How to play Konkrete in Cubase 9

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Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1520 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Post Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:52 pm

So the manual just says the DAW will play Konkrete 2 from its transport controls and, well it doesn't.

So are there some settings in Cubase or Kontakt or Konkrete that I need to enable, because the play/stop buttons on Cubase are not starting/stopping the beat sequencers in Konkrete at the moment?
Last edited by Mr Arkadin on Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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KVRian
1000 posts since 6 Sep, 2005 from london

Re: How to play Konkrete 2 in Cubase 9

Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:54 am

You need the latest version of Konkrete. Log into your Soniccouture account and download the full version of Konkrete. (There are no longer Konkretes 1, 2, 3)

cheers, Dan
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Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1520 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: How to play Konkrete 2 in Cubase 9

Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:40 am

Ha, I have so many "2" versions of things, Konkrete 2 was a typo, I of course have just Konkrete. No idea if it's the latest version so I will redownload and get back to you.

Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1520 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: How to play Konkrete 2 in Cubase 9

Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:05 pm

OK that made no difference. A friend showed me his GUI and he has a 'Host' button that I do not have:

https://ibb.co/mUgbwF

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KVRian
1000 posts since 6 Sep, 2005 from london

Re: How to play Konkrete in Cubase 9

Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:42 pm

You don't need the host button now. Just hit play and it will follow the host start/stop.

Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1520 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: How to play Konkrete in Cubase 9

Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:54 pm

Wait, are you saying you have to 'arm' Konkrete by playing it first then use the transport in Cubase?

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KVRian
1000 posts since 6 Sep, 2005 from london

Re: How to play Konkrete in Cubase 9

Post Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:05 pm

Yes, that's right.

Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1520 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: How to play Konkrete in Cubase 9

Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:06 am

OK, I just tried it. The steps are you have to hit play in Konkrete then hit play in Cubase's transport (if you hit stop in Cubase first you lose the 'link'), only then can you use play/stop.

It might help if that was mentioned in the manual, the current description doesn't explain that at all.

I would suggest having an 'arm' button on the GUI as a neater solution. Currently this feels like my old CR-78 which I have to hit play on before I can use it via MIDI and that's 40 years old (and at least it remains silently 'armed' until I hit play on my sequencer).

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