Tempo syncing slices in Kontakt 7

jameshanly
jameshanly Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

Hi All, this is my first post. I'm working with a series of slices that I created from a sample (wav file) that I imported as a new instrument in Kontakt. I've sliced the wav file into 8 slices (using manual grid) and have mapped each to consecutive midi notes for triggering in my DAW. While triggering the slices is done via MIDI, which by definition, moves with the DAW tempo I've tried all options I can find to have the audio of the slices also change tempo with the DAW tempo to no avail. When I turn on "Use Time Machine Pro" in the sync/slices tab, the slices play back at insanely fast speeds such that they are intelligible. I've tried every other source option (including all three Time Machine options) and nothing works. Wondering if 'm doing something wrong - or otherwise I'm wondering if only the original sample (and not the slices you derive from it) can be tempo synced.

Thanks in advance for any assistance

James

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  • jameshanly
    jameshanly Member Posts: 2 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    Thanks for your response. I've been creating backing tracks in my DAW using virtual instruments. I'm trying to find a way to include audio (wav files) in my sessions that behave like tempo-locked samples - such that if I decide a song needs to be a faster or slower (for a live show) I can change the tempo in my DAW and the audio changes tempo too. I use Digital Performer which does allow for tempo adjusting audio but it's a lot of work - every time I even make just a small tweak to a song's tempo.

    I found the solution. For each slice, I had to switch back from 'auto' to 'fixed' in the grid tab within Kontakt's wave editor - and then manually enter the BPM at the bottom of that same tab. And now when I set each slice to use Time Machine pro it changes the audio (of each slice) to match the new tempo.

    Very hard to find this granular level info from Kontakt's documentation - but all's well that ends well.

    Thanks again for your post.

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  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,861 Pro

    Did you try making a different tempo for every few bars but on the DAW, not on the Kontakt?

    You know, first few bars will be, let's say, 90 bpm.

    Then from the 5th bar you can change it to 120 bpm.

    Let me know if something changes.

  • jameshanly
    jameshanly Member Posts: 2 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    Thanks for your response. I've been creating backing tracks in my DAW using virtual instruments. I'm trying to find a way to include audio (wav files) in my sessions that behave like tempo-locked samples - such that if I decide a song needs to be a faster or slower (for a live show) I can change the tempo in my DAW and the audio changes tempo too. I use Digital Performer which does allow for tempo adjusting audio but it's a lot of work - every time I even make just a small tweak to a song's tempo.

    I found the solution. For each slice, I had to switch back from 'auto' to 'fixed' in the grid tab within Kontakt's wave editor - and then manually enter the BPM at the bottom of that same tab. And now when I set each slice to use Time Machine pro it changes the audio (of each slice) to match the new tempo.

    Very hard to find this granular level info from Kontakt's documentation - but all's well that ends well.

    Thanks again for your post.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,861 Pro

    No problem.

    Glad you solved the issue!

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