Looking for ideas on how to document and manage splits. Because Cantabile is so damn powerful, I have the ability to do a lot of splits, but when I don’t play for a while (or at all = COVID), I’m finding that I’m forgetting where the splits are.
How do others handle this? Ideally I’d be able to do something that I an leverage in Cantabile, but now I’m just putting together a worksheet so that I don’t forget it at all.
So… after a bunch of trial and error, I settled on using notation (Finale) to do this. I don’t need to do it for every song on my list, but when I do it’s helpful. I can also make it part of my chart, or put it in the show notes so it’s “top of mind” with each song in Cantabile.
I’ve been vamping on this concept now for a while, and came up with something that I think works pretty well, and I THINK I could actually automate the Cantabile splits pretty easily (though not those from my MOXF Performance splits).
I put together some keyboards in Excel (of all things - ) and came up with this.
Obviously I’ll edit out everything but the keyboards to put them into the Cantabile notes window. It’s a good visual reminder.
On a side note, at an audio think tank conference a couple of decades ago, we were musing over why all DAW’s looked like spreadsheets. Ron Kuper (Cakewalk CIO at the time) played with Excel and made it look just like Cakewalk Sonar