Hi all! First post, just getting started with Cantabile Lite.
I’m interested in eventually using Cantabile for small-time performance like open mic nights with my i7 laptop. I’m hoping I can get Cantabile to run amp sims and layer synths for a Chapman Stick, guitar, vocals, and also be able to do some live loop recording and playback with those instruments. Additionally, I’d like to run EZDrummer with some midi files for a backing track while I play. Then control it all with a Keith McMillen Soft Step 2. I can see the enormous possibilities with this setup, now I just have to learn my way around things.
Right now I have a Focusrite 2i2 on my home PC, which is great for home use. I’m wondering if investing in a Focusrite Clarett 4Pre down the road might be inevitable? If I have a Stick, which is 2 channels, plus one more for a guitar, and one more for a mic, that’s 4 channels with their own preamps and inputs that can all be processed separately.
It seems that many people have had success with a variety of USB interfaces, but I’m curious if anyone has ventured into using Thunderbolt interfaces yet? Are they worth the investment for the increased bandwidth? The immediate benefit I could see if you have a laptop with a thunderbolt port is freeing up one of the USB ports for other things.