1. Open GigaStudio editor (Start :: Programs :: NemeSys :: Gigastudio Editor)
2. Open the .gig file with the program you want to convert (File :: Open)
For this example I will be using \'(AO str) viola section basic.gig\'
3. Click \'No\' when asked to save the acceleration tag. (it really doesn\'t matter, but the idea here
is to keep your
original .gig file untouched)
4. Save this file to another location, in effect making a copy that we can work on. (File :: Save
5. Remove the programs that you will not be converting. This is done by going up to the top-left
pane which says
\"Instrument Bank 0\" and selecting the programs you wish to delete, then pressing the DELETE key.
In my case I\'m deleting \"viola section basic KEY XFD-R\" and a few others.
6. Select the program you will be converting by clicking on it in that top-left pane.
For example, I will be converting \'viola section basic KEY\'.
7. Select all the regions by clicking and dragging a box from just beyond the left edge of the
leftmost region, to
beyond the right edge of the rightmost one, effectively turning all the regions yellow.
8. Just below that, there is the word \"Keyboard\" with a green square under that, and some white
squares. Click on the word \"Keyboard\"
9. A window titled \"Dimension Resource\" will pop up. We want to change \'Control Source\' from
\'Keyboard\' to \'(2)
Breath controller\' (you could effectively set it to almost anything, but I have yet to see a
commercial giga file
take advantage of breath control...)
-- VERY IMPORTANT --
10. Check the box marked \"Apply to all selected regions\"
NOTE: if you don\'t, Kontakt WILL crash when you import the gig file.
11. Click OK.
12. Save this file. (File :: Save)
13. Exit the Gigastudio Editor. (File :: Exit)
14. Open Kontakt
15. Locate the .gig file we were just working on using the top-left file navigation pane. It will
look like a
folder. In my case it is \"(AO STR) VIOLA SECTION BASIC\".
16. Click to expand that file, and then click on <PROGRAMS> just beneath. You should see the Program
we were just
working with in the list below.
17. Drag that program (bottom left pane) into the rack view on the right.
18. Kontakt will ask you where you wan to save it. Save it wherever you like.
19. Kontakt will proceed to convert the file. If it goes quickly then crashes... you didn\'t follow
At this point the program, will all the requisite dimensions is now in Kontakt. Hurray! Now to get
20. Click the \'Edit\' button for that instrument.
21. Right now \'ON CTRL.\' is selected and it\'s set to 2 x x. FYI This is breath control. Change \'ON
CTRL.\' to \'START
22. Set \'ON KEY\' to C1.
23. Deselect \'EDIT ALL\'.
Now the tedious part. We need to step through the groups and assign each to a different key. This
gigasample I\'m working with has 16. Ouch. Here are the steps:
a. Select a group. Just below where it says MAPPING EDITOR, there\'s a button that says GROUP 1-#.
b. Set the key. Next to \'ON KEY\' it says C1, change that to the key switch you\'d like.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
So for instance Group 1-16 would be C1, group 2-16 would be C#1, group 3-16 would be D1, etc.
The note was made earlier that the first group in gigastudio is actually imported as the last in
Kontakt, but everything else is in order, so here\'s how you\'d want to lay it out with a 16 switch
gigasample (that is, if you want it to completely match the original keymap in gigastudio):
I know it sounds like a lot, but this tutorial is really wordy and a 16 dimension gigasample can
easily be converted in under 4 minutes if you get quick at it. Plus, once it\'s converted it\'s done.
And you\'ll never ever have to worry about saving gigastudio performances ever again.