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8.00
Reviewed By godly on 10th April 2014
OS: Version: 8.1.
Last edited by godly on 12th April 2014.
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I finally start to see the power in Cantabile. The software looks very promising and stable to me for live use. I've been using an other software for over a year now and got many troubles live ! Not funny.

I think Cantabile has great features but still needs to improve allot regarding user friendly functions. It's already very versatile and useful, but the GUI is a problem imo in live situations.

Mostly because you need to be able to see in 1 blink what's the status and select quickly some things without removing or opening menus...

I created a wishlist for future versions, I hope the developer takes note of it:

  • Create a better windows GUI: In my opinion this GUI takes to much space for live use (15" laptop, hi res). Or maybe a live and edit modus? You only need the setlist and the status bar (which brings us to next).
  • Better status bar : status that shows more info, such as (program) numbers #, Also, smaller topbar, with text aligned next to each other instead of below. Also shows the in and out levels with a bar. You need to see the status as the overview of all, as it would be a VST or machine interface... Maybe a mix between Forte and Intone 1?
  • Remove the windows frame, to free up space, in w8, this takes a 5 pixels border + topbar.
  • Maybe a skining option would be great, so people can create their own GUI? I know graphics are slowing down the machine, but setting Cantabile up the way you need it (not like) is a preferred feature to me.
  • Make all separate windows (keyboard, setlist, status, racks,...) dockable AND resizable, to set your own working environment. Also the setlist should scroll along with the selection, not put a scrollerbar next to the window.
  • Choose sets by typing the number on the keypad (also the setlist program change doesn't work out of the box, haven't fixed it yet,...).
  • Loading delayed, possible to not load until enter is pressed or other button. It's handy when you're playing live and need to set that next program/preset/song ready, but not loading yet. (maybe Loading On Hold + Assignable Confirm button?).
  • I'm missing the velocity note range? So you can't choose starting from what velocity a note sounds?

Those are the things coming to my mind now that I start to use it extensively.

I see other Livehosts have better features as these, such as Forte, but still Cantabile seems more promissing. (Maybe someone can help me fix some things?)

Anyway, Cantabile is a very performant livehost. The latency is incredibly low (I compared with Forte and Intone)

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25 August 2013 at 2:21pmBlackWinny

And the free version is really a free version... not a donationware.

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