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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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jedrickj
Submitted 3 months ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One


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SaintLuminus
Submitted 8 months ago

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!!!


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Yummay
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and efficient.

Great reminder of the internal capabilities of Kontakt before moving on to more advanced tutorials. Great for beginners as well.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Samplitude


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Francis7
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist


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Dreamamine
Submitted 2 years ago

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!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Acid, FL Studio, Reason


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ronny22
Submitted 2 years ago

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

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, FL Studio


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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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wienryk
Submitted 2 years ago

Eli still is the best

It was another great tutorial - perfect, clear explained and I am looking forward for another tutorial made by Eli.

I am a: Professional, Musician


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ppdgn
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent!

I´m a fan of the Kontakt Factory Library and this master class has opened new windows for me. Thanks

I am a: Producer


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Muzicpro
Submitted 2 years ago

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.


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jedrickj
Submitted 3 months ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

SaintLuminus
Submitted 8 months ago

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!!!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Yummay
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and efficient.

Great reminder of the internal capabilities of Kontakt before moving on to more advanced tutorials. Great for beginners as well.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Samplitude

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Francis7
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Dreamamine
Submitted 2 years ago

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!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Acid, FL Studio, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ronny22
Submitted 2 years ago

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

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, FL Studio

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

wienryk
Submitted 2 years ago

Eli still is the best

It was another great tutorial - perfect, clear explained and I am looking forward for another tutorial made by Eli.

I am a: Professional, Musician

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ppdgn
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent!

I´m a fan of the Kontakt Factory Library and this master class has opened new windows for me. Thanks

I am a: Producer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Muzicpro
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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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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