kalessin

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  1. Thanks, although I didn't understand everything, I don't know enough yet. I'm switching to TLs then. One problem I'm having though is that I cannot add it to an existing project for some reason. I go to the list of plugins and can't find it there. Can't find it on the "more..." list either... But when I load Neblix's template, it loads properly. I have no idea what's wrong...
  2. Thanks! That's probably worth adding to the guide btw. Man, you really know FL Studio well! I didn't think of setting the default note that way, that's much better than keyboard editor. I could use the piano roll, although it has two annoyances: - it's useful to be able to change volume/pan for each instrument in the kit - on piano roll there is no way of setting volume per pitch, unless I'm not aware of something; technically I could use velocity, but that would be per each individual note and if two instruments play on the same beat you can't change velocity separately for each - no note names (i.e. drum names) instead of note names (pitch) in piano roll; heard some plugins do export them to FL Studio, but not Kontakt; and I see no option of "renaming" a note manually, which surprised me; but this is minor, can live without it. I guess I'm nitpicking though... I'll probably be using both solutions like you.
  3. Once again thanks for a great guide Neblix! This works well for single instruments, since you'd normally use the piano roll for them anyway, but what to do with Kontakt drums? Step sequencer is more comfortable for drums, but with Kontakt's drum kits, to have one percussion instrument on each channel would require turning all drum channels into MIDI outs, routing all of them to one drum kit in Kontakt and setting a different note for each channel using the keyboard editor in step sequencer (which is much less convenient than just flipping the "switches"). Is that what you normally do for drums? What would you recommend?
  4. Neblix, thanks a lot for the template, it saved me a lot of work. I've been wondering, why do people prefer TLs Pocket Limiter over Fruity Limiter?
  5. All right, so Neblix helped me set it up, big thanks to him! I was just following instructions, but here's what we did: 1. In FL Studio add Kontakt channel (Channels->Add one->Kontakt). I you don't see Kontakt on the list, go to More... in the same menu on top of the list instead, find Kontakt on the list and check them out. You should be able to see it in the "Add one" list now. 2. Kontakt will open in a Fruity Wrapper window (may take some time before it opens). 3. Click on the small gear button at the top left of that window ("Wrapping settings"). It will switch to a settings view. In settings tab, set Input port and Output port to 0 and 1, respectively. Go to processing tab and click auto map outputs. 4. Click on the gear button again to go back to main kontakt window. 5. In the middle of the window, there will be an "Outputs" area (the one with sliders). Click Add Channels there and add as many channels as you need. New sliders should appear, named "st.1", "st. 2", etc. 6. For each of those, below the sliders you will see for st. 1 a button with "1|2" on it. Others will have "-|-" on them. Click the first "-|-" button. A "channel output configuration" window will pop up. 7. Click on "not connected" lines in that window and choose outputs matching the name of the channel, so e.g. for channel name st. 2 choose Kt. st 2 [1] and Kt. st. 2 [2]. Click OK. Repeat for all the "-|-" buttons. 8. Add some instruments to the middle window (Multi Rack) in Kontakt main window. I just dragged a few there from the list on the left. When you look at the added windows, they will say "Output: st. 1", "Midi Ch. [A] 1" for the first one, "Output: st. 2", "Midi Ch. [A] 2" for the second, etc. You might need to change "st." for new instruments. 9. Add a new "MIDI out" channel to the Pattern window in the main FL Studio view. Left-click on it in the Pattern window and make sure the channel is set to the instrument you want for that channel (compare to channel number on each instrument in Kontakt window). 10. Click on "Kontakt 5" in the step sequencer again. In "channel settings" (the smaller window, not Kontakt window, the Kontakt window may be covering it up), in top right, there is going to be FX control. Set it to 1. 11. Now if you play on the mini-keyboard for each channel in FL Studio, you should hear the correct instrument. If you look at the Mixer, you will see the Insert 1 play for the first channel, if you switch to another channel, the Insert corresponding to it should show output. If not, make sure you selected FX for main Kontakt channel, assigned all instruments to separate "st. n" and auto-mapped outputs.
  6. All right, pulling the trigger on Kontakt in a minute. If you haven't started writing the guide and don't feel like it, if you help me I can try writing it up myself for others afterwards
  7. Well, I wouldn't spend $400 on it (especially as I'm just a beginner), but $200 I can manage. I just wouldn't want to miss such a sale, since I'll have to buy some pack at some point within the next few months after I've learned enough. But on the other hand if I were to buy Kontakt for $200 and then regret that I didn't rather get Nexus (or something else) for $300 for example, that's something I wouldn't be happy about. Glad to hear you are recommending it. That's great to hear, I've graduated musical school and played in an orchestra, and being raised on FF music, an orchestral library is one of the main things I'm looking for, and will be my main subject of remixing. And learning is what I want to do, but good thing Kontakt will give me that opportunity, that's what I'm looking for. When I was reading some other threads in the forums it was as you said, people usually saying get Kontakt and then third-party packs, because the library is not too good. Glad to hear it's not the case (at least for my level). Good to know. Won't be ready to shell out another few hundred bucks for some time after this. I want to play with synths too at some point, it's good the ones that come with FL Studio will give me that opportunity. Thanks a lot! Yeah, I was actually trying to set up Kontakt Player in FL Studio with no success yet. I've found some routing tutorials, but those sounded like more advanced stuff. I haven't been able to run it "embedded" in FL Studio as I think I've seen some people do. One main question is: am I supposed to run it outside and route FL Studio output to it (as MIDI output)? Or is tighter integration possible?
  8. Hi everyone, This is my first post, but I've been lurking around for a few years now. I am just starting remixing and composing. I've read a lot, tested some DAWs, liked FL Studio best and bought the Fruity edition and now I'm learning and experimenting. I've been using instruments that came with FL Studio and have been planning on getting more later, once I outgrew them. But now NI is having this incredibly looking 50% sale and I would like to ask for your advice: I have no instruments and plugins, apart from what came with FL Studio. My understanding is, that if I buy Kontakt 5, I will get access to instruments (and other things, effects?) that I would set me up for months or years with almost everything that amateur would need to create OCRemix-quality remixes. I basically would like to buy a pack of instruments (and whatever else I would need) and have a good all-round selection of everything and not worry about buying anything else for a good while. I've also been looking at Nexus 2 bundles, namely (NEXUS2 Bundle: Instruments). It's more expensive though... What would you recommend me to do? Is getting Kontakt a good idea? Note: I'm not sure if I would be buying more packs for it in the future. I would like the pack that comes with it to last and give me a good amount of creative freedom for different music styles... Thanks!