Kontakt and OAX MIDI Channels – Part2

Let’s continue our discussion regarding how to leverage the Kontakt “Instrument Bank” option and how that fits in with the dynamic OAX MIDI channel assignments. This may / may not be the best way to integrate OAX with Konkat? Let’s hear thoughts from everyone that is following along, that may know more than we do on both OAX and Kontakt, and the best way to implement. For now:

9 thoughts on “Kontakt and OAX MIDI Channels – Part2

  • 08/17/2017 at 19:06
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    I sampled my sounds from my Abacus with no reverb so I could choose how much and the type on the Sonic. Loading the sample into Kontakt I could not find a way to add reverb with the Sonic. This is just a FYI and does not need to be explored on my part at this time.

    Jerry

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    • 09/04/2017 at 18:32
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      I had forgot that I have Native Instruments Komplete 10 on my Music Computer so I download the Kontakt 5 player full version from my account and installed it on the OAX. I now have all kinds of reverb plus convolution reverbs. I am currently downloading the factory library to install on the OAX. It’s 24 gigs. I am not going to do a whole lot of setup work until my buzzing issue is fixed.

      Jerry

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      • 09/05/2017 at 07:04
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        Nice! I’ll be interested to learn how you decide to map sounds back to OAX. I played around a little more yesterday and sometime this week I should have a new video posted on an initial setup. At this point are you saving everything on the “OAX” SSD?

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        • 09/05/2017 at 08:11
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          Will load on the C drive for now.

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  • 08/17/2017 at 02:37
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    Hi Curt,

    Coming along nicely. Given the level of interest in this, and the potential for bricking OAX, given I am guessing the wide variety of PC skills out there, is there any merit in asking the guys at Wersi to implement the Kontakt player as you have proven and include it in the next OAX update, such that 1) the install in consistent across all of us, and 2) it is supported by Wersi should any issues occur. It appears to be the most popular one out there at this level, and the player is free, so should not be any commercial implications for Wersi.

    Cheers
    Mark

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    • 08/17/2017 at 03:57
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      Hi Mark

      It would be nice, (And has been requested) but there is a problem, how do they set it up? You see Kontakt can be used in a multitude of ways (This article is just showing one way) which will be dependent on what the user wants of it, and there is no way Wersi can know that, however if they implemented something like VIP http://www.inmusicbrands.com/vip-music-software/index.html or Komplete Kontrol https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/keyboards/komplete-kontrol-s-series/software-details/ then this would really make things easier.
      Remember you are moving from the home to the pro world with the use of VST.

      Isn’t life fun

      Bill

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    • 08/17/2017 at 10:15
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      Thanks Mark. I should have another video out today or tomorrow showing the next step, which will be adding in Upper2 and maybe another sound on the lower. Depending on how long it takes to show that we will add in how to rename the User Sounds to match up to the Kontakt sounds and finally, show a User Preset with a mix of Kontakt and OAX sounds in it. That last set of things may end up a in seperate video. We are trying to keep each video in the 5-6 minute range.

      Assuming Kontakt was included in OAX, as Bill mentioned, the personalization & customization would be difficult. For example, many folks are not happy with the current drawbars. Certainly using the “VST option” gives them the ability to add in other drawbars. I really have no issue with the current drawbars but I’m not a fan of any of the current Acoustic Pianos in OAX. Based on that, we have already purchased a very nice Acoustic Piano sample. I’ll be adding that to the Sonic this weekend. I’m waiting on a SSD drive to arrive so I can install the samples and add it to Kontakt (it’s big as in 50+GB).

      So, are you considering jumping in with us? Come on – What’s the worst that could happen? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      • 08/17/2017 at 16:09
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        Hi Curt,

        Yes considering, but time poor at the moment. Choice of playing or fiddling, and playing is winning. I have just got an old camera and tripod out and started experimenting earlier with video and mixing with Sonic recorded audio. Just need to fire up an old i7 laptop, install my video editing software (if it works on Win 10) and have a go at syncing sound with fingers – watch this space!

        I wasn’t thinking about the customisation element, however basic install so that it didn’t brick OAX would be sufficient

        Also just purchased a new set of carbon fibre wheels for my road bike, so spending a bit of time onthat as well – done almost 80 miles this week so far!

        Cars need washing, lawns need mowing and all mixed in with walking the two dogs, hence the time poor bit. If all went well, it would be fine, but I don’t have the time to fix issues, so if I bricked the Sonic it may take me a couple of weeks to fix it, thus no playing.

        I am going to get another SSD and ghost the Sonic when I have time, so that a) I have a ready to go backup, and 2) can get back to where I started quickly, as I only have it on on 320gb spinning disk at the moment.

        Cheers
        Mark

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