May 20, 2024

Native Instruments WEST AFRICA for KONTAKT – The Definitive Guide

WEST AFRICA for KONTAKT – The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide for WEST AFRICA from Native Instruments for KONTAKT. WEST AFRICA is a collection of authentic West African percussion and melodic instruments.

This video will cover everything about WEST AFRICA.

First, we go over the interface and common controls. You’ll see how to change the drum samples, how to trigger patterns, how to drag out MIDI to your DAW, and use all of the controls.

WEST AFRICA has an included pattern sequencer as well. So, you can program your percussion directly within the interface and trigger the pattern or drag out your MIDI. You can also, of course, use the individual hits to play in anything you want into your DAW.

After that, we’ll look at the Single Percussion and Melodic Instruments. Both are very similar to the Percussion Ensemble, but we will go over the differences. Look below for Time Code for each section.

WEST AFRICA includes:

  • Dunun and bells, Djembe, Krin, and Calabash percussion.
  • Kora and Bolon, Balafon, Ngoni, and Fula Flute melodic instruments.

0:23 – Percussion Ensemble & Main Interface
28:39 – Single Percussion
30:49 – Melodic Instruments
37:06 – Instrument Demo

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