In today’s advanced video tutorial, we will discuss how you can setup and manage Instrument routing in Kontakt. We will go over Insert and Send Effects, Instruments and Groups as well as the new bus system introduced in Kontakt 5.
In Kontakt, the basic building block of sound is the Instrument. And in each Instrument you have one or more groups. And if you have Multiple Instrument’s, they can be saved as a Multi. These are the elements that make up the signal path in Kontakt. In the image below you can see the relationship between Multi’s, Instruments and Groups and how a signal flows between all of them to the output of your speakers or DAW.
At the group level of an Instrument you can control the Source, Group Insert FX and Send Levels, Amplifier module and the Group Insert FX and Send Levels. As an Instrument can have many groups, each group can have independent settings from one another.
Before we continue, let’s make a new instrument or open an existing one. Once you have your instrument loaded, enter edit mode. If creating a new instrument, be sure to add a few samples to the mapping editor.
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