I’m trying figure out what I need to buy for my band.
We’d like to do:
Send probably 4 different mixes for in ear monitors
Playback a backing track on a couple of audio files
Playback a click track and cues
Sync tempos of guitar multi fx units with the backing track using midi
Ideally swap patches on guitar multi fx when changing to a new song (also using midi - it’s a headrush mx5 and does support this using program change messages)
Change a few settings, or potentially recall a scene on a mixer for each track
From what I’ve read Cantabile is well suited to running this sort of stuff, playing audio files, midi clock and program changes all looks fine and I like to idea of having Cantabile run everything. The in ear mixes is obviously more of mixer thing, this is the bit I’m getting stuck at - mixer integration. If I bought wireless digital mixer like a Behringer XR18 or Soundcraft UI24R and used it as a USB audio interface, could Cantabile control all the settings over the USB? Or would I need to send midi or OSC to control it? Could I do this over the USB, or would I have to use ethernet? Is there a mixer that will work well? From my reading I think the Behringer probably would work, but it’s not available anywhere.
Appreciate any help, starting to go cross eyed from all the research.