The release of MASCHINE 2.8.0 and KOMPLETE KONTROL 2.1.0 contains three important changes:
- Sample content has now been added to the KOMPLETE KONTROL Library, both Factory samples and User samples.
- The Browsers in both applications now separate sample content into two separate tabs: Loops and One-shots.
- The tags for Factory Instruments, FX, and Samples have been updated to the new NKS 1.5 tagging standard, and the Browsers have been redesigned to reflect the structure of the new tagging standard.
Regarding the NKS 1.5 Tagging Standard
The new NKS 1.5 tag taxonomy reduces the levels of sub-tags for samples. Previously, it was possible to have 3 levels: Type, Sub-Type, and Sub-Sub-Type. With NKS 1.5, there is now just Type and Sub-Type, along with 'Characters'. This means is that it is currently not possible to access the Sub-Sub-Type tags in the newest versions of MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL.
While these tags cannot be accessed through the Browser, they are still in the files and database. They have not been deleted. We are working on a solution to allow the remapping of these obsolete Sub-Sub-Type tags into either Sub-Types or 'Characters' so that they are usable again.
Regarding User Samples
User Samples in the library have not been re-mapped or re-categorized. All User Samples will currently appear in the 'All One-shots' tab of the Browser, regardless if they're tagged as Loops or One-shots. Therefore, within the User Library, the new 'One-shots' tab is functionally equivalent to the previous 'Samples' tab in earlier versions of MASCHINE.
Once you've selected the 'All One-shots' tab, you can then navigate to Loops or One-shots as usual, and select additional sub-type tags to further filter the sample list.
How to Manually Move User Loops to the new All Loops Tab
If you wish, you can manually move all of your Loops samples to the new All Loops tab of the Browser by doing the following:
- Enable the User button in the upper-right corner of the Browser to view the User Library:
- Click the All One-shots tab to view all samples.
- Click the Loops tag at the top of the file list. This will filter the list to only show samples tagged as Loops.
- Press and hold the Ctrl button on your keyboard and click the samples in the list to select them all. Then click the EDIT button at the bottom-right corner of the Browser to open the Tag Editor.
- At the top of the Tag Editor, click the GENERAL tab.
- In the Content Type drop-down menu, select Loop and then click APPLY.
All of the Loops will now be moved over to the All Loops tab of the User Library.
By separating Loops and One-shots into separate Content Types, MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL no longer rely on the 'Loops' tag for certain automatic functions like tempo-synced previews and auto-loading into the Audio plug-in. Now, it's the samples' Content Type which determines these behaviors – the remaining 'Loops' and 'One Shots' tags are there merely for organization to preserve whatever tagging structure you'd been using previously.