I can’t see much recent discussion about the webserver … forgive me if I can’t find it.
I’ve tinkered with this before, but I think it’s time to take it more seriously.
I’d like to ditch the laptop live and use a NUC. I think the webserver would be an excellent simple way to drive it but there are a couple of additional things I’d need to make that work.
A gig is about performance, so I don’t play with anything live, other than changing states in a song, currently I do with a cheap ‘Worlde EasyControl9’ which sits just above my piano keys.
You can get them from China for next to nothing.
It has been bulletproof for me so far, although the software is a bit slow and clunky. But you only need to set it up once.
I’ll probably keep using it for that task, but also need the webserver on my Android phone to do anything else.
I’d usually be loading a ‘Cantabile Set List’ for each band set, so …
1 The ability to choose a setlist from the GUI.
There are always times when you’d need to play something not on the setlist of course, so …
2 The ability to edit the current setlist from the GUI.
(I guess that could also incorporate an option to create a setlist from scratch, if that’s do-able)
Brad helped me with an AutoHotKey Script to close Cantabile nicely, and Shutdown the NUC.
Maybe Shutdown and ReBoot could also be included if others think that’s useable too.
Everyone works differently, so others will probably have different requirements, but the key would be keeping the GUI as simple as possible with the minimum number of options.
Does this sound sensible to anyone else? and … would these things be do-able easily?
Maybe something like this?