I love all the options in Cantabile and that there are often multiple ways to do one thing depending on preference, situation, rapid-load need, etc. I also love the idea of creating my own patch banks so, for example, creating a “Kontakt Pad Bank” of my favorite Kontact pads regardless of coming from NI or other resources. But then started wondering about the best way to do this for worship songs…
- Is it better to create songs and have the particular instruments I regularly use for that song embedded? I like that idea as I also transpose a lot so all these settings could be kept per song. And even save multiple versions in different keys if I like.
- Racks are fascinating and more cross-song useful it seems; so maybe I create a few racks of my favorite pads and other instruments, then create songs that reference those few racks.
- Or should I create instrument banks, then when using the song I load up a bank and choose my favorite instrument from there and save the song? I guess that’s probably similar to #1 above. If so, this doesn’t appear to pre-load all the instruments in the bank, which is smart and I don’t want that anyway, but maybe allows me to more easily switch to another instrument more quickly in practice instead of rooting through thousands of instruments on the fly.
Sort of thinking out loud here, but if any of you seasoned folks want to lend some advice I’m all ears.