New here and would appreciate some help

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Post Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:49 pm

I'd like to use the Mac Stand-Alone version to host Kontakt (v6.0.3) and be able to pick up the audio output from Kontakt and route to my 8 channel sound card with midi cc controls of the levels going to the channels and also a simple EQ. I can get the Kontakt working and sound to the default stereo but can't figure how to route to more channels.

Also, how do you save the configuration?

I'm usually quite good with this type of stuff but can't seem to get a handle on this interface!

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KVRian
954 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:34 pm

Are you talking about Patchwork?

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KVRAF
3564 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:32 am

To route more than stereo outputs in PatchWork standalone (is that's what you are talking about), you need to select more than two audio outputs in the Audio configuration. You may also need to route individual Kontakt outputs using the Audio I/O plug-in menu item if PatchWork does not automatically detects it for you.

To save your patch, just use the preset menu (click on the preset title, usually "Default" when first loaded) and select "save as".

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:59 am

Yes, I'm trying PatchWork. Thanks for replies, I now have the audio output rating working. Have also managed to get MIDI CCs to switch on/off a couple of trial instruments. What I now can't quite figure out is how to map my MIDI controller to individual gain control units. I've tried "learn" but it doesn't seem to work. I've got "global" off.

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:07 am

I've now got it working after a fashion. Rotary controls have appeared bottom of main windows and these can be mapped as control 01, 02 etc. Can they be made sliders and can they be renamed to represent what they actually do?

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KVRian
954 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:59 pm

As far as I know, the only way to make those controls into sliders is to create your own skin that modifies those graphics.

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:28 am

OK, thanks for that; sounds a bit of a fuss! The manual is a bit poor on detail but does show sliders but I certainly can't see anything other than what you suggest. Thanks again.

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KVRAF
3564 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:02 am

The plug-in is indeed not designed to show sliders instead... Why do you specifically need sliders here instead of knobs?

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:49 am

As I'm using sliders on the hardware, it's easier to reference but far from essential. It would be good however to be able to change the labels from the default C1 etc. Thanks.

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KVRian
954 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:51 pm

viscount wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:28 am
OK, thanks for that; sounds a bit of a fuss! The manual is a bit poor on detail but does show sliders but I certainly can't see anything other than what you suggest. Thanks again.
The sliders you're referring to in the manual are some generic references to other, older Blue Cat interfaces. The newest interfaces, such as Patchwork, don't have sliders.

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:39 pm

OK, thanks. I'll need to live with it as it is. It takes quite a bit of screen area which seems unjustified for all I'm wanting to do.

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KVRian
954 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Another idea:

Try out Blue Cat’s Remote Control plugin so you can see the kind of visual feedback you want.

https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/P ... teControl/

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:59 am

Thanks; I'll take a look at that.

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KVRer
11 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:06 am

I must be doing something really stupid but I cannot get the demo to function in any meaningful way. I've watched the video and seen bar graphs there; I can see nothing like that in the plugin. If I try to rename a slider, it just flickers the prompt to rename and remains at default. I've tried it in PatchWork and also Bidule with the same result. In the 16 channel, I appear to have 8 input and 8 outputs; I can get the input sliders to be midi controlled but that's about it. Any ideas anyone?

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KVRAF
3564 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: New here and would appreciate some help

Post Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:30 am

viscount wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:39 pm
OK, thanks. I'll need to live with it as it is. It takes quite a bit of screen area which seems unjustified for all I'm wanting to do.
Wouldn't sliders take even more space instead of small knobs?

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