Thanks Jeremy. So I have taken the plunge, downloaded and installed the 3 files (2 of which are Apple dmg which I don't need as will be running it from Windows10). However, when I click on the VM1 Helper icon in Windows, all it does is start an app in the Notification Centre. Right clicking on the app doesn't give me any options to open up the main window. So how do I actually run it? I've looked at the various 'getting started' videos but there aren't any clues as to how to get this thing running.VM1 is really cool, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Beta testing for VM1 v2 (which was just released).
1) No, you don't need to run it from iPad. You can simply load it on your main machine and it connects to any VEPro servers from there. You can run the iOS version as well, and it also connects to any of the VEPro servers. For example, you can have the iPad running VM1, which you can then use to control/view your servers. There was an issue with connecting to a local server on mac Catalina, but I'm hoping it was recently ironed out.
2) You don't need to run the Helper app any more from what I understand. Not sure how your scenario would work, but I would just load VM1 on your main rig, and then extend the VM1 window onto one of your additional screens.
3) Like 12 actual separate machines? Yikes! Regardless, the new app has a cool dropdown "tree" menu option that shows all of your connected servers. You can then open each one individually and open each instance/channel from there. It's pretty slick.
4) No. You can load available VI's/FX from within the app, but can't go into the actual plugin to make adjustments.
There's some quirks, such as you cannot solo a channel from within the app unless you are in stack mode. There's a still a few things that need to be ironed out, but overall, it's a really cool app for anyone running VEPro templates.
I have temporarily disabled the firewall and antivirus software, but that makes no difference.