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Microtuning in Kontakt - a new article

Kontakt is, of course, Native Instruments top of the line sampler.  The full version of it has extensive microtuning facilities, but I haven't found any instructions all in one place, that tell you how to do the microtuning in it.  So, at the urging of some friends, I finally got it together to learn how to do it, and I've written a small article that details how to do it - it's not a simple, intuitive process, but once you follow the instructions with this article, you'll be microtuning your samples in Kontakt in no time at all.


If you have any comments on the article, or even corrections, don't hesitate to get in touch (through the contact page on this website) and let me know.

For those of you curious as to what this sounds like, you can download HERE a 7 minute piece made with the Spitfire Solo Strings Virtuoso Violin and the Spitfire Masse Woodwinds Ensemble patch.  The piece is algorithmic and interactive, made with MusicWonk controlling Kontakt, and uses a non-just non-equal-tempered scale made recently by Brian McLaren, based on the Gelfond-Scheider equation.  Here it is:


Scala version 2.42q  Copyright E.F. Op de Coul, the Netherlands, 1992-2018


  0:          1/1               0.000000 unison, perfect prime

  1:        170.718 cents     170.717780

  2:        260.362 cents     260.362420

  3:        346.323 cents     346.322900

  4:        427.668 cents     427.667640

  5:        505.207 cents     505.206960

  6:        578.383 cents     578.382980

  7:        647.951 cents     647.951420

  8:        714.015 cents     714.014950

  9:        777.081 cents     777.080640

 10:        837.475 cents     837.474810

 11:        895.287 cents     895.286510

 12:        950.844 cents     950.843960

 13:       1004.286 cents    1004.286320

 14:       1055.760 cents    1055.759980

 15:       1105.445 cents    1105.444810

 16:       1153.488 cents    1153.488040

 17:          2/1            1200.000000 octave




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