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KONTAKT 5 - Working with the Factory Library

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    Introduction & Review

    Get an overview of what will be covered in this series, as well as a brief refresher on the basic architecture of KONTAKT instruments.

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    Creating a Brass Layer

    See how to use the copy and paste commands in the Group Editor to copy and paste groups between instruments, preserving their zone mapping, group parameters, and other settings in the process.

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    Working with Snapshots

    Discover how KONTAKT's snapshot function is used to save variations of a KONTAKT instrument for easy recall.

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    Mod Wheel Amp & Pan Routing

    See how to route incoming mod wheel messages to control the amp level and panning in selected groups.

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    Setting Up Key Switch Groups

    Explore the group export / import feature, and see how to set groups up to be triggered by key switch notes as some pad samples are added to a Rhodes instrument.

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    From Deconstruction to Reconstruction

    Learn how to save Insert & Send effects chains, and how to set up some simple LFO based pan modulation controlled by the mod wheel. Also see how these various Factory Library elements can be used and repurposed when constructing instruments from scratch.

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    Fun with Amp Envelopes

    The Amp Envelope determines the characteristics of a note's volume over time. Explore ways of altering envelope values to dramatically shapes the impact and duration of the sounds as they are triggered.

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    Fun with Urban Beats

    Explore this powerful component of KONTAKT's Factory Library and see how beats can be programmed up with individual loop slices, triggered from a factory collection, customized with a powerful built-in step sequencer, and effected with various insert, send / return, and global processing effects.

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    External Routing & Signal Flow

    See how to bypass KONTAKT's internal routing and connect the output of each group to a unique virtual output that arrive on independent channel strips within your DAW.

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    Internal Routing & Signal Flow

    Explore the use of Insert Effects at the Group, Bus, Instrument, and Output stages of the signal flow, and see how Send Effects are set up at the Group, Bus, or Instrument stages, and routed to the auxiliary channel strips in the Outputs section.

Product Overview


In this Groove3 video tutorial series, studio guru Eli Krantzberg shows you some cool ways to work with KONTAKT’s Factory Library, and get the most out of it!

Eli begins by welcoming you and gives an overview of what will be covered in this series, as well as a brief refresher course on the basic architecture of KONTAKT instruments.

Next, Eli reveals tips and tricks for when working with the Group Editor, Snapshots, Mod Wheel Amp, Pan Routing, and setting up Key Switch Groups.

Moving on, you’ll learn how to save Insert & Send effects chains, and how to set up some simple LFO based pan modulation controlled by the mod wheel, as well as how these various Factory Library elements can be used and repurposed when constructing new instruments from scratch.

Eli then gives you some fun videos on using Amp Envelopes creatively, working with Urban Beats and its powerful built-in Step Sequencer, creative Effects use, Routing techniques, advanced Signal Flow and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you use Native Instrument’s KONTAKT virtual sampler, this is a great foundation of info when working with its factory Library. Get the most out of KONTAKT, watch “KONTAKT 5 - Working with the Factory Library” today!


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KONTAKT 5 - Working with the Factory Library is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from What I Was Looking For Not switch descriptions without examples. Good stuff in that you can clearly see how to combine instruments to get what you want.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wayyyy better than I thought! Talk about going down the Rabbit Hole!! This is like an extension of Eli's previous tutorial Kontakt Explained. My mind was blown on this series!!!
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Clear and efficient. Great reminder of the internal capabilities of Kontakt before moving on to more advanced tutorials. Great for beginners as well.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Helpful - Really Useful! Like most (I assume) I haven't spent much time with Kontakt's Factory Library. But I was wrong!. Eli is one of my very favourite trainers. He bring extensive knowledge and a fair amount of passion to his videos. This video was really interesting. I didn't realise that Kontakt was so powerful. I have watched other Kontakt videos but this is one I will be revisiting the most. I especially liked Mod Wheel Amp & pan Routing, Setting Up Key Switches and From Deconstruction to Reconstruction. Eli shows you how you can literally create (recreate) unlimited instruments. (especially If you are into sound design ) And I think I now have an inkling as to how Kontakt developers work their magic.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Deeper into Kontakt... This is a very efficient series for those of us that are interested in going 'all the way into' Kontakt. Kranzberg clearly illustrates by example some very powerful techniques for creating unique sounds and beats with the Factory Library. Very useful not just for recording artists in the electronic and cinematic genre like Dreamamine, but for anyone using NI to produce music!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from old library,new ways this tutorial shows perfectly how you can manipulate the old kontakt 5 library to get great new souds and extended usability if you have the factory library,i stronly suggest this video course
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli still is the best It was another great tutorial - perfect, clear explained and I am looking forward for another tutorial made by Eli.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic and fresh info! I’m a big fan of Eli and all his videos. This time around it was fun to get a little deeper with Kontakt’s inner workings.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I´m a fan of the Kontakt Factory Library and this master class has opened new windows for me. Thanks
Date published: 2017-12-30
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