Using Kontakt 4 Player under Max: presets problems

    Apr 11 2011 | 9:28 pm
    I am starting to use some VST/VSTi plugins inside Max. No problem, it either works very well or not at all depending on the plugin itself.
    As far as I understand, Max does not seem to support VST presets (like Reaper or Cubase for example), but for small VSTs it's not a problem -- here is what I do:
    1. get the VST parameter names using the [params( message 2. make a Max GUI for the VST, using common Max graphical widgets 3. save the state of this GUI inside Max using the pattr system
    But for Kontakt 4 Player, things are more complicated. When sending the [params( message, it outputs a list of 512 parameters called "#000", "#001", ... , "#511". Because of this I cannot use the aforementioned preset saving system.
    Is there a way to recall a particular configuration of Kontakt 4 Player inside Max?
    Best regards Julien

    • Apr 12 2011 | 3:50 pm
      Hello Julien,
      I think it's Kontakt-specific. When you want to automate something in Kontakt used as a plug-in you must choose one the 512 numbered parameter (Browser -> auto tab) and assign it by dropping it over the dial corresponding to the parameter to be modulated. At least that's what I have experienced in Logic. Maybe you must proceed in a similar way with Max and Kontakt Player.
      Bonne chance.
    • Apr 12 2011 | 9:32 pm
      Thanks for your answer Roald. Your tip works perfectly in Max, and I also discovered that you can save a Kontakt preset as a *.nkm file. Loading a *.nkm file recalls which instruments were loaded and their full configuration. Sorry I didn't know about all this as I could not find a Kontakt 4 Player manual.
      The only problem I have now is how to command loading *.nkm files directly from Max. I can still do it manually, but it would be useful if it was possible to do it on patch loading.
      Best, Julien