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New Kontakt sample library: Indie Guitar!

This Fender Jazzmaster is without a doubt my favorite electric guitar. And this Music Man Sixty-Five tube amp is my favorite guitar amp. For the past ten years, I’ve used this combination on countless rock songs, film cues, and instrumental pieces. And now – finally – this versatile combo has been sampled and turned into a Kontakt instrument. Requires the full version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or later.

Buy it here: https://www.decentsamples.com/product/indie-guitar-kontakt/

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Video: Let’s Build A Synthesizer! + FREE Kontakt Library

In this video, we build an actual physical synth out of resistors, capacitors, and a 555 timer. We then sample it and turn it into a synthwave-inspired Kontakt patch.

The Kontakt library we made in this video is available for FREE here.

The circuit in the video can be found here.

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Kontakt Tutorial: How to Make an Arpeggiator (sort of) + FREE TOY PIANO KONTAKT LIBRARY

In this video, I take some first steps towards coding my own arpeggiator script. I also show off the great arpeggiator script that comes bundled with Kontakt. Along the way, I turn some samples of a toy piano I sampled and turn them into a full-featured Kontakt library.

The Toy Piano Kontakt library I made in this video is available for free here.

At one point in the video, I reference a video about round robins that I made a while back. You can watch that here:

I also mention Big Bob’s fantastic Ultra TKT script, which is available here: https://nilsliberg.se/ksp/scripts/utkt/utkt.htm

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See you next time!

– Dave

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Kontakt Video Tutorial: How To Remove Unwanted Frequencies + FREE Kontakt Library

Have you ever had an audio file that contained a bunch of extra frequencies in it that you wish you could just remove? Spectral editing may be for you. In this video, I show how to use spectral editing to clean up a sample so that I can make a Kontakt instrument–but not just any instrument:

A few weeks ago, Christian Henson announced a competition: he challenged the internet community to try to turn two oddball samples he’d recorded into true sample-based instruments.

So this video serves two purposes: it’s both a quick introduction to spectral editing as well as my entry into Christian Henson’s Rusty Gate sample competition.

Here’s a link to the free sample (Kontakt 5.3 or higher).

Here’s a link to Christian Henson’s Rusty Gate Sample Competition.

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Video: Getting Started with SFZ: The Free Sampler + FREE SFZ SAMPLE LIBRARY

In this video, Dave Hilowitz provides a basic introduction to SFZ – a free sampling format that provides a lot of the same functionality as Kontakt, albeit with a far more basic UI.

The toy xylophone sample I created in this video can be downloaded here.