Getting Started With Kontakt
In this 9 part course, ADSR instructor Stephen Ellestad teaches you the basics of Kontakt 5 as a powerful virtual instrument and creative tool.
From the basics of the interface and core features and functions, to how to start building your own sampler instruments, right through to work flow tips in some of the most popular DAWs.
If you’ve always wanted to work with Kontakt but felt daunted by its technical complexity, this course is for you – find out everything you need to know to get started with Kontakt today!
Everything you need to know to get started using Kontakt efficiently and effectively in your creative sessions.
Getting Started with Kontakt course topics include a tour of the Kontakt interface, working with the files & libraries, and an overview of the Kontakt Factory Library and some of the various specialised instruments inside. You’ll also learn basic sound manipulation, articulation and automation as well as the fundamentals of building a sampler instrument and mapping samples to the keyboard.
The course also includes dedicated tutorials that teach you how to set up and operate Kontakt as a multi-timbral, multi-output instrument inside of Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.
In just over 60 minutes you will break down the skills, knowledge and techniques you need to get started with Native Instruments Kontakt!
- Over 60 Minutes of professional video instruction
- 9 indepth videos each demonstrating critical elements of working with Kontakt
> Overview & Tour of Kontakt
> Working with Files and Libraries
> Audio & MIDI Routing
> Kontakt Factory Library
> Building a Sampler Instrument
> Sound Manipulation & Articulation
> Using Kontakt in Pro Tools
> Using Kontakt in Logic Pro X
> Using Kontakt in Ableton Live
- Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons
About Your Tutor
Stephen Ellestad is a multi-instrumentalist producer, engineer and music educator. He has recorded and performed on bass with a wide range of artists – among them Clyde Stubblefield, Hanah Jon Taylor, Ron Holloway & Merl Saunders –to name just a few.
Alongside his jazz and funk work, Stephen works as a producer and mix engineer at his studio in Northern California, composing instrumental hip-hop, chillout and world influenced downtempo alongside original scores for film & television.
Stephen studied at the Media Institute (Madison, WI) and holds Pro Tools certifications in Music and Audio Post Production. He works extensively in Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live Studio, NI Maschine/Komplete and Celemony Melodyne.