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How do you map parameters to Kontakt?

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Lowell
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I'm trying to map Cutoff in a Kontakt instrument to CC1 via Unify parameter links. When I select the instrument, plugin, Kontakt I see 511 parameters all listed from #000 to #511 with no names. Is there a way anyone has found to figure out which mappable controls in Kontakt map to any of these numbers?


   
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karlfranz
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What instrument do you have loaded in Kontakt? When I try it, the mappable parameters with their proper names show up first on the list followed by #xxx to #511 for all the remaining unused parameters.


   
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Lowell
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@karlfranz Oh, interesting. It's a synth from a Cyan collection, but probably pretty basic in its setup. The cutoff filter though is just a standard one that's found in Kontakt. So I was a bit surprised when it didn't show up with a heading that it should just have for every Kontakt instrument that uses that effect. Also, this is Kontakt 6. You using Kontakt 5 or 6?


   
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karlfranz
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I have Kontakt 5 & 6, but I tested it with 6. Do you get the same results in other Kontakt instruments? Sounds like the developer of the Cyan synth didn't expose the cutoff as an externally controllable parameter. 


   
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RobKastler
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What about dragging CC1 from the left (Kontakt MIDI automation) lane over to the cutoff control on the right (a green plus-sign should appear!) before creating Unify's parameter link ?

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Lowell
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@karlfranz Maybe. I would have assumed that the built-in filters that are there in Kontakt would be automatically available because of Kontakt, not limited by an instrument.


   
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Lowell
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@robkastler I've never yet worked with Kontakt MIDI automation (that I know of by that name anyway) so I don't see a left lane. I just click on the "wrench" icon and usually right-click on a control I want to link to a CC, and have it learn. I don't want CC1 directly affecting the Cutoff in Kontakt though; I want Unify to do that when I use CC1, but with the Unify parameters so I can shape how it responds.


   
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RobKastler
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Just open Kontakt’s browser and click on “Automation” (this is what I meant by “left lane”)
Click on “Host Automation”
A list of MIDI-CCs, each named “not assigned” appears
Drag a MIDI-CC# over the Cutoff-knob in the right window
The name of the MIDI-CC# changes to “Cutoff”
Now this named parameter should be available as a Unify parameter link …

Hope that helps
Rob


   
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