Over the last year or so my Cantabile installation has gone from straight-forward (triggering backing tracks from Band Helper over rtpMIDI) to quite complicated (using the WebUI/States for displaying lyrics, using bindings to control MIDI devices including lighting via QLC+).
Occasionally I make a mistake (don’t tell anyone I work with that I admitted that) in a binding and it’s sometimes difficult to figure out the cause of the issue. For instance, our last show we were playing Nothing But a Good Time, which is tuned a half step down. We play standard tuning and use the pitch shifter function in our Line 6 devices to automatically tune our guitars down a half-step. The guitar tuned down a half step, but my bass did not. Fortunately it’s an easy song and I just transposed the bass part on the fly, but it could’ve been a disaster.
I know the Cantabile MIDI monitor was recently updated and works well for diagnosing MIDI issues, but what I’d really like is to build a custom monitor that shows which presets and which effects are enabled/disabled in real time, based on their PC or CC numbers.
I was thinking something like ctrlr.org would work, but I’m not a programmer and it’s daunting to even get started. The website for Chameleon has been offline for two days now, so I haven’t been able to see if that would work or not. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
Total I’d be looking at monitoring 5 devices with program changes, and 10 CCs for each.