Don't take our word for it, read what some of our customers have to say.
Cantabile Scores 9/10 in Computer Music Magazine
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.
Mistheria on Cantabile
Cantabile Performer... absolutely impressive and awesome!... Tons of features that it is impossible to list... it's the all-in-one total superb solution for my live and studio performances.www.mistheria.com
Other unsolicited feedback
I use Cantabile as part of my mastering analysis suite, hosting Voxengo SPAN and running alongside RME Digicheck, Spectrum Lab and a hardware spectrum analyser. Cantabile is running every moment I'm working, and much of the time when I'm not, and is a vital part of both my mastering and production setups. Colin of Stooodio Mastering
I'm so thankful - this is the most amazing software for keyboard players V. Petrović
I've been working with Catabile for a couple months and wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed it. I've spent my entire musical life wanting to have a keyboard rig that could "do it all" and now - finally - I feel like it's in reach. I've been programming and layer synths since 1984 and I wanted software that would manage synths, processors etc. ever since! It's truly a dream come true for me. Catabile is everything I hoped it would be. It's solid, has all the features I need and keeps getting better. I know that running a company and designing and maintaining software is a huge undertaking. I, among many others, are very grateful you took this on. You have have a first class product and run a first class operation. Thanks for giving us Cantabile. Bobby Maestas - NC, USA
When I went looking for software to simplify using soft synths, I found Cantabile. I installed and was up and running in minutes. Overall, I'm very happy with the simplicity, stability, and performance of Cantabile. Thank you for the work you have put into such a terrific product. Mike Alstrom - Muskegon, Michigan
It’s awesome. I downloaded a couple VST hosts at the same time as yours and I uninstalled them all. Yours is amazing. Does everything I want plus more and the UI is incredible. Thanks for making it! It’s everything I could ask for. J. Delarm, Digital Ivories Studios
As a professional composer doing a lot of TV work and orchestral programming, I use a huge amount of Virtual Instruments on a slave computer - running on KONTAKT, SWAM and PLAY. CANTABILE is the perfect host for all of these plug-ins. I can save vast templates and load everything I need for a session with one click of the mouse. It's ultra stable, incredibly flexible and makes my job quicker and easier. Marten Joustra, Composer, UK
Cantabile is on my studio machine and my live machine 24/7. There is nothing like it and your support is without peer. It is the tool I use the most because it is the most useful tool in the native world, Running on a multi-client ASIO driver is just amazing. When my DAW acts up or crashes Cantabile is still there ready in a minute without a crackle or pop, even with 16 VST's loaded including even the Kontakt, Diva and VB-3. Amazing work of science and art. You are unique in this field. Cantabile is a gem. Ron Benvenisti - soundassets.com
I use Cantabile exclusively on my 3 tier keyboard rig. I use this rig live in a couple of bands and am very impressed with the stability and versatility of the software. I have a 4th device used for triggering samples from Cantabile as well. When others see my setup they ask lots of questions and your software is one of the first things I talk about. You should see the envy from other keyboard players in my circuit when I tell them my entire rig including speakers, stands and subs costs less than half their NORD Stage 2 88! (I sound just as good and have an endless array of sounds they just don’t have!) So with that, I thank you for your hard work and dedication to a superior product that I will personally vouch for and endorse with every note I play! Scott A. Perry of Kings Mountain, NC
I just want to tell you that Cantabile during the last 5 years has been a very important part of my live set-up. I play about 40 gigs each year, mostly with cover/partybands. And Cantabile has solved all my problems according to play live on several VST-synths and using both midi- and mp3-backtracks. It has made my set-up so much easier - normally about ten minutes from get-in until I'm ready on stage... important when we sometimes play concerts with only few moments for band switching. And best of all: It is running rock-steady! Ole Lund Sørensen, Denmark, www.medleyband.dk
Cantabile has revolutionised my approach to electric guitar. Gone are the tangled spaghetti of pedals and dusty racks. Just a notebook, an SB X7, a pair of active speakers and daisy chained VSTs hosted by Cantabile. Great software. You rock. Snoz, Newcastle, Australia
I have been using Cantabile as a practice tool and I love it. One of my favorite features is the auto-record functionality. There is no more feeling of panic when I play something interesting during practice, because if I can’t remember what I’ve played, I can just play it back to myself. This a fine piece of software and a nice place to spend some time.Patrick Connelly, Pittsburgh, PA
Software Engineer & Amateur Musician
Great software!!!! Simply great!!! So far i have no words to describe how efficient for live performance is your software.Michael Vardavas
I'm extremely happy with my purchase. I really enjoy everything about this program from the user interface to the 'record' options. Everything is purposefully thought out in an intuitive mannerChristian Lujan, Dallas, Texas, USA
I just wanted to say hello and thank you for creating such an excellent product in Cantabile. I used v2 a bit here and there for a while... but wow, v3 is really outstanding and coupled with your e-book my music rig is now in tip-top shape. We had our second really excellent practice in a row yesterday and a lot of it (at least on my part) was due to me not having to worry about my rig glitching at all. I just purchased v3 so again, thank you for the excellent products. I can't wait to see what comes next.Eric Frame, Visalia, California
I love your concept of design. It is what we needed to do what we do live. Your product perfectly fit the bill... and it keeps only getting better. Thank You for a wonderful product. You’ve made a very unique product that performs solidly, is intuitive to use, and falls easily into the budget of the everyday musician.Who We Are, Mansfield CT
Cantabile 3 is a revolution! You did a tremendous job!Patrick from dDT
Cantabile is awesome! I've been using it with the OP-X Pro II soft synth and together they make a fantastic tool. Cantabile is a sweet product; very well designed and realised. Thanks for such a fantastic product.Mike Synnott, Ashford, Co Wicklow, Ireland. Listen
This software is perfect for what I'm looking to do with my live band. It will allow me to take out 2 keyboards, instead of four. Also, I was surprised at how much easier it was to manipulate my powerful software suite than it is in my DAW. I realize that my DAW is great for recording, but is not great at live performance.Dave, New York, USA
Your application is perfect for allowing me to create snapshots and quickly switching between them on a gig using the live view and my surface pro 3 i7. Thank you once againJason, Newcastle Australia
I auditioned many other VST hosts before discovering Cantabile. Nothing else even comes close as a robust solution for live performance.Brad Caudle
Vice President - Rock 'N Learn, Inc.
Cantabile has completely exchanged and improved everything related to jamming, brainstorming riffs, songwriting, exploring new VSTi's... And I'm glad the updates and new features are still flowing steadily! It's the total experience.KVRer Debby747, Germany
I thought it might be nice to say how excellent the recording feature is in Cantabile now! And how grateful one is to have it. I've never seen anything that will so naturally, easily and quickly let me get a musical sketch recorded. Everything -- including the naming of takes -- is automatic, with nothing to make you pause and lose the flow of the thing. Levels seem to set themselves nicely, and the tracks sound great with absolutely minimal adjustment. It's just a perfectly balanced functionality. This stuff is just wonderfulLarry Allis, USA
Just let me start by saying that I'm totally loving Cantabile! It's truly the best money I've spent on software ... ever! Thank you for making a totally fantastic live VST/MIDI host - the band and I are in your debt!James Coyler
Cantabile is the best! The most convenient and feature-full live performance software I ever used.Efenstor (Andrey Pivovarov), Russia, http://www.efenstor.net
Cantabile is after all those years of use still my favorite VST host to try out new VST plugins. And Cantabile is fantastic for multiple GFX Analyzer Plugins too !!StephenM, http://www.stephenm.be/
Great Product! There are many great ideas in Cantable, and I'm very excited about how fast you can get to all the sounds in ones VST instruments, capture ideas and just noodle without the usual DAW encumberments. The preset manager is also a godsend!!!contrary, California, USA
From a musician's point of view, this is the most valuable piece of software on my DAW.F.S. Moon, Belgium
...its a great program, thanks again. I love it. It made my day to discover it...Fred Steffen, Ohio, USA
I love your product. Fabulous job! I needed a lightweight host that I can use with my keyboard at live gigs and I'm getting much too much latency with the heavyweight hosts like Cubase or Sonar.Aryeh Berkowitz
I’m absolutely thrilled by your software!!!Thorsten R., Germany
This is utterly amazing. I don't know why it took so long for someone to realise what musicians really need. I've been able to do more in an hour than I did with my Muse Receptor in months.Matt Walsh
Great job! I have seen similar programs but yours is very well laid out and well done. Great work! Keep it upJordan, Ontario, Canada
Last Saturday we used Cantabile the whole afternoon for VSTi live playback, and after a while we completely forgot that there is a software in testing phase. Nothing happened, except always stable and glitch-free playback. I am really impressed. Cantabile is not only good for stage performances, it is also very suitable for rehearsal and training purposes without using Cubase (9 Pro) which has sometimes too much dead weight to use it for small tasks. All in all Cantabile is a very well-thought-out software with practical features. It is definitely the main advantage of Cantabile to be strictly focused on live playing. Thank you also for your eBook “Glitch Free”! Joachim Kaiser, Germany, http://www.percussionland.de/
I’m loving all of the advantages in Cantabile. :) I’m excited about my new possibilities to use all of my studio-plugins live on stage; thanks to Cantabile! I love the “rack-wise” thinking of your software. Cantabile is gorgeous , there’s nothing to miss! Peter Müggenborg - Aachen, West-Germany. studioAC.
I love it! Fantastic design. First the trial demo is great and I love that there are no limitations for the trial period. The interface is clean. I love the rack functionality and ability to save racks. Lastly, I have found the ability to save States function in Performer to be incrdible since I can create massive and complex synth patches with midi keyboard splits etc. using multiple instances of Sylenth1 for example. This is incredibly powerful! And all running from a laptop... I am shocked more people aren't tuned in to this kind of app. Nice work. Sphere Music Productions, Utah, USA
I appreciate the quality and effort you’ve put into this very much, and like many of the reviews I read, I would say that this is the perfect VST host for live performance. The routing of MIDI in/out that is seamless with audio signal routing is super intuitive and should serve as THE model for a very powerful user interface that anyone can operate with no previous experience. Excellent product – Keep up the good work… Kurt L, Port Angeles, WA.
I have been extremely pleased with Cantabile. It is incredibly straight forward compared to other similar software that I had tried. I would like to especially thank you for the excellent online videos for getting started. I have watched the videos on several occasions and found them incredibly useful. I would like to thank you and appreciate your work to make digital music something more within reach for traditional musicians. R.H.
Recently i bought some powerful soft synths & side-chained effects. I spent three days trying to figure out how to link them all up to my midi controllers in Sonar... then a couple of days ago, I stumbled upon your software. I bought Solo and had everything sounding great in 15 minutes or so. I also appreciate the way Cantabile organizes VSTs, easy to find, all the info on the VST right there, etc. Just an outstanding piece of software! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Gary Hoover, Serial Entrepreneur, Teacher.
Austin, Texas, Hooversworld.com
I downloaded Cantabile to use with VB3 - so far it's working marvelously, and is much less hassle than running it though a DAW. I've probably only scratched the surface of what's possible... Thanks for an effective and rock-solid product. Silas Friesen, Canadian trumpeter/composer/arranger
Thank you for your great proactive support, something we seldomly find in these fast launch & forget times. I tried out and recommended Cantabile for a friend who had been planning for a complex multi-keyboard setup to have live control over some instances of the Tyrell synth VSTi with some DAW as host. I could demonstrate that one master keyboard with a laptop and a free Cantabile host could simplify and add reliability to his setup by far, just using clever MIDI channel assignment, which really worked out for him. Carsten Trotzkowski, Betzdorf, Germany
I'm a huge fan and user of Cantabile for several years and I would like to thank you for having made such a masterpiece of software: really, there isn't anything like Cantabile for live situations. CreativiTea from Italy
I love your software and believe me I’m not getting tired to tell everyone especially all the musicians I know or met that your software is awesome and wonderful and the ultimate solution for every musician who uses a PC for
. The new version has got the performance and usability of which I never dared to dream. Great possibilities just with an old notebook ... and your software. Thomas, Münster Germany
I decided to try Canabile and since then I feel I have the power to do anything I can think of with my keyboard. Even record and play my own MIDI sequences. In addition, the software is very stable and gives me the confidence to rely on it for rehearsals and future live shows. Finally, the graphical interface is very clean, fluid and intuitive too. Congratulations on the excellent product. Alvaro Oliver, Santiago de Chile
I must say that you provide some of the best customer service and support for your products I've experienced anywhere. It reminds me of many years ago when people knew what that is and how important it is... I am always impressed with Cantabile when I run it.James, Heber, Arizona USA
Wow! what support and customer care! Incredible... :) and the software it's incredible too... very fast, stable, well designed, of simple use, full of options... You really know how to develop a software. I'm using it live... and it works perfectly...Roberto from Palermo (Italy)
This is the program I was looking for. It is great! It makes it so much easier to include the laptop on stage. The options to use controllers on several channels are perfect for my setup. I can hide the computer, all you see are some knobs and I can change everything while playing. Andreas, Switzerland [YouTube]
I would like to express my delight after having just used Cantabile for the first time. Your VST host is so easy to use, beautifully laid out, and feature filled! ASIO, MIDI, metronome, VST effects support, it's all incredible.
I can envisage using this piece of great software again and again, particularly to capture new ideas with new plugins with the MIDI and WAV recording functionality. Wow.
Thanks for releasing such a great product.Matt Hawke, Adelaide, Australia
this software is just simply damn brilliant... I still have not found anything to better CantabileJ M Green, Wellington, NZ
Wonderful, it works just as I expected! Cantabile is exactly what I needed, I want to use VST instruments without sequencers like Cubase...Many thanks for your helpful support!Mathieu Schwebel, Strasbourg, France.
Just a quick note to express appreciation. For me, this is a seriously useful piece of music software, that is a joy to use. Your interface design is a model in how to expose often used features and to conceal those infrequently used.RP, USA
first of all, I really like the whole idea of the program. I like that I can be watching a movie or sports or something else: and bang! I get an idea for a song, and I can just start recording, by just playing on my keyboard.... thanks for the great program!mic
Cantabile is absolutely GREAT softwareSuresh c/o Artstream Band, Malaysia
Great randomizing features!Soundro, Croatia
I just wanted to drop you a couple of lines about Cantabile. I use it daily, now, and am finding it invaluable to create my music. It suits my workflow and the fact that I can load many VSTi plugins and quickly change between them to play is very good.Paul Slinn, www.macjams.com/artist/reinholt56
I've been running Cantabile and I find myself turning to it to quickly lay down ideas/jam or test new plugins.The autorecord function is brilliant;arm it and start playingTJ Phillips (kvr musikmachine), UK
Congratulations! Cantabile is THE BEST VST HOST. Period. ... Thanks alot for this wonderful program!!Carlos Ley, Spain
I love Cantabile. I am using it to run Amplitube for electric guitar sound in laptop. ... awesome software. Much less crashing and less delay than Cubase.Cito Giulini, Charlotte, NC
It is just two days since I bought a Cantabile license and I’m very surprised by the quantity of good things hidden under the very simple and innocuous aspect.Gianluca, Italy
...let me say that I love Cantabile. You did a great job with it. I use it all the time and I have many choices in the studio.Bruce Miller
I have used Cantabile for a couple of months now in a live band setting. I think the software is great. I love how easy it is to use for the most part and it is a pretty lite shell to run my virtual intruments in. ... Thank you from a very satisfied customer.Michael Henson, USA
I purchased Cantabile a few days ago and I think it's absolutely fantastic! No problems whatsoever with it. Small, fast, very good..Sanne de Waard, VocaLoop.com, Germany
I just wanted to send you a quick comment to tell you that I find Cantabile a wonderful tool when I simply wish to mess around with the keyboard and try out a range of different VSTi plugins. Thanks once more, and keep up the fantastic work!Patrick Gaul, Canada
...I would like to thank you so much for creating such a simple yet versatile program. this program is seriously going to make life a lot easier for meKilegoTy, www.myspace.com/kilegovrt
Superb VST host and recorder!! Nice intuitive interface, and the really efficient audio engine works wonders on my crappy old machines. Assuming you're an Australian outfit, it makes me glad to see someone's doing something right here.John Tungyep, Melbourne, Australia