Wot’s…Uh the Deal?
I have written a guide on how to create a live looping environment within Cantabile using the MuLab 9 Plugin.
@brad - I am more than happy for you to link to this like my other guides.
Whew, this was a bit of a marathon to describe!
For a solo ambient show I putting together for a local music venue/festival, I wanted a non linear approach to backing tracks. I have been successfully using Cantabile for at least a decade now for playing linear backing tracks in Pure Floyd/Welsh Floyd (sadly defunct now and like to stay that way ) combining backing tracks, clicks, DMX and Video cues.
However, for this new show I am doing for occasional fun, I wanted facilities more akin to what you get in programs like Ableton and to be able to trigger loops and move between them, noodling as I like and then grudgingly moving on when the audience is looking bored…
I did look at Ableton, but it looked a huge learning curve when I already know Cantabile, and I didn’t want the faff of linking the two together and then having to synchronise two data sets in two different applications.
So, I wanted a live looper within Cantabile. After a little evaluation of some options, I settled on MuLab 9 which also now comes in a plugin format, and in my experimentation it has proved quite capable in doing what I want and it meets my goal of keeping a set all in Cantabile.
I have written a guide on how to do this as it was a little complicated to set up.
It is probably the lengthiest guide I have written so far (but lots of screen shots), as there is quite a lot to cover!
I hope that it is a useful reference for those looking to do similar.