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Kontakt 5 quick way to make a patch polyphonic?

Discussion in 'KONTAKT' started by dcrand, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. dcrand

    dcrand New Member

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    Hi, here's a dumb question in need of a quick answer which for some reason I can't find readily in the manual. If I load a fairly simple sample patch into Kontakt 5 that is built to be monophonic, is there a quick way to make it polyphonic in the rack editor? There's no button or switch on the provided interface to make this change.

    Thanks, dc
     
  2. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    Depends which patch it is... Some have a button for that on the scripted interface. For some, you need to change the max polyphony number. For others, you go in the edit view and see if there's a script in there that does the monophonic behavior. There's also voice groups that could be used for this, in Group Editor...
     
  3. dcrand

    dcrand New Member

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    No voice groups assigned in the Group editor, and I couldn't see anything in the interface script that isn't about presets, knobs and reverb. Hmm.
     
  4. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    So check all 5 script slots, maybe there's a mono mode script somewhere there. Which instrument is this?
     
  5. dcrand

    dcrand New Member

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    Bigcat IDK 1609 violin. A long sought after NON vibrato violin! (Would there were more!)
    The three occupied script slots are for the interface, articulation and legato, but the last two are only screen layouts, I couldn't find any scripting per se in those slots. Thanks for your time replying. if I could just get a double stop out of the thing it would make my day!
     
  6. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    Yes, the legato script would make it monophonic. If you bypass that one you should have it polyphonic. Unfortunately you cannot MIDI learn script bypass. Maybe if you need a double-stop, just load the same patch twice, then set the other one to a different MIDI channel, then you can double-stop at will.
     
  7. dcrand

    dcrand New Member

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    Bypassing the legato script just made it not play after the first note! I loaded just a single sample near the pitch range I needed as a separate patch looking at the same MIDI channel and it gave me what I needed at the moment (a simple 2 note drone). Next job with actual money attached should go toward a good string patch with a non vibrato option - thanks for looking at it!