Learn how to set the Audio and MIDI preferences when launching Kontakt 4 in standalone mode. Explore the main areas of the interface including the control panel buttons, the browser, rack and keyboard sections.
Instrument Header Basics6:46
Discover the instrument header and see how to control basic visual and playback parameters.
Explore how the architecture of Kontakt 4 instruments are set up, and how to save and create instruments, samples, multis, and banks.
Instrument & Edit Mode Headers9:15
See some of the advanced Instrument Header functions and explore the different windows and areas available in Edit Mode.
Watch how the 'Instrument Options' window can be used to affect instrument playback parameters, as well as how they look in the rack.
Tips and Tricks
Top Ten Browser Bits8:48
Learn about ten cool features and workflow techniques available from the browser’s 'Files' tab.
Importing Other Formats7:24
Discover how to import and do batch conversions of sampler instruments from EXS 24, Giga and AKAI formats.
Explore how to search, sort and set file metadata in the 'Attribute and Results' list found in Kontakt 4’s database.
The Monitor & Modules Tab8:52
See how to view and control multiple groups and zones and their various parameters with the 'Monitor' tab in the browser. Also learn how to use the 'Modules' section to add and control group and instrument effects.
Discover Kontakt 4’s MIDI and host based automation from within Logic Pro 9. You can then apply the info to your DAW.
Watch how Kontakt’s Quick Load features can be used to organize frequently used multis, instruments and banks in a directory tree set up in a horizontal arrangement of columns.
The Outputs Section8:53
Learn how to set up signal routing destinations in the Outputs section of Kontakt.
Discover to how to set up multiple output routing in the Outputs section of the plug-in version of Kontakt while it's hosted inside Logic Pro 9. You can then apply the info to your DAW.
The Group Editor12:11
Peer into the belly of the beast and see how Kontakt’s Group Editor can be used to control various aspects of an instrument’s playback.
The Mapping Editor Pt. 18:25
Explore how to build an instrument from scratch by importing samples and turning them in to Zones in the Mapping Editor.
The Mapping Editor Pt. 210:05
See how to edit zones graphically with both the mouse and key commands, as well as with the Mapping Window’s 'Control Strip'.
Wave Editor Controls9:32
Learn about the 'Wave Editor' tool bar, and see how the controls can be used for setting loop points and other various utility and transport functions.
The Grid Panel7:43
Discover how to use both Fix and Auto modes in the Mapping Editor’s grid panel to create slice markers in rhythmic loops.
Working with Loops
Explore how to set up loop regions within a sample in order to loop specific portions in either forward or reverse direction.
Syncing & Slicing8:57
See how the 'Sync / Slice' tab in the wave editor is used to sync loops to tempo, as well as map the individual slices to separate MIDI notes.
Working with Groups
Zone Envelopes & Sample Editor11:02
Discover how to use zone envelopes to modulate parameters on a zone-by-zone basis within a group, as well as how the sample editor is used to constructively process portions of a sample permanently.
The Source Module10:56
Explore the six group playback modes available in the Source Module: Sampler, DFD, Tone Machine, Time Machine, Time Machine ll and Beat Machine.
Learn how to add signal processing modules at either the group or instrument insert level, as well as setting up send effects for individual instruments and entire multi's.
Discover how modulation routing is set up in Kontakt, and what types of signals can be used to animate parameters over time, as well as where and how to set them up.
See and hear some real world modulation routing examples including cutoff and pan routed to LFOs synced to tempo, cutoff on a pad sound modulated with a 'flexible envelope', and a 32 step modulator modulation source applied to a percussive sound’s panning.
Watch DAW guru Eli Krantzberg break down one of the most vast and powerful soft samplers ever made, Native Instruments KONTAKT. From beginning to end, it's all here, waiting for you to use to get the most out of Kontakt.
This in-depth series is for beginner to intermediate users of Native Instruments KONTAKT and dives deep into its powerful features and functions. Discover how to easily navigate its windows and menus, load and create patches and parts, use effects, import and convert 3rd party libraries, advanced usage techniques, tips and tricks and much more.
If you want to get the most out of Native Instruments KONTAKT, stop right here."KONTAKT Explained" will allow you to use Kontakt like a pro, making your music and productions bigger and better. Checkout "Kontakt Explained" today.
Shot in version 4 but applicable to version 5. You can see videos for the version 5 updates here.
Submitted 3 weeks ago
Great in-depthview of the instruments edit features.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Samplitude
Submitted 1 month ago
Eli Krantzberg is the best!
Eli is always so clear, creative in his examples and engaging.
Submitted 9 months ago
In depth explanation of Kontakt and its many functions and capabilities.
I am a: Semi-Pro
Submitted 10 months ago
Excellent- needs a few additions or a different course with differnt emphasis
Excellent tutorials- particularly for soundscaping. We need some help in the area of songwriting with Contact. Some of us do not do soundscaping or programing on the level he describes here- even though it is completely legitimate to educate to this level. But some of us are working songwriters and composers not programing geeks, and we need some different kinds of practical tutorials for the creative types.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro
Submitted 10 months ago
From the surface to deep functions!
Great tutorial, told me what I needed to know: how to grab a bunch of samples and have them automatically mapped into a patch and save it!
I am a: Semi-Pro
Submitted 10 months ago
Because There's Always Eli !!
I was like..."Yes" when I discovered this course was delivered by Eli Krantzberg. Somehow, life is so much easier under his instruction. Highly recommended.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 11 months ago
Most of the bases are covered, with the exception of the script editor.
I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase
Submitted 1 year ago
Really gets to the detail needed to use the plugin
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 1 year ago
get there faster
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 1 year ago
This filled in a few key UI functionality gaps, very nicely.
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