Feature Comparison

KONTAKT is the industry-standard sampler from Native Instruments. The world’s most detailed and innovative sample-based instruments are built using its outstanding audio engine and state-of-the-art modular architecture. For creative sampling and advanced instrument building, KONTAKT provides a unique set of sample manipulation tools and unmatched creative possibilities.

KONTAKT PLAYER is a free application that hosts all of Native Instruments’ sample-based instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform. Instruments made for KONTAKT PLAYER will also run in the full version of KONTAKT.


Feature KONTAKT 5 PLAYER                           KONTAKT 5
Price Free Full version: $399.00
Update from Kontakt 1-4: $99.00
Crossgrade from KONTAKT-based third-party products: $249.00
Included sounds 50 instruments included. Plus:
You get a > 500 MB sound library
if you download the free
> 1000 instruments,
over 43 GB of sounds
Plays back
Instruments Powered by KONTAKT
3rd party KONTAKT PLAYER instruments
  and unlicensed libraries

Quick Search function

Extensive Instrument editing

(15 minutes in demo mode)

Performance View for each
KONTAKT 5 PLAYER library instrument

Wave Editor with tools for intuitive looping,
slicing and editing

(15 minutes in demo mode)

Integrated Sample Editor

(15 minutes in demo mode)

Automation and Total Recall
in any audio host

33 high-end effects available 15 minutes in demo mode
and in master section

57 high-quality filters available 15 minutes in demo mode
and in master section

Kontakt Script Processor Editing

(15 minutes in demo mode)

Universal Import of virtually any sample format*

(15 minutes in demo mode)