Final Results! The script called Ambientize (Carousel)
The script that ended up popping out of my exploration of the kontakt instrument scripting language is what I call an “ambientizing” script that takes instrument midi input and stretches out the sound by creating velocity fade ins and outs while simultaneously changing the panning randomly. Multiple instruments can be added for extra savory blends. It’s great for ambient music!
Check out the interface for an instrument containing the script below:
If you’re curious about the script, take a looksy right here. First the interface is declared, then the instrument groups are loaded, then on midi note information it takes each instrument group and fades the note in and out in a sweeping pan while the notes are sustained on the keyboard.
But who cares! What does it sound like?!
Here is a song that is chalk full of the script:
First you hear a synth and a piano running through the script. Then you hear a violin through the script, the sparse percussion, yup that’s also going through the script! The song also includes some field recordings from out by “the Dish”, a piece of land owned by Stanford University. The percussion includes random samples of hits on all kinds of stuff! If you listen hard you might hear me singing! Also special thanks to my friend David Lopez for letting me record him playing viola!
If you’re a friend of mine or fellow internet traveler, feel free to use the script file in your instruments. Best of luck fellow Kontakt scripters!