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Surreal Machines’ Modnetic - all 113 Presets mapped to states

I think this is the best echo plugin ever.

Modnetic.cantabileRack (310.3 KB)




Do you do this manually??? That’s a lot of work actually!
Thanks for that! I’m in love with D16 plugins too.


Yes, I do it manually, but it only has to be done once, and I’ve streamlined the process quite a bit. Plus, I type wicked fast! :slight_smile:



D16 Fazortan 2 Phasor - all Presets as States

Fazortan 2.cantabileRack (216.3 KB)




I load in the plugin into the rack, bring up the states section. Then it is this:

Starting with first Pseudo-Preset visible up top -

  1. Select Plugin Preset
  2. Rename Pseudo-Preset
  3. Type name
  4. Select all (CTRL-A), Copy (CTRL-C)
  5. Hit Enter
  6. Click outside plugin
  7. Create New State (CTRL-SHIFT-T)
  8. Paste name (CTRL-V)
  9. Hit Enter
  10. Advance Pseudo-Preset

Start over.

I get one done every 15 seconds or so this way.



D16 Toraverb 2 Reverb - all 95 Presets as States

Toraverb 2.cantabileRack (271.5 KB)

A terrific reverb!




BTW - if you want to customize the settings for some of the presets and save them for a song, you can simply copy the plugin from the rack and paste it into your song (right-click “add object” and click “paste”), then it will be a new copy with your changes saved within the song and all the pseudo-presets will be retained after pasting.

Or you can alternatively copy and paste the plugin into a new rack or use “Save Rack As” calling that “customized presets” or something.



Thanx Terry…you’re killing it today !! :smile:


Awesome work!! Thanks.


Or you can set the state behavior to “save with the song” so the state of the plugin won’t be touched.


Surreal Machines’ Diffuse Quasi-Reverb Plugin - all 95 Presets as States
(including the ones placed into the “User Presets” section)

Diffuse.cantabileRack (262.9 KB)




Akai MPK249 & MPK261 – MPK225 with pruning

Here is every knob, slider and pushbutton (all three banks) mapped to Rack MIDI Outputs.

Now ALL THREE banks of knobs, buttons and sliders are included, plus the transport (as MIDI CC), pitch wheel, mod wheel, aftertouch, program change and notes on/off.

(No pads - that is handled in a separate rack I’ll upload later on. Also note: No pedals (place those in their own rack with the others in your rig as a best practice for ease of reassignment.)

You can make changes the embedded rack (which contains the bindings) to use in other variations of the rack by making changes to a copy (remember that if you change a name of a MIDI Output Port in the main rack you’ll need to change it also in the Bindings for the embedded rack). To fully understand what is happening here, see the article cited below.

This rack uses the Akai Factory Preset #24: MIDI Out as the preset for its controller numbers.

Bindings to the Play, Stop and Auto-Record-Toggle buttons on the MPK exist - set Transport to MIDI CC in the Edit menu. Mod wheel, pitch bend and aftertouch are also mapped to Rack Midi Outputs via the bindings.

Torsten recommends separating pedals (sustain, expression, etc.) into their own rack, and I agree, so no pedals were included. Easy to add them if you want, or make a new customized Pedals and Expression-Pedals rack! :slight_smile:

You will likely want to edit this to customize it to your own requirements. Send the rack’s “MIDI Out” to some synth and use that synth’s “MIDI Learn”. You can alter the embedded master to send to multiple locations and channels. You can send any of 16 channels from the embedded bindings out the parent rack’s “MIDI Out” and all signals will arrive properly via the racks Rack Midi Out port(s).

You can have many of these parent/child racks as copies with different settings set up to switch to the desired rack via states, or use states to change these settings internally.

Generic Embedded MKP249 Controllers.cantabileRack (249.4 KB)

See this post and its associated thread for more information on the use of this pair of racks (your parent and the above master rack). This is the zip containing the examples from that article.

My MIDI Controller and Very Much Etc.zip 4 (3.4 KB)



What keyboard do you have as controller?
Mpk261 controller comparison

Great contributions of late Terry! Thanks for pitching in. I don’t have an MPK but appreciate your efforts for us all very much. I’ll check your rack innards out anyway cause I’m a nerd :slight_smile:



I can’t wait to try this!! Thanks @terrybritton


Vienna Ensemble Pro 7 Epic Orchestra Instruments Racks
(including all key switches as separate entities)

Synchron Instruments.vep64
I have created a single instance for VEP that includes all of the instruments - including keyswitches mapped to their own MIDI port - into racks in Cantabile. In most cases, the audio is bussed to an XXX_Shorts or XXX_Long bus, rather than having a separate input for every single instrument, which simplifies matters greatly. It uses 14 ports of 16 MIDI channels each to accomplish this. You don’t have to worry about that, as it is all handled in the racks, but studying what I did in VEP may prove entertaining (and perhaps educational). :slight_smile:

The Cantabile racks use the VEP Events plugin to access the different ports, and has custom named MIDI rack inputs to receive the MIDI in.

The racks all use an embedded rack containing the VEP Synchron Instruments plugin, which are then connected to via the Events plugins in the attending rack. You may need to reconnect these plugin instances to their instruments in VEP to use this (I have it set that if you are hosting locally it should just work.)

All the instruments in each set are available via states.

There is a required Synchron Orchestra Output Rack that collects all the audio data and sends it to your output device via the Rack Stereo Out and an additional Rack Stereo Out No Reverb output.

I’ve included a demo song file that might work after a little tweaking.

Everything is in the Zip file, including a copy of my Processing Rack.

If you need help using these, let me know!


VEP Epic Orchestra Instruments.cantabileSong (29.6 KB)


I don’t own the library, but that is very cool Terry. :+1:


@Corky - it is a huge 70-gig library that they give you free (along with the free Big Bang tutti orchestra) when you buy VEP 7.

BTW - I went with making the rack access individual instruments instead of just sending you to the keyswitches because I have a multi-keyboard setup, and the whole POINT of multi-keyboard is to have the other hand playing a different instrument - not fiddling with key switches! :wink:

It is amazing how lightweight this is CPU wise - even hosting this on the same computer as Cantabile having only 16-gigs of RAM - and it leaves plenty of room for other VST instruments. Of course, it is ideal for a multi-computer setup (the whole purpose of the Vienna Ensemble Pro Server anyway!), and then it just streams out the MIDI to that computer from Cantabile and streams in the audio over the network.



Agreed!! Nice approach.


E-Mu PRO/CUSSION rack with program names.

This is just the input rack with states for the programs named for easy selection. Some of the ones after number 80 were user-created ones made by the former owner of my device (not all of those even work) - consider them available user banks.


ProCussion.cantabileRack (279.3 KB)


Very nice Terry. I’ve always been an E-MU fan. I bought an E-MU Proteus keyboard in 1992. It had the Orchestral extension built in, which was wonderful! I still have all the E-MU samples, and used them up until about 4 years ago. The PRO/CUSSION was an amazing module in it’s day.