When trying out the Kontakt ambient looper patch I created for a previous screencast in Kore 2, I was surprised that there was no easy way to automate its parameters with the Kore controllers. Actually, it was pretty easy in the end, but doing it took a few minutes of exploring, so I’ll share that with you now.
First off, the Kore controllers can receive but not send midi, so I inserted a third script: look under preset -> factory -> utilities -> 6 midi controllers.
Next, change the first two to use controllers 16 and 17, which are the modulation sources for loop start and length.
Now, go to the automation tab in Kontakt. If you don’t see the tabs on the left, click the folder icon at the top of Kontakt’s GUI. Grab host parameter 000 and drag it to the first controller like so:
This automatically maps the Kore controllers on the “plugin” page to the MIDI controls in the script. Of course, you can still create custom user control pages using the “learn” function if you’d like – ctrl_1 and ctrl_2 aren’t very intuitive labels.
Download this preset:
Kontakt Automation in Kore.zip
Note: Because Kore uses absolute paths for presets, you’ll need to manually point it at the included preset using whatever directory you’ve chosen for installation.