Well.. Kontakt(2) doesn't convert from the .gig format too well. Not only does it screw up on something as simple as a velocity switch patch (from GS3), it creates a complete mess out of any crossfade patch you throw at it (can someone recommend a .gig2nki converter that actually WORKS?). It's practically useless, so I've realized I have to reprogram everything from scratch. Ok, fair enough, had their "ingenius mapping" system actually WORKED.
I've got 1000s of files named fx. "vln_sus_p_G3", "vln_sus_p_A3" etc etc. but does Kontakt recognize the pitch from the filename? NO. Instead it sorts the files alphabetically, and when you try to map a selection of files it'll just map them alphabetically in ascending order. Handy&%€"%€€#. Now, I've read the manual up and down a billion times to no avail. My guess is that soundforge has saved "C4" as root key info in the wavfiles when I edited the samples in the first place. In Gigastudio this is easily overridden by the "ignore root key information" switch in the preferences. In Kontakt they seem to think people don't need such features.
What the heck do I do? is there any way to ignore root key info? There has to be a switch somewhere? Perhaps some kind of simple application that will remove root key info from a batch of wave files?