The Group Editor - Features of Kontakt - Part 8
Welcome back to the eighth 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 Group Editor.
We continue our series of video tutorials that covers all the features of Kontakt. This time we take a look at the Group Editor. Groups are the most important aspect of an instrument, they provide a way to use and combine a common signal path for any number of zones. They also allow you to define conditions, adjustive voice allocation, and provide a way to change parameters of multiple groups at the same time.
To access the group editor, enter instrument mode, and click the group editor button. The group editor is divided into four sections. At the top is the control header, below that is a groups list, and at the bottom are rows of parameters for voice group assignments.
The control header provides common utilities for group management. The functions here can help you to quickly change parameters for all groups. The groups list allows you select which groups you would like to select for editing.
Voice groups allow you to fine tune how voices are allocated to groups. 128 voice groups are predefined in every instrument. By default, groups are not signed to a voice group, but they do share a pool of voices as defined in the instrument header. By assigning some of your groups to the 128 voice groups, and adjusting that groups parameters, you can define a new set of voice allocation rules for those groups.