NI Kontakt Can Do Vector Synthesis

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Etienne1973
KVRist
397 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:15 pm

Hi :)

There are some NI Kontakt instruments which do vector synthesis (e.g. Soniccouture Chris Watson Haunted Spaces).

Let's say I have 4 Samples (sustain looped) I want to blend via vector. How do I do that in NI Kontakt?

1 - Is this possible without script language knowledge?

2 - Anybody out there already done that?

Thanks in advance! :phones:

Alchemedia
KVRer
15 posts since 27 Nov, 2017

Re: NI Kontakt Can Do Vector Synthesis

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:07 pm

EvilDragon knows.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
17589 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: NI Kontakt Can Do Vector Synthesis

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:10 am

You theoretically could do this with two MIDI CC modulators modulating group volumes, and then utilizing mod shapers to change the curvature so that groups mix according to equal-power, but it can get fiddly to get it right. Scripting it is easier, once you know the necessary math.

Etienne1973
KVRist
397 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Re: NI Kontakt Can Do Vector Synthesis

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 am

Thanks a lot! :tu:

It works exactly the way you described. Curvature was fiddly. But after some trial and error I got a constant equal power signal no matter of the position in the vector field.

I made sure I'm blending 4 sources (groups) with same loudness first.

The magic curve bending is 13,5%.

Settings:

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Group A

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Group B

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Group C

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Group D

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