Basic midi input to cantiblile lite


#1

Hello forum!

I am a new user and trialling Cantabile Lite with a view to using it my home studio. I am attempting to trigger a vst instrument via a midi cable input into my rme babyface pro on windows 10. The babyface pro midi input doesn’t appear in the list of available assignments when I right-click on “in: midi keyboard” under Midi Ports in the Options settings. The babyface pro appears to be correctly assigned as the asio interface and I get output when I assign the in:midi keyboard to the onscreen keyboard. I am able to access the rme baby face pro as a midi input in my daw applications like studio one , reaper and sequoia, so I’m certain that the basic chain passes midi ok.

So, two question from a rank newbie to Cantabile:

  • Does Cantabile Lite support using an external midi source?
  • Is there anything basic I might be overlooking due to my inexperience with Cantabile?

Thanks for your kind attention, and may your music be latency free!

Regards,
Richard


#2

Hi July and Welcome!

  • Yes, it supports external MIDI source

  • Not sure, you might want to try the startup video and the manual and examine MIDI port setup.

https://www.cantabilesoftware.com/videos

https://www.cantabilesoftware.com/guides/

It sounds like the MIDI port for the Babyface has not been configured. This is a user process not done automatically by the program. In short you need to add a port and name it and then open it for editing so you can check the appropriate MIDI source box for it. (in your case the babyface port)

Cheers,

Dave