ALL INSTALLED! HOW DO I USE IT!?
Now that the script has been installed, using it is simple! The first thing you want to do is set up your Kontakt VST inside FL Studio as usual. Once you've inserted your Kontakt instance and set it to the right port, have a check in its PLUGIN OPTIONS page and make sure that these options are configured as below (FL Studio 11 on the left, FL Studio 12 on the right):>
That's Send note off velocity set to on, Send pitch bend range set to on and 12 and Send polyphonic aftertouch set to on. Once you're sure those settings are right, lets configure Kontakt so that it knows what 'MIDI Extend' is and how to use it.
Press the MULTISCRIPT button in Kontakt ( ) and look for the preset option on the left. You want to click Preset and then look inside the User folder for the MIDIExtend BETA0.7 script. Give it a click to load it. Kontakt should now look something like this:
The script is now loaded and active! You can press the MULTISCRIPT button again to hide the script editor.
You're now ready to turn on MIDI Extend in your BRSO Articulate instances. Simply click the big COG button to open the settings panel and click MIDI Extend to turn the feature on (and off). When it's active you can drag the Channel from from 1 to 64:
In Kontakt you utilise ports B, C and D to access these 48 extra channels. Port B are channels 17 to 32, Port C are channels 33 through 48 and Port D are channels 49 to 64.
If you're confused (or it doesn't seem to be working) it might be worth watching the tutorial video below to watch how the plugin is configured:
There are several limitations to be aware of when using MIDI Extend:
- Any BRSO Articulate instance pointing to a Kontakt with the MIDI Extend script active must have MIDI Extend turned on in the options panel. If you use MIDI Extend for one instrument in a Kontakt instance, it must be used for all.
- When MIDI Extend is active polyphonic aftertouch and channel aftertouch are not available in the current version of MIDI Extend.