Using Modulation To Control Volume In Kontakt
When you trigger a Kontakt Instrument with midi notes or from a MIDI controller the volume can be varied with velocity. To do this, you use Modulation. In today’s video tutorial, we’ll take a look at Using Modulation To Control Volume.
Kontakt has a variety of parameters that can be modulated and four categories of sources:
-Others (Step Sequencers, Envelope Followers)
Modulation is a complicated topic and we will dive into in depth in a later tutorial. For today, we will be looking at one of the External Sources, velocity and one of the Envelopes, AHDSR.
Modulation assignments are displayed with a single row in the Modulation Router of the parameter’s parent module. The Modulation Router can be shown by clicking on the button labeled Mod (or Modulation) in the lower left corner of a module.
You can add a new assignment by one of three ways:
1. Right-click on the parameter you want to modulate, then choose a modulation source. The submenu at the bottom of this menu contains modulation sources which already exist in your Instrument and allows you to assign an existing source to more than one parameter.
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