How to make drum sound lengths exactly match midi notes

Formica
Formica Member Posts: 7 Member
edited January 12 in Kontakt

Hi, I'm using Kontakt 7. I have no problems getting the notes and playback to match (usually) but I have a few Kontakt drum kits from sample packs, and on these I find that any duration of midi note, whether 1/32 or a whole bar, will trigger something like a kick drum for it's entire length. I'd like to be able to clip the kickdrum length right down to a more staccato sound, at exactly one sixteenth. However I can't stop the entire sample playing.

I'm guessing there's a setting I'm not finding? Any insight appreciated, thanks.

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn NKS User Library Mod Posts: 2,307 mod
    edited January 11

    Use the Envelope Generator.

    play with Decay and Sustain values until you find the right one for you

    However, that might be not 100% precise (if you want an exact 16th, for example) and that is why usually you do such works in your DAW's midi note editor (or "piano roll" on few DAW).

  • Formica
    Formica Member Posts: 7 Member

    Thanks - the thing is, I am using the piano roll, in Cubase, and I'd like just the kicks to be exactly one-sixteenth but Kontakt plays the entire kick sample full length, which is about four times too long. If I use Groove Agent in Cubase it automatically plays each hit in a drum kit according to the midi note length. Thing is I prefer Kontakt for auditioning new sounds on the fly so I don't want to use Groove Agent. I don't understand why a synth bass, for instance, will respond to midi note length in Kontakt but the drum kits don't seem to. Maybe it's how a few of the kits have been set up by the creators?

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn NKS User Library Mod Posts: 2,307 mod

    Maybe because Kontakt drums are audio samples while all the rest is midi-based...

    still, Battery use audio samples too but it's pretty accurate

    but personally, i would never ever use Kontakt for drums

  • Formica
    Formica Member Posts: 7 Member

    Yeah I think I may look in to Battery

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