SAMPLE DRAG AND DROP

With KONTAKT 6.2, a whole new category of instruments is now possible. A collection of new builder features enables the creation of advanced instruments that allow users to drag and drop samples, MIDI files, and arrays onto an instrument’s user interface. Among those new features is a powerful MIR (Music Information Retrieval) toolkit for building instruments with intelligent auto-mapping.

THREE NEW INSTRUMENTS

KONTAKT 6 introduces the KONTAKT Play Series: Sonically rich sample libraries that combine powerful sound design with simple playability. Each offers eight intelligently mapped macro knobs giving you a wide-sweeping, intuitive range of control. They all showcase KONTAKT’s new wavetable module, each offering two blendable sound sources and a unique take on a speciality style.

ANALOG DREAMS

Iconic 20th century hardware synthesizers captured with an intricate level of detail, and creatively processed with seminal outboard effects. This hybrid analog/digital instrument utilizes blendable sound sources to deliver a modern take on classic electro and synthwave, which have seen a resurgence in recent cinema.

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ETHEREAL EARTH

Hybrid organic/electronic instrument that takes myriad acoustic instruments from around the world, and combines it with digital synthesis, organic foley layers, and effects processing. The result fuses traditional and digital, with basses, strings (bowed and plucked), wind instruments, tuned percussion, bells/metals, pads/drones, leads, and textural ambiences.

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HYBRID KEYS

A contemporary, creative, and ultimately new take on keys and piano sounds. HYBRID KEYS moves away from conventional sampling processes and instead focuses on inventive techniques such as re-amping, creative mic positioning in interesting spaces, and vari-speed experiments with tape.

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NEW FEATURES FOR BUILDERS

KONTAKT has long since grown beyond its origins as a software sampler, and now provides a solid foundation for building advanced sample-based instruments. We’ve been supporting this platform, and the people who use it, with continuous updates to KONTAKT 5, and KONTAKT 6 builds on this strategy with some big additions for you builders out there.

NEW EFFECTS

Replika Delay: Based on the dedicated Native Instruments plug-in REPLIKA XT, it offers multiple delay modes, each with a vastly different sound character.
Room Reverb: A new high-quality algorithmic room reverb that offers options for real time modulation.
Hall Reverb: Another high-quality algorithmic reverb, tuned for hall sounds.
Plate Reverb: Emulates a plate reverberator for for classic vintage metallic sounds.
Cry Wah: Wah-wah effect module, based on the most popular wah pedal of all time.
Mod Pack: Three classic modulation effects – Choral, Flair, and Phasis – with unique, contemporary creative possibilities, and sublime vintage modes.

WAVETABLE MODULE

The latest version of KONTAKT adds wavetable synthesis to the ever expanding KONTAKT toolset. All three of the new KONTAKT Play Series instruments incorporate this new module, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you create with this powerful new building block.

CREATOR TOOLS

Creator Tools is a standalone application designed to improve the workflows of library builders and instrument creators. It consists of various tools including: The KSP Log and KSP Variables tools, for identifying and fixing problems in KONTAKT scripts; the Lua Script tool, which can load and run Lua scripts to automap samples, duplicate and batch rename groups, and copy settings from one part of an instrument to another; and the GUI Designer tool, which allows creators to assemble, customize, and reuse KONTAKT performance views and controls without the need to write code. The new Project Panel lets you collect files and folders and organize them in groups in order to quickly access a project’s assets.

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