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Subject:Removing key-assigned samples from Kompakt?
Posted by: iain_m
Date:12/22/2007 6:00:54 AM


I have another question about Acid Kompakt! If I drag a sample from the plugin's browser onto the Kompakt keyboard, and thereby assign it to a particular key or keyrange, how do I REMOVE or EDIT that assignment? It seems to be impossible, but maybe I'm missing something obvious.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Subject:RE: Removing key-assigned samples from Kompak
Reply by: JohnnyRoy
Date:12/22/2007 6:47:17 AM

Yea it's kinda like the roach motel: "Samples check in... but they don't check out!" ;-)

There is no way to remove them. It is interesting that you can drop samples at all. It really is a ROM player so I was surprised that you could drop samples and create your own instruments but it's very limited. As you have probably seen, you can only stretch a sample one octave so you need to have an instrument sampled at least once per octave (which isn't a bad idea because you really shouldn't stretch that far anyway).

If you want to create your own instruments they expect you to upgrade to Kontakt which gives you extensive control over building multi-samples instruments. I picked up a copy of Kontakt 1 on eBay for about $50 and I've been upgrading it ever since. The new Kontakt 3 is awesome.


Message last edited on12/22/2007 6:48:14 AM byJohnnyRoy.
Subject:RE: Removing key-assigned samples from Kompak
Reply by: Douglas Clark
Date:12/22/2007 7:59:28 AM

Kontakt 3 comes with a huge sample library, including a broad selection of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra samples. Check it out. Kompakt is only a tiny taste of the real thing. You can crossgrade from Acid Kompakt to Kontakt 3. If you're serious about using samples, it's highly recommended.

Subject:RE: Removing key-assigned samples from Kompak
Reply by: iain_m
Date:12/22/2007 9:45:32 AM


Many thanks for the replies and confirmation that I wasn't misunderstanding.

This is a very silly limitation -- drop one sample in the wrong place and the whole instrument is ruined! :-o

I have demoed the full version of Kontakt, and there's a lot to like about its range of features, but the library would be totally over-the-top for me, and I am also aware of the numerous bug reports on the NI forums.

Kompakt is comparatively...well, compact, which is nice, despite the daft limitations.

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