Ok, I'm new to this, having all of three Kontakt based virtual synths (GPO, Virtual Piano and Akoustik Piano) as well as Kontakt II. It was the synths, btw, that caused me to buy K2.
I understand that the underlying synth engines are Kontakt based, but it's becoming more obvious that I can't just load up patches into Kontakt and expect the same results as the standalone unit. Seems weird but I'll deal with it.
Can anyone explain the nuances of the relationship between the two? Why doesn't the NKI file work the same in both?
In particular, I have noticed that the piano release is zero - immediate cutoff - when a patch is loaded into Kontakt. Can somebody explain why and let me know if there is a standard workaround.
Links to threads work to, I just don't know where to start to look.
A lot of the libraries that have a built-in Kontakt player also contain programming for the samples that is specifically designed for the player and will be added when the samples are loaded (a specific example is the sustain pedal legato feature in GPO). I believe that this is programmed into the player itself.
Kontakt 2 is more open-ended and not library specific. You could probably emulate the programming yourself, but you'd have to know what you need and how to do it. Kontakt 2 allows you a lot more flexibility but at the expense of the more "automatic" handling of samples that you get with the library-specific players. I don't own Akoustic Piano or VGP, but I know that there has been quite a bit of discussion at the GPO forum about this - try a search for Kontakt 2. There may even be tutorials on the Garritan site.