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Take sampling to the next level with an intermediate look at Kontakt 5 If you know the...
Next Steps With Kontakt 5 (Intermediate)
Next Steps With Kontakt 5 (Intermediate)

Take sampling to the next level with an intermediate look at Kontakt 5

If you know the fundamentals of working with Kontakt and you’re eager to learn how to chop, slice and grind your samples into sonic perfection – this course is for you.

This intermediate level course covers such topics as Sample Manipulation, using the Wave and Mapping Editors, Beat Slicing and working with zone and group FX and automation.

Led by Stephen Ellestad, Next Steps with Kontakt is a follow up to Getting Started with Kontakt, and takes you from just knowing what things do, to understanding exactly how to use them.

Improve The Way You Work – Go Deeper Under The Hood Of Kontakt 5


Course Overview

In Next Steps With Kontakt you will learn how to access Kontakt’s features and functions to create and manipulate inspiring samples.

The course starts with a refresher of the Kontakt interface, browser and quickload functions demonstrating how a little bit of preparation can improve the way you work.

As you progress, you’ll pick up the essentials of sample pitch manipulation; automapping samples and changing keyranges. You’ll learn effective methods for sample looping and beat slicing using the wave editor as well as how to work on group FX & modulation.

If you want to learn expert techniques for working with samples and develop your Kontakt skills, then you’re going to want to check this out.


Course Features

  • 60 Minutes of professional video instruction
  • 8 indepth videos each demonstrating critical techniques for working with Kontakt

> Introduction
> The Interface, Browser & Quickload
> Sample Pitch Manipulation
> Auto Mapping Samples
> Keyrange Tutorial
> Wave Editor Sample Looping
> Beat Chopping with the Wave Editor
> Group FX & Modulation

  • Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons

In just 1 hour you will break down the skills, knowledge and techniques you need to improve the way you work with Native Instruments Kontakt.

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.

New To Kontakt?

This is course assumes a basic working knowledge of Kontakt and is a follow on to Getting Started With Kontakt a 9-part course that teaches you the basics of Kontakt .

Suitable for absolute beginners and anyone wanting to fill the gaps in their knowledge of NI Kontakt. It covers everything 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’re looking for a complete walkthrough filled with Kontakt tips and tricks, then check out Getting Started With Kontakt

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