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.)

2 days ago
Celebrating some amazing composers tonight with @The_SCL Emmy reception. https://t.co/dZRKr7QTZb daviddas photo
4 days 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
1 week ago
An absolutely electrifying talk at @scoringarts with John Ottman with terrific insights into some of the most intriguing films of his career. https://t.co/vs3NCkbTEN daviddas photo
1 week ago
Feeling a little low today? I've got just the fix. Spend a minute with the Trebek Affirmation Soundboard. The man has a tone that will fix you right up: https://t.co/6jUvSORwVg
1 week ago
Two days left until a really compelling talk: Storytelling with John Ottman. Coming up this Saturday! https://t.co/uaoUQzYqoI