Feature Request: Sound Variation Support for Studio One

Morendo Member Posts: 1 Noise
edited January 2022 in Kontakt

I'd love to see the implementation of the Sound Variation API into Kontakt so Sound Variations for articulation switching are created and offered automatically (E.g. See VSL's implementation).

Besides Studio One this Sound Variations API is already implemented in Digital Performer as well. Open to be adopted across different DAWs this sets the stage to be a non DAW-specific benefit for many users.


  • studioj
    studioj Member Posts: 1 Noise

    YES PLEASE, Studio One has tons of momentum right now, and this feature is a killer time saver. Loving using it with VSL, East West, and now even with Spitfire's new player. I'm sure Orchestral Tools will be close behind. NI, please get this going for Kontakt.

  • Musicmind
    Musicmind Member Posts: 3 Sine

    Yes, that would be really nice. Saving so much time to be spend on making music!

  • Psalmster
    Psalmster Member Posts: 1 Noise

    Yes! Eager for this. NI - join the Studio One Sound Variations party!

  • Patrice
    Patrice Member Posts: 1 Noise
    edited February 2022

    Native Instruments - go for Sound Variations! It's a revolution in the sample library industry!! And you, as the market leader in software sample players, can't miss out on that right!? 😎

    VSL Synchron Player supports it, EW Opus does, Spitfire Audio does, UJAM supports it as well. Kontakt still missing.

    If Kontakt supported this API, we would never again need to create these maps for all our sample libraries in the DAW manually. Of course, that's assuming other DAWs than Studio One and Digital Performer start incorporating the API then, too.

    Sample libraries can already report their keyswitches (with set_key_name and set_key_color) - so all libraries that just use keyswitches would automatically support Sound Variations as well - without them having to change anything!!! Wouldn't that be great? (For more complex things like MIDI CC data etc., there could be another KSP function to allow sample libraries to report that as well but keyswitches would already be a huge benefit!!)

    The API is public (https://www.presonussoftware.com/en_US/developer) and can be used by anyone, no matter if virtual instrument or DAW.

  • estevancarlos
    estevancarlos Member Posts: 1 Noise

    I agree. Presonus came up with a greate solution in sound variations.

  • Hookiefree
    Hookiefree Member Posts: 1 Noise

    This would be awesome! Such a time saver. Please implement this feature!

  • Trucky
    Trucky Member Posts: 1 Noise

    Yes, please add support for this to Kontakt

  • Chris810
    Chris810 Member Posts: 1 Noise

    Please add the support for this feature to Kontakt 7, cause this makes live easier for Studio One Users out there, with Studio One 6 there is now fully support to Video too, this means that a lot of film composers out there needs this key switches feature.

  • Rok
    Rok Member Posts: 2 Noise

    Yes, Kontakt needs this feature, please add this :)

  • Simes
    Simes Member Posts: 1 Noise

    Yes please! Anything that will speed up the workflow and leave more time for creativity has got to be a good thing.

    NI, I’ve been a loyal user and ‘upgrader’ of your products for many years. Please level yourself up with the other manufacturers and implement Sound Variation in all your instruments.

  • Frans
    Frans Member Posts: 1 Noise

    A thousand times yes! This would remove so many technical hurdles! Please add this functionality to Kontakt!

    This is such an incredibly obvious move for NI if they want to remain competitive. Especially now that all these new samplers are cropping up WITH this feature.

  • Gee_Flat
    Gee_Flat Member Posts: 311 Saw

    I remember when Windows 95 came out, the mockers and scoffers called it "Mac '89'.

    Now I see KristalLabs with VST Expressions, all I can say is, let's call it what it is:

    Cubase 5, '09 :p

  • RudiUK
    RudiUK Member Posts: 1 Noise

    Another voice to add a Sound Variations facility to Kontakt.

    It would revolutionise workflow, especially if it became a shared or universal facility between sample engines.

    Pretty please! :)

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