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A Complete Guide to Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT: Features, Usage, Pros and Cons



- Quarter tone scale tuning with tune amount - Pitch bend and vibrato control - Legato and glissando modes - FX slot for each channel - 12 key switches with full key range - Fully automated interface **H2: How to use Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT** - How to load the library in Kontakt - How to select and mix sounds from the four channels - How to adjust the octave, volume and pan of each sound - How to use the key switches and scale menu - How to apply effects to each channel - How to switch between legato and glissando modes **H2: Pros and cons of Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT** - Pros: High quality sounds, versatile and customizable, easy to use, affordable price - Cons: Requires full Kontakt player, not compatible with add library tab, may cause clicks in Cubase **H2: Conclusion** Summary of the main points and recommendations **Table 2: Article with HTML formatting** ```html Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT: A Review




If you are looking for a sound library that can help you create realistic and expressive oriental solo style playing, you might want to check out Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT. This library is a set of 335 sounds designed by Dr Raid Marji, a renowned oriental musician and composer. The sounds are designed to be mixed together through a four channel / sound output where you can design, manipulate, and combine sounds together to get the desired results not only for solo playing but also for unison mixed oriental instruments.




Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT



In this article, we will review the features, usage, pros and cons of Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT, and give you some tips on how to get the most out of it.


Features of Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT




Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT has many features that make it a powerful and flexible tool for oriental solo style playing. Here are some of them:


  • Four channel instrument with 335 combinable sounds: You can select and mix sounds from four different channels, each with its own volume, pan, octave, and interval settings. The sounds include various oriental wind instruments, such as nay, kawala, duduk, zurna, mizmar, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, and more. You can also combine sounds from different channels to create unison mixed oriental instruments.



  • Quarter tone scale tuning with tune amount: You can tune each sound according to the quarter tone scale system, which is widely used in oriental music. You can also adjust the tune amount for each sound separately.



  • Pitch bend and vibrato control: You can control the pitch bend amount and vibrato speed for each sound separately. You can also use the mod wheel to control the vibrato depth.



  • Legato and glissando modes: You can select between legato and glissando modes for each sound separately. Legato mode allows you to play smooth transitions between notes without retriggering the sound. Glissando mode allows you to play slides between notes by playing low velocities for far notes. You can also switch between monophonic glissando (glide) and legato glissandi (gradual notes).



  • FX slot for each channel: You can assign effects for each sound separately from a rack that includes modulator, compressor, equalizer, filter, delay, and reverb. You can also adjust the parameters of each effect.



  • 12 key switches with full key range: You can save and recall all the parameters of each sound into a key switch. The key switches are indicated with green color on the keyboard. The red color indicates the active key switch. You can also apply a scale/key menu to all key switches by enabling the all key switches button (ALL KS).



  • Fully automated interface: You can control all the parameters of the interface with MIDI CC messages or automation lanes in your DAW. You can also save and load your own presets using the Kontakt snapshot option.



How to use Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT




To use Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT, you need to have Kontakt player version 5.5.2 or later installed on your computer. You also need to have enough disk space (about 3 GB) to store the library files.


To load the library in Kontakt, you need to use the file browser or quick load option. You cannot use the add library tab because this library is not registered in Native Instruments database.


To select and mix sounds from the four channels, you need to click on the channel buttons (CH1-CH4) on the top left corner of the interface. You can then browse through the sounds using the arrows or the drop-down menu. You can also adjust the volume (VOL), pan (PAN), octave (OCT), and interval (INT) of each sound using the knobs below.


To adjust the tune amount (TUNE) of each sound according to the quarter tone scale system, you need to click on the tune button (TUNE) on the top right corner of the interface. You can then use the slider or type in a value in cents.


To control the pitch bend amount (PB) and vibrato speed (VIB) of each sound separately, you need to click on the pitch bend button (PB) or vibrato button (VIB) on the top right corner of the interface. You can then use the sliders or type in values in semitones or hertz.


To use the key switches (KS) and scale menu (SCALE), you need to click on the key switch button (KS) or scale button (SCALE) on the bottom left corner of the interface. You can then select a key switch or a scale/key from the drop-down menus. You can also enable the all key switches button (ALL KS) to apply a scale/key to all key switches.


To apply effects (FX) to each channel separately, you need to click on the FX button on the bottom right corner of the interface. You can then select an effect from the drop-down menu and adjust its parameters using the knobs below.


To switch between legato (LEG) and glissando (GLIS) modes for each sound separately, you need to click on the legato button (LEG) or glissando button (GLIS) on the bottom right corner of the interface. You can then select a mode from the drop-down menu.


Pros and cons of Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT




Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT has many advantages and disadvantages that you should consider before buying it. Here are some of them:


Pros:


  • High quality sounds: The sounds are sampled by Dr Raid Marji, a professional oriental musician and composer who has extensive knowledge and experience in oriental music.



  • Versatile and customizable: The library offers a wide range of sounds that can be mixed together through a four channel / sound output where you can design, manipulate, and combine sounds together to get the desired results not only for solo playing but also for unison mixed oriental instruments.



  • Easy to use: The interface is simple and intuitive, and allows you to control all the parameters of the sounds easily. You can also save and recall your own presets using the Kontakt snapshot option.



  • Affordable price: The library costs only $49, which is a reasonable price for such a high quality product.



Cons:


  • Requires full Kontakt player: The library requires you to have the full version of Kontakt player, which is not free. You cannot use the free Kontakt player or any other sampler to load this library.



  • Not compatible with add library tab: The library is not registered in Native Instruments database, so you cannot use the add library tab to load it. You have to use the file browser or quick load option instead.



  • May cause clicks in Cubase: Some Cubase users have reported that they hear clicks while using key switches. This is a known issue that may be fixed in future updates.



Conclusion




Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT is a great sound library for oriental solo style playing. It offers a wide range of high quality sounds that can be mixed together through a four channel / sound output where you can design, manipulate, and combine sounds together to get the desired results not only for solo playing but also for unison mixed oriental instruments. You can also tune each sound according to the quarter tone scale system, control the pitch bend and vibrato, switch between legato and glissando modes, apply effects to each channel, and save and recall your own presets using key switches and Kontakt snapshots.


If you are looking for a versatile and affordable sound library for oriental solo style playing, you should definitely give Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT a try. You can buy it from findasound.ca for only $49.


FAQs




Q: What are the system requirements for Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT?


  • A: You need to have Kontakt player version 5.5.2 or later installed on your computer. You also need to have enough disk space (about 3 GB) to store the library files.



Q: How can I create unison mixed oriental instruments with Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT?


  • A: You can create unison mixed oriental instruments by combining sounds from different channels. For example, you can mix nay and kawala sounds from channel 1 and 2, or saxophone and trumpet sounds from channel 3 and 4. You can also adjust the octave, volume and pan of each sound separately to create different effects.



Q: How can I switch between legato and glissando modes with Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT?


  • A: You can switch between legato and glissando modes by clicking on the legato button (LEG) or glissando button (GLIS) on the bottom right corner of the interface. You can then select a mode from the drop-down menu. Legato mode allows you to play smooth transitions between notes without retriggering the sound. Glissando mode allows you to play slides between notes by playing low velocities for far notes.



Q: How can I apply effects to each channel with Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT?


  • A: You can apply effects to each channel by clicking on the FX button on the bottom right corner of the interface. You can then select an effect from the drop-down menu and adjust its parameters using the knobs below. The effects rack includes modulator, compressor, equalizer, filter, delay and reverb.



Q: How can I save and load my own presets with Findasound Oriental Soloist 2 KONTAKT?


  • A: You can save and load your own presets using the key switches (KS) and Kontakt snapshots. To save a preset, you need to click on the key switch button (KS) on the bottom left corner of the interface and select a key switch from the drop-down menu. Then you need to adjust all the parameters of the sounds as you like. The parameters will be saved automatically into the selected key switch. To load a preset, you just need to press the corresponding key switch on the keyboard. To save and load your presets using Kontakt snapshots, you need to use the snapshot button on the top left corner of the interface.




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