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Native Instruments KONTAKT 3 - Software Sampler

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Native Instruments KONTAKT 3   - Software Sampler

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Product Highlights

  • Professional Virtual Sampler
  • 36GB Sound Library
  • Plug-In or Stand Alone
  • RTAS, VST, AU for Mac OS X
  • RTAS and VST for Windows XP/Vista
  • Core Audio, ASIO and DirectSound
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KONTAKT 3 from Native Instruments is a professional software sampler, that provides everything needed to load, edit, manipulate and play individual samples and sample instruments. It comes with an improved user interface, offers a more comprehensive set of features over previous versions, and an expanded library that includes 1,000 virtual instruments that cover all aspects of music creation.

A redesigned file browser makes it easy to search for material, despite the expanded 34GB sound library shipping with the sampler. To help with instrument editing, NI have incorporated a "Performance View" that maps all the important controls for the type of instrument being used into a single front-panel interface. This means the user doesn't have to enter the edit mode to make significant changes to the sound. Additionally, "Performance Views" have been created for every one of the one thousand instruments.

Also new is a powerful wave editor for slicing, looping and tempo synching samples. Moreover, slices are automatically mapped to a keyboard and a MIDI file created for inserting in sequencing program. A "Zone Envelope" feature allows for drawing custom envelopes directly on the waveform and individual slices can receive their own DSP processing. Modulation routing has been improved with "Quick Jump" and users can draw custom controller curves.

Kontakt II functions as follows:

  • Stand-alone under ASIO, DirectSound or Core Audio
  • Plug-in for applications supporting VST, AU and RTAS for Mac OS X
  • Plug-in for applications supporting VST and RTAS for Windows XP/Vista

Professional software sampler with enhanced user interface
Sample Library with 33GB and 1,000 instrument presets
Six diverse instrument collections - Orchestral (including selected instruments from the renown Vienna Symphonic Library), Vintage, World, Band, Synth and Urban Beats
"Performance Views" created for all 1,000 instruments provide a dedicated control panel for immediate editing of each instrument
Advanced surround sound features allow up to sixteen channel mix-downs
Wave editor for slicing, looping and tempo synching
Freely drawable envelopes per sample
Slices automatically mapped to the keyboard and a MIDI file created for inserting into a sequencer
Individual slices can receive their own DSP processing
KONTAKT Script Processor for deep engine and feature customization
Convolution effect adds real-life reverb characteristics or special effects to the sound
Enhanced browser functionality affords a concise overview of essential information
Vast selection of additional effects, filters and modulators. Convenient Group, Mapping and Loop editors for easy use of zones and slicing loops
Universal Import of virtually any sample format
Type Virtual Sampler
Voices Unlimited (hardware dependent)
Sounds 34GB sample library
Effects Effects, convolution reverb, filters and EQs
Output ASIO
Core Audio
Direct Sound
Requirements Mac:
G4 1.4GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz
300MB free disc space, 34GB for complete installation
DVD drive

Pentium or Athlon 1.4GHz
Windows XP or Windows Vista (32-bit)
300MB free disc space, 34GB for complete installation
DVD drive

Specialties "Modulation Quick Jump" allows for jumping between modulation sources and modulation targets via a small button rather than having to scroll down the page to find the corresponding modules
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