Here´a my scenario:
I´m live light designer working mostly with fast and heavy music. Using my Martin SCX-600 scanners because they have much faster and aggresive movement ability than moving heads. For more passive lightning on performers i use few 16 PAR56 on 8 Ch.just to change main colour of stage or put on some chase, and 8 PAR 56 to blind the audience. Anyway, after some time i´m gonna change out my dimmers and PAR´s to LED´s. Well, except blinders. Also have 1,5kW strobe and DMX controlled smoker.
So, I´m looking for sofware (maybe to use with MIDI controller or some side wing) best corresponding my needs. As I mentioned before, 70% of bands I´m working with play fast and heavy music. So, I have to react quickly to create correct atmosphere. This demands fast chases, chase reverses, chase holds, ability to change chase step fade time and speed by tap-sync button and so on. Many of software lightning controllers are great at programming, but don´t give me that kind of flexibility I need at live shows.
Do you guys know, what kind of software could fit me? Or maybe I should go console?