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Hi! Any libraries you’re thinking of specifically?
most instruments on here already do come with wav / non-proprietary format for the exact reason you’ve stated…21 August 2020 at 2:44 am in reply to: An Often Overlooked Fundamental of Piano Instrument Creation. #2435
Hi! I agree that this is a very important small detail that can really add in some life to a sample set.
In making my Kawai Baby Grand library I found a couple relatively easy ways to accomplish this for kontakt, whether it be applying keytracking to the incoming MIDI signal and setting that to a sharp modmap that changes the release time of a single envelope at a certain note # threshold, or by simply making separate groups for the top notes where the damper no longer applies and having separate volume envelopes.
Depending on the method you choose and how (or if) you plan on incorporating some form of sympathetic resonance or release samples your mileage will vary on the exact interaction between those groups and the release times. For example you might not want the release sample set to make any sound / have any samples playing during the undampened releases of the upper notes.
Anyway, cheers for mentioning this, any thought to improve the upload submission quality is always welcome here
I presumably am still having this issue on my end and I imagine others are as well.
If anyone is wondering how I was able to log back in, I came over to the forums as an anonymous user. At the bottom where it requests to login to post, I put in my credentials per usual, and it took me to a slightly different wordpress form than the main login page. After 1 failed attempt which prompted the verification thing, I tried again and was successful.
Hello everyone, I’m not a staff member for pianobook or spitfire but:
The staff team is a little bit busy, sometimes it takes a while for them to see submissions, check that the instruments are valid / safe, and they meet some of the visual criteria as Christian has shown on his channel as of late.
If you have submitted stuff I would encourage just to be a little more patient, I’ve had upload times anywhere from less than a week to over a month on some instruments.
That said: There is an email for pianobook submissions, it never hurts to check your spam inbox to see if they’ve sent you a question already or just to drop a line (so long as you remain courteous)
Cheers everyone, I’m excited to hear the things you share.
I have confirmed at least auto sampler is backwards compatible!
I had a friend check in the ableton sampler and exs24 from logic 10.4.something and both were able to load the auto-sampled instrument just fine!
I will continue to do more testing with compatibility
Yes sorry, every major number release of Kontakt must be purchased as an upgrade. So going from 5 > 6 is a paid update, but going 6 > 6.1 is not. You will still get the too old message on sub-versions I believe however, just not the DEMO mode one.
I think you were meaning the plugin, not the Kontakt sound library? The K6 Factory Library has the same content selection as K5 and you should be able to load it into either version at its latest update, they didn’t do anything to it during that transition from K5 to K6 except for bug fixes / file compression (as verified by EvilDragon here: https://vi-control.net/community/threads/kontakt-6-factory-library-vs-kontakt-5.86403/)
Thanks for updating us though, I’m sure many were not aware that this was the case. NI seems to let people know this well through their sales but not much else
I was sort of also curious about this, I’ve reviewed a couple and the star rating shows up but not the text
Hi Eddie! We’d love to hear your stuff and anyone is of course welcome to submit as everything here is for free anyway.
As Marco said, there are some fairly easy guidelines to help you out in figuring out how or what you want to contribute, but most of us deviate from this just a little bit for different various reasons.
That said if you are going to formally submit something, preferably it should be a sampler instrument that uses a common format, such as Kontakt, EXS, sfz, or ableton sampler, and include the audio samples as individual files too (Not samples baked into the format like Kontakt monolith or sf2). A story or some pictures about your creation would be awesome too!
If you’re still not sure we would love to help you out with more specific questions on the forum!
Looks like my post still hasn’t shown up so I’m gonna try again to see if it was a fluke or not, as many others have posted links since.
let me know if this works for you! I know the download is still down
Many of us do things we regret, but the best news Keith is that you have your whole life still ahead of you and you know where you want to be.
For me discipline has always been the hardest part of the craft, and sure – by now I could be a way better keyboard or guitar player than I am, but I also wouldn’t be as familiar in the DAW as I am or as proactive to seeking out new and experimental musics as I am now. And I think for me that’s something I couldn’t imagine missing out on, even though I’m sure I would have found joy in different musical avenues too.
For you I can’t really say anything definitively, but I know if you were a famous concert pianist we would sure miss you around here!
Hi! Demo mode will only show up in Kontakt player, not full Kontakt so make sure if you’ve ever had the player version before purchasing the full version that either you uninstall it or open the non-player version.
I’ve already created a reply to this a few days ago with an alternate google drive link with the instrument, as I am its creator.
I’m not sure if the post didn’t go through (I’m fairly certain it did) or if it has yet to be approved by the staff (Very reasonable approach) so I will at least ask in the meantime, were you able to get this resolved?7 April 2020 at 8:51 pm in reply to: Would anyone like an Ableton Sampler version of their PianoBook instrument? #1979
Hi Sam. I know I would certainly like this for my instruments, I don’t own a full version of Ableton permanently (I’ve downloaded the trial a few days ago) but many of my friends using it without kontakt would like to be able to use my instruments.
That said the instrument creators don’t actually have a way to edit their submitted / posted instruments on the site at the moment, so I would imagine the best way to do this is either by making a forum post providing your converted instrument or submitting your alternate version the same way you would a new one — just letting the team know in the title or submissions box that you’ve converted it / made for a new format.
oh! Also now that I’m thinking of it, our forum profiles don’t seem to be merged with our pianobook upload profiles — as in there is no way to click on my name in the forum and be taken to my profile page which shows the instruments I have uploaded.
Again I’m not sure if this is sort of a designed behavior of the new website host’s features or not, but it would be nice at least for credibility’s sake to answer people’s questions about my instruments in the forum, and then have them click on the profile as proof of creator, or just to see other things I’ve made if they enjoy the one on topic.
Hi! Back to re-evaluate, a couple more things:
I agree with others above, I wish there was a way to view the entire pianobook library / catalogue at once. Today the number of instruments updated to 227 from 225, but I don’t see any new instruments and it’s a little bit weird to have to manually search by individual categories rather than just easily scroll down the whole list chronologically as it was.
Another thing, it seems like we have to have our posts approved if they contain a link? This seems like good merit in practice, but as far as safety goes you would still need to individually moderate each post as people can find ways to bypass this pause by breaking the link down into pieces. Especially as the site and community grow, it will be increasingly more difficult to try and moderate each and every link sent. Maybe a good meantime fix would be just to have some blacklisted websites for moderation, such as google drive or dropbox to make sure the links don’t have anything suspicious attached.
One last thing is that the new download process feels… “clunky”. As opposed to before where one would go to the instrument page of choice, click the pianobook download and then the wetransfer one (2 clicks after the instrument page), it now takes 5. It is nice that we can see a download history, but unless you have plans to include paid instruments in the future I don’t really the need for the entire checkout process in its current length. My guess is that this is sort of an feature / artifact of the new and more scalable host (WordPress? Squarespace? I forget which…) and sort of how their default product / shop system works. I wouldn’t be disappointed if this is how downloads would have to remain working, but I would be excited if there was a way to optimize this.