Hi, I’m trying to have Cantabile 2 Solo execute a midi command when I open a song (“session”).
My ultimate goal is to simply to link and sync my Cantabile Set list with my song notes in a word doc. Right now I have to open the song in C2, then select the song in my notes. It would be faster and easier to automatically send a midi command when the song opens, use a midi translator to translate that to a keyboard shortcut, and go to a specific page in my word document, which has my notes for that song. Alternatively, the command could open a single png or jpeg of my notes for that one song.
BTW I tried Torsten’s Liveprompter, which is very cool, but I’d have to re-create and reformat all my notes for 100+ songs, 2 different bands, etc. I spent a couple hours with it and was able to get some songs saved, but it has some attributes that make it not suited for me… plus I don’t need scrolling.
Currently all my notes are in a word document, 1 page per song, and I use color codes and bolding for different kinds of notes (i.e my midi sax notes are purple, my guitar notes are yellow, my song structure/vocals notes are white). It works really well for me… each song/page is hyperlinked, and I have a one-finger keyboard shortcut to get to my page 1 table of contents from anywhere in the doc. So I just click the hyperlinked song in my table of contents and I’m there. Plus I can customize the window size. But that makes 2 separate apps that I need to select for each song… not the fastest approach.
I’ve played with External Tools a bit but after reading the manual section 3 times I still don’t quite get it, and I don’t even think that will do what I need… sorry, I have no coding skills whatsoever. And Solo doesn’t have triggers. And C3 doesn’t seem to allow as much space or the formatting I need for my notes, plus given the conversion challenges from C2, I’m not up for re-doing my 100+ songs at this point.
IDK, maybe this is impossible and I’ll have to bite the bullet, and do a lot of work to get this set-up right. I thought of an alternative, where I simply have a midi track in each song with the one command… so I open the song and hit play (I can probably assign a keyboard shortcut for that, so it’s a bit faster). So that could work, I guess, but I’d rather eliminate as many keystrokes and mouse clicks as possible.
Any help is greatly appreciated!