January 27th, 2023
The amazing thing about Kontakt is that when you edit your audio files like this, Kontakt won’t actually edit your original files and potentially mess up your hard work. Kontakt makes a duplicate file for the edits to be saved on, so your originals are always preserved.
Play around with the fade so that it sounds exactly the way that you need and continue this process for all the samples in your library.
So let’s say the sample is beyond repair for whatever reason: the sample could be out of tune, or it could have some background noise that you didn’t notice earlier, or some other flaw. Kontakt has a built-in solution for this in the Mapping Editor. What you can do in the Mapping editor if a sample is completely beyond repair is delete the problem sample entirely from the Mapping Editor, and take an adjacent sample and pitch shift it onto the note that needs to be replaced.
The way that you do this is by hovering your cursor over the edge of the good sample and dragging it in the grid onto the note in question. You can see me demonstrate this for you in the video tutorial above. Any edits you make in the Wave Editor for the original sample will also be present when you share the sample over multiple notes.
The Kontakt Library that I make in this video is in collaboration with my friend Matthew Gawronski who is a composer and choir conductor. He graciously allowed for his school choir to provide the beautiful voices behind this library. Definitely check his music out and give some love and thanks on his Facebook Fan Page.