The Kontakt Options Window - Features of Kontakt - Part 2
Welcome back to another in-depth overview video for Kontakt. This time we take a look at the Kontakt Options Window and how you can better customize your workflows and overall experience.
The Kontakt Options Window is where you can set up most of your preferences that affect all of your sessions. You can find just about any feature tweak you may need here, and the layout and descriptions are pretty accessible and intuitive. But we wanted to run through them quickly in this lesson to make sure that you all know where these things live, how they can affect your projects and why you may or may not want to use some of them!
It is often said that the presets and factory content that come with a DAW, synth or sampler is best used as demo content, and that the real magic happens when you make your own stuff. The same thing can be said about the default settings in most Native Instruments products. The Kontakt Options Window opens the door for you to customize your experience to your needs and wants, while also ensuring that the results you get are the ones you expect. As you begin to use more and more features in Kontakt, the likelihood of these settings becoming more relevant to you increases.
Keep in mind that some of these settings on the Kontakt Options Window affect performance, routing and file management, so it’s not dealing with strictly behavioral or interfaces stuff. These really are important global settings that should be set up when you first start using Kontakt, and then updated whenever necessary after that. It is also a good idea to check here after major updates and upgrades to see what new options are available and if there were any changes made to preferences you had set up already.