KONTAKT Tutorial

KONTAKT 6 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Basic Interface & Setup

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    Setup & Loading Patches

    In this video, Thomas shows how to set up and load the KONTAKT 6 VST, as well as how to load instrument patches.

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    KONTAKT Basics & the Interface

    Learn the basics of the KONTAKT 6 interface and how to navigate around the instrument's various parts.

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    Using the Browser

    Thomas shows how to use KONTAKT?s browser to find and select patches and samples to load into the instrument.

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    Loading Samples

    Learn how to load sounds from the sample browser and how to create new instrument devices.

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    Mapping Editor Pt. 1

    Thomas shows how to load samples into mapping editor and the various mapping functions available for the samples

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    Mapping Editor Pt. 2

    This video wraps up the discussion on the mapping editor and covers the advanced auto-mapping features available for the samples.

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    Group Editor Pt. 1

    Learn how to use the group editor to organize samples when creating more complicated patches.

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    Group Editor Pt. 2

    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.

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    Waveform Editor

    In this video, Thomas covers the interface of the waveform editor and how it is used to adjust and playback a sample.

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    Sample Editor

    Thomas shows how to use the sample editor to reverse, slice, and silence various portions of an audio sample.

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    Sample Loop

    Learn how this mode is used to create advanced loops within your sampler patches.

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    Sync & Slice

    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.

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    Zone Envelopes

    Thomas shows how to use the zone envelopes to create advanced modulations for the samples in KONTAKT.

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    Grid Panel

    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.

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    Source Module Pt. 1

    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.

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    Source Module Pt. 2

    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.

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    Wavetable Module

    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

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    Insert Effects

    This video covers how to use the insert effects section to add effects to your KONTAKT patches.

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    Send Effects

    Learn how to configure the send effects in KONTAKT as well as when you may want to use them.

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    Modulation Pt. 1

    Thomas shows how to use the different types of modulators and advanced envelopes available in KONTAKT.

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    Modulation Pt. 2

    Thomas wraps up the discussion on modulation in KONTAKT and discusses the advanced editing options available for editing modulation curves and instrument playback.

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    Step Modulator

    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

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    KONTAKT Scripting Basics

    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

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    Multi Chanel Audio & MIDI Routing

    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.

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    Instrument Busses

    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.

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    Automation & MIDI Mapping

    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

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    ANALOG DREAMS

    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.

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    ETHEREAL EARTH

    Thomas shows off a selection of patches from this instrument and shows how the various parts can be edited to quickly create new sounds.

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    HYBRID KEYS

    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.

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    Making a Sampler Patch

    Learn how to create an advanced multi-sampled piano instrument by using KONTAKT’s advanced mapping features and effects.

Product Overview


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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UnderwaterSurfer
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Where is the Database?

I think the Database is a very important part of Kontakt. I went back to Eli's Kontakt 4 video to get more information about the Database.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase


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moroller
Submitted 5 months ago

Excellent overview.

I understand a lot of useful things that were off my radar before. The versatility of Kontakt is amazing and really worth having control over.


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Chubby
Submitted 5 months ago

Excellent overall course

I the Sampler Patch Video Creating a Piano, I would have liked to have seen how to include the footpedal algorithms.


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JGGNV
Submitted 5 months ago

One of my favorites

A good intro to Kontakt 6, especially if you're interested in making your own instruments from your own samples. After the last video I would have liked to see a discussion of the various save options. Also, I don't remember any discussion about snapshots.

I am a: Musician, Reaper


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Timzone
Submitted 6 months ago

Covered it

Very thorough! KONTAKT has been explained

I am a: Hobbyist


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frankie56
Submitted 7 months ago

Very Helpful !!!!!

It´s a very impressive Tutorial for all the possibilty in Kontakt 6.

I am a: Beginner


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UnderwaterSurfer
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Where is the Database?

I think the Database is a very important part of Kontakt. I went back to Eli's Kontakt 4 video to get more information about the Database.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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moroller
Submitted 5 months ago

Excellent overview.

I understand a lot of useful things that were off my radar before. The versatility of Kontakt is amazing and really worth having control over.

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

Chubby
Submitted 5 months ago

Excellent overall course

I the Sampler Patch Video Creating a Piano, I would have liked to have seen how to include the footpedal algorithms.

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

JGGNV
Submitted 5 months ago

One of my favorites

A good intro to Kontakt 6, especially if you're interested in making your own instruments from your own samples. After the last video I would have liked to see a discussion of the various save options. Also, I don't remember any discussion about snapshots.

I am a: Musician, Reaper

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

Timzone
Submitted 6 months ago

Covered it

Very thorough! KONTAKT has been explained

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

frankie56
Submitted 7 months ago

Very Helpful !!!!!

It´s a very impressive Tutorial for all the possibilty in Kontakt 6.

I am a: Beginner

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

Thomas Cochran electronic musician and multi instrumentalist from Austin Texas, who now lives in Los Angeles. He focuses on creating electronic music that features both ambient and classical influences.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing music at a young age, starting with classical guitar. This started my love for music and eventually expanded into learning other instruments as well. To date, I have had over ten years of classical experience and training as well as additional instrumental experience.

2. What training have you had?

I grew up studying classical guitar and composition and eventually started applying my classical knowledge to learning other instruments as well, ranging from violin, cello, keys, and drums.

3. When did you get intro recording?

I got into recording out of necessity when me and some friends started a band back in high school and couldn't afford studio time. Through this, I learned about music production and recording and haven't looked back since.

4. Why are you so good at training people?

I love learning about the technical aspects of music production, this helps me understand the how music production works under the hood. I have also worked for several years creating music production tutorials online.

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    KONTAKT 6 Explained

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KONTAKT 6 Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Where is the Database? I think the Database is a very important part of Kontakt. I went back to Eli's Kontakt 4 video to get more information about the Database.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent overall course I the Sampler Patch Video Creating a Piano, I would have liked to have seen how to include the footpedal algorithms.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Excellent overview. I understand a lot of useful things that were off my radar before. The versatility of Kontakt is amazing and really worth having control over.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of my favorites A good intro to Kontakt 6, especially if you're interested in making your own instruments from your own samples. After the last video I would have liked to see a discussion of the various save options. Also, I don't remember any discussion about snapshots.
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Covered it Very thorough! KONTAKT has been explained
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful !!!!! It´s a very impressive Tutorial for all the possibilty in Kontakt 6.
Date published: 2018-12-07
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