A new MIDI key switch technology
that can switch thousands groups of samples in real time
by using two MIDI keyboards
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Thanks for all of you.
* Sean Beeson : I'll place an MPG format soon, thanks for the remark.
* Nick Baztdorf wrote : "each keyswitch on one keyboard calls up a whole new set of keyswitches on the other one?"
No. It is much simpler than that.
Each combination of keys send one MIDI command to Kontakt to switch its groups,
similar to the conventional technology.
Kontakt has to be set it's group start options accordingly.
The two MIDI keyboards do NOT interfere with each other ...
one for switching, the other for playing.
By the way, i'm too shy to be seen in a video .... the technology matters, not the man behind it.
* ZareOne : AMKS does not contradict dynamic approaches.
It merely concentrate on switching ALL groups of samples of ANY instrument
providing that the target instrument will be setup accordingly :
ALL it's playing techniques should be loaded to groups inside instruments with the same MIDI channel.
Any other dynamic approaches can be applied after group switching is completed.
Is there any other technology that let us switch and play ALL groups of ANY instrument in real time ?
Even VSL did not come up with a solution on how to play their own multi groups instruments in real time.
* Jibrish & mirage
Currently, AMKS is a fully functional running inside Emagic's Logic 5.5.1.
It can communicate with any other sequencer & software sampler as well through any (virtual) MIDI ports.
I'm in search for a company that, preferably, do both :
re write all AMKS programming lines to a stand alone application or an independent "add-on" device AND
will re arrange their instruments samples groups so AMKS can switch them.
The obvious choice is VSL, though it does not necessarily be it.
Any suggestions who it might be ?
I've already emailed Native Instruments, hope they will be interested.
AMKS presentation shows how many pads can be blend dynamically.
Is there any instrument or other technology capable of real time switching and playing hundreds/thousands of pads ?
* Ohernie : You got a very good point. Thanks.
That's exactly why AMKS has a SAVE function.
By PLAYING his/her MIDI keyboard in REAL TIME, the musician can real time previews ANY sound,
and SAVE any of his favorite ones to AMKS save location, thus switching the groups with his own logical sorting.
No other technology offers switching and saving ALL the groups of those multi groups instruments in real time using MIDI keyboard only.
I've sorted those hundreds of groups in a certain logical sorting that would be appropriate in any other instruments.
I've even offered the MMA - "MIDI Manufacturers Association" www.midi.org to form a new standard for playing techniques sorting,
much like the General MIDI, but it needs to be offered by one of the MMA members.
The current conventional key switch technology is so limited that it is completely un appropriate with todays multi groups sampled instruments like VSL.
AMKS might be TOO appropriate.
On the other end/hand, switching with AMKS is exactly like regular playing.
You can practice it exactly as a pianist practicing a piece of music.
Eventually, after a while, you can switch and play with AMKS in a live concert !!
* General remarks :
1. AMKS can switch ANY group of ANY instrument of ANY sampler that has Group Switch Conditions - EXS, Halion, Kontakt etc.