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#8044A Kontakt for Composers and Sound Designers with David Das
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  • DAVID DAS is an L.A.-based composer, producer, and sound designer. Originally from New Jersey, he graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in piano, then moved to Nashville where he toured extensively as a keyboard player and musical director with a variety of artists, pioneering in the use of laptops on stage. Now based in Los Angeles, he is a composer for film, TV, and commercials, and continues various production projects, song writing, and sound design for Vir2 Instruments and Big Fish Audio. He has been a Kontakt user since Kontakt's launch, and is the author of Kontakt 2 Power (2006, Thomson).

    This Kontakt seminar is designed for users of the program at all skill levels and aims to cover the following topics:

    • Part 1 - The Simple Stuff
        - Quick overview of the interface
        - Where everything is
        - How you load instruments
        - Designing multis
        - Routing audio out to a sequencer or to an audio interface
    • Part 2 - Nitty Gritty Detail Stuff
        - How to edit an instrument
        - How to build an instrument from scratch and tweak its behavior
        - How to use modulators to alter pitch, volume, and effects
        - DFD (streaming)
        - Time Machine, Tone Machine, and Beat Machine examples
    • Part 3 - Kontakt for Expert Users
        - Building an orchestral template
        - Setting up Kontakt-powered softsynth slave computers
        - Converting/Importing Giga sounds and the pros/cons of saving them as .nki files
        - Other shortcuts and tips and tricks to increase productivity

    From Thursday, June 17th, 2010. 

SKU#: 4004



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