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KONTAKT 6 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Basic Interface & Setup

  • Setup & Loading Patches 4:45

    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.

  • KONTAKT Basics & the Interface 5:27

    KONTAKT Basics & the Interface

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

  • Using the Browser 6:47

    Using the Browser

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

  • Loading Samples 4:53

    Loading Samples

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

  • Mapping Editor Pt. 1 13:01

    Mapping Editor Pt. 1

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

  • Mapping Editor Pt. 2 5:09

    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.

  • Group Editor Pt. 1 6:50

    Group Editor Pt. 1

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

  • Group Editor Pt. 2 8:59

    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.

  • Waveform Editor 12:04

    Waveform Editor

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

  • Sample Editor 5:35

    Sample Editor

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

  • Sample Loop 8:48

    Sample Loop

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

  • Sync & Slice 9:03

    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.

  • Zone Envelopes 9:16

    Zone Envelopes

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

  • Grid Panel 6:45

    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.

  • Source Module Pt. 1 9:15

    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.

  • Source Module Pt. 2 7:39

    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.

  • Wavetable Module 5:19

    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

  • Insert Effects 9:13

    Insert Effects

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

  • Send Effects 5:38

    Send Effects

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

  • Modulation Pt. 1 7:35

    Modulation Pt. 1

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

  • Modulation Pt. 2 9:29

    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.

  • Step Modulator 8:07

    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

  • KONTAKT Scripting Basics 7:56

    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

  • Multi Chanel Audio & MIDI Routing 6:24

    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.

  • Instrument Busses 4:36

    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.

  • Automation & MIDI Mapping 6:56

    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

  • ANALOG DREAMS 6:57

    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.

  • ETHEREAL EARTH 6:44

    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.

  • HYBRID KEYS 5:32

    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.

  • Making a Sampler Patch 9:55

    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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