dynamic microtuning for kontakt

download _2011

microtuna is a simple utility that dynamically controls the tuning of kontakt sampler instruments.

A midi controller changes the tuning for each following midi note. That allows any kind of microtonality to dynamically change over time. For instance, a 1/16th tone piano normally has a narrow tessitura since it only has 88, 92 or 97 notes. By shifting the range, a pianist can then change its register while playing. Another example is the possibility to generate an original temperament scale containing 1/2nd, 1/4th, 1/8th, 1/16th or any other interval. Using the pitch bend (wheel) controller would change the played notes all together.

microtuna contains:
– a kontakt script (ksl) for pianos from Native Instrument New York Concert Grand Library, Berlin Concert Library and soon a clavichord.
– a small explanation to try to implement this into another instrument.
– a piece of max patch and max for live device for controlling the kontakt instrument. Micro-tones are described in midicents and sent as a controller value between 0 and 100. 0 is for the flat note and 100 for the upper semitone.

Here is a very good kontakt 3 script tutorial.

This utility does not contain the instruments from Native Instrument.