Well, native instruments just keeps giving us musicians something to love.
Another addition to their high quality instruments, free for use, is the new kontakt player.
It’s similar to the kore player, it’s expandable via native instruments as well as third-party kontakt libraries.
That means it can play all “powered by kontakt” libraries.
You can buy any of the various available libraries from the hundreds of sound design companies that support the “powered by kontakt” format….or you can buy your sounds direct from native instruments.
Heck you can do both!
But…what if you’re like many “struggling” musicians?
Fear not! Native Instruments is providing you with some high quality instruments to get you started.
They call it the Kontakt Facotry selection and it gives you selected sounds from the full kontakt 3.5 library.
A collection of 50 instruments, 650 mb of high quality content. Again…it’s free!
I don’t know about you, but this is great news to me! It means you don’t have to settle for low quality free vsts and samplers anymore! With this, and the kore player, you have a very professional sound setup for no cost what so ever!
And when you’re ready to expand, you can do so via native instruments website or your favorite sound libray dealer.
The kontakt player doesn’t offer all of the capabilities of the full version of kontakt 3.5, but it offers enough to be a very serious instrument.
If you aren’t doing tons of sample editing and things of this nature, I don’t see why you couldn’t just use the kontakt player, and update your library as you see the need.
Oh yes, and you do get 18 high quality effects that come in the full version of kontakt 3.5
And just in case you want to know whatup with the full version, you get a demo included that runs for 30 minutes.
So, it’s a player, not a full sampler. No instrument editor, no wave editor, and it can’t play all third party kontakt libraries, only “powered by kontakt” instrument libraries, of which there are tons.
Many sample cds come exclusively in “powered by kontakt” format.
bottom line is this…you should go download it, it’s free, and gives you the quality of kontakt in your sound instantly.
go get it! Download the kontakt player