Chapter 1 : Basic Interface & Setup
In this video, Thomas shows how to set up and load the KONTAKT 6 VST, as well as how to load instrument patches.
Learn the basics of the KONTAKT 6 interface and how to navigate around the instrument's various parts.
Thomas shows how to use KONTAKT?s browser to find and select patches and samples to load into the instrument.
Learn how to load sounds from the sample browser and how to create new instrument devices.
Thomas shows how to load samples into mapping editor and the various mapping functions available for the samples
This video wraps up the discussion on the mapping editor and covers the advanced auto-mapping features available for the samples.
Learn how to use the group editor to organize samples when creating more complicated patches.
Thomas wraps up the discussion on the group editor by talking about the voice groups and how they can be used to make a drum patch.
In this video, Thomas covers the interface of the waveform editor and how it is used to adjust and playback a sample.
Thomas shows how to use the sample editor to reverse, slice, and silence various portions of an audio sample.
Learn how this mode is used to create advanced loops within your sampler patches.
Thomas explores how to slice and time stretch audio samples inside of KONTAKT's sampler engine. This video also shows how to map the individual slices across the keyboard for live playback.
Thomas shows how to use the zone envelopes to create advanced modulations for the samples in KONTAKT.
Thomas discusses the grid panel and the two modes that It has for slicing audio samples, the fixed mode, and the auto mode. He also covers how to manually add and edit slice markers.
Learn how the source module controls KONTAKT's main audio engine and the playback of a patches groups. This video also shows the different playback engines available and how they affect your patches.
Thomas wraps up the discussion the source module and talks about how the S1200 and MP60 modes can be used to add texture to your patches.
Learn how to use the wavetable synthesizer mode that was added in KONTAKT 6, as well as how to create custom wavetable synthesizer patches.
Chapter 2 : Effects & Modulation
This video covers how to use the insert effects section to add effects to your KONTAKT patches.
Learn how to configure the send effects in KONTAKT as well as when you may want to use them.
Thomas shows how to use the different types of modulators and advanced envelopes available in KONTAKT.
Thomas wraps up the discussion on modulation in KONTAKT and discusses the advanced editing options available for editing modulation curves and instrument playback.
In this video, Thomas explores the step modulator device, and how it can be used to create rhythmic modulations and ever how to use it as an arpeggiator.
Chapter 3 : Script Editor
Learn the basics of the script editor in KONTAKT. This video covers how load and edit scripts in the sampler to unlock advanced fictionality in your Kontakt patches.
Chapter 4 : Other Features
Learn how to use KONTAKT as a multi-channel midi rack, as well as how to route multiple audio channels out of a single KONTAKT instance.
In this video, Thomas covers how to use the instrument busses inside of KONTAKT and how they can be helpful when adding effects to your patches.
Learn how to automate and MIDI map the various parts of your KONTAKT instruments to get more interesting patches for your songs.
Chapter 5 : Play Series Instruments
Thomas gives an overview of the ANALOG DREAMS play series device that was added in KONTAKT 6, as well as an overview of the editing options available for the patches.
Thomas shows off a selection of patches from this instrument and shows how the various parts can be edited to quickly create new sounds.
Thomas explores patches from the HYBRID KEYS instrument and also shows how to create a new patch by editing the parts on an existing patch.
Learn how to create an advanced multi-sampled piano instrument by using KONTAKT’s advanced mapping features and effects.
Studio guru Thomas Cochran presents a comprehensive video tutorial series all about Native Instrument’s KONTAKT 6 software sampler! Learn all of its features and functions inside and out, as well as helpful tips and tricks when using this industry-standard sampling software instrument.
Thomas starts at the beginning with basic setup and patch loading, followed by a detailed overview if its interface and various sections. You’ll then learn important foundational info on using the browser, loading samples, mapping them in the Mapping Editor, creating and modifying sample groups, using the Waveform Editor, and the different Loop Modes available.
Continuing on, you’ll discover more advanced features such as KONTAKT 6’s Sync and Slice time stretch options, Zone Envelopes, utilizing different playback engines to change the texture and sound of your samples, the powerful Wavetable Synth Module where you can design custom wavetable synthesizer patches and much more.
Effects and Modulation is now explored, and you’ll learn all kinds of great things about setting up and using insert FX, Send FX, and modulators and envelopes, as well as scripting basics for powerful control over your sampler instruments. Wrapping it all up, Thomas reveals powerful workflow videos on topics like multi-channel audio & MIDI routing, using instrument busses, automation & MIDI mapping, and overviews of the newly added Play Series instruments and sound design ideas!
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Native Instrument’s flagship KONTKT 6 software sampler, or just want to sharpen your skillset, this is just what you need… Watch “KONTAKT 6 Explained®” today.
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