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I recently tried to figure out how to implement some of the new KSP features in Kontakt 6, and hit a wall when trying to implement the new UI_Wavetable control. Scripting the wavetable position onto a slider was easy, but for some reason making a visible wavetable would not work. So to save you some time, here's a brief explanation of how to implement UI_Wavetable and also how to make a wavetable position knob. The new KSP reference manual for Kontakt 6 does have a section on UI_Wavetable, but they left something out - how to actually map the UI_Wavetable...
Sound Dust makes some of the best and most innovative Kontakt libraries on the market. For the second time around, Spitfire Audio has combined 5 of their recent libraries into a very well-priced collection. Including: Flutter Dust, Infundibulum, Oddhop, Pendleonium, and Ships Piano. Its currently available for only $149 until November 20th, but the full retail price is only $199. Sound Dust Vol. 2 is available from Spitfire Audio here. I purchased the previous Sound Dust bundle, Dust Bundle, and I fell immediately in love with the Plastic Ghost Piano (my song 'Plastic' from my album Sleepless was heavily inspired...
British Drama Toolkit (BDT) is a new sample library by the wonderful Spitfire Audio. Within seconds of hearing this Kontakt instrument I was sold. Its being marketed as a tool to help compose emotional scores or cues on the fly, without having to devote large amounts of time on the computer to make it work. Usually when you write using any sample library you're switching between two modes: writing/playing, and manipulation/editing. You play your idea on the keyboard to record the MIDI data, then you spend some time focusing on the various layers you want and how they ebb and...
Spitfire is back at it again with another interesting orchestral sample library, they're cranking these excellent instruments out so quickly i'm wondering if this is what the Apollo 13 movie meant when they said the moon missions were starting to feel routine. London Contemporary Orchestra Textures (LCO Textures) is a follow up to their internationally-acclaimed London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) - a library I also own and LOVE. Why is this Kontakt library so special you ask? Well, to start it was recorded in a cavernous decommissioned air hanger in Suffolk, England, originally built to test American fighter planes (which has...
Spitfire Audio is at it again with the follow up to their Studio line of orchestral Kontakt libraries - Spitfire Studio Brass. Just like Studio Strings the library comes in two flavors, standard and professional, and was recorded at Air Studio One with a dryer tracking to facilitate better mixing control. Spitfire Studio Brass is available for $199, with professional at $399, but they're both on sale until December 27th 2018. Just for the sake of this review, i'm going to mainly cover the professional edition since its the version I have. If I mention anything about the standard edition...
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