The Basics of Kontakt Scripting

One of the things that truly sets Kontakt apart form the rest of the samplers out there are the Kontakt Scripting features, which allow you to gain even more control over your sounds and how you interact with them!

In recent years we have seen countless young people strive to build up home studios and become producers of quality music and audio productions. As more and more people are ‘winging it’ in the early phases of their new career path, things like using samples have become rather simplified again. Especially with modern DAWs which allow you to work directly with samples in the arrangement window. But there is a whole other side of using samples in the modern production world that often times goes completely unnoticed. There are many reasons to use a sample player of some kind. But the king in this industry has more options and capabilities available than most, and a lot of that has to do with the Kontakt Scripting features and how they allow you to use your sounds differently.

One of the biggest challenges facing people who use samples is trying to make it so incredibly life-like that nobody would ever be able to tell the difference from the real thing. You hear this all the time. But if you really take a look at what a quality sample library is these days, you quickly begin to understand that you are using the real thing, just differently. Kontakt libraries usually provide you with highly dynamic instruments with many things taken into consideration like variations in velocity and delivery. But Kontakt Scripting takes all of that even further and allows you to actually customize how your MIDI information influences and changes your sounds. The knobs, sliders and buttons on most Kontakt library instrument interfaces are basically scripts in action!

When working in the full version of Kontakt, you can create your very own custom scripts form scratch. But those of us who are not up for the challenge, there are plenty of Kontakt Scripting presets to use. And once you have added one to your instrument, you can begin tweaking it, customizing it to the needs of that specific instrument! Very cool stuff. This is a great way to get started with Kontakt Scripting.