One of the things that bugs me is how the backup isn’t a true backup. It’s just another console.
I have 2 setups on tour with me (when I do tour!) Both have a laptop, with an s1 and 2x M1s
It always worries me that if something were to happen in a show there is no quick solution, when there easily could be. My ideal scenario would be having both set up at FOH in a network. What annoys me is that the backup consoles don’t follow the main. I need to update both s1s if I change anything for example, and make sure the snapshots include both desks which is adding a lot to the workflow. What would be great is to have the option to set the desks to be a backup and they auto follow
This could be done either in the tracking backup section where I could set a machine to be say “main”, “auxiliary” (where its a separate machine in the network) or “backup” where it is a full backup as described above
Or this could be done in the console window where I can set the virtual s1 to have 2 desks matching it. This would also have the advantage that if I don’t have space to set up all the desks and need to swap out an s1 or m1 midshow, I can just plug it in and off we go, and not need to either have it already set up as it’s own desk or have to do the really awkward “assign console”
Hope all the above makes sense