Kontakt Tutorial Videos

Kontakt Tutorial Videos

A couple of years ago, I wrote a comprehensive book on Native Instruments’ Kontakt, a software sampler that is the de facto standard for modern samplers, entitled Kontakt 2 Power. (For more information on this book, click here.) From time to time, I host Kontakt seminars, and I recently had the opportunity to present a Kontakt seminar in Los Angeles for the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the premier organization for film and media composers.

In the course of preparing for the presentation, I produced several training videos for attendees to study further, and those training videos are now available here for purchase.

There are six videos in this collection, totaling approximately 45 minutes:

  1. A Tour of the Interface (12:01)
  2. Mapping the Electric Piano (10:42)
  3. Electric Piano Modulators (8:50)
  4. Pad with Modulators (7:36)
  5. Time Machine (3:24)
  6. Beat Machine (4:47)

This collection is designed for Kontakt beginners who would like a big-picture tour of Kontakt and get to know where the most important features are in the program and how to perform many common tasks. If you’d like a taste, here’s the full version of the first video:

The complete collection is available for purchase here for $9.99. The movies are in QuickTime format, easily playable on Mac, PC, and mobile devices, and can be downloaded immediately after purchase.

(The files have been taken offline temporarily due to a web site transition, but please use the Contact page if you would like to receive them, until they are re-added to this page.)

3 days ago
Composers/studio cats: if configuring a new Mac, is there any reason to opt for the more expensive 10Gb ethernet as opposed to gigabit ethernet? I can't think of one, but want to be sure I'm not overlooking something.
4 days ago
Jazz and film noir fans, you won't want to miss this class featuring @JBealMusic ( #houseofcards, #monk, #blackfish, #queenofversailles) and @ScottHealyMusic at the Ellington Group @scoringarts this Saturday. Check it out: https://t.co/8Z93he6A1S
5 days ago
A little night sight-reading to keep the chops sharp. https://t.co/H3yn440tKt daviddas photo
1 week ago
Celebrating some amazing composers tonight with @The_SCL Emmy reception. https://t.co/dZRKr7QTZb daviddas photo
1 week ago
A peaceful night under the stars with my beloved Debussy and Ravel. (Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and the G major piano concerto -- my favorite.) https://t.co/cXQjNGd6fw daviddas photo