View Full Version : NI release free Kontakt sample player + 650 MB of free samples
08-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Looks like Kontakt, minus some of the more advanced editing features (though I don't know what exactly).
The extra sample libraries are nice, but what I'm really glad about is that this opens the door on a lot of free Kontakt samples I couldn't use previously.
EDIT: Apparently there's a 30-minute time limit imposed on 3rd party sample libraries.
08-06-2009, 07:52 PM
Nice find! *downloads immediately*
08-06-2009, 08:07 PM
Kontakt was the thing I was most interested in from that $400 Komplete 5 deal last month. I'm so glad I didn't buy it. Does this allow you to use all existing Kontakt sample libraries but just disables advanced editing, or do things have to be specifically intended for the stripped-down player?
The NI site appears to be screwed up right now. Too many downloaders, perhaps. It's just showing me a bunch of unformatted links.
EDIT: Existing libraries are fully supported. Here's a story about it for those who can't access the NI site. (http://www.macworld.com/article/142137/2009/08/kontaktplayer.html)
08-06-2009, 08:16 PM
It looks like both the kore and kontakt players are made free so that hopefully you'll buy their refills that work in them. Nonetheless this is a great find and i'm totally going to exploit the offer to the fullest extent, since i have no idea when i'll be able to afford Komplete.
08-06-2009, 08:54 PM
Bleh ... I was mistaken; apparently it doesn't actually play full-fledged Kontakt libraries (well, it does in the 30 minute demo mode, but that's no good). It only works with things intended for Kontakt Player.
The comparison chart is here (http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/kontakt-player/?page=837). KVR thread about it is here (http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=259340&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0).
08-06-2009, 09:05 PM
Yeah, I ended up finding that out a little while ago. What a disappointment.
I think you can set it up so you load the same group of instruments quickly? That way, you don't spend so much time reloading your instruments and the plugin when the demo mode ends.
EDIT: Contrary to what some on the KVR thread have said, instruments in demo mode DO render.
08-06-2009, 10:03 PM
now that i finally got it to work. It's not a bad program...but having brass samples would be nice =(
I think I'll actually invest in NI stuff in the future :<
besides...I need something to host Zircon's Groove Bias
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