In today’s tutorial we will show you how to Add Reverb to an Instrument using Aux Channels.
Add Reverb to an Instrument using Aux Channels
In Kontakt, each Instrument routes its output to exactly one Output Channel. But you also send this signal to one or multiple Aux Channels with adjustable levels. This allows you to create sub-mixes and route wet effect signals for further processing and even to another physical output. Today i will show you how to Add Reverb to an Instrument using Aux Channels and how to send a wet effect signals to an Aux Channel.
Show the Outputs section by clicking on the Outputs button.
In the first Aux Channel add a Reverb to the first Insert slot.
Double-click on the insert slot to show the effect parameters. Change the parameters to your liking or choose a factory preset. I’ve chosen Bright Room.
Show the Aux Send strips by on the Aux Send strips Button.
Play your instrument and adjust the aux1 slider to add reverb to your liking.
Now let’s take a look at routing wet effect signals to an Aux Channel.
In the Outputs section, the second aux channel and add a Tape Saturator to the first insert slot. Change the parameters to your liking or choose a factory preset. I’ve chosen Warm Distortion High Quality.
Enter edit mode by clicking on the wrench icon of your Instrument.
You can use send effects in the Group Insert, Bus Insert or Instrument Insert effects slots. To use a send effect add the Send Levels module to an effect slot.
Next, scroll down to the Send Effects section and add a Chorus module. Change the parameters to your liking or choose a factory preset. I’ve chosen Guitar Stereo.
Control the send amount with the Send Level knob.
And the return amount with the Return knob.
To route the return signal to the Aux Channel, click on the I next to the return knob and choose aux 2.
Additionally, to route the Aux Channel to a channel in your DAW or Soundcard, click on the Channel Configuration button of the Aux Channel and the set the physical out to channels in your host or soundcard.
The Outputs section in Kontakt is very flexible and offers a multitude of ways to process and route your sounds. For even more flexibility with Aux Channels at the Group level, try using the Gainer module as ‘bridge’ between the send effects and Aux Channels.
Until next time…now go make some music.
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