Evolution guitar slide articulations not working

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21 posts since 25 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:28 pm


In the video above (sorry for low volume), I am triggering the quarter note slide articulation but clearly the sound is not a slide at all--it's just a series of individual notes. I've extended the legato range and properly assigned the slide articulation. When I look into Kontakt's settings, it even shows that the Legato Slide-Up/Down articulations are in fact being triggered, but for some reason the playback is just the regular notes.

I've tried reinstalling Kontakt and the Evolution guitar libraries. I've tried using the library in both Kontakt 5 and 6. I've tried using the plugin in Ableton Live and Bitwig Studio. The problem persists across all attempts.

I've contacted support, so far they have not given me a good explanation on why this is happening so I'm wondering if anyone else has come across this issue and if you were able to resolve it?

Thank you.
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"The" Jazz
4434 posts since 18 Aug, 2004 from California, United States

Post Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:16 pm

Try using the "Velocity Slide" articulation instead of the "Quarter Note Slide", since that one will take a quarter note to reach its destination, which for just sliding a few semitones will result in a very slow slide (depending on the BPM of your song of course).

In the "Velocity Slide" articulation, the speed of the slide is based on the velocity of the destination note. The tempo-based slides, like the quarter note, eighth, and sixteenth note slides are good for when you need the slide to reach the destination note within a tempo-relative time period.
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21 posts since 25 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:06 pm

I've tried all of the slide articulations. As you can see in the first video I recorded, what's supposed to be a "very slow slide" is not even a slide at all--it's a slow sequence of hammer-ons / pull-offs.

Even with the velocity slide articulation, it's doing a series of hammer-ons / pull-offs.
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21 posts since 25 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:05 pm

Concrete proof that slide articulations are not working in Evolution guitar libraries:


Enabling the velocity slide articulation makes zero difference from the normal legato hammer-on. And a long slide shows that it is not a gradual slide, but rather a series of hammer-ons / pull-offs.

EDIT: According to Greg, the half-step legato sample is a slide. To my ears it's a hammer-on, but since the library doesn't contain samples that actually sound like a slide, it seems like nothing can be done about this issue unfortunately.

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