In this video tutorial, composer and sound designer Scott Freiman goes in-depth into Native Instruments' powerful Kontakt 4 sampler to show you how to create and modify your own sounds. Building on the material taught in Native Instruments 105: Exploring Kontakt, Scott covers the numerous sound sculpting features of Kontakt.
Scott takes you from the multi (a collection of Kontakt instruments) all the way down to the sample level. In between, you will learn how to edit samples and create new instruments with complex effects and multiple modulation sources. Special attention will be given to Beat Machine and Time Machine, tools for creating complex rhythmic patterns or other interesting sample manipulations - a fantastic way of morphing between sounds.
For new and experienced Kontakt users alike, Advanced Kontakt will make you a sampling master!
Another excellent accompaniment for anyone interested in knowing all there is about Kontakt. It is a course on Kontakt 4, but there is so much information here to aid any Kontakt 5 user get more from Kontakt. I am a Kontakt 5 user, but I've found this extremely helpful.
Mike Morgan wrote on June 29, 2014
This is one of the better tutorials I've come across over many products. The author goes into some depth on all fronts with out getting too far in the weeds...leaving that part up to you. However he does cover a lot and covers it well. Thumps up from me I will keep it in reference for future look ups.
between wrote on June 26, 2013
I used to dable in kontakt, now I finally understand the majority of functions that are available, very powerfull stuff
oopfoo wrote on April 12, 2013
I was very pleased with this course and its predecessor. It covered a large range of Kontakt features and common needs without being too simple or too complex.
C1ph3rd wrote on March 23, 2013
Good in depth look at Kontakt 4's advanced features and how everything fits together. Most of this is useful for Kontakt 5 users, but there are a few changes, like Instrument Buses.
Dr Bill wrote on February 26, 2013
Excellent breakdown of Kontakt. It was like taking the tinker toy box and opening it. Then learning how each part is used and using it.
David wrote on July 21, 2012
Markus Germany wrote on June 5, 2012
Scott Freiman is my favorite mentor. He speaks clearly and his pronunciation is calm and professional. All details are explained. There is nothing i`v missed.
I wish more tutorials from Scott !!
All the best
Dan Petter wrote on December 22, 2011
This is a great and very in depth guide of the advanced editing features in Kontakt. As someone who is new to software based synths and samplers this is all a bit overwhelming, but these videos are very easy to follow and the explanations are clear. Thank you for this awesome Kontakt class and please, scott Freiman, please continue making your awesomely helpful videos about Native Instruments products.
Ingo wrote on April 24, 2011
Learned a lot!! Made my way into Kontakt a lot easier!!