Another good idea! I’m going to try the Rack States method next. Implementing the shortcut parameters was a good learning session because I recreated my setup twice which is a good exercise. When you have been slowly tweaking your setup over time you don’t really know by heart what you’ve got. I recommend people who are relatively new to Cantabile to build two new configs via the shortcut. I spent some time “re-figuring out” what I had.
A while back I installed Dropbox and put a folder in it called Music and put folders Cantabile and Documents under it. The Cantabile folder just has the C3 config stuff.
The Documents folder also has a Cantabile folder under it with folders Media, Presets and Banks, Rack Files, Recordings, Set List Files and Song Files. I then went into Tools > Options > File Locations and pointed everything to the new locations
I also made a non Dropbox folder named C:\Music that has folders Plugins (with sub-folders VST64 and VST32 and underneath those by vendor) and Samples with sub-folders organized by vendor.
I have two laptops, a live machine and a practice one. I try to only make changes on the practice laptop and let Dropbox sync the changes to the live laptop. On a night I’m going to play live I connect the Live laptop via USB and step through all the songs and states.
I use Beyond Compare to Sync the C:\Music\Sample Library folders if I’ve added a sample library but I manually install new or updated VST plugins.
I’m putting all this out there for people who’ve been thinking about re-organizing Cantabile and also for the chance that someone might point out something I’m doing that could be a problem.