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Native Instruments Kontakt (Macintosh and Windows)

The flagship sampler with a vast ready-to-play instruments library. (56) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Now in its third incarnation, KONTAKT 3 builds on its reputation as the industry standard for professional sampling. The outstanding audio engine and state-of-the-art modular architecture provide unlimited sonic potential for your music. Universal file import ensures global compatibility.

A huge sound collection connects you to a multitude of instruments, and the reworked interface makes playing and tweaking them effortless. KONTAKT 3 is the premiere sampler for artists and producers from across the musical spectrum.

Immense Library including 33 GB and 1000 instruments:
KONTAKT 3 contains an immense arsenal of instruments. Six stunning Instrument Collections are included: Orchestral, World, Vintage, Band, Synth and Urban Beats - containing over 33 GB of world-class samples and 1000 instruments, all instantly accessible with the lightning-fast Quick-Search function. Rich and diverse, every instrument in KONTAKT 3 now also features Performance Views that group together all the important parameters - connecting you to any sound - immediately.

Unprecedented Tweak-ability:
For really getting inside your samples, KONTAKT 3 delivers endless possibilities. Edit, loop, slice or tempo-sync your samples with the powerful Wave Editor. Freely draw customized envelopes directly into the sample waveform to modulate any parameter, with ease and precision. Perfect your sound using the 18 high-quality effects, including new amp and cabinet emulations and a powerful convolution effect.

Features:
* Six Instrument Collections - over 33 GB of sounds
* Ready-to-rock "Performance View" for each of the 1000 instruments
* Reworked Wave Editor with tools for intuitive looping, slicing and editing
* Freely drawable envelopes per sample
* Improved navigation: Modulation Quick-Jumps, Instrument Navigator
* Over 18 high-end effects
* Enhanced Workflow for Scripts with tabbed views
* Universal Import of virtually any sample format
* MIDI loop drag & drop into host application
* New Info Pane in the GUI, 7 tutorial videos

Crossgrade Offer Details
The Kontakt 3 Crossgrade is valid for registered users of NI samplers such as INTAKT, KOMPAKT and the NI samplers on third party sample libraries plus GigaStudio owners.

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Compatibility:
EXS-24, KOMPAKT, Akai S-x000/Z8, BATTERY, GigaStudio, INTAKT, Apple Loops, Reason NN-XT, REX I/II, HALion 1/2, REAKTOR, ACID WAVs, Emu EOS/ EIV/ EIII/ Esi/ Emax II and many more

Interfaces:
Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, RTAS (Pro Tools 7), ASIO, Core Audio, DirectSound

System Requirements
Mac: G4 1.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM

Windows: Windows XP (SP 2) or Windows Vista, Pentium or Athlon 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 866-556-6487
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"Great product, just put some work into it."
Sound: Sound quality is incredibly good if you can put the effort into molding it. I've turned random self-recorded samples into amazing instruments, it just takes a bit of work. Feature: There's some great stuff here. I would have liked a few more built-in effects (A better distortion for one), but it's easy enough to do that stuff through a seperate editor (On the plus side, you can have Kontakt link itself to any other 3rd party editor. On the downside, you need to already own something that's better than kontakt. heh) Ease of Use: Easy to start messing around with. An incredibly intuitive interface (for a softsynth sampler) but there's still a lot of layers to go through. If you really want to do anything amazing with this, read the manual or go check out the forums. Quality: I've never had Kontakt crash, I've never had it do anything out of the ordinary. It's worked fine on my computer from day one (Currently running a 3 Ghz Dual proc Dimension 4700, 2.5 gigs of RAM, Delta 1010 soundcard) The only real resource hog is the Convolution effect (A great-sounding but complicated reverb), which knocks my cpu out after only a few instances. Value: Value is incredible. I paid an educational price for my version ($180), but considering what I've done with it so far, it would have been worth far far more than that. Manufacturer Support: I say 6 only because I've never had to deal with them... The Wow Factor: I'm in love, what can I say. It's not perfect, but it's close. (The 15 Gig sample library it comes with is nothing to be sneezed at either. Nothing too fantastic, but commendable.
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"Kontakt Rocks my world"
Sound: Out of all the other soft samplers I've used I'd say what makes this best is how good it sounds stretching or compressing samples. Using the Time Machine 2 mode I'm able to get great results and then modify it live for instant granular fun. Feature: I love the import functionality, I was able to easily import my Akai sample CDs and keep them in my database. There are tons and tons of things this thing can do, but the routing seems confusing sometimes. Ease of Use: Once you learn the workflow in Kontakt it's really easy to get in and edit one or multiple samples I'd definitely recommend getting the tutorial to get you up and running. Quality: No other soft sampler sounds nearly as good. Value: Pretty good price, just wish the tutorial was free with it. Manufacturer Support: I had to move Kontakt from my old laptop to my new one and I was able to have it all taken care of in a reasonable amount of time, but what was great was that I got some good suggestions for working with Kontakt. The Wow Factor: I wasn't so sure that I wanted it till I got it and found out how much more editing I could get done in a short amount of time. Overall: What else do I need for software sampling? Nothing I think.
Style of Music: Orchestral, jazz, and ambient
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