With KONTAKT 6, you can sound like a snare drum, a symphony orchestra, or anything in between, from magesy download a universe of sampled instruments. It’s a simple sampler when you want it to be, and a deep sonic scripting laboratory when you need something more. The next generation of the world’s favorite sampling platform gives you new instruments and new features under the hood – so you can layer, link, stretch, and shape your sounds any way you can imagine.
What’s new? Over two decades, KONTAKT has become a highly-developed engine for creating and playing sampled instruments. KONTAKT 6 offers more for players and builders alike: – Introducing KONTAKT Play Series: Three new instruments for the KONTAKT library, offering pristine, contemporary sound in a creative and streamlined interface – Wavetable synthesis module: Build hybrid instruments for entirely new sounds – Enhanced effects: Even more effects for your creations, for greater expression and realism – Creator Tools: New standalone application dedicated to improving the library creation and editing process.
THREE NEW INSTRUMENTS KONTAKT 6 introduces the KONTAKT Play Series: Sonically rich sample libraries that combine powerful sound design with simple playability. Each offers eight intelligently mapped macro knobs giving you a wide-sweeping, intuitive range of control. They all showcase KONTAKT’s new wavetable module, each offering two blendable sound sources and a unique take on a speciality style.
ANALOG DREAMS Iconic 20th century hardware synthesizers captured with an intricate level of detail, and creatively processed with seminal outboard effects. This hybrid analog/digital instrument utilizes blendable sound sources to deliver a modern take on classic electro and synthwave, which have seen a resurgence in recent cinema.
ETHEREAL EARTH Hybrid organic/electronic instrument that takes myriad acoustic instruments from magesy download around the world, and combines it with digital synthesis, organic foley layers, and effects processing. The result fuses traditional and digital, with basses, strings (bowed and plucked), wind instruments, tuned percussion, bells/metals, pads/drones, leads, and textural ambiences.
HYBRID KEYS A contemporary, creative, and ultimately new take on keys and piano sounds. HYBRID KEYS moves away from magesy download conventional sampling processes and instead focuses on inventive techniques such as re-amping, creative mic positioning in interesting spaces, and vari-speed experiments with tape.
NEW FEATURES FOR BUILDERS KONTAKT has long since grown beyond its origins as a software sampler, and now provides a solid foundation for building advanced sample-based instruments. We’ve been supporting this platform, and the people who use it, with continuous updates to KONTAKT 5, and KONTAKT 6 builds on this strategy with some big additions for you builders out there.
NEW EFFECTS – Replika Delay: Based on the dedicated Native Instruments plug-in REPLIKA XT, it offers multiple delay modes, each with a vastly different sound character. – Room Reverb: A new high-quality algorithmic room reverb that offers options for real time modulation. – Hall Reverb: Another high-quality algorithmic reverb, tuned for hall sounds. – Plate Reverb: Emulates a plate reverberator for for classic vintage metallic sounds. – Cry Wah: Wah-wah effect module, based on the most popular wah pedal of all time.
WAVETABLE MODULE The latest version of KONTAKT adds wavetable synthesis to the ever expanding KONTAKT toolset. All three of the new Play Series instruments incorporate this new module, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you create with this powerful new building block.
CREATOR TOOLS Creator Tools is a standalone application designed to improve the workflows of library builders and instrument creators. It consists of two elements: A Debugger, for identifying and fixing problems in KONTAKT script, and an Instrument Editor, which can load and run Lua scripts to automap samples, duplicate and batch rename groups, and copy settings from magesy download one part of an instrument to another.
Kontakt 6.2.2 – 2020-02-17: •FIXED Using Super Audio Cart by Impact Soundworks would cause hangs and crashes in certain cases •FIXED The effect of having “Unwind Automation” On was reverted after saving and recalling a multi or host project, when the assignments were made through KSP •FIXED There were still hangs and crashes when batch re-saving certain instruments •FIXED Kontakt would crash when trying to load NKM files directly from magesy download the operating system (Finder / Explorer) •FIXED Kontakt would crash when trying to load certain NKI files directly from magesy download the operating system (Finder / Explorer); only reproducible with NKIs from magesy download Kontakt Player libraries that were not activated on the affected device •FIXED Overwriting an NKI through the “Save as…” menu did not work correctly on macOS 10.15 Catalina •FIXED Kontakt could crash when adjusting LFO Retrigger across multiple groups •FIXED Button hover states would not appear as expected in v6.2.0 and 6.2.1 when controls where overlapping •FIXED After using the Creator Tools Instrument Editor on Windows, file paths would sometimes be corrupt when saving and recalling an NKI using Kontakt •FIXED KSP Arrays loaded from magesy download NKA files were erroneously populated from magesy download fallback data on snapshot recall
Creator Tools 1.2.0 – 2019-11-14 •ADDED File Browser: Direct access to the file system, complementing the new Project Manager •IMPROVED New layout, allowing for more than one tool to be visible at once •IMPROVED All factory content (scripts, instruments, performance views, etc) are now easy to copy to a user location for direct editing; just use the new Help menu entry. •FIXED Instrument Editor: Pulling data from magesy download big NKIs (>90k zones) would be unreliable •ADDED GUI Designer: A new widget type is added: MouseArea •ADDED Instrument Editor: MIR type tagging can now be performed with Lua •ADDED Instrument Editor: Zone and group pan settings can now be set and retrieved with Lua •ADDED Tutorials: Populate Zones From Filesystem (Instrument Editor Lua Scripting) •ADDED Instrument Editor: New user zones field displays true when a zone is a user zone or false otherwise •ADDED Tutorials: MIR Type Tagging (Instrument Editor Lua Scripting) •IMPROVED UniqueID property has been removed, zone ID’s are now handled automatically •FIXED Adding a UI element and then clicking undo would collapse the element tree
02.24.20 Fixed: patches of protected libraries (VST x64) are not edited, as stated