Using Multitimbral Kontakt Instruments with FL Studio
This in-depth lesson shares how to set up multitimbral Kontakt instruments in FL Studio, and all of the necessary MIDI routing as well.
Although we have covered this topic with other DAWs on this site already, there are small differences in each DAW and how they need to be set up to properly handle multimbral Kontakt instruments. You need to know exactly how the MIDI routing is supposed to be set up between Kontakt and FL Studio for it to work correctly. So this in-depth video tutorial should answer any questions you may have and should work for any multitimbral or multi-output Kontakt instance in your projects. And with the level of CPU usage that most modern productions require these days, anything that can bring that down a bit is incredibly helpful! It’s also a great way to make your projects more manageable in general, and gain a deeper understanding of how Kontakt can be used.
FL Studio handles this all a little differently from all the other DAWs out there, in that there are a few extra steps to make sure that the sampler and the DAW are communicating with each other properly. The secret to making a multitimbral Kontakt instrument work in FL Studio quickly and easily is the ‘Auto map outputs‘ feature. You first need to make sure you have assigned Kontakt to a track in your project, then go into the settings for the Kontakt plugin and click Auto map outputs and FL Studio should take care fo the rest of the routing for you!
Now that you have all of your routing set, you can begin loading up a multitimbral Kontakt instrument. This can either be a multi-instrument from Native Instruments or a 3rd party, a drum kit preset featuring many instruments in one interface or a hand-picked selection of presets you have added yourself. Within Kontakt, you can assign the desired output for each instrument in your rack and then use a MIDI Out tool within FL Studio to control each different instrument (and it’s various parameters) in the project. This may all seem daunting and confusing at first, but the more you use this approach the better you will understand it. It’s worth the time and effort in the long-run!