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
It's done. Perhaps the most epic a cappella production I've ever worked on, with a lot of help from my friends. Enjoy SUPERHUMAN: https://t.co/EU3Px3XN2Z #kpop #acappella @NCTsmtown_127 #NCT127_SUPERHUMAN
5 days ago
...and now sparklingthreads is planting earworms in my head... https://t.co/xcdFfRHPwy
5 days ago
It's like sparklingthreads is living inside my head. https://t.co/rWk2C2Os7w
1 week ago
Not a whole lot of sessions going on, so I had to step into my friend @danlutz's private session with @louiepalmerdrum. #50waystoleaveyourlover https://t.co/zZj3012VtG
1 week ago
Finally taking the plunge: backing up with SuperDuper -> Mojave -> Catalina in the hopes it'll clear up some longstanding issues. #Mac #Upgrade