Kontakt Instrument Edit Mode - Features of Kontakt - Part 3
Welcome back to this special introductory video tutorial series for Kontakt. This week we look at the Kontakt instrument edit mode features and functions.
The Kontakt instrument edit mode is where are the real work happens in this powerful sampler. Here you can tweak just about any parameter or setting you can imagine pertaining to mapping, effects, modulation, delivery, etc. You may see people commonly refer to this area of Kontakt as ‘the back end’ or ‘under the hood’. It is where you can set up envelopes, other controllers, effects and assign them to just about any parameter to affect, automate and/or modulate over time. Effects and controllers can be applied directly to the source, instruments buses, inserts and sends. The potential possibilities are seemingly endless.
You always need to be aware of which specific edit mode you are in at any one time while working in Kontakt instrument edit mode. You don’t want to accidentally make an edit to everything at once, rather than the group you intended. This is a common mistake when first getting started in this part of Kontakt and one that is best to avoid if you can! One of a few great tips offered in this lesson. Although this overview is very basic and only touches on the different features, fear not! Because the very experienced DJ Nyce will be walking you through every little nook and cranny of this beast we call Kontakt over the coming weeks and months. with plenty of tips and tricks along the way.
The Kontakt instrument edit mode interface is broken up into nine major parts, which makes it much easier to manage. The nine parts are; Instrument Options, Group Editor, Mapping Editor, Wave Editor, Script Editor, Instrument Buses, Insert Effects, Send Effects and Modulation. Each provides quick acces to the most integral parts of Kontakt, which makes taming it much less daunting for those just getting started. If you are looking for preference setting specific to the instrument you currently have loaded, you can find them in the Instrument Options window while working in Kontakt instrument edit mode. As we navigate through the initial weeks of overview and introductory tutorials for the community, please feel free to reach out and let us know what you want to learn about!