Tag Archives: Kontakt

Tips & Tricks: The Kontakt Quick-Load Feature

Having a wealth of Kontakt instruments available at your disposal is great but being able to access them quickly can sometimes be a little time consuming. Kontakt Player libraries streamline this process as they have their own separate tab which provides quick access directly to the instruments/multis folders via individual library tabs. But what about all those libraries that aren’t Kontakt Player compatible? You’ll know from experience that navigating through the standard file browser to find a specific patch can slow you down given that you sometimes need to trawl through several nested folders to get to the actual instruments folder, especially with some older libraries.

Well there is a feature in Kontakt which should make locating your instruments quickly a lot easier – The Quick-Load feature. The Quick-Load feature allows you to organize your instruments however you like as the Quick-Load catalog is essentially a virtual hierarchy directory structure meaning that no files are actually copied/moved.

I myself prefer to organize by vendor as can be seen in the example above. You may however decide you prefer to organize by instrument type. Essentially I never have to use the file browser, only my customized Quick-Load catalog and my Libraries tab. The folder structure can be determined however you see fit. It’s just a case of dragging and dropping the instruments into the desired folders. It all depends on what works best for you. The same can also be done for multis and banks.

In order to access the Quick-Load catalog you just need to right click in any empty space inside the instrument rack and the catalog will appear.  You can then begin creating your folder structure. Once you’re happy with it you can lock down the hierarchy which prevents any changes being made to the file structure. Right clicking again will close it.

Setting up my Quick-Load catalog has certainly helped speed up my workflow so why not give it a try yourself!

Native Instruments launches their new “Trutorials” series.

Native Instruments have made public their first series of trick, tips and guides to their ever popular “Komplete” software.

You can check out 12 different quick guides now with tips and tricks for Reaktor, Form, FM8, Replika XT, Rounds, Guitar Rig, Massive, Polyplex, Absynth and more.

These are essential tips and tricks for any and all of you Komplete owners out there.

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/komplete-trutorials/

Native Instruments Komplete 8 + 3 Virtual Instruments Offer

Native Instruments are offering free downloads of the wobbletastic “Razor”, the heavenly “Session Strings” and Tim Exile’s frankly barking vocoder-esque creation “The Mouth”, worth almost £200.

They are free to download for anyone who registers Komplete 8 with NI from today until the 30th September.

If you were in any doubt about the package, and certainly £385 is a certainly a considered investment for most of us, i can only tell you this….. All of the Scan Pro Audio Team use part of Komplete in almost every production they do (I’ve never done a track without Kontakt for at least 10 years!), with excellent tools such as industry leading sampler, Kontakt and the endless possibilities of build-your-own instrument program Reaktor these tools really will equip you with some of the best software available to musicians.  Komplete also includes an enormous library of sounds,  in fact just the Kontakt factory sound bank a fantastic starting point for a whole heap of instruments.

Komplete includes
Komplete 8 Summer Offer @ Scan
Flagship products:

KONTAKT 5
REAKTOR 5.6
GUITAR RIG 5 PRO

Synthesizers:

ABSYNTH 5
FM8
MASSIVE
REAKTOR PRISM
REAKTOR SPARK
RETRO MACHINES MK2

 

Drums & Percussion:

ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS
BATTERY 3
STUDIO DRUMMER
WEST AFRICA

 

Creative & Studio Effects: 

REFLEKTOR
THE FINGER
TRAKTOR’S 12
TRANSIENT MASTER

 

Guitar & Bass:

RAMMFIRE
SCARBEE MM-BASS

 

Piano & Keys:

BERLIN CONCERT GRAND
NEW YORK CONCERT GRAND
SCARBEE CLAVINET/PIANET
SCARBEE MARK I
SCARBEE A-200
UPRIGHT PIANO
VIENNA CONCERT GRAND
VINTAGE ORGANS

Plus Razor, Session Strings, The Mouth

 

Native Instruments Komplete 8 Product Page at Scan