I'm new to LPC and K2, so please bare with me. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do guitar rhythm tracks that change between major and minor chords. It seems that all chord types use the same note ranges (E2-B3, E4-B5) and thus you are forced to use one type of chord per midi track. To me this is very frustrating, as I dont know what chords my song is going to use until I play them, and having to switch between midi channels to hear a minor chord makes composition impossible (unless I am missing something very simple here).
I find the layout the "12-string chords" instrument that came with Kontakt 1 to be perfect, as they have both major and minor chords on one patch, using different parts of the keyboard. e.g. major will be E1-D3 (with E1 being down stroke and E2 being upstroke) with E3-D5 being minor.
Do you guys create your own patches like this, or do you struggle with using multiple midi tracks to create your guitar tracks? Is there a way to make your own keyswitches that will switch Kontakt2 to different midi channels? e.g. C0 is midi 1, C#0 switches to midi channel 2, etc, as this would seem to solve the whole problem.
I know there is a "load all chords" multi (or something like that) but I would like to only load the chords I am going to need to save on resources. I can always add them fancy m9 chords later
I'm using Logic 7.1.1 without any special kontakt environment routing. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I thank you in advance for your reply.