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KONTAKT 5 - Working with the Factory Library

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  • Introduction & Review 3:51

    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.

  • Creating a Brass Layer 4:20

    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.

  • Working with Snapshots 5:49

    Working with Snapshots

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

  • Mod Wheel Amp & Pan Routing 6:16

    Mod Wheel Amp & Pan Routing

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

  • Setting Up Key Switch Groups 5:37

    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.

  • From Deconstruction to Reconstruction 8:51

    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.

  • Fun with Amp Envelopes 7:20

    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.

  • Fun with Urban Beats 9:39

    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.

  • External Routing & Signal Flow 6:38

    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.

  • Internal Routing & Signal Flow 10:06

    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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