Native Instruments Freeware

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StyleBuck
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54 posts since 14 Mar, 2018

Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:04 am

I see under the Linnstrument's recommended software page "Native Instruments: Kontakt, Reaktor." What about the free versions of these, namely Reaktor 6 Player and Kontakt 5 Player (not to mention Guitar Rig 5 Player)? Are these MPE compatible?

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... e-players/

As always, thanks!

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Tj Shredder
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:01 pm

If a Reaktor ensemble is MPE capaple, it should work. There are not too many, I just adapted Micro Prism, see my other post. Try it, get Micro Prism and Reaktor player, load the Micro MPE Prism and report back... I am curios as well, but you can test it...; - )

StyleBuck
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:13 pm

Thanks TJ! I have not yet purchased my linnstrument. I will any day now. I'm just trying to figure out what software I'm going to roll with once I buy the linnstrument.

I will check out micro prism with the linnstrument once I get it.

StyleBuck
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:17 pm

What about Kontakt 5 Player and Guitar Rig 5 Player? Are they MPE capable?

StyleBuck
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Tue May 01, 2018 4:27 pm

Looks like you have to have a guitar to use Guitar Rig:

https://support.native-instruments.com/ ... I-Keyboard

Bummer.

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Roger_Linn
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Tue May 01, 2018 4:37 pm

I’m not sure you understand. Guitar Rig is an audio processor like a guitar effects pedal or compressor, but is not a sound source like a sample library or synthesizer. So because it is an audio processor, it can process any audio— guitar, keyboard, sax, screaming chickens, etc.— and is therefore not limited to guitar.

John the Savage
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Tue May 01, 2018 5:30 pm

Roger_Linn wrote:[...] screaming chickens...
There's the name of my next band taken care of: John the Savage & The Screaming Chickens...

I like that. Thanks, Roger (wink).

Cheers!

StyleBuck
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Thu May 03, 2018 11:02 am

I see. So could you take the output from a midi-sound generator (controlled by the linnstrument or otherwise) and pipe it into guitar rig? That might be fun to try sometime.

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Roger_Linn
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Thu May 03, 2018 11:23 am

Audio is audio. An audio processor will process any audio you give it, be it guitar, piano, a sneeze or a recording of birds chirping. It doesn't know the difference. It simply processes audio.

To help illustrate this, you've probably heard of a common audio processor called a wah wah pedal, correct? Though it is intended for guitar, if you sent an electric piano to its input, I think you understand that it would not be able to recognize that it is an electric piano and somehow block the signal because it's not a guitar, correct?

John the Savage
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Thu May 03, 2018 2:35 pm

Hmm...

"Sneezy John & The Chirping Birds"?

Roger, these ideas are getting worse. What else do you got (smirk)?

Cheers!

StyleBuck
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Thu May 03, 2018 5:10 pm

The question then becomes how do I get the audio from my daw into guitar rig? I may ask that over on the native instrument forums.

Course I also have an old fashioned guitar rig: a tube amp and a preamp/effects processor:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/vo ... x-tone-lab

Sometime I'll have to pipe the audio from my pc into that and play around with it. That would also be fun. :)

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Tj Shredder
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Fri May 04, 2018 5:47 am

A lot of musicians do that, the required connection is called "cable". There are even specialised vendors for those cables. Biggest problem, even if they carry digital signals (most don't), you could step on them and break your bones. And those guitar rigs could also damage your ears, not to speak about ruining the relations to your neighbors... Be careful...

tvdv
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Re: Native Instruments Freeware

Post Sat May 05, 2018 8:20 am

StyleBuck wrote:The question then becomes how do I get the audio from my daw into guitar rig? I may ask that over on the native instrument forums.
It’s a plug-in so you just add it to a track of bus in your DAW like any other plug-in effect. :)

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