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
The circuit in the video can be found
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:
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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.
link to the free sample (Kontakt 5.3 or higher).
Here’s a link to
Christian Henson’s Rusty Gate Sample Competition.
In last week’s video, I recorded my own voice and turned it into a free choir library. In this video, I work with those same samples to add modwheel crossfades to the instrument.
Download the choir sample here
In this video, I show a basic technique for implementing piano sustain samples.
Download the FREE version of sample: https://www.decentsamples.com/product/francis-bacon-baby-grand-piano-lite-kontakt-free/
Buy the full version of the sample for just $10: https://www.decentsamples.com/product/francis-bacon-baby-grand-piano-kontakt/
The melodica is a free-reed instrument that became popular in the 1950s. We’ve sampled it twice and turned it into a Kontakt instrument.
Buy it here:
Compatible with the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3.1 (or later) Two sample sets: Melodica I (4 round robins, 2 velocity layers) and Melodica II (4 round robins, 1 velocity layer) Voice controls allow you to choose between 1, 2, and 4 voices simutaneously ADSR controls EQ controls Custom convolution reverb with reverb level knob Chorus level knob Two versions of each instrument are included: 1) velocity controls dynamics; and 2) modwheel controls dynamics. Sample rate: 24-bit 48khz Library size: 148MB
In this video, I explore the new Wavetable function in Kontakt 6. In the process, I make a series of 80s-inspired wavetable instruments.
The patches I made in this video can be download here:
In December 2018,
Dave Hilowitz built a fully playable cello out of an old silverware box. We spent the month of January sampling the instrument and have no turned it into a feature-packed Kontakt library. Introductory price: $20!
Three articulations: sustain (both velocity and modwheel), spiccato and pizzicato Up to 8 round robins per note, 2 velocity layers for a maximum total of 16 different samples per note! ADSR controls on all patches (except spiccato) EQ controls on all patches Recorded with three different mics (including a piezo contact mic). Mic levels are controllable after the fact to give maximum sonic flexibility Three experimental patches: Texture I, Open Strings, Open Strings (Ensemble) Requires the full version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or later. Library size: 1.03GB (each articulation is separate patch so you can easily get rid of articulations you don’t need if you find yourself short on disk space)
In this video, I show how to make release triggers in Kontakt. In the process, I create a full-featured Kontakt library out of the whistle from a Chantal tea kettle.
The instrument that I make in the video can be downloaded for free
In this video, I find out what happens when you play a Japanese Nagoya Harp (Taishogoto) with a violin bow! In the process, I demonstrate how to make microphone volume level control knobs.
The Plucked Nagoya Harp Library (with 3 mics, velocity layers, round robins, etc.) is still available for $10
The completely different but related Bowed Nagoya Harp Kontakt Library that I created in this video is available for FREE