To Browse Kontakt VST Presets using Push’s 64-pads?

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Hi all,

Wondering if it’s possible to use MT Pro to create a multi-bank, 64-pad browser (using Ableton Push’s matrix) to preview hundreds of Kontakt & Maschine instruments (with a tap?), then load them (with a hold, or double-tap?)… without draining the CPU?

Maybe even with the LED lights indicating the type of instrument?

Would be a great way to browse…

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November 27, 2017 3:18 pm
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for your reply and apologies for the delay in getting back. I’ve found it difficult sometimes logging into this forum.

It sounds like I have to find latchpoints to the instruments that can be accessed with keystrokes, mouse clicks or Midi. I’ll try looking into that.

I didn’t fully understand “the number of global variables you want to  maintain within MT Pro to maintain the states of the various banks.” I’m guessing you mean hundreds of sounds could mean an unmanageable amount of variables in MT Pro?

In thanks,
Howard

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December 1, 2017 8:00 pm

Yes, MT Pro has a limited number of global variables. So if you want to maintain button state (colors) on various sounds, we could run short.

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I did a bit of research here but couldn’t find any keystroke combination in Kontakt 5 (player) that could do this. If there is a set of keystrokes or mouse movements, it would be possible to convert MIDI to these so if you can let me know, I can help you.

Steve

 

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November 29, 2017 5:47 pm
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Not knowing the details of Kontakt or Maschine Software interfaces, it is difficult to tell. Generally specaking if you can do it with MIDI, you can probably do it with any control surface. If you can do it with computer keystrokes, it would also be possible, The key areas of consideration beyond the user interface (MIDI, keystroke or mouse) would be the number of global variables you want to  maintain within MT Pro to maintain the states of the various banks.  The drain on the CPU should be no more than if you are previewing them with the standard user interface (without external controller) since actual sample data is separate from the messages to and from the controller and host (or VST) software.

Steve Caldwell

 

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