i'm in a band here in austin, tx and i use several plug in's live on a receptor. my piano sound is the white grand jr through kontakt 2. i love how this piano sounds, but something has been bothering me about it a little bit.
the low end sounds outstanding and is definitly great for our pop/rock music. however, the high end of the range (just about everything higher than middle C) tends to get lost in the mix and to me it doesn't feel like it "cuts" through at all like the low end does. does anyone else notice this? or do i have a setting that can be changed to help out with this? i use lots of plugins, but i'm not very savvy on how to play with parameters and such, just use them.
anyway, like i said, i LOVE how it sounds, i just wish the upper end would cut through a little more since it tends to get lost in the mix. so much so i'm considering using a different piano sound that to me doesn't sound nearly as good or as real, just because it cuts through more. i don't WANT to do that, but i'm considering it.
let me know if anyone has any comments or ideas on how to help. thanks!
twwilso, I don't have the white grand, so I can't comment on it. But I've just played with Kontakt 2 to optimize the Back Grand, so...
Kontakt 2 allows you to select a group of samples (Zones) and adjust volume and velocity response (Open group editor: select a group of samples, go to the amplifier below and either change the volume or the velocity response which you will find in the modulation settings). It takes same time, but you can do it.
As mat123 said, open the mapping editor in Kontakt. Then select all zones from C5 upwards. This will allow you to tweak the volume (dB).
If do it via mapping editor, take care that you select ALL related zones, remember that there are overlapping zones for pedal up, pedal down and release! Also, if you go via mapping editor (and not group editor), you might not be able to access the amplifier settings (which is needed to adjust velocity dependence), instead, there is a separate volume setting for each zone.