Cantabile's audio engine was designed from the ground up to be completely lock-free - a programming technique that's hard to get right, but minimizes the chance of stalls to ensure your gigs are always glitch free.
Execution plans are dynamically calculated to optimally spread processing load across multiple cores. Highly performance tuned audio mixers and MIDI processing means more headroom for plugin processing.
Cantabile's audio and MIDI routing capabilities let you create dynamically changing setups. The audio engine ensures there are no stuck notes and no audio glitches as routes change.
Over 2 years of research and development went into Cantabile's design and implementation. You'll be surprised just how well your PC can perform.
Cantabile 3 - Rebuilt from the Ground Up
If you've tried Cantabile in the past you'll be amazed at what's new in Cantabile 3. From the new audio engine to the stunning new high-res user-interface - everything has been re-imagined, re-designed and re-engineered.
Cantabile Performer is absolutely impressive and awesome! Tons of features that are impossible to list. It's the all-in-one total superb solution for my live and studio performances.
Mistheria - Vivaldi Metal Project
Instrument and Effect Racks
Cantabile lets you create racks of instruments and effects that can be re-used across songs.
Got a particular piano and reverb effect you like to use? Set them up in a rack and re-use that same rack across as many songs as you like.
Racks support multiple states so your piano rack might have two states - one for bright and one for mellow.
Fast Song Switching
When you're playing live, you can't afford to sit around waiting for your instruments to load.
Most DAW's simply aren't designed with this in mind.
Cantabile lets you pre-load every song, rack and plugin used by your set list so that switching songs is just that - switching, not loading.
And since your plugin racks can be shared across songs, memory usage is completely manageable!
This combination of racks and pre-loaded set lists also simplifies song management. Instead of trying to build one giant, inflexible, hard to maintain setup, Cantabile automatically figures out exactly what you need for each gig and loads just those plugins.
Bloat-free. Awesome for live work. Sub-sessions are a good idea. Masses of MIDI control. For live work, jamming and using as a musical sketchpad, Cantabile Performer is indeed in our top ten.
Computer Music Magazine
Triggerable Audio and MIDI Clips
Incorporate audio and MIDI recordings and clips into your performance.
Sometimes not everything can be done live - perhaps you've got a background sound effect, or a drum track, or vocal pieces that need to be catered for.
Cantabile's media players let you load audio and MIDI clips and trigger them remotely by a MIDI button or perhaps a dedicated note on your keyboard.
Media players are also great to play along with while practicing. They support looped ranges, named play ranges and can be timing synchronized.
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!
Dynamically Updating Show Notes
Keep forgetting your lyrics?
Can't remember the next chord progression?
Need to keep an eye on the time?
Something else you need to remember?
Ditch your hand written notes and stop with the post-it notes. Cantabile's got you covered.
You can even configure different notes for different song parts so they update automatically as you progress through the song.
Cantabile's auto record features can automatically capture everything you play.
- Capture inspiration when it strikes - just start playing and Cantabile will capture it
- Record your entire practice session and listen back later
- Record extra parts for your songs
The auto recorder can even put your recordings into organized folders, eg: a folder for every month.
The ticker bar shows your set list and song parts as a pair of horizontally scrolling lists .
See at an instant where you're up to, what's coming up next and easily jump to a different song.
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!
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
Beautiful High-Res & Touch-Ready User Interface
We think Cantabile's user-interface is pretty damn nice.
● Minimalistic design
● Re-scalable up to 400%
● Crisp high resolution screen support (HiDPI)
● Touch screen support on compatible devices
● Customizable on-screen MIDI controllers
● Customizable PC key bindings
● Onscreen multi-touch aware keyboard
● Quick Controller for fast keyboard control
● Light and Dark Themes
So Much More
Besides the big features, Cantabile's got plenty of little details you'll also love.
- On the fly reconnection of USB MIDI devices
- All notes off (Panic mode) button
- Audio level clip indicators
- Tap Tempo Detection
- Global Transpose
- MIDI Clock Synchronisation (master and slave)
- MIDI Monitor Window
- x86 and x64 editions included
- Integrated jBridge support
Cantabile comes in three editions - which is right for you?
Free for Everyone
Powerful VST Host
Multi-core CPU Support
Touch Friendly UI
x64 & x86 Versions
Perfect for the home hobbyist
Everything from Lite +
Advanced Midi Routing
MIDI Filters & Bindings
30 Day Free Trial
For Serious Live Performance
Everything from Solo +
Rack and Song States
Pre-Loaded Set Lists
Fast Song Switching
MIDI Clock Synchronisation
30 Day Free Trial
Not sure which edition is right for you? Compare Editions.
Cantabile includes a state of the art audio engine, rock solid stability, amazing performance, a beautiful user-interface and a carefully chosen and meticulously designed set of features that are perfect for the stage.
You also get fast one-on-one email support, walk-through videos and an engaged friendly community forum!
Try Cantabile free for 30 days and find the edition that's right for you.
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(Includes Cantabile Lite, Solo and Performer x86+x64)
Small, Lightweight and Nimble
Forget about downloads that are hundreds of megabytes. Cantabile's installer is about 6Mb and can be downloaded and installed in a few minutes.
This is not by accident!
We've put a lot of effort in removing dependencies and keeping things small. We deliberately don't bundle additional software and we don't include any plugins.
Also, the installer and all contained software is digitally signed for your protection. When you install Cantabile that's just what you get - Cantabile and nothing else.
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, Germany
Fanatical Support and an Engaged User Community
Cantabile is not your typical music workstation and there will be a bit of a learning curve while you get up to speed. It's not hard, it's just different.
To help find your way around there are plenty of ways to get help including online guides, a downloadable PDF, walkthrough videos, fast one-on-one email support and our community forum is a friendly place where you'll find plenty of fellow Cantabile users.
Get in touch and we'll get right back to you