Kontakt Multi-Instruments and Routing in Cubase
This helpful video tutorial shares how to set up multiple channels in Cubase to handle Kontakt multi-instruments!
Each DAW works a little differently when it comes to using Kontakt multi-instruments and setting up the proper routing to provide a separate channel for each patch loaded inside of Kontakt. The Cubase interface doesn’t exactly make this a blatantly obvious task, so this lesson will probably be quite helpful to many people. In this example, the Native Instruments West Africa percussion sample library is used, which is a great choice because one of the most common uses of the multi-out features that Kontakt offers is for drums. Now, this tutorial does assume that you have a basic understanding of the Cubase interface and menu navigation. If you don’t, you may want to take your time with this one and make sure you take note of where the various options are located within your DAW.
The idea is simple enough. You want to make sure that each instrument being used in your Kontakt player is routed to its own output. Then you need to make sure that Cubase is receiving this information on it’s own channels. This can be a bit confusing for some people at first because Kontakt is only loaded onto one track in your project. But this is really about the individual instruments used in your Kontakt multi-instruments and how their signals flow from the sampler to your DAW.
Once a successful example of recording Kontakt multi-instruments is shared, with each sound captured on its own track within Cubase, a nice step-by-step approach is taken right from the very beginning. This shows us where each of the tool sare located and what menu selections need to be made to accomplish it all the right way. Proceless information for anyone who has struggled to get this going in Cubase!