Articulation Automation Question

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JohnF
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Articulation Automation Question

Post by JohnF » Thu May 04, 2017 11:53 am

Hi:
I own Mixcraft 8 Professional as well as Kontakt 5. I would like to automate the articulation of the strings library when playing a midi file.

In otherwords, I want to use one midi track to control the articulation of another midi track.

Can this be done with Mixcraft 8 Professional?

Send track?

Other method?

Regards,
John

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu May 04, 2017 2:02 pm

Hi,

You could use the audio from the MIDI track to control articulation in Kontakt: Mixcraft University: Using Audio Control.

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by SteveW » Thu May 04, 2017 2:19 pm

JohnF wrote:In otherwords, I want to use one midi track to control the articulation of another midi track.
You could add a second lane to the Kontakt instrument track and put the articulation midi clips in that.

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu May 04, 2017 3:12 pm

SteveW wrote:You could add a second lane to the Kontakt instrument track and put the articulation midi clips in that.
Hi,

How would that control the articulation parameter of Kontakt?

Audio control should work perfectly. You could even do it pre-fader and turn down the volume on the MIDI track all the way, if you don't want to hear it in the mix.

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by JohnF » Thu May 04, 2017 4:09 pm

SteveW wrote:
JohnF wrote:In otherwords, I want to use one midi track to control the articulation of another midi track.
You could add a second lane to the Kontakt instrument track and put the articulation midi clips in that.
Hi:
Can you tell me step by step how to do this?

Thanks,
John

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by JohnF » Thu May 04, 2017 4:10 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

You could use the audio from the MIDI track to control articulation in Kontakt: Mixcraft University: Using Audio Control.

Greg
This feature sounds interesting. I will check out the video tutorial.

Thanks,
John

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by SteveW » Fri May 05, 2017 2:36 am

Acoustica Greg wrote:
SteveW wrote:You could add a second lane to the Kontakt instrument track and put the articulation midi clips in that.
Hi,

How would that control the articulation parameter of Kontakt?

Audio control should work perfectly. You could even do it pre-fader and turn down the volume on the MIDI track all the way, if you don't want to hear it in the mix.

Greg
Maybe I've misunderstood how articulation works in Kontakt, but in Halion and other romplers I've used it's controlled through key switching - a second midi lane would provide the midi notes to trigger the articulation modes.

If Kontakt doesn't work that way then just ignore me! ;)

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by SteveW » Fri May 05, 2017 2:53 am

JohnF wrote:
SteveW wrote:
JohnF wrote:In otherwords, I want to use one midi track to control the articulation of another midi track.
You could add a second lane to the Kontakt instrument track and put the articulation midi clips in that.
Hi:
Can you tell me step by step how to do this?

Thanks,
John
To add another lane right-click on the track in the track list (or an empty part of the track itself) and select 'Add' from the 'Lanes' sub-menu. In the new lane you can add midi clips to be played alongside those in the first lane. All the midi in each of the lanes will be directed to the instrument assigned to the track.

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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri May 05, 2017 10:07 am

Hi,

Apparently, with Kontakt, keyswitching works with regular old MIDI notes in the C0 - B0 range. Notes in that range won't sound. You could enter those notes in the same clip you have your music, or use Mixcraft 8's Route To Track option* to send MIDI from another track into Kontakt.

Your mileage will vary, depending on which library you are using.

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*Page 272 in the help manual.
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Re: Articulation Automation Question

Post by JohnF » Fri May 05, 2017 1:11 pm

Adding a midi sub lane worked.

Thanks everyone for the help.

Regards,
John

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