Why Don't Some Multi-Output Plugins Route Properly with Komplete Kontrol?

Rob Gray
Rob Gray Member Posts: 54 Member

I'm using the Komplete Kontrol Multi-Output (16xStereo) AU version in Logic Pro.

I've noticed that some plugins like Addictive Drums 2 don't seem to route properly to the outputs, even when setting them to utilize individual outputs within the plugin. Does anyone know why and if so how to fix it?

Answers

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,476 Expert

    Prob an AU/Logic thing, VST is fine

  • Rob Gray
    Rob Gray Member Posts: 54 Member

    Maybe, but I just tried Addictive Drums inside the Komplete Kontrol VST3i in REAPER and that doesn't seem to work either.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,918 mod
  • Rob Gray
    Rob Gray Member Posts: 54 Member
    edited October 2023

    No, that only allowed me to choose the desired routing in Kontakt.

    I still can’t seem to get anything out of third party plugins (Addictive Drums 2 in particular) to route to the Komplete Kontrol multi outputs, whether I’m using the AU or the VST3i

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,918 mod
    edited October 2023

    @Rob Gray Ok, I'm trying to get more info on that topic. Since I am out of office soon, in the case you don't hear anything back soon, please get in touch with our support here: http://bit.ly/NIsupport_KKontrol

  • Rob Gray
    Rob Gray Member Posts: 54 Member

    Thank you Jeremy, I appreciate it. I contacted Support but they're taking a while to respond to this particular ticket. I'm assuming because they need more info as well- they responded to my other ticket about Kontakt rather quickly.

  • Rob Gray
    Rob Gray Member Posts: 54 Member

    @Jeremy_NI from testing back and forth with Alfredo it looks like if Komplete Kontrol is hosting VST3 plugins that use mono outputs then the individual outputs stop working. The same plugins work fine if their VST2 versions are loaded in Komplete Kontrol, so it's limited to VST3.

    There aren't many plugins that use mono outputs (and none of them are NKS afaik) but I let XLN Audio know and they said they'd be happy to provide an NFR license to see if the issue is on their end or in Komplete Kontrol somewhere. Their plugins seem to route fine in other hosts but they said there were hosts in the past that didn't expect mono outputs from VST3 plugs and didn't handle them optimally.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,918 mod

    @Rob Gray Thanks for the update.

  • Rob Gray
    Rob Gray Member Posts: 54 Member

    So this issue definitely affects a variety of VST3 plugins.

    I tested it with IK Multimedia MODO Drum- when loading the VST3 version of MODO Drum, Komplete Kontrol does not transmit the audio from the individual outputs to its own individual outputs. This is despite the fact that MODO Drum can see KK's outputs and select them.

    This problem should be observable with the free version which is called MODO Drum CS 1.5.

    The VST2 version of MODO Drum is able to see the outputs, and Komplete Kontrol routes them correctly.

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