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    Best way to switch between articulations?

    Hi, I jumped on the EWQLSO gold group buy, and as I'm pretty new to that kind of library, there's some stuff I'm struggeling with.

    One is how to switch between articulations.
    Say I have a solo cello phrase and I want it spread out over all 3 articulations available.
    I tried having a track for each articulation and then move notes around between them, but that gets pretty confusing.
    Then I figured out to leave the track midi channel at none (I'm in SONAR, having a midi channel set in track properties, seems to force all notes to that channel) and set the midi channel of each note to the midi channel of the desired articulation. That seems to be easier.
    Is there an even better way?

    Thanks much!

  2. #2

    Re: Best way to switch between articulations?

    Hi,

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  3. #3

    Re: Best way to switch between articulations?

    This seems like a Kompakt problem. In gigastudio, you could just send a program change in midi to the new articulation. As far as I know, there is no way to tell kompakt to change to a new program on the fly (is there??) -- so your method of using different tracks, or different channels in one track, seems pretty smooth. But it does require some midi event editing.

    For sonar, here is a tiny cal program that changes the channel number of all selected midi events. You could select all the notes of a given articulation, after all the entry is done, and change the channel.

    =======================

    Code:
    ;; set_channel.cal  Set Midi Channel for selected events.
    ;;
    
    (do
    	(include "need20.cal")	; Require version 2.0 or higher of CAL
    
    	(int new_chan 1)	; New Midi Channel number
    	(int i 0)		; index for moving through
    
    	(getInt new_chan "New Midi Channel: " 1 16 )
            (-= new_chan 1)
    
    	(forEachEvent
    		(do
    				(= Event.Chan new_chan )                              
    				(++ i) ; this counts
    		)
    	)
           
    	(pause "Adjusted " i " channel events!" )
    )

  4. #4

    Re: Best way to switch between articulations?

    Thanks gugliel, yeah, I don't think Kompakt responds to program changes.
    I used the interpolate command for the midi channel switching so far, but a cal would be faster. What do I do with the code?
    (sorry about my newbeness)

  5. #5

    Re: Best way to switch between articulations?

    Save the text above as text file with a ".cal" ending, in your sonar "sample content" directory, along with those installed by sonar. (Or anywhere else, really). Name it some thing like

    set_channel.cal

    In Sonar, select all events for which you want to set a channel.

    Load the cal program by pressing ALT-F1 and navigating to the proper directory and clicking on set_channel.cal .

    Enter the channel number, press enter.

  6. #6

    Re: Best way to switch between articulations?

    Hi Troels,

    Quote Originally Posted by Troels
    I don't think Kompakt responds to program changes.
    Kontakt 2.0 will respond to program changes.

    FV

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