KONTAKT Ninja (Magnus Reichel)

Module code
Curricular domain
Practical Classes
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 60-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Study load

Form / content / level

Admitted to „Composition for Film and Theater“ and „Composition for Film Online“.
See Competencies Matrix.
In this course our aim is to
- Become capable to manipulate commercial Sample Libraries
- Develop advanced skills for Native Instruments KONTAKT and hidden
- develop own KONTAKT Libraries (with and without scripting)
- Implement KONTAKT Scripts into KONTAKT to improve your production
workflow immensely!
- Grow understanding of scripting fundamentals
- Design your own short KONTAKT Scripts that will help you to tweak and
alter Sample Libraries to your own taste.
Relation to other modules
Composition for Film and Theater / Composition for Film Online modules Production via Remote Control.
Always wanted to generalize your Keyswitches and MIDI CC no matter which KONTAKT Library it is?
Always wanted to purge and load all your Instances with one CC?
Always wanted to add Round Robin to the cheap library you just bought? These are just my catching phrases ;-) You wont believe the possibilities!
I will divide the classes in two main sections:
1. I will cover topics that are crucial from my point of view. These are subjects that usually can not be found on YouTube or tutorials and are my secret ingredients to give you on your way as a producer.
2. We will cover topics that you are interested in. Topics to choose from will be given in the class.
Here are just some tags and technical catchwords:
=> Mapping Editor, Sample Loop, Instrument Effects, Group Editor, Expert Instance View
- KONTAKT Scripting
=> Variables, Conditional Statements, User Elemens, Instrument Script Callbacks, Multiscript Callbacks, raw MIDI data handling, engine parameters
- Sample Libraries
=> Custom User interface design, Round Robin, fake Round Robin, legato,
- Other:
=> Sublime Text, Gimp, KnobMan, Developer Tools, Sample Cutting using RX or Reaper.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group classes
Material & Tools
The participants need to own:
- PC or Mac
- NI KONTAKT (minimum version 5.4.1)
- A DAW of choice that can run KONTAKT
Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic.
Student activity
In this module students will
- be creating their own Sample Libraries during the course
- set up their Music Production Templates using KONTAKT Scripts
- apply basic math and scripting techniques used for their field of profession
- work with the KONTAKT Script Editor, other Script Editors and Software.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment at the end of the module.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grad of 5.5 at the end of the module.
Examination procedure
Evaluated regarding the overall involvement of the student and the small assignments throughout the whole course.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

This elective is designed for CFT & CFO students who are eager to develop advanced/expert skills with NI KONTAKT and KONTAKT Scripting. This class is perfect for you, if you want to improve your workflow, develop your own sound, boost your productivity and creativity, create your own sample libraries, or just want to show off and be happy to see a new side of this expensive, but most powerful KONToy on the market.