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The look on the different libraries will vary, but this is the visual setup that we try to stick to, and that makes most sense to us- Simple plug-and-play, with advanced settings hidden under the hood.

INSTALLATION

To use our instruments, you need to have the full retail version of the latest version of KONTAKT by NATIVE-INSTRUMENTS.  

No extra  installation is necessary. Simply open the instruments like any other KONTAKT instrument. 

CONTROLS

VOLUME (expression)

The slider labeled “VOL” controls the overall volume of the instrument.  It sums all the mix sliders.  The slider comes pre-mapped with CC11 as standard.

Wrongtools instruments will always have plenty of headroom, so that you won’t risk any clipping.

 

DYNAMIC CONTROL

The “DYN” slider is mapped to CC01 as default. It will further adjust the dynamic being played.

AMOUNT SLIDERS

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Click and drag the slider to adjust amount of effect applied.  For finer increment adjustments, hold down SHIFT while dragging the slider.   Holding CTRL whilst clicking on any of the instrument parameters will move the control back to its default position 

MIX SLIDERS

The number of mix sliders will vary instrument to instrument, and have different sources or microphone signals.  They control the playback volume.  For finer increment adjustments, hold down SHIFT while dragging the slider. Holding CTRL whilst clicking on any of the instrument parameters will move the control back to its default position. VU meters indicate the volume on each track.

The mixsliders comes pre-mapped with CC nr:

    • Mix slider 1 – CC22
    • Mix slider 2 – CC23
    • Mix slider 3 – CC24
    • Mix slider 4 – CC25
    • Mix slider 5 – CC26

rightclick on slider if you need to assign other CCs or remove it.

DYNAMIC ENVELOPE CONTROLS

Clicking on “DYN” or “VOL” reveals controls to adjust attack and release settings.

SAMPLE START

Sample-start slider controls where playback begins when the sample is triggered. Practical on slow attack/swells and you need a quicker start.

PURGE TRACKS

To purge a track – click on the square below the mixer fader, and it will become inactive and muted.   

Purging tracks unloads the samples from memory, saving you RAM.

Pro-tip : By command clicking, you purge all the other tracks but the one you clicked.  This allows you to preview the mic channel by itself. Just like a mute button.

● CHANNEL STRIPS

Right click on the tracknames to open the channel strips window for each individual track.

Included are Phase invert, swap left-right, pan, stereo-width, 4band-EQ, and a reset button.  We believe in having the cleanest pathway for audio as possible, so there is also an EQ on-off button which bypasses the EQ.

CHANNEL STRIP : PAN

Controls the stereo position of the individual track.  Pro-users might use this in conjunction with the width control below.

CMND click to reset to center.

TIP : For creative sound patches and pads with different tracks, it can often sound good to pan the individual tracks differently. For example hard left / right.

CHANNEL STRIP : STEREO WIDTH

Spread the stereo image from mono to 200%.  Experiment with the width slider, for a more natural panning.   

CHANNEL STRIP : SWAP LEFT RIGHT

Swap left-right on an individual channel

CHANNEL STRIP : Phase INVERT

click to swap phase on the mixtrack

CHANNEL STRIP : 4-BAND EQ

You assign EQ parameters to the EQ wheel by clicking on the dropdown menu below the EQ wheel.    Bypassed by default – from the EQ ON/OFF button.

RESET CHANNEL STRIP

Click the reset sign to set PAN, WIDTH, EQ etc back to defaults on the strip.

EFFECTS

REVERB : ROOM SIZE AND REVERB PRE-DELAY

PRE-DELAY – Adds a short delay before the reverb.

LENGTH – Sets the size of the reverb.

Convolution Preset Menu

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From the “REV” button, you’ll get access to the send-reverb setting and a dropdown panel with 16 custom IR reverbs. Each with a different character.    Adjust reverb amount, pre-delay and length as preferred

DELAY

The delay controls are amount, rate and length. They control Kontakts Replika-delay with the settings that we think sound best, and that we like to use.

  • RATE – Sets the delay to note length divisions.
  • LENGTH – sets the feedback.

LFO // PUMPER

RETRIGGER – when ON, and no notes are held, the position of the LFO is reset, starting again when you begin playing

RATE : This adjusts the speed of the LFO – synced to the DAW.

SHAPE : Choose the dynamic shape of the LFO : sine, rectangle, triangle and saw.

VIBRATO

Pitch vibrato can be incredible useful in making sampled instrument coherent. And in making a richer spectrum of sounds. The control can be assigned to its own controller by rightclicking.

FILTER

Filters can be used as an alternative to dynamic controls, so some of our instruments has this implemented. Most often a low-pass filter.

● Sound sculpting

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You can start up and engage a sound-sculpt bonanza by clicking the “FX” button.  It will give you unorthodox ways of morphing the sounds. Most of these are built up by different kinds of random moving parameters that simultaneously triggers Kontakt’s internal envelopes, effects and modulations.

SCULPT PRESET MENU

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The FX button, opens a menu with different sound sculpting presets.
 
Everything related to these FXs are bypassed or removed from the Kontakt engine when the FXs are not in use.

 

To access the SCULPT settings again, click on the dropdown sign in the bottom row.

SOUND SCULPTING WITH  XY PAD

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Each sculpt preset has its own corresponding visual look and feel. 

Real-time movements in the XY pad can be automated and recorded from the DAW or by assigning MIDI CC from the menu below.

CMND click sets cursor to startposition.

CONVERT SCULPTS TO AUDIO?

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Since some of the more smearing cinematic sculpting presets have several layers of randomization activated,  it might sometimes be a good idea to convert these midi regions to audio-regions (WAV/AIFF). If you need them to sound exactly the same each playthrough.

● SETTINGS

  Depending on what kind of Wrongtools-instrument you are using, the settings page gives you control over velocity curve, volume on release samples, transpose, simulated round-robins, articulation controls, load and save settings, do a reset and more.

ARTICULATION SWITCHING

For instruments that’s set up with with several articulations, you will see the different articulations in the front user interface.  To switch between them, you can click directly on them, or you can switch between them using Key Switches or CC. You’ll find the alternatives in a dropdown menu in settings view.

Articulation switching by Key Switch (KS)

Articulation switching by MIDI CC

TRANSPOSE

Transpose instrument +/- 24 semitones. Kontakt’s keyboard graphics is updated to show the new range.

RELEASE SAMPLES VOLUME

For instruments with release-samples, you’ll usually find a dedicated volume slider on the front user interface, together with the other mix-sliders.  On some larger instruments, we have added a calibration volume slider in the settings view.

VELOCITY RESPONSIVENESS

The velocity curves allows dynamics to be biased towards louder or softer sounds, and to adjust instrument to your keyboard sensitivity and playing style.

Choose between four different pre-made velocity presets, or draw your own. In the keyboard responsiveness dropdown menu you’ll find :

 

  • CONCAVE VELOCITY CURVE
  • SHELF VELOCITY CURVE
  • LINEAR VELOCITY CURVE
  • CONVEX VELOCITY CURVE
  • CUSTOM VELOCITY CURVE – draw your own lines directly onto a curve, save if needed.
  • LOAD / SAVE VELOCITY CURVE – Custom velocity curves can be loaded and saved, and shared between wrongtools instruments.

SUSTAIN PEDAL

Sustain pedal is set to 64 by default, which is the MIDI standard for sustain pedals. Most of our keyboard instrument have pedal noises sampled. These are mapped to dedicated mix-sliders, and you can easily adjust volume or purge the noise triggered from the pedal.

In the lower right corner, you’ll notice a subtle blink when pedal is in use on instruments with dedicated pedal samples.

SAVE AND LOAD SETTINGS

From the settings view you can store all settings, and import them to a different Wrongtools instruments. Practical if you want to share for example your mixer settings between different patches in a library.

RESET TO DEFAULTS

In the load / save menu, you’ll also find a “reset” function. This sets all controls back a default state. Useful only if you’ve got yourself in a mess or something explainable has happened.

MAGNIFY USER INTERFACE

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From the settings view, you can resize KONTAKT, and swap between large and small user interface.  A larger window can be more pleasing for the eye, great for live playing and practical for visual impaired.

To re-size, first click on the magnifying glass describing how to magnify GUI  Then click on “!” and voilá!how to magnigy the GUI Save instrument if you want to keep the changes for next time.

OTHER

Inbuilt manual

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Click on the book icon at bottom left, and an integrated quick-help section with a few tooltips, will reveal it-selves.

FIND INFO

If there’s a control parameter you don’t understand, you can hover your mouse over it to get info.  You’ll have to have the Kontakt infopanel activated for this to display.

CLOSE WINDOWS

To close a window or any control panel in the user interface, simply click anywhere else.

Assigning midi CC’s to any control

Simply right-click on any of the controls in Kontakt and click on ‘learn MIDI CC# automation’.  Tell Kontakt which control you want assigned by jiggling it. 

You can also set the automation range for MIDI CCs in KONTAKT’s own MIDI automation tab in the KONTAKT left side browser.

 
 

Assignments for the XY FX-sculpt PAD can be done with LEARN buttons or by setting the number manually. This includes aftertouch CC128 and pitchbend CC129. Cmnd-click on LEARN buttons resets  the X or Y assignments.

Komplete Kontrol interfaces

Although the instruments are not NKS-player compatible, the controls parameters are automatically mapped out and available on Komplete Kontrol interfaces.

Set up output routing in Kontakt

Routing different KONTAKT tracks to individual tracks in your DAW, can be handy for example if you are working in multichannel surround, and opens up a many creative opportunities. This allows you to utilize third-party plugins or hardware routing on individual tracks.

 

Rightclick on the trackname (or symbol) above the track mix slider.  You need to configure KONTAKT for multiple output tracks.  more info here

Changing outputs on trackmixer can change the internal routing of the sculpt effects. Save as a separate instrument.

Resolve Issues with Missing Samples and Batch Resave

Batch resaving (theoretically) accelerates loading times and checks that everything is installed correctly.

To perform a Batch resave, select ‘batch re-save’ from the file menu in Kontakt. Click ‘Yes’ then locate the libraries instruments folder on your hard drive and click ‘choose’. More info HERE. This can resolve issues with missing samples message for a Kontakt library.

Should there actually be files missing, the the best way get things in order is to re-download the library.

Changing outputs on trackmixer can change the internal routing of the sculpt effects. Save as a separate instrument.

Audio device not connected

There’s no sound when the instrument is loaded and the interface says : “Audio device not connected”. 

First check the track in your DAW if the Kontakt plug-in is turned ON. If yes, then proceed to check settings in Kontakt Option Panel”.   Try to reset your output configuration in the Option Panel.  Set your output configuration so that it has stereo tracks, and not mono tracks.  

If you use VEP, try to send in some MIDI signals, and the “Audio device not connected” dialogue will disappear

Changing outputs on trackmixer can change the internal routing of the sculpt effects. Save as a separate instrument.

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