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For composers interested in creating microtonal music in a sequencer, here are two powerful virtual instruments that can help.
MachFive is the best synthesizer/sampler hybrid I’ve come across that allows the Scala file format natively. It accepts both the standard .scl scale file and the .kbm keyboard map files. These files created via Scala itself, or by using the free version of Custom Scale Editor. The only trick to make it work with the built-in sample libraries that it comes with, is that you must first initialize a micro-tuner script on each layer of samples, or “key-groups” (i.e. sustain, release, pedal noise, etc.). Other sound libraries that Acoustic Samples makes are certainly worth checking out, like the OldBlackGrand shown in the picture. With this instrument and many others, you only need to set a single microtuner script once for the patch. Awesome.
NI Kontakt 3 (or higher)
You can also retune Kontakt, but a little more work is needed. There are a few third-party KSP scripts available that will translate Scala data into the language of Kontakt. For instance, both Scala and CSE generate a very simple Kontakt retuning script. Torsten Anders also created a useful script for cyclic-scales, as mentioned at the end of this forum topic. Another very well written script I use is Robert Strauss’ Scala2Kontakt Microtuner, which accounts for release sample tuning nicely.
Depending on your patch’s scripting, any of these tuning scripts may produce some unexpected results or create clashes and omissions between sample layers. I believe some experimentation is necessary in placing a tuning script before or after a patch’s performance script, and determining what works best. By using earlier versions of sample libraries designed for Kontakt 3 or higher have yielded the most positive results, since they tend to have less complicated performance scripts. I’ve found that the fancier performances scripts used in Kontakt 4 & 5 often get in the way of these retuning scripts.
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