I’m using the project SAM Orchestral Brass set; like a lot of these libraries, all the long notes are gathered in one Kontakt 5 preset, all the short notes on another, and I need to be able to alternate rapidly between them.
Because I want each instrument to occupy just one track, I’ve cooked up some expressionmaps which specify the MIDI channel as (say) ch1 for long notes, ch 2 for shorts, together with the keyswitch to specify the exact sound I want. This works but it’s clumsy: for 4 independent solo french horns I need 4 expression maps specifying channels 1+2, 3+4, 5+6, 7+8 and of course I have to set these channels in stone as French Horns for ever.
Is there a better way of doing this? Is there an expressionmap option that just increments the current midi channel? Or a totally different way of having choosing between 2 Kontakt presets on a single track?
Thanks for any advice,