In order to use your DRUMMER instrument (eg. 80s DRUMMER, 70s DRUMMER, 60s DRUMMER, MODERN DRUMMER or STUDIO DRUMMER) with multi-outputs in KONTAKT 5, it is necessary to first configure KONTAKT's Output mixer to include multiple output channels. In this article, we will use STUDIO DRUMMER to demonstrate how this works.
- Open KONTAKT 5 in your host sequencer, click the Workspace icon and tick Outputs to make the mixer visible at the bottom of KONTAKT's interface.
- As KONTAKT's Output mixer contains 1 stereo channel (st. 1) by default, it is necessary to add more KONTAKT output channels for their use with STUDIO DRUMMER. Add more channels to the mixer by clicking on the Add Channels button. STUDIO DRUMMER consists of 11 stereo channels (Kick, Snare etc.) so it is necessary to create at least 11 stereo channels ranging from st. 1 to st. 11 in the KONTAKT Output mixer. For information regarding how to create mono, stereo or multi-channels in the KONTAKT mixer please refer to this article.
- At the bottom of each channel a button represents the current KONTAKT output channel assignments. Click on it to open KONTAKT's channel output configuration window and configure the signal path destination for each channel. For specific information on how to connect KONTAKT's physical out channels to AUX channels in your host sequencer (example: Logic Pro) please refer to this article.
- Load an instance of STUDIO DRUMMER in KONTAKT. Now that KONTAKT is set up with multiple outputs, it is necessary to connect the individual STUDIO DRUMMER mixer channels to each KONTAKT output channel.
- Click on the SETTINGS tab (see above screenshot) within STUDIO DRUMMER and select the KICK channel. Click into the OUTPUT drop-down menu and assign the KICK channel to the first KONTAKT output channel (st. 1) . Next, select the SNARE channel and assign it to st.2 . Follow the same procedure for the remaining instrument channels.
Now STUDIO DRUMMER is set up for multi-output use within KONTAKT.