Hey Dudes and Dudettes!
I wish all of you the best for the new year!
I noticed some contributions on Pianobook have very decent and creative samples which are only mapped in Kontakt for direct playback without any engine. And there are surely more people like me, who do more of the heavy lifting of the sounds with the engines. I always wish the people with these great samples would have atleast a simple Kontakt-Engine with some essential tools like a volume-envelope, filter, reverb and so on at their fingertips to elevate their submissions to the next level.
So I made one!
It is the first iteration and it will grow over the next weeks and months.
At the moment it has 4 channels, each with an individual round-robin-chain (groups 1-3,4-6,7-9,10-11).
I used David Hilowitz RR-script:
Thanks! I learned the basics of KSP from your videos.
If you only need 1 group and put your samples just in group 1 the RR-chain will still trigger and not evey press of a key will play a note. I haven´t made/found a workaround for this yet. You could just map the same samples over all 3 groups or delete the two follwoing groups and copy the first one so the RR-chain can still trigger and you get a sound every time.
I couldn´t map the “Pseudo Stereo”-button from the stereo-modeller to the gui, so if you use mono samples and want to use the imager, you have to manually check this button on the FX-chain of the instrument.
The Volume-Envelope and the filters work for all the groups simultaneously. If you completely turn down a channel in the gui-mixer the groups will not play.
The signal-flow is AHDSR->Transient Master->HPF->LPF->Distortion->Stereo Modeller->Reverb
It is made with Kontakt 6 because I do not own K5.
Please feel free to comment, optimize and/or change this engine.
If you have questions and/or need some personalization and can´t do it yourself, just ask me and I can change it for you.