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Topten Software releases Cantabile 2.0 Beta

Topten Software

Topten Software has announced the first beta release of version 2.0 of Cantabile in three editions - Cantabile Lite (Free), Cantabile Solo ($40) and Cantabile Performer ($130). Beta version downloads, pre-order and more information is available from the new website.

CantabileNew for all editions:

  • New - Office 2007 style "Fluent" user-interface.
  • New - customizable Quick Access toolbar.
  • New - customizable Status bar.
  • New - pinnable recent session menu keeps favourite sessions handy.
  • New - plug-in selector for insert/replace plug-in.
  • New - support for multiple triggerable audio/MIDI players (maximum of 2 in Lite).
  • New - audio file playback support (wave and mp3).
  • New - undo/redo, drag/drop and clipboard support.
  • New - recordings list panel, shows all recordings in a session with options to auto-delete unwanted recordings.
  • New - Null Audio Driver.
  • New - 64-bit version for Vista x64.
  • Improved - synchronization between metronome and media files.
  • Improved - Options dialog.
  • Improved - usability from PC keyboard.
  • Improved - performance on multi-core CPUs.
  • Improved - new file format considerably reduces size of saved sessions.
  • Improved - ability to capture keyboard even when other applications are active.
  • Improved - support for Wave64 audio files (overcomes 4Gb limit of traditional wave file).
  • Removed - Plugin Organiser (no longer needed with new plugin selector).
  • Removed - MIDI controller assignments (removed from Cantabile Lite only).
  • Removed - MIDI filters (removed from Cantabile Lite only).
  • Many other miscellaneous improvements.

Cantabile Solo:

  • New - session list window replaces Quick Sessions.
  • New - 8 customizable on-screen MIDI controllers (4 sliders, 4 buttons).
  • New - Support for Unloaded plugins - plugin is unloaded, but Cantabile maintains its state.
  • New - Unlimited media file players.
  • New - ability to save per-session MIDI controller assignments for global items.
  • Improved - MIDI Controller Assignments dialog.

Cantabile Performer:

  • New - sub-sessions allow saving multiple named states within the one session.
  • New - session list now supports loading session/sub-session pairs.
  • New - MIDI routing table - easily route MIDI events from input ports to racks or external devices.
  • New - Triggers - send MIDI configuration events on session load, sub-session load, transport play, etc.
  • New - ability to send and receive MIDI clock.
  • New - support for 64-bit audio processing and recording.
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