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World Percussion 2.

0 User Guide
Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Aside from both tuned and un-tuned


percussion, the library helps to fuel your
creativity through the Quick Kits and World
Inspire Sets.

With the new Kontakt GUI, each instrument


providesyouwith flexible options to
decrease the sample and CPU system load.
You can also choose options to reduce
round robin and unload microphone sets.

We have invested thousands of hours


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sounds from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East,
and South America.It alsooffers up to 4 user
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controllable microphone positions, allowing
Our Strategic Projects teams have been very
both stereo and surround mixing possibilities, focussed in securing and delivering some
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been a challenging environment. We launched
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with a game changer in the intelligent buildings
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World Percussion 2.0, expands and improves
on the previous version. After a lot of research
we decided to refine the library further by
supplying only the most useful microphone
sets based on the needs recommended by
some of the industrys top composers. We
also enhanced the mix for a number of drums,
and even went back into the studio to record
another 35 instruments, making this library
one of the most detailed World Percussion
collections available.

Welcome!
Weare proud to presentEvolution Series
World Percussion 2.0, our next generation
virtual instrument.

Withstate-of-the-art equipment, a worldclass scoring stage, and a treasure trove


of beautiful instruments, this library offers
unprecedented quality and endless
creativity.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Key Specifications
All samples at 48khz 24bit
A goliath 118 gigabyte virtual instrument
reduced to 45 gigabytes via Native
Instruments Compression
Multiplevelocities and round robin
Up to 4 user-controllable microphone
positions
All individual instruments allow for
both stereo and surround sound mixing
possibilities
Recordedat a world class orchestral
scoring stage
The most beautiful and unique sounding
instruments available
Hundreds ofbreathtaking midi grooves
Be creative with the Quick Kits and
World Inspire Sets Drivenby the
powerful sampler Kontakt 5 Player

Installation and Setup


This process is all automated via the
Continuata Downloader and Installer. As
long as you are downloading the files onto
the computer in which you intend to play
back the library, everything should be
automated and require no user intervention.
The only exception is that the library needs
to be added manually to Kontakt 5.1 (or
Kontakt 5.1 Player).
When you add the library to Kontakt you will

Copy this folder

then need to activate it. Upon activation you will


be asked to enter your serial number. The Serial
number is included in the email sent on time of
purchase.
After the serial number has been authorized you
are now ready to play! Enjoy!
Important Note:
If you are downloading the library onto a
computer that is not intended to run World
Percussion 2.0, you will need to manually copy
a folder to a specific location on your working
computer.

The folder is located in World Percussion


2.0/Pictures/
Copy the folder Evolution Series and paste
it here:
If using a mac please copy the previously
mentioned folder to:
Mac HD/Library/Application Support/Native
Instruments/Kontakt 5/pictures/
If on a PC:
/Users/Name of User/Documents/Native
Instruments/Kontakt 5/pictures/

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Watermarking
Automatic digital watermarking is applied to all our Kontakt libraries using Continuatas
proprietary software. We embedded undetectable information in all NKI, NKR and NKM files.
Each customer is automatically assigned a unique watermark on purchase then seamlessly
delivered along with the rest of the download. The watermarks are completely robust,
undetectable to binary file comparison techniques and remain in-tact even after re-saving, batch
re-saving or editing instruments.

Congratulations!
You are now the proud owner of Evolution Series World Percussion 2.0.
As this is a download product only there is no box or printed material. So please make sure that
you backup your files in a safe place. Inside the primary folder you will find the following items:

Full version of World Percussion 2.0


PDF documentation such as the manual
All individual Midi Grooves for easy importing into your DAW
1 serial number to register World Percussion 2.0

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

The Instruments List

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and

AFRICAN
PERCUSSION

Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Djembe 1
Djembe 2
Djembe 3
Djembe 4
Djembe 5
Djembe 6
Doundoun 1
Doundoun 2
Kenkeni 1
Kenkeni 2
Sangbang 1
Sangbang 2
Trash Doundoun
Shakere
Talking Drum

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Mibra

Special Thanks

Contact

Banana Bell 1
Banana Bell 2
Banana Bell 3

Balafon 1
Balafon 2

EUROPEAN
ASIAN
PERCUSSION PERCUSSION

Bodhran
Dhol 1
Dhol 2
Epic Kick
Dhol 3
Group Stick Hits
Epic Snare 1
Kendang Set
Epic Snare 2
Rebana 1
Epic Snare 3
Rebana 2
Epic Snare 4
Rebana 3
Rebana 4
Epic Tom 1 18
Rebana 5
Epic Tom 2 18
Rebana 6
Epic Tom 1 16
Sudanese
Epic Tom 2 16
Gamelan Set:
Epic Tom 1 12
Saron 1
Epic Tom 2 12
Saron 2
Epic Tom 1 10
Jenglong
Epic Tom 2 10
Bonang
Gong Kempur
Group Hand Claps
Samul Nori Set:
Buk
Gong 1
Janggu
Gong 2
Jing
Kkwaenggwari
Hand Crash Cymbal 1
Mudang Cymbal
Hand Crash Cymbal 2
Korean
Woodblock 1
Military Snare 1
Korean
Military Snare 2
Woodblock 2
Military Snare 3
Korean
Military Snare 4
Woodbloack 3
Tabla - Dayon in E
Tabla - Bayon
Ghatom

Octaban 1
Octaban 2
Octaban 3
Orchestral
Bass Drum
Roto Tom 1
Roto Tom 2
Roto Tom 3
Roto Tom 4
Roto Tom 5
Roto Tom 6
Suspended Cymbal 1
Suspended Cymbal 2
Timpani 1
Timpani 2
Timpani 3
Timpani 4

MIDDLE EASTERN
PERCUSSION

Darabuka 1

Darabuka 2

Bass Darabuka

Duff

SOUTH AMERICAN
PERCUSSION

Muzhar

Timba

Tabal 1
Tabal 2

Pandeiro

Riq

Cajon
Repenique
Surdo 1
Surdo 2
Surdo 3

Tamborim

Tupan

Triangle 1
Triangle 2

Finger Bells

Ago Ago Bells


Brazilian Shaker
Hawaiian Shaker
Clave 1
Clave 2
Bongo Set
Conga Extended Set
Re-Quinto
Quinto
Conga
Super Tumba

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Understanding how the


instruments are set up
World Inspire Sets
One of the great things about this library are
the World Inspire Sets. They can be found
in the Multis drop down menu.
With a hit of a key you can have an epic
drum ensemble play. If you like, you can
create your own grooves as well.
A World Inspire Set consists of multiple
Instruments. Each Instrument contains a
different drum. The concept behind a World
Inspire Set is to provide a variety of inspiring
drum combinations and grooves. All Sets
except two, have grooves assigned to keys
on the keyboard.
Quick Kits
Similar to the World Inspire Sets. We have
provided a number of different Quick Kits
consisting of different drum combinations.
Most of the Quick Kits dont include

grooves as they are meant to provide other fast


alternatives to accessing a multitude of drums.
Unique Grooves
Like the World Inspire Sets, Most patches/
individual drums have unique grooves assigned
to keys. This gives the user a wonderful starting
point when it comes to creating rhythms. If
you wish to alter a groove, you can access
the individual midi files supplied in the Midi
Grooves Folder.

Can I make my own Multis?


Yes it is possible, but at this stage we would
recommend to wait for a future update
becuase the current process is quite
complicated.

Multi Midi Channel Assignment


Please make sure that you always play back a
Multi on midi channel 1. Only Multis are
restricted in this way. Individual instruments
work fine on any midi channel.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Very simply you just use the Quick Access


Drop Down Menu for all your instrument
loading needs. To load individual drums,
click on the Instrument drop down
button then choose the region of the world
and select the drum of your choice. Or
alternatively if you have clicked on the Multi
drop down button you can access the World
Inspire Sets and Quick Kits this way.

Global Controls
1. Master Fader
Master volume control for the loaded
instrument.
2. Master Pan pot
Master pan for the loaded instrument
3. Master Pitch controller
Master pitch control for the loaded instrument

4. Master Solo button


Master solo for the loaded instrument,
allowing the user to audition the selected
instrument.
5. Master Mute button
Master mute for the loaded instrument,
allowing the user to mute the selected
instrument.

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

How do I load and


choose a drum/
instrument?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

What are the main


controls on each
instrument?

Global Controls

When you load either a tuned or un-tuned


percussion instrument, you have access
to a variety of different controls. The only
difference is that tuned percussion does
not give you access to the mapping page,
as we do not believe there is any merit to
remapping a tuned instrument.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Main Page
Within the main page, you can control a
number of key features such as the volume
level of different microphones, including
panning, solo, muting, load/unload and
output routing.
1. Pan pot for the individual microphone
channels
Panning of the individual microphones.

6. Output Routing
Use the output drop down menu to route any
of the 4 microphone channels to the kontakt
mixer.
For more information on how to setup your
own custom output channels please refer to
Kontakts Reference manual.

2. Mute button for the individual


microphone channels
Mute anyone of the individual microphone
channels
3. Solo button
Solo anyone of the individual microphone
channels

Mixing console

4. Load button
Load or unload any of the 4 microphone
channels, in-turn reducing memory usage.
5. Volume Faders for the individual
microphone channels
Adjust the volume of the individual
microphones.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Advanced Page
The advanced page gives the user access
to some important features, such as roundrobin reduction and reset, release Sample
On/Off and Velocity Curve adjustment.

one on the Main Page. Make sure you reset


each microphone before bouncing them off.
Otherwise, the relevant microphone samples will
not align up and phasing may occur.

1. Round-robin reduction buttons


Full RR, Half RR, and Small RR versions.
The difference between these versions
is the amount of round-robin. The more
round-robin, the more realistic the
performance. Round-robin refers to the
process of cycling through multiple alternate
samples/recordings of a particular hit type
creating a more human feel. For example,
an instrument with 4 microphones, 5
velocities, 10 round robin, and 15 hit types
would equal to 3,000 samples. So loading
an instrument with less round-robin will
substantially decrease the sample count.

3. Release Samples On/Off and Volume


Some instruments have release noises. This
gives you the option to turn them on/off or even
adjust the volume.

Most instruments set to Full RR version


consist of 10 round-robin, Half RR = 5,
Small RR = 3. With this in mind, if your
system is struggling with the Full RR version
you can load the Half RR or Small RR
version.

4. Velocity Curve
With the use of Min, Max and Curve
options the user can easily adjust the key
sensitivity to suite their playing style. If you
want to get more creative you can even
use the dropdown menu and select User to
manually draw in your own curve .

Advanced Controls

2. Reset Round-robin Counters button


Each instrument consists of multiple roundrobin. This is useful if you want to bounce
off each microphone by muting all except

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Mapping Page

MidiBits Page

Midibits

Technical Specifications

1. Key
Key in which you would like to assign the given midi groove to.

The Team

1. Key
Key in which you would like to assign the given hit type to.

Special Thanks

Contact

2. Hit Name
Name of the hit type

2. Name
Name of midi groove

3. Load
Load or unload any number of hit types from a given instrument,
in-turn reducing memory usage.

3. Control Dynamics with the modwheel button


Press this button if you wish to control the midi grooves velocity
by key sensitivity or the modwheel.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

What are the main


controls on the Multi
Script?
1. Round-robin reduction buttons
(Global)
Globally changes round-robin amount to all
instruments loaded within the multi.

6. Volume faders for the individual


microphone channels (Global)
Globally adjust the volume of the individual
microphone channels to all instruments loaded
within the multi.
7. Output routing (Global)
Globally adjust the output routing of the

individual microphone channels to all


instruments loaded within the multi.
8. Velocity sensitivity (Global)
Globally adjust the key sensitivity to all
instruments loaded within the Multi.

2. Reset round-robin counters button


(Global)
Globally resets the round-robin to all
instruments loaded within the multi.
3. Mute button for the individual
microphone channels (Global)
Globally mute anyone of the individual
microphone channels to all instruments
loaded within the multi.

Multiscript Controls

4. Solo button (Global)


Globally solo anyone of the individual
microphone channels to all instruments
loaded within the multi.
5. Load button (Global)
Globally load/un-Load anyone of the
individual microphone channels to all
instruments loaded within the multi.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Instrument level of midibits

Multi-script level of midibits

Can I assign my own


grooves to keys?

To access the multi version of midibits - click


on the Midibits multi-script tab at the top.

Yes this is possible via the Midi Bits


advanced controls. Just to note there
are two different scripts created, one for
individual instruments and the other for multi
patches. To access the advanced features
of midibits for a single instrument - click
on kontakts spanner icon. Once open, the
first thing you should see is the Midibits
interface.

For more information on how to use midibits,


please refer to the midibits section of this
manual.

Surround Sound

space. For example you could always place


the room close microphone set in the front
speakers and the room far in the back.
In order to set an instrument up in surround
sound, you will need to make sure your
version of kontakt is configured correctly.
Please refer to the Kontakt reference manual
for more information.

Another important feature of this library is the


ability to mix in surround sound. By suppling
the room close and room far microphone sets
- it makes it easy to create a surround sound

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

MIDIBITS User Guide


Introduction
Thanks for taking the time to check out and
purchase MIDIBits!
MIDIBits is a revolutionary Kontakt script
that gives you the power of a sequencer
inside your sampler. MIDIBits will help boost
creativity and efficiency whether youre a live
performer looking to automate aspects of
your playing, a composer looking to create
re-usable templates and phrases from
your libraries or a hobbyist just wanting to
experiment.
MIDIBits allows you to create and save
full sequences, custom-tailored to the
sample libraries you own and regularly use.
Sequences can be played back with a single
key and can intelligently modify the tempo,
scale and key to your requirements.
Create automated runs that are available
on the press of a finger, compose full
accompaniments that play back while you
concentrate on your melodies or compose
templates for phrases & techniques you
regularly use to speed up your composing
process. Let MIDIBits handle the grunt work
while you concentrate on composing.

MIDIBits Interface
The MIDIBits main interface is split into three
main areas. The top-left area of the script
contains controls and options related to
playback and recorded. The bottom-left area is
where you can configure and manipulate your
sequences. The right area contains a visual
piano roll that renders your current sequence
visually.
Playback & Recording
The top-most area of the MIDIBits interface
allows you to configure the recording and
playback of sequences. A label at the top of
the panel shows the current mode - this can
be clicked to alternate between Playback and
Record mode.

Playback mode
Bypass Play zones
When Bypass Play zones is enabled MIDIBits
temporarily ignores all input and Kontakt acts
as if MIDIBits has not been loaded. When
MIDIBits is active, it takes control of all MIDI
input. Sometimes you want to restore default
behaviour (to experiment with patches or

practice a performance).
Autoscroll piano roll + play cursor
When this option is enabled, the piano roll
on the right of the interface will scroll when
the cursor moves of screen. This allows you
to follow your performance visually. Disabling
this option may improve performance on
lower spec workstations.
Channel
Specify the channel that MIDIBits will listen
on. Only notes that are received on this MIDI
channel will trigger your configured zones.
Memory: %
Shows how much memory MIDIBits has to
store notes from your performance. MIDIBits
has no limits on the length of a sequence.
However, Kontakts current restrictions mean
that MIDIBits can store roughly 1000 notes
of information per instance. You can load
5 instances of MIDIBits simultaneously and
save as many sequence presets to disk as
your machine can hold.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

GUI: %
Kontakt also has a limit on how much
information can be shown on-screen in
the piano roll within a script. GUI % shows
your current usage. Once this hits 0% you
may notice that notes arent shown in the
roll - dont panic. They do exist and should
appear if you scroll or change your visual
filter.
The small cog icon ( )
Clicking the cog icon will drop down the
function menu. The function menu allows
you to CLEAR all data in the current instance
of MIDIBits (all zones and sequences). It
also allows you to change the MIDI channel
youre currently viewing in the piano roll.

Record mode
Record on key press
When this is enabled, the sequence will
begin recordings as soon as a key is
pressed in your sequencer/on your MIDI
controller. When this is disabled, recording
will begin when MIDIBits encounters a CC
change.
Blend with existing
When enabled, all previous notes will
be kept when you begin recording new
sequences and patterns. When disabled, all

existing notes will be cleared.


Calculate chords
When this is enabled, MIDIBits will look out for
a C Major chord. When it finds one, it will track
the respective notes of the chord. When playing
back calculated sequences, the chords can
be changed to whichever chord or scale you
require.
The record icon ( )
Clicking the record icon will set MIDIBits to
begin instantly recording notes. You can use
this to manually

Editing & Configuration


The bottom-left area of the MIDIBits interface
is dedicated to editing and configuring your
sequences, zones and performances. A drop
down menu at the top can be selected to
switch between the various view modes.
Edit View
Edit View allows you to configure the piano roll
preferences within MIDIBits. You can use the
four arrow buttons to scroll the piano roll left,
right, up or down.

piano roll. A numbers appears to the right of


Note view that shows the index of the note
youre currently editing. Underneath are four
options that can be edited per-note:
Channel
The MIDI channel this note should output to.
Note
The key that this note should play.
Velocity
The velocity that this note should play at.
Chord
The part of the chord that this note should
adjust to. 0 means that the note will not
adjust. 1 denotes that this should play the
root note, 2 and 3 for the other parts of the
triad.
Changing these options will instantly affect
the sequence and update the piano roll for
the note youre editing. If you wish to update
multiple notes you can click the ! button to
the right of the property you wish to assign
and then click notes in the piano roll. For
example, if you wanted to give all notes a
Velocity of 64 you would click the ! button to
the right of velocity and then click the notes
in the piano roll.

Note View
Note view allows you to modify notes in the

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Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Zone View
Zone view allows you to create and
configure playback zones. You can have
a maximum of 16 defined zones currently
within MIDIBits. Zones can be assigned
a key range, a pattern offset, a playback
length and a chord triad.
<< >>
The arrow buttons allow you to select the
zone you wish to edit. The number next to
Edit Zone alerts you to the zone currently
being edited.
Set start key
Click this to set the starting key for the
currently selected zone. After clicking the
button, it turns white. Press a note on your
MIDI controller or in your sequencer (or on
Kontakts on-screen keyboard) to assign the
start note.
Set end key
Click this to set the ending key for the
currently selected zone. As with start note,
press a note on your MIDI controller to
assign. When you have start and end keys

assigned, the zone will activate when you play


any note between these two keys. However,
it will transpose the sequence in respect to
the start note. For example, with a range of
C3-B3 playing D3 will transpose the sequence
upwards two semitones.

notes of the triad. For example, C, D#, G will


play a C major. Clicking a button allows you
to set the note (either pressing the key on
your keyboard or sequencer, or clicking the
visual keyboard on-screen).

Pattern
This allows you to specific which bar in the
sequence this zone should begin playing from.
Different zones can be configured to start from
different areas of the sequence.
Length
This allows you to configure the length of
playback for the selected zone. Your zone will
loop back to the start (assigned above) once it
reaches the end of the specified beat. A positive
number will specify the loop length, where as a
negative number designates the length in which
the playback should stop.
Key (C/E/G default)
The key buttons allow you configure the chord
that will play back with chord-aware sequences
(C majors recorded with calculate chords
active). The three keys define the respective

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Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/

Using MIDIBits
Getting your sequences into MIDIBits
Manually recording in your sequences
The simplest way to record sequences into
the script is to set MIDIBits to record and
manually play in your pieces using a MIDI
controller.

instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Transferring notes from your sequencer


For more complicated sequences, its best
to compose your notes within a sequencer
youre familiar with before transferring them to
MIDIBits. This process is simple and painless:
First, youll want to configure MIDIBits so that
its ignoring your input for now. You can do this
using the option on the playback panel. This
tells MIDIBits that youre using Kontakt normally
and dont want to be interrupted for now. Next,
simply compose the piece in your sequencer of

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Kontakt UI) if you need a tempo guide.


When youre ready to begin, simply start playing
on your MIDI controller. MIDIBits will begin
recording and any notes or releases you play
will be captured. Once you have finished playing
your performance simply click the recording
button (or change back to playback mode).

Can I assign my own grooves to

choice, using Kontakt as normal.


When youre ready to transfer your
composition into MIDIBits, open up the
interface and disable the option again.
Put MIDIbits into record mode using the topleft panel. We can now configure MIDIBits to
start in a couple different ways:

If you have Record on key press selected,


MIDIBits will begin recording as soon as it
receives the next note from your sequencer.
This will work great if your composition
begins as soon as a note is pressed.

keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Simply click the record/playback mode


button so that it reads Record mode. The
image above show the default MIDIBits
configuration. Feel free to change it as
required but for now, leave Record on key
press set to enabled. Also note that you
can use Kontakts metronome (found in
the Master control panel at the top of the

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

However, if you have a gap of silence or


your notes are offset from the start, its best
to disable this option. When Record on key
press is disabled, recording will begin as
soon as MIDIBits receives a CC controller
change. Most sequencers will send a
bunch of them when beginning playback,
so its a safe bet that recording will be
triggered correctly.

Simply save your current Kontakt multi.

So now were ready to record, simply


jump back to your sequencer and begin
playback. As your sequencer plays back
your composition, it will be recorded
to MIDIBits. When you press stop in
your sequencer, MIDIBits should detect
the sequencer was stopped and end
recording. If you notice that it continues to
record, simply click the recording button
to stop it.

Your sequences and MIDIBits configuration will


be stored inside this nkm file.

Saving your sequences


There are two ways to save the sequences
you create within MIDIBits:
Save with instrument configuration

Save without instrument configuration


Only stores the sequence information so that
its easy to re-use or transfer to other multis and
instrument templates.

Use the save preset... option.

The sequence data and current


configuration of MIDIBits will be saved to
a preset file.
You can recall this preset within any multi
to share sequences between them.

Preserves any instruments and patches


(and their scripts) that you have loaded
from your personal libraries. Easy to recall
and playback.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

Technical Specifications
Mac OS
Mac OS 10.6.8 or later
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1Ghz
or higher (8 Core for World Inspire Sets),
8GB Ram, 7200 RPM HHD or faster
(non energy saving)** SSD for improved
sample streaming.
Interfaces: Standalone, AU, VST, RTAS
(32bit)

Windows
Windows 7 (Latest service pack) 32bit &
64bit
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1Ghz/AMD
equivalent or higher (8 Core for World

Inspire Sets), 8GB Ram, 7200 RPM HHD
or faster (non energy saving)** SSD for
improved sample streaming.
Sound card with ASIO drivers.
Interfaces: Standalone, VST (32bit and
64bit), RTAS (32bit only)

For all systems


Internet connection for product activation
required (on any computer)
45GB free hard disc space for installation
delivered via online download.
Note: A few instruments such as the timpani,
are quite system intensive. Some users might
struggle usingthem on lower spec systems due
to the number of round robin and microphone
choices. As a way around this issue, the user
can adjust the amount of round-robin loaded,
in-turn reducing memory usage.

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World Percussion 2.0 User Guide


Contents

Welcome!

Key Specifications, Installation and


Setup

Watermarking, Congratulations!

The Instruments List

Understanding how the


instruments are set up

How do I load and choose a drum/


instrument?

What are the main controls on


each instrument?

Main Page

Advanced Page

Mapping Page, Midibits Page

What are the main controls on the


Multi Script?

Can I assign my own grooves to


keys?

Surround Sound

Midibits

Technical Specifications

The Team

Special Thanks

Contact

The Team

Special Thanks

Executive Producers:
Anthony Ammar and Daniel Leffler
Engineered by:
Daniel Leffler
Instruments Performed by:
Ian Watson
Programmed by:
Anthony Ammar
Scripting by:
Mario Kruselj and Blake Robinson
Midi Grooves by:
Anthony Ammar
Interface Design by:
Romeo Varga and Sheldon Whittaker
Box Design by:
Romeo Varga
Logo by:
Caspian de Looze
Manual layout by: Genevive Ammar

Yoriko Namiki, Genevive Ammar, Jacob Ammar


and to our families for their support during this
long journey.

Contact
Evolution Series
Pulse Creation Productions Pty Ltd
8 Osborne Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Australia
info@evolutionseries.com

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