We are wanting to replace our failing 2003 Maxim Xl console at out facility. Our rig is mostly Par Cans, Profiles and Fresnels and will remain so, but would like to add a few Moving Lights sometime in the near future. We are considering getting a new Maxim Xl with the PatPad upgrade. Most of our operators are occasional and don't work in the Show/Tech industry so maintaining the basic fader layout for most of the rig operation is appealing.
Is the PatPad suitable for any Moving Light we choose to purchase or are there limitations?
Is the Patpad relatively easy to use?
Is the console likely to remain suitable for fixtures coming onto the market over the next 10 years?
Pro's & Cons? Is this the right choice of console?