hello guys,
I used the last few days to analyze the authentic expression technology filter in Native Instruments' "Kontakt" to make my own remake of it in form of a multiple input audio source morphing tool that functions exactly like the AET filter in NI Kontakt. I'll upload a video demo on how it's done, soon. For now here's the description. This following little patch is a recreation of how Kontakt's modwheel behaves in relation to key velocity. You need it for an authentic AET experience.

Henry velocity plus modwheel merger.pd

What Kontakt's channel vocoder does is this: It swaps the carrier and modulator input signal everytime a morphing has finished while at the same time routing another audio source into the respectively muted input.
This can easily be done with freeware, too - with up to 12 audio sources!
Here is how:

modwheel morpher needed softwares.jpg this picture shows all softwares needed to fake the AET filter functioning.: a modular host / VST wrapper; Midicurve; RD switch 6×6; DtblkFXs

routing and parameter assignment:

  1. modwheel to puredata, to DAW, to all Midicurves
  2. first and second Midicurves into one 6x6 switch each; assigning 6×6's input switching parameter to the Midi output CC from Midicurves
  3. third Midicurve to DtblkFXs, assigning it's "0.Val" parameter to Midi output CC from Midicurve
  4. rout your audio sources (synths / samplers / microphones) into the RD switches - instruments 1,3,5,7 & 9 into one switch and the instruments 2,4,6 & 8 into the other switch (all instruments get a different input at the RD switches - don't put all of them into the first audio channel, otherwise they won' t morph)
  5. draw the transform functions of the Midicurves as seen in the picture and make sure to place a hook at "CC" and select the CC of your modwheel!
    If you turn your modwheel up, now, the switches should change the input channels one at a time.
  6. adjust DtblkFXs as seen in the picture!

Much fun with your own totally free AET morphing tool!