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Play VSTs, trigger media clips, instantly switch between songs, integrate with your existing hardware, control it all via MIDI and simply perform better.

Bloat-free. Awesome for live work. Excellent morph and randomising tools. Sub-sessions are a good idea. Masses of MIDI control.

For live work, jamming and using as a musical sketchpad, Cantabile 2.0 Performer is indeed in our top ten.

9/10, Computer Music Magazine, September 2009

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Cantabile Performer

  • Sub-sessions
  • MIDI Routing Table
  • Triggers
  • Large Status Panel
  • MIDI Clock Sync.
  • Media Player Groups
  • Everything from Solo »

Cantabile Solo

  • Media Players
  • Audio and MIDI Recording
  • Set Lists
  • Per-rack Keyboard Splits
  • MIDI Filters
  • MIDI Assignments
  • Multi-channel Audio
  • Offline Rendering
  • Everything from Lite »

Cantabile Lite

  • VST Plugin Host
  • Partial Sends
  • Metronome
  • Program Organiser
  • Morph and Randomize Tools
  • Multi-core CPU support
  • x64 and x86


Cantabile was built to solve the problems faced by performing musicians.

Real-time VST Host

VST instruments and effects turn your PC into an incredibly flexible sound and effects module.

Choose from the hundreds of free and commercial plugins available - everything from simple FM synths to high quality samplers, convolution reverb effects and more.

And, VST's only take up disk space - not the whole back of a van.

High Performance Audio Engine

Cantabile's audio engine offers excellent low-latency performance and leverages the additional processing power of modern multi-core processors.

64-bit audio is supported and the x64 edition means Cantabile is ready for the current and next generation of amazing plugins.

Fast Session Switching

On stage you can't afford to wait for things to load. With Cantabile you can pre-load a whole set of plugins and then use sub-sessions to switch between them instantly.

Cantabile also works hard to re-use plugins from the previous session in the next session to keep everything moving along.

Triggerable Media Clips

Use MIDI, wave and mp3 files for pre-recorded tracks, sound effects, loops and trigger them from a button on your keyboard or by playing a note.

Take Control of Your Existing Hardware Rig

Configuring flexible routings between keyboards and hardware, automatically send program changes and controller events to external devices when loading a song, split your keyboard so one part controls a VST instrument and the other an external synthesizer and instantly switch between different configurations for each song.

Advanced MIDI Control

Cantabile's MIDI Filters let you apply velocity curves, transpose notes, remap controllers and channels, suppress certain events or even re-route notes according to how hard they're played.

Just about every setting and command in Cantabile can be controlled through MIDI Assignments. Map a knob to Cantabile's master volume, assign buttons to load next and previous songs, adjust plugin settings from your keyboard, set the tempo by tapping a button.

Powerful Automatic Recording

Cantabile can automatically start and stop recording when it detects either MIDI or audio input, so you can capture inspiration when it strikes - just start playing and Cantabile will record it.

Recordings List

Set List Management

By pre-configuring set lists you can use simple commands to quickly and easily setup for the next song. On changing songs, Cantabile will load all required plugins and send MIDI configuration to any external hardware devices.

Much more

Cantabile also includes tools for offline rendering, preset management and preset morphing and randomization. Editing sessions is easy with undo/redo, clipboard and drag-drop support.

this software is just simply damn brilliant... I still have not found anything to better Cantabile

- J M Green, Wellington, NZ

Congratulations! Cantabile is THE BEST VST HOST. Period. ... Thanks alot for this wonderful program!!

- Carlos Ley, Spain

From a musician's point of view, this is the most valuable piece of software on my DAW.

- F.S. Moon, Belgium

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