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How do I expand the key range?

JoeTheSauce Member Posts: 1 Noise

Hey all,

Title says it all. I've really fallen in love with Playbox, but I'm honestly surprised by it's stunning lack of flexibility. Perhaps it's user error here, but whenever I load a new patch, the keyboard at the bottom of the Kontakt player (full version, not trial or demo) highlights seven red keys that are playable with all the rest being blue and mute. They play no sound. I've experimented with the settings under KSP menu and mapping editor feature to no avail. You get 56 samples in Playbox so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to have only 7 keys available to the user.

I've searched high and low on NI and YouTube and can't find anything.

How can I expand the keyboard to accept more keystrokes, on Playbox and other instruments?

Thank you kindly,



  • Gee_Flat
    Gee_Flat Member Posts: 635 Saw
    edited February 1

    It's actually 8 keys. That's how it was designed. In 'Piano' mode you can play the keyboard, but it's purpose is to create your own custom chords that you can trigger with any of the 8 keyswitches.

    Expanding the keyboard range on other instruments depends on the instrument itself. Real world instruments, like Orchestrals, are meant to emulate the absolute range of those instruments, so not every key will produce sound.

    Read the book.

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