
  • 4 Powercon locking power cables (North America, South America, UK, Australia)
  • Emulator PRO software for OSX
  • Traktor Pro 2 pre-loaded (not registered)
  • Ableton Live 9 pre-loaded (not registered)
  • Padded Vinyl protective cover (additional)

7. Where can I buy Emulator Software and Emulator Hardware?

Emulator PRO software CLICK HERE

Emulator ELITE hardware CLICK HERE


8. How much will shipping cost?

Shipping in North America is included for the first 100 Limited Edition Emulator ELITE units
Shipping in other parts of the world is discounted by $500 for the first 100 Limited Edition Emulator ELITE units

*Ask one of our representatives for exact shipping estimates.


9. Is Emulator Stable?

Our hardware and software has been rigorously tested by working professionals. Both of the Co-Founders of the company are working DJ’s and have personally tested the products before releasing them to the public.


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