Fellow composers! I’ve made a new tutorial video: How to Make Round Robin Samples That Don’t Suck (using NI Kontakt)
In this video, I explore some dos and don’ts of round-robin sampling. First, I show how to create the most basic violin patch imaginable with just one sample, then we convert it to a round-robin patch with 4 samples. After seeing why traditional round robins suck, we use a custom script to create a version that randomizes samples without ever repeating them.
You can find that super useful “random no-repeat” Kontakt script here: https://normalsounds.com/blog/random-round-robin-with-kontakt-scripting/
IMPORTANT INFO MISSING FROM VIDEO: At the top of the script, there is an array variable declaration that looks like this:
You’ll need to change the number 7 to however many groups you have. So if you have four samples, it should like this:
Also: you’ll want to make sure you hit the “Apply” button after you make any changes to the script. This is very easy to forget.