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KONTAKT Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

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    Kontakt Overview

    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.

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    Instrument Header Basics

    Discover the instrument header and see how to control basic visual and playback parameters.

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    Architecture Basics

    Explore how the architecture of Kontakt 4 instruments are set up, and how to save and create instruments, samples, multis, and banks.

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    Instrument & Edit Mode Headers

    See some of the advanced Instrument Header functions and explore the different windows and areas available in Edit Mode.

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    Instrument Options

    Watch how the 'Instrument Options' window can be used to affect instrument playback parameters, as well as how they look in the rack.

Chapter 2 : Tips and Tricks

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    Top Ten Browser Bits

    Learn about ten cool features and workflow techniques available from the browser’s 'Files' tab.

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    Importing Other Formats

    Discover how to import and do batch conversions of sampler instruments from EXS 24, Giga and AKAI formats.

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    The Database

    Explore how to search, sort and set file metadata in the 'Attribute and Results' list found in Kontakt 4’s database.

Chapter 3 : Advanced Control

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    The Monitor & Modules Tab

    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.

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    Discover Kontakt 4’s MIDI and host based automation from within Logic Pro 9. You can then apply the info to your DAW.

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    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.

Chapter 4 : Routing Revealed

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    The Outputs Section

    Learn how to set up signal routing destinations in the Outputs section of Kontakt.

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    Multiple Outputs

    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.

Chapter 5 : Advanced Editing

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    The Group Editor

    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.

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    The Mapping Editor Pt. 1

    Explore how to build an instrument from scratch by importing samples and turning them in to Zones in the Mapping Editor.

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    The Mapping Editor Pt. 2

    See how to edit zones graphically with both the mouse and key commands, as well as with the Mapping Window’s 'Control Strip'.

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    Wave Editor Controls

    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.

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    The Grid Panel

    Discover how to use both Fix and Auto modes in the Mapping Editor’s grid panel to create slice markers in rhythmic loops.

Chapter 6 : Working with Loops

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    Sample Loops

    Explore how to set up loop regions within a sample in order to loop specific portions in either forward or reverse direction.

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    Syncing & Slicing

    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.

Chapter 7 : Working with Groups

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    Zone Envelopes & Sample Editor

    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.

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    The Source Module

    Explore the six group playback modes available in the Source Module: Sampler, DFD, Tone Machine, Time Machine, Time Machine ll and Beat Machine.

Chapter 8 : Using Effects

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    Signal Processing

    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.

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    Modulation Mechanics

    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.

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    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.

Product Overview

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.

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KONTAKT Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very good quality instruction thumbs up!
Date published: 2021-05-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Very clear and completed highly recomended
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well done and helpful! A thorough, informative, and well paced presentation!
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from KONTAKT EXPLAINED SO FAR SO GOOD
Date published: 2020-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Suuuper Helpful Eli is terrific of course, and I liked how he really got in depth. You have to go back and watch the videos a few times in order to get all of the details. This is a good thing!
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very well! informative
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Kontakt Explained This is very helpful for me, because Kontakt is quite involved (a lot of options), I don’t think I would have stayed engaged reading all of this and trying it myself.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super well explained No comments
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very No comments
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from kontakt explained clear explanations of functions of program
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing. Really good. Got me right into the machine.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. Great in-depthview of the instruments edit features.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli Krantzberg is the best! Eli is always so clear, creative in his examples and engaging.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Thorough Explanations In depth explanation of Kontakt and its many functions and capabilities.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great stuff Most of the bases are covered, with the exception of the script editor.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Really gets to the detail needed to use the plugin
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from kontakt get there faster
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. This filled in a few key UI functionality gaps, very nicely.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great exposition Great exposition,how he does in his tutorial. Very interesting tutorial.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Tutorial If you are willing to put in the effort and follow along with the videos Kontakt is explained in way more detail than you could ever learn yourself. These videos have opened up creative avenues for composition I have never imagined!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Features I have had this for a while now....never knew all it has to offer and how to operate it properly....awesome
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great overview I find Eli to be very clear and thorough in his descriptions
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Kontakt 4 I found this tutorial to be very good and professionally put together.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from best Kontakt tutorial as a 80 yr old computer geek this is the best tutorial for me
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learned some new tricks I have used Kontakt for years, but never bothered to learn the program. I was surprised by how much I was missing. Well worth the time and effort.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Concise and Very Informative Very easy to follow . Lots of detail on all the functions. If you don't understand everything the first time just watch it again. It's best to have you program up and running and pause the video as you explore the numerous functions.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Wait until a new complete revision for Kontakt 5 I am not agree how this course is managed, sorry. I got some explanations from Groove3 but I don't agree anyway.
Date published: 2016-05-10
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