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!
I am a longtime musician and studio guy with great ears and a broad understanding of production, but limited in-depth knowledge of applications I need to be using at home everyday like Kontakt. Matt's course (and I'm sure the advanced one I'm about to start) was exactly what I needed. The info is in bitesize chunks, he has a relaxed but energetic voice and pace - and he gets right to the type of nav and 2nd/3rd layer things that someone absolutely needs to know to use this tool. Excellent work Matt. Thanks
Don Laly wrote on December 7, 2017
Pretty well set up and very specific on explanation. Great instructor. It is very detailed and explanatory.
Bae wrote on January 23, 2017
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.
Bob Dolan wrote on December 23, 2016
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.
SHARON wrote on December 11, 2016
EXCELLENT COURSE! Now I can use the dang program. This class cleared up the mystery with using Kontakt.. It's on peoples.
Bob Dolan wrote on November 22, 2016
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.
B. B. B. Kjelbye wrote on August 12, 2016
A great way to introduce this awesome program.
I really look forward to try this out.
Brian Keith Voiles wrote on March 9, 2016
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!
Trond D wrote on December 6, 2015
This is a great resource that gives a good overview of the Kontakt interface, and what comes bundled with it.