I have been a Native Instruments Kontakt user for almost twenty years, and in the course of time, I’ve amassed multi-terabytes of samples to load into Kontakt. Some are from commercial companies, other from indie developers, others from experiments, and others from my own studio kitchen. This has led to a lot of disorganization as my Kontakt library has grown. Finally I decided to tackle the problem by reorganizing the entire library, and in this tutorial video, I show the ins and outs of the method I chose, along with a number of tips I discovered along the way.
My new organized Kontakt library has been a massive help to my composing, as I’m able to find sounds quicker and easier, as well as discover new sounds that I may not be familiar with.
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