Newly started to use Cantabile. Can anyone help me?

I’m a Japanese high school student and I newly started to use Cantabile a couple of days ago.
I have one thing that I want to do with Cantabile, but don’t know how to do. So I would like to ask someone about it.
I show what I want to do below;

1, First, speak into a microphone connected to my laptop via audio interface.
2, Then, using Cantabile, distort my voice from the microphone with some VST plugins.
3, Finally, send the edited voice to the audio interface and output to speaker.

And here are my devices I’m using for your reference.
laptop: Dell XPS13 (Intel 7th gen Core-i3, 4GB RAM)
audio interface: M-AUDIO Fast Track Ultra

Can anyone tell me how to carry out my plan? Or, if you find my plan impossible, please tell me so, it is also a good answer for me.

Sorry for my poor English.
I’m waiting for your reply.

Hi yu_murase and Welcome!

To do what you want from scratch you have a few steps to do.

First set up the audio interface in the Options window (Tools>Options>Audio Engine). On the Audio Engine tab select your driver from the drop down list for your M-Audio Fast track ultra ASIO driver and check the sample rate and buffer size and set to taste.

Then go to the Audio routes tab and set the Microphone input to the available inputs on your interface. This detailed here in the online manual.

You will also need to make sure Cantabile sees your VST plugin so you must check that setup using this guide …

Now that you have the input and output ports set then you can start a New Song and it should look like this when pointed to the routing screen

Click on Add route to set the Name/Source for your setup (your microphone input port you made in options).

Then click Add Object and select your distortion plugin from the list and set the Target of the input you made to point to the plugin.

The plugin should automatically make a route to the Main speakers for you to hear it at this point and you can set it to taste and start using it. (An example of a routing setup like this is shown below)

That’s the way I recommend you get started and see how it goes. As you see a lot of the basic instructions are available at the online manual. It is an excellent reference source on everything about Cantabile. There is a good group who will help if they can so if you get stuck post about it and we’ll see what’s up.




Thank you, Dave.
Yesterday I tried to play with Cantabile following your instruction and succeeded in carrying out my plan!

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Thanks, I’d read all of that before. I add a Port called Microphone (but really, it is just a different name for the same hardware in and out–the UR22c). I try to assign a channel to the Microphone port and C3 says “No assignable channels available.” There are no other options to configure something, even for my UR22c in and out ports. Using the ASIO driver as always. I can change names of ports and channels, that’s about it.

I have 4 options for creating a port: mono in or out, and stereo in or out. All to the UR22c, of course. I’m obviously still missing something. Sorry!

Hey vargo001,
Here are the steps I used to create a mono flute input channel in Cantabile:
Tools → Options Audio Ports

Add Mono Input Port…

Give the port a name. This is the LOGICAL name you will see as an input in Cantabile. Check the Enabled box. “Alias” has to do with optional names, perhaps in the case of a rename operation. It’s not needed for now. There are several other options you can investigate later.

Now, we’ll assign the physical HARDWARE channel to the LOGICAL port we’ve created. The hardware names are provided by the driver. I will use the Mic/Inst plug 2 on the front of my Presonus 1818VSL.

Here is the Cantabile setup to map the logical port “Flute” to the incoming hardware Signal. Mono ports will have a single Signal, stereo will have two signals from two different ports.

Pull down the channel selection box and pick the hardware channel. Again, hardware names are provided by the driver.

You can adjust levels as part of your gain structures strategy. This Level is separate from any hardware gain control.

Now, using the Monitor side panel, you can see that an input called Flute is available.

Create a route, you can use Flute as a Source then send it to an output, a VST, or a rack.

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