Here’s a quick (and simple) feature in Kore 2 I thought I would point out for those of you that use Kore 2 in multitimbral setups. Sometimes it can make a lot of sense to set up your sequencing host so that you have several different MIDI tracks all pointing to the same instance of Kore 2. By keeping everything in one instance, you maintain a high level of organization, you can share Aux effects among different Kore Sounds, and it makes it easy to do things like transfer sounds and their associated bussing between rigs. Kore essentially becomes a single container for all your instruments and effects. The only downside to this is that you might run into MIDI channel madness. If you have a MIDI track in your sequencer armed to transmit on channel 4 so that it plays a specific sound channel in Kore, this means the target Kore Sound (and respective instrument) must be prepped to properly respond to messages on channel 4. There are a lot of software synthesizers out there, and the ease or difficulty of doing this varies wildly. Some instruments always respond in Omni, while others like Reaktor have a channel that is bound to the actual ensemble (in which case you will need to change the ensemble’s External MIDI menu to get it to behave in the intended manner). Enter the MIDI Transformer. This Kore 2 MIDI effect has a Channel drop-down that will “brute force” the MIDI channel to be whatever you want it to be. You can drop it anywhere you want in your Kore Performance, and it will affect all objects downstream from it. I use this all the time because I’m lazy (lol), and I often don’t feel like opening the Reaktor GUI for example and messing with the MIDI channels. It's true, sometimes you just want to play One last thing: the actual channel drop-down menu can be assigned to one of Kore’s knobs—so you can use the knobs to change MIDI channels and you will see this on your display in real time. You can use this to dial in different sounds on the fly in a multitimbral instrument such as Kontakt (as an alternative to using the Bank object for example). Good luck!