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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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New sample library: Melodica!

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: https://www.decentsamples.com/product/melodica-kontakt/

Features:

  • 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
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Free Violin Sample in Kontakt, Ableton, and SFZ Format

Before you download the sample, check out the story behind the samples here:

In this video, Dave Hilowitz investigates two violins he bought on the street in Philadelphia. In the process, he learns about forgotten violin maker Lewis E. Pyle and makes some music.

The samples of Mr. Pyle’s violin can be downloaded here.

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Video Tutorial: How to Make Release Triggers + FREE Tea Kettle Whistle Kontakt Library

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 here.

– Dave