So, I use .mid files in Cantabile for soundcheck, since I am both soundman and keyboardist. The use of C3 is about live performance. I saw the plugin version of FL studio and, unlike an average step sequencer, it offers a piano roll view. That may be useful. However, I am not skilled on FL studio.
Cantabile 3 is a very specific resource. I do some software programming for businesses, and one of the problems that develops is when the programmer is attempting to build in features that drift from the original utility of the software.
For example, a programmer develops a scheduling tool for a Doctor’s office. Over time, clerical wants to use the scheduling program to track and harvest data that is housed in the electronic health record. As the programmer seeks to make this happen, the software loses utility as both a scheduler and electronic health record since each one is pristine in its scope of operation when used separately.
Cantabile 3 will hopefully never pursue becoming both a DAW and VST player, otherwise, it will lose quality as a pristine VST player.
I view C3 as a highly functional performance tool that may require hours and hours of preparation using a DAW to produce .mid, mp3 or .wav files for the media player(s). Come show time, C3 outperforms a DAW by far.
@gminorcoles I celebrate your statement that you are not a very good musician as we all are not very good musicians given the right context. Sounds like you are pretty well in the game with your integration of hardware and software synths. The musicians who think they are good, and need no input are the truly pathetic ones.
I don’t think I spoke to anything that pertains to this thread, but I am super impressed with my post. I feel great!