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  1. Macro Controls Tips and Tricks – Native Instruments Komplete 10
  2. Filter Tips and Tricks for NI Kontour
  3. NI Kontour – Synth Engine Tips and Tricks
  4. Native Instruments Kontour Features Overview

1. Macro Controls Tips and Tricks – Native Instruments Komplete 10

In this tutorial we look at the 4 macro controls in native instruments new Komplete synth Kontour.

They are definitely key to sound design in Kontour – they bring your sounds to life!


2. Filter Tips and Tricks for NI Kontour

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works will show you some tips and tricks for NI Kontour and both of it’s filters.

I quickly found out that in NI Kontour, although there are two filters, they work best when you use both of them.

The filters in NI Kontour are pretty unique and are capable of creating a wide range of sounds. You get two different types:

1.) Comb Filter

2.) State Variable Filter

The Comb Filter is a complex filter that will add a delayed signal to the sound and create many peaks and dips or resonant oscillations similar to those in physical systems. You get a host of controls and each one is covered in the video.

The Sate Variable Filter is my personal fav. You can think of it as a completely variable low-pass, bandpass and hi-pass filter. In most soft synths, you have the choice of either a low-pass, bandpass or hi-pass filter type, but in NI Kontour you can freely morph between the three. So you can combine all three filter types in one filter!

Check out the video to hear how the filters affect the sound in NI Kontour!

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


3. NI Kontour – Synth Engine Tips and Tricks

In this tutorial, we look at the Synth Engine section of NI Kontour. The Synth Engine section being the part of the signal flow that is generating the tones inside of Kontour.

If you missed the First Look Video for NI Kontou

In this tutorial, I wanted to look at the Synth Engine section of NI Kontour. The Synth Engine section being the part of the signal flow that is generating the tones inside of Kontour.

In it, there are a two oscillators and a host of other phase modulation controls as well as shaping distortion effects. The Shapers and Phase Modulators are integral parts of Kontour’s signal flow. This is why Kontour is capable of numerous types of sounds. It does only use Sine waves, but because of the extensive shaping options, you can create really thick and gritty tones.

If you’re not familiar with what a Waveshaper is, it’s essentially a type of distortion based synthesis that introduces new harmonics and content produced from simple tones by altering the shape of the waveforms.


4. Native Instruments Kontour Features Overview

In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works walks you through a features overview of  the new Native Instruments synth – Kontour, a new Reaktor Ensemble in Komplete 10.

Native Instruments Kontour has to be one of the more unique synths I’ve ever used. It was created by Stephan Schmitt, the founder of Native Instruments, and it is a really unique take on synthesis. It is marketed as a very expressive synth that is a sound designers dream, and I gotta say, it really is!

Native Instruments Kontour is essentially a phase modulation synth. So it sounds a little like an FM styled synth. However, it does not use operators and ratios, it does come equipped with two oscillators.

The Oscillators in Native Instruments Kontour are generating sine waves. These then run through a pair of Sine Shaper distortion modules to help beef up the sound. Those then go out to two different filters, a Comb Filter and a State Variable Filter.

One of the most interesting aspects of the synth are it’s envelopes. Typically synths will have ADSR, but Kontour has ADBDSR. These stand for attack, decay 1, break/bend point, decay 2, sustain, release. A lot of sculpting can be done using those!

Check out the video to hear some of the presets and a general walk through of Native Instruments Kontour!

Cheers

Echo Sound Works


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