Greetings! Ok, short version - I’m looking for ways to look at Cantabile live without having a laptop - or at least without Cantabile being powered by that laptop.
I poked around the Support articles and the forum and I couldn’t find any updates about the Web UI for a couple years, so please feel free to point me towards that if I missed anything.
So here’s my use case: I use Cantabile live on desktop computers. (Currently Intel NUCs - I have a pair with identical setups for backup - the tentative plan is to move to a rackmount PC). I’m in a dance/function band, so that’s setup/teardown every night. And I really don’t want the horses of Cantabile running on a laptop. So to view cantabile I have some small monitors (the kind you often see in CCTV security setups) that I industrial-strength-velcro to the top of my keyboard (it’s surprisingly stable).
I’ve been pondering lots of ways to streamline the rig - both for robustness and easy of setup/teardown. So that takes me to remotely viewing Cantabile in some way other than an HDMI cable - perhaps network (possibly wireless/wifi), perhaps some other means. One options I’ve considered is having an old laptop function as essentially a monitor for a beefier PC in the rack - this idea occurred because of all the racks (like the SKB studioflyer series) with laptop mounts on top. But I’d like a quickly responding interface with access to all that I normally see in Cantabile - as opposed to a streamlined view like what I’ve used of the WebUI.
I used to use a kind of KVM software to use my android phone as a monitor (at the time I didn’t interact with Cantabile through a mouse or whatnot live, I just needed a monitor) through a USB cable - and so I’ve considered Synergy or Barrier (an open source fork of Synergy). Does anyone have experience using Cantabile with software like this? It seems like it would be a nice way to tuck some powerful computer away from stray beers and ill-advised stage antics - possibly a better solution than “run a long HDMI and do your best to keep it away from both your feet and the audience’s.” I’m hoping if something like this could be done with a wireless connection, it would be one less thing to run on stage every night.
So yeah. Any thoughts? Anyone doing something similar? Have I absolutely missed updates to the WebUI? Greatly appreciate any insight.