Timemachine PROA 85 bpm piano loop from GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES is sped up to 135 bpm and then slowed down to 60 bpm using the improved time-stretching algorithm from KONTAKT 5 Timemachine PRO.
Session Kit dry
Session Kit dryThis is the unprocessed sound of the Session Kit from STUDIO DRUMMER (available separately), with no additional processing on the master bus.
Stadium Kit dry
Stadium Kit dryThis is the unprocessed sound of the Stadium Kit from STUDIO DRUMMER, with no additional processing on the master bus
Stadium Kit SOLID BUS COMP
Stadium Kit SOLID BUS COMPThe SOLID BUS COMP with a moderate setting enhances the punch of the kit while keeping the natural transients.
Stadium Kit SOLID G-EQ
Stadium Kit SOLID G-EQIn this example the SOLID EQ was used to boost the lower bass, some lower mids are removed to make the kit sound more transparent, and a slight boost to the highs gives the kit a nice shimmer
Stadium Kit Tape normal
Stadium Kit Tape normalThis example has the tape saturator on a moderate setting on the master bus. If you hit tape a bit too hard an effect known as tape compression kicks in, the loudness of the signal increases significantly and a nice warmth is added to the signal.
Stadium Kit Tape hard
Stadium Kit Tape hardHere the tape saturator is at a more extreme setting – a very noticeable amount of compression and distortion is applied.
Stadium Kit With All FX
Stadium Kit With All FXHere all Studio effects are chained together, starting with the SOLID G-EQ, TRANSIENT MASTER, followed by the SOLID BUS COMP and the Tape Saturator at the end of the chain - leading to a nice drum track that cuts through the mix.
AR LP2/4 Filter
AR LP2/4 FilterThese Audio Demos use only a basic waveform as a source. This showcases the excellent sound of the new filters.
Daft LP Filter
Daft LP FilterThese Audio Demos use only a basic waveform as a source. This showcases the excellent sound of the new filters.
Formant I Filter
Formant I FilterThese Audio Demos use only a basic waveform as a source. This showcases the excellent sound of the new filters.
SV BP 4 Filter
SV BP 4 FilterThese Audio Demos use only a basic waveform as a source. This showcases the excellent sound of the new filters
BlockbusterThis score makes use of the new choir collection of KONTAKT 5. Several additional KONTAKT 5 sounds were used to create this energetic spirit.
The Four Strings
The Four StringsThe KONTAKT 5 Library comes with additional instruments for the Orchestral Collection: Solo Violin, Solo Viola, Solo Cello and Solo Double Bass from VSL. All of the instruments are equipped with sustain,fortepiano, sforzando, staccato, tremolo and pizzicato articulations – all present in this demo.
Mellow summerUsing only the KONTAKT 5 factory library and internal effects, this demo features many classic sounds including a selection of the new Mellotron patches.
The Big Intrada
The Big IntradaIntroducing the new content of the KONTAKT 5 library, this demo features the KONTAKT 5 Choir Collection, as well as two registers of the Konzerthaus Organ from VSL, which have been added to the KONTAKT Orchestral Collection.
Slow JazzThe band collection comes with all kinds of instruments used in live performances, including many that are typically used in various kinds of jazz.
Orchestral PerformanceThe VSL orchestral instruments are again included with KONTAKT 5 with expanded performance views and sample content which can be heard in another demo.
Fairytales for Choirs
Fairytales for ChoirsThis score also features the new KONTAKT 5 choir collection. Several additional KONTAKT 5 sounds were used to create this magical mood.
World FolkIn this song you hear several sounds from the World collection like Darabuka, Kora, Accordeon, Shakuhachi and more.
Keep on Keeping on
Keep on Keeping onThis demo was made using Vowels Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass from the new KONTAKT 5 Choir collection. All other sounds are also taken from the KONTAKT 5 Band library.
Funk BandThe band collection provides all the sounds for this funky song, from several trumpet and saxophone section sounds to the clavinet.
"Kontakt 5 is far and way the best software sampler we've used." Excellence Award! Music Tech, UK, 01/2012
SOUND ON SOUND
"Kontakt 5 adds 37 new filters, higher quality time-stretching, two retro drum-machine engines, studio-quality EQ, compressor, transient modelling and tape saturation effect processors, and a highly flexible instrument bussing system to an already world-beating sampler. What's not to like? Best Software Instrument, 2012 SOS Awards! Sound on Sound, UK, 01/2012
"Kontakt hits the nail on the head by offering features taken from other NI products: effects from NI's Solid Mix Series, filters designed by the creator of Massive, 'MPC vintage' modes from Maschine, and a new time-stretch algorithm signed by zPlane. Add to this more comprehensive routing facilites plus an integrated MIDI file player and you get the reference tool among virtual samplers." Audiofanzine.com, FR, 12/2011
"Kontakt ist still the king of software samplers." Resident Advisor, UK, 10/2011
SOUND ON SOUND
"Kontakt has unquestionably inherited the 'professionals' sampler of choice' crown. The software has matured into an exceptionally musical and creative tool." Sound On Sound, UK, 02/2010
"Kontakt 4 is capable of radical sound design and AET is the latest addition to its staggering tool-set. A producer and sound designer's dream." Future Music, UK, 12/2009
COMPUTER MUSIC / MUSIC RADAR
"Kontakt holds on to its status as the champion sampler to beat, with the new features boding well for its future." Computer Music Performance Award! Computer Music / Music Radar, UK, 12/2009
"Kontakt 4 remains one of the defining instruments of virtual music-making - a tool that delivers both an incredible palette of sounds straight from the box coupled with a sample engine that is almost unparalleled in its flexibility, sonic flair and creative potential. Kontakt 4 is easily the most powerful software sampler yet produced." Music Tech Choice Award! Music Tech, UK, 12/2009