The Browser, Quick Load and Outputs - Features of Kontakt - Part 7
Welcome back to the seventh part of our tutorial series on the basics of Native Instrument’s Kontakt. We continue our in-depth look at this powerhouse sampler by looking at the Browser, Quick Load, and Outputs sections.
Inside the browser, the modules tab gives you quick access to Kontakt’s signal process and modulation source modules. Use this view to quickly find a module, view a detailed description of what it does and how it’s used, and drag it directly into your instrument.
There are four different categories given at the top of the Modules broswer. These include Effects, Filters, Modulators, and Info. These categories, minus the Info tab, display the modules that you currently have available. The Info tab shows or hides the information at the bottom of modules tab. When you click a module, the information shown will include a detailed description of the module, it’s potential use, and all of it’s parameters. This is an excellent way to get familiar with all of Kontakt’s effects, filters, and modulators.
The Quick Load Catalog is one of the most important features in Kontakt’s browser. It is a hierarchal directory structure that allows you to manage your instruments, banks and multis. It can be organized in anyway you see fit, and only lacks search capabilities. This is another way to get your third party and custom content in a list type view, similar to the library.
The Output Section provides a routing and mixing environment similar to a mixing console. The outputs from all instruments arrive in this section and are then routed to the physical outputs of your audio interface, or your audio software. The output section allows you to create, delete, rename. As well as configure mono, stereo, or multi-channel output channels. It also allows you to configure aux channels. You can quickly hide or show the Output Section by simply clicking on the Output icon in the main control panel.