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I took your advice, just bypassed the Send FX, which gave me nice dry sound that I was able to use. I saved it as Bamboo-Dry.nki – Being able to apply reverb through the DAW effects plug-ins gave me just the right amount of reverb I needed. Great to learn something new 🙂
Clearly I chose the wrong example, probably because that was one I was trying to make use of most recently. Possibly the reason I choose some of the instruments I have downloaded is that they sound so darn good in their camel suits! But then I find out that while they work brilliantly as a sole/feature intrument, they would be useful in a variety of other uses if they weren’t quite so wet.
I did try to fiddle with the Instruments Send FX, but clearly I was too timid. Thanks for your advice, I will try these and save as a separate instrument (because I still like it as is). I noticed that there is only one sample, so it should be easy enough, even for me. As mentioned I’m not very experienced with Kontakt, but I have tried creating my own very basic instruments (based on other people’s raw samples), so I certainly will experiment as you have suggested.
I will also try to pay more attention at the horse sales from now on.
Hi Tim, and thanks for your response – I appreciate it.
Yes that is exactly what I am talking about and I admit that I’ve only been using Kontakt for a few months (bought it during the annual NI sale using a cross-grade from a free Kontak-Player library). So I am still a relative newbie. As an example, I love the richness of the Pianobook “Bamboo” instrument, but the reverb and delay was too much, and interfered with the melody to the extent that I couldn’t use it (the delay was bouncing into the melody).
I did try to edit the nki within Kontakt (6), but depite an hour of fiddling and twiddling, could not reduce either the delay of reverb. I guess I still have an awful lot to learn about Kontakt.
Oooh – a touchy subject. I recently went on a dowload binge after buying Kontakt 6 and Re-installing Camel Audio Alchemy (yep the old one before it was bought out by the datk side). Amazing how quickly the Gigabytes get swallowed up. I’m now suffering a bout of “KeepItJustInCase-itis”!
“Only if your imagination is broken”
Thanks – Must have misread something in the description and thought it was for use with Labs Soft Piano (which I have)
Meris Pedals (which I don’t have).
Hi, My name is Steve, and I’m from the south coast of NSW Australia. I have no musical background and almost no musical talent.
But as I edge ever closer to retirement (or as it creeps ever closer to me) I feel an overwhelming desire to learn, dabble and possibly even one day, contribute to music-making. With a background in computing going back to the dinosaur years (pre-personal computers) using electronic-based instruments comes more naturally to me than traditional (dare I say analog?) instruments. Having spent a lifetime in non-artistic endeavours, I hope to make up for it in my dotage.
My first (pedantic) contribution is to let you know that the wonderful HoveFlute has somehow found its way into the “metallic instrument” category and may be more comfortable somewhere else. I hope that sometime in the future I can contribute something of value.
Until then, my humble and heartfelt thanks to all of you who contribute so much to this wonderful endeavour, and who constantly inspire me!