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Power Up Kontakt With MIDI Mapping And Automation

Quickly assign controllers from hardware or other software to parameters inside Kontakt for more dynamic and interesting sounds. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.

How Much Do You Know About Reaktor Ensembles?

Watch Matt Cellitti demo and explain some of Komplete's most powerful and unusual Reaktor Ensembles and learn much more about the wonderful world of Reaktor.

What Can You Do With Native Instruments Kontakt 6?

Sound design, instrument creation, building multi layered patches - all these and much more are possible with Kontakt 6. See how it works in this short video.

Best of 2018: Kontakt Instruments

Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.

Dirty Up Your Sounds With Native Instruments’ Freak, Dirt and Bite

These three FX plugins, part of the Komplete 12 package or available separately, can add a new dimension of dirt to your tracks. Here’s how you could do it.

How To: Electro Snares In Native Instruments Massive

Native Instruments' Massive is an incredibly versatile synth, capable of even more than you might imagine. Rishabh Rajan shows you step by step how to make electro snares.

The Secret To Making Cool Rhythmic Patches With Native Instruments FM8

Find out how to take advantage of operators, envelopes and noise to make dynamic, fluid and interesting rhythmic patches in NI's flagship FM synthesizer.

Take Control Of Your Tracks With NI Komplete's Mix Plugins

Native Instruments' Komplete comes with a bunch of excellent mix plugins including EQs, compressors and more. Olav Basoski demonstrates how to shape a fat house beat with Solid EQ.

How To Arrange Tracks With Native Instrument Maschine JAM

NI's Maschine Jam makes live performance and recording easy. Here's a speedy guide to getting up and running with the arranger.

How To Use (Almost) Any MIDI controller With NI Traktor

By creating custom MIDI maps or using a pre-mapped MIDI controller you can get great hands-on control of your DJ performances from hardware. Sara Simms shows you how to set it up.

Sample Tweaking In Native Instruments Flesh

Native Instruments' Flesh is a powerful instrument for fleshing out your samples and loops into whole tracks. Here, G.W Childs explains how to select and mangle samples for the best results.

Advanced Tricks With 3rd-Party Instruments & FX in Maschine

Maschine fully supports third party VST and Audio Units effects. Hollin Jones shares some of the tricks and techniques that make this an incredibly useful feature to have.

Using Native Instruments Flesh To Compose Music

If you're more of a producer than a player, NI's Flesh can help you build your rhythmic samples into whole tracks. G.W Childs explains how it's done.

Learn Essential NI Massive Synth Skills In This Video

Harness the power and potential of NI's workhorse synth Massive to make everything from huge basses to scary leads.

Understanding DAW Control With Komplete Kontrol 2

Running Komplete Kontrol in standalone and plugin modes involves different approaches and outcomes. Here's when to use each one, and how they can help you.