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- Apr 24th, 2013
Kontakt 5, the super-sampler from NI, is the most Komplete sampler ever designed. From its vast collections of custom instruments to your own custom sample tweakology, Kontakt brings a powerful set of tools to the sonic table. Make those tools your tools!
In this introductory course you learn how to harness Kontakt's basic sampling power and get up and producing fast. Matt takes you through all the basics from setup to MIDI control and everything in-between. At first glance, Kontakt's user interface (UI) can seem seem a bit daunting! But all of those UI mysteries will be quickly solved as Matt systematically explains what they do and how they work together. From there you get a detailed look at Kontakt's instruments, mixer, built-in effects and MIDI implementation.
Sampling is mostly about recreating sounds from the real world. That's why, in the next section, you learn all about keyswitching and how all those mapped articulations will help you add realism and believability to your tracks.
But this is just the beginning! Matt has also created an advanced Kontakt kourse that'll knock your socks off! So, stay tuned to dive even deeper into the kreative world of NI's Kontakt!
- Kontakt 101: Exploring Kontakt 5
- Kontakt 201: Advanced Kontakt 5
- Kontakt 301: Building Sampler Instruments
- Kontakt 302: Advanced Instrument Design
For a full list of the topics covered, see the Tutorial Outline
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It is a nice course that explains Kontakt. I am the user who first use this kind of virtual instrument. It was very kind for me.
I was new to Kontakt and watched this course twice. The level of control i have after the tutorial is amazing. I now can approach the sampler with confidence. I am eager to begin the advanced course next.
EXCELLENT COURSE! Now I can use the dang program. This class cleared up the mystery with using Kontakt.. It's on peoples.
What an excellent tutorial for a complete beginner! I got up and running with Kontakt after just a few lessons. The instructor was excellent, clear and totally easy to follow. I reccommend this course wholeheartedly.
A great way to introduce this awesome program. I really look forward to try this out.
Excellent training. I am hoping the "next level" or "advanced" course will go much deeper. Especially on the "outputs" of the mixer -- that has been a bit frustrating and confusing to me. Excellent training -- very well worthwhile!
This is a great resource that gives a good overview of the Kontakt interface, and what comes bundled with it.
Nice Introduction with some interesting Tips, like the one with the bus in the mixer to free CPU.
Excellent, great teacher and really knows his stuff-Highly recommend this to all Kontakt users
Great overview of Kontakt 5, especially if you've never used it before. Instructor does a great job of explaining as well.
I just bought the Maschine Studio last month and I've never used Kontakt/Komplete until now. Everything on the interface was so foreign to me that it all looked like something i'd never learn to use. But this course put me so far in the know that I'm nowhere near lost anymore. I really appreciate how the instructor gives a quick but very informative run through, on how to use a lot of the Kontakt instruments. I'm about to watch the Advanced Course right now!
Really through starting point for kontakt great ; looking forward to the next one
Very enlightening.Opens Many ideas and ways to use Kontakt in your audio production.
Fundamentally a good course. It overviews the basic features of stand alone features. He sometimes mentions things without really explaining them, and occasionally his explanations are a little confusing. But, overall, he gives a lot of good information. No discussion of how to use Kontakt as a plugin.
Definitely worth watching to get a grip on the basics, but for anyone looking to use Kontakt professionally- or for serious projects- you 100% need to make sure you follow this up with the 201 course. I learned more from the first 2 videos of that course on how to optimize my system for working with audio than i have from nearly 3 years of mindlessly browsing youtube videos and google searches. 20 bucks is a very small investment for a much more stable future in audio editing. Educate thyself.
Too many references to "all that stuff" and too much dwelling on explaining the obvious and eluding the not so obvious. Sorry!
Great general overview of Native Instruments iconic sampler 'Kontakt' by Matt Vanacoro. Looking forward to watching the 'Kontakt Advanced' course now.
Nice overview of Kontakt 5. Thx. I'm moving onto the advanced course.
Great intro course for Kontakt. As someone who has been using it for awhile, I learned alot of helpful tips that I never thought to look into.
well taught, everything explained in a clear and precise manner. As much info as you will need to kick it into high gear.
Never would have thought that i would need to watch a tutorial course on how to use native instruments. Glad i did. Love the overall course & the explanation of it... looking forward for more
since I know nothing about any of this, the course got me started in the right direction..i hope to find how to get Kontakt to Fl. Studio 11...my Graphite 49 is midi'd to Kontakt and that made my day...thanks..i'm lovin it all..Christian..
This is a very good basic introduction to Kontakt which takes the fear out of looking at the interface for the first time. I'm looking forward to the advanced course.
Excelent, everything very well explained, every little detail, I'm definitely going for the Advance Course over Kontakt, nice
This was a great course. Thank you Matt for taking the time and laying everything out in such a clear and concise manner. I had Kontact Player that came with Strings Pro that I bought at GC. I watched this course in order to familiarize myself enough to effectively use the software. After watching the first two tutorials I was convinced that I would need to get the full version of Kontact. I ended up spending $100 more and got Komplete 9. I am so glad that I did. Thanks again, this is going to be invaluable to my compositions.
This is a very good introduction to Kontakt. It show all the options and is slow enough so that you can see all the clicked selections, and know how the author got from one screen to the next. The author also verbally explains everything he is doing very well.
A fantastic introduction to the capabilities of Kontakt 5. It really helped me get setup to play and opened my eyes to many new ideas. great presentation.
Great intro to kontakt. Would have loved to see what an efficient workflow looks like when using it with a DAW. Definitely, will be taking a look at the advanced course. Great job!
Thanks Matt, great 101 meat and potatoes to get me going with Kontakt. Easy to follow and look forward to the advanced tutorial!
Loved it, Great Stuff Very Basic If you used Previous versions of Kontakt You should skip to the advanced.
Great basic intro to Kontakt. I wish there was more about the automapping. maybe more on the advanced
Excelent. Great teacher explaining in a easy way how to use that great tool Kontakt 5. Going to the advanced course now.
Matt is very easy to follow and is engaging. A good kick-off to the interface and basic workings of a sometimes complex and overwhelming product. I now have confidence to purchase Kontakt 5!
Highly recommended introduction into the world of Kontakt 5. Concise but appropriately paced and superbly delivered. Instructor voice is pleasing which is important to me. Great job!
Thorough coverage of the Kontakt 5 user interface at the surface level. I can't wait to see the advanced course and dig in deeper.
Halfway through the Exploring Kontakt 5 course, and I'm loving even more my decision to get the NI Komplete package. The sounds in Kontakt are amazing.
When u hear the sounds out of Kontakt, u could easily assume Kontakt is made entirely for pros; but this Exploring Kontakt 5 course completely breaks it down to the bare bones. Anyone can use Kontakt.
An extremely well thought out and concise introductory course. I just got the NI Komplete package and I can say, having been through the first half of Exploring Kontakt 5, it answers all my questions.
I enjoyed the course and I understand it needs to be general but I was hoping for a little more depth regarding the instruments eg guitars, drums. Overall I found it very informative.
This course is so great like all the videos are very informative learning sooooo many things thanks ask video i understand so much more
Matt does a great job of talking through the basic functionality and options available in Kontakt 5. This is pretty entry-level stuff - I'm looking forward to watching his advanced tutorial.
What a great intro to Kontakt 5, I've recently purchased Komplete 9 having not used NI before and this has saved me hours of headaches, Thank You.
Kontakt is the industry standard for sampling. Matt Vanacoro explores the features in a very articulate and easy to follow manner fueling his viewers with a powerful new set of production tools!
Pretty Good Tutorial, really in dept on how to operate the factory library sounds in the Kontakt Player
I was really intimidated by Kontakt when I first purchased it, but that has changed since viewing these tutorials. The instructors do an excellent job, keep up the great work!
This is exactly what I needed to help me not only understand what Kontact is all about, but why it's the most referred to sample playback software. This course saved me from going through the manual.
This was an excellent course it provided quite a bit of information (in a short amount of time) that would allow someone to find their way around the basic premises of the program with confidence.
Awesome. Well thought, well executed, and well paced. I just ordered Kontakt 5 (upgrading from 3) after watching the entire (!) course. Good software deserves good training. Thanks!
Having bought and installed Komplete 9 I found this a really interesting course. Very informative, well constructed and easy to follow. Just when you think you know it all, well actually you don't !!
I wish I had this video a few years ago when I started using Kontakt! Good explanation of all the basic things you need to know when using Kontakt. I can't wait to watch the advanced course of Exploring Kontakt!