Improvements to the Libraries tab: Alphabetical sorting and text search for quicker navigation.
The virtual keyboard automatically resizes to match rack widths higher than the default.
Noticeably faster startup times, particularly when many libraries are installed on slower (or remote) drives.
Fixes for crash issues experienced with certain third-party libraries.
KSP improvements, optimizations, and fixes, most significantly raising prior limits to array sizes and the number of UI controls that can be declared in a single script.
Full support for Apple’s new file system (APFS), introduced in High Sierra
Fixes for a number of unusual but troublesome bugs.
KONTAKT 5.7 AND 5.6.8 AND 5.6.6
Adds three new guitar amp models and two additional distortion effects, all modeled on classic stage and studio favorites.
Links the ‘Add/Authorize Library’ buttons for third-party libraries – such as those from Heavyocity and Spitfire Audio – to Native Access, simplifying installation and authorization.
Brings much-requested return to full key coloring on the virtual keyboard, making switch placements and sound and sample type positions clearer.
New features and enhancements for instrument builders – including two for UI-authoring
Some rare but troublesome bugs fixed.
KONTAKT 5.6.5 AND 5.6.1
New UI feature for KONTAKT instrument builders – a fully customizable XY Pad can now be added to user interfaces built with KSP.
User interface improvements and fixes based on community feedback – text legibility is improved, and the Global Purge controls are back in the File menu.
Plus a number of stability improvements and bug fixes.
The user interface has received a major update, bringing it line with the latest NI designs.
Developers can now maintain precision even in use-cases involving complex math, with the introduction of a new variable type for real numbers.
Going hand in hand with the introduction of real numbers, a library of advanced math functions has been introduced. Trigonometric functions, logarithms, exponential functions, etc., will allow for more easily readable code and lower memory footprint.
Maximum width of instruments raised to 1000 pixels and maximum height to 750 pixels.
New command to set an instrument’s color, including its header.
Developers can now change the contents of any FX Slot from KSP, allowing for significantly more dynamic instruments.
Time related parameters – delay times, sample playback speed, etc., can now be controlled via KSP more efficiently.
Developers can now create instruments that use memory more efficiently by allocating only the number of Time Machine Pro voices that are necessary at any given point.
Snapshots allow you to save variations of any KONTAKT instrument. Save any number of parameter changes of an NKI, re-use them in your next project or share them across your computers.
NKA files can be stored in the resource container, allowing developers to manage data more efficiently – the data is now spread over external files, eliminating the need for large, hard-coded arrays.
Full NKS Compatibility
The Simple LP/HP Filter is a clean-sounding filter ideally suited for removing low frequency rumble and high frequency harshness
Supporting AVID’s latest AAX 64-bit plug-in format, KONTAKT is compatible with Pro Tools 11 or newer.
New Feedback Compressor is an emulation of a classic hardware unit known for its punchy, bright sound.
Iterating on the 5.0 implementation, most of the MIDI File Handling related KSP commands have been heavily reworked based on user feedback.
The Jump simulates the tone of British guitar amplifiers, adding to KONTAKT’s array of guitar-related effects.
Supporting AVID’s latest AAX 32-bit plug-in format, KONTAKT is compatible with Pro Tools 10.3.5.
The Time Machine Pro algorithm (developed by zplane), providing super-high-quality time-stretching – particularly suited to melodic and tonal material. Use Time Machine Pro for complete audio fidelity and imperceptible tempo-changes with all harmonic content intact.
New professional effects including Solid Bus Comp, Solid G-EQ, 37 new filter types, Transient Master, Tape Saturator, Buses
The new 16- bus system introduces comprehensive routing options with integrated insert and send effects.
The MIDI file player allows you to create instruments that can play patterns, loops and grooves as opposed to single notes.