Kontakt 5 official questions thread

Discussion in 'KONTAKT' started by Keir @ NI, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Keir @ NI

    Keir @ NI Community, man NI Team

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    Hi everyone,

    We've just officially announced Kontakt 5! Info here:

    http://www.native-instruments.com/kontakt5

    Feel free to use this thread for general discussion and if you have any questions, please post them here and I'll do my best to get them answered.

    Best wishes from Berlin,
    Keir.
     
  2. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    My question:

    has the 3x2 filter bug been fixed in Kontakt 5? If it wasn't, I won't upgrade. At least until I find out that it was fixed.

    This filter is of extreme importance to my scripting work for Hollow Sun.
     
  3. Mike Çonnelly

    Mike Çonnelly NI Product Owner

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    I'd like to hear a demo of the new time machine, the old one was one of the weakest parts of K4.

    And how much more CPU heavy is it?
     
  4. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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  5. Mike Çonnelly

    Mike Çonnelly NI Product Owner

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    Thanks. I'd love to hear more.
     
  6. ruslan.st

    ruslan.st NI Product Owner

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    In system requirements there is only Windows 7 mentioned. Will it run on Windows XP?
     
  7. Juddy

    Juddy NI Product Owner

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    Hi Keir,

    Great upgrade price this time around, can't wait to get my hands on it! Is this upgrade price going to remain @ €99?

    Cheers.
     
  8. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    K1-4 to K5 upgrade is $119, which makes me think it stays at €99.
     
  9. b-righteous

    b-righteous Moderator Moderator

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    Does the new time stretch include tempo calculate for loops? Will it allow you to enter a bpm as a target to stretch to? Will it allow you to simply adjust pitch by semitones while keeping sample length?
     
  10. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    I very much doubt so. That will all have to be done via scripting, since the Speed knob is still in %.
     
  11. ianni

    ianni NI Product Owner

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    Nice new features on an already great, solid product.

    Is there a list of bug fixes anywhere?

    Most notably for me are issues with mono synth types of patches.
     
  12. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    This pretty much depends on the script that does mono/portamento.
     
  13. ruslan.st

    ruslan.st NI Product Owner

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    Can it be option for Kontakt 4 users to buy downloadable update? There is no reason to post the same library again in a box. No waiting, no risk of package loss and less expenses for NI.
     
  14. b-righteous

    b-righteous Moderator Moderator

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    =Major fail. Stretching by % is unintuitive and useless. % has no meaning in a musical context. So you are supposed to blindly guess at the stretch? :S They need to fix that.
     
  15. kb123

    kb123 NI Product Owner

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    maybe a standard script will be included to do stretching, or if not, make it feature request 1 for Kontakt 5 :)

    Keir do you know if there is a standard script for timestretching included?
     
  16. musicman100

    musicman100 NI Product Owner

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    +1 yes I want to know that very important question, also .
     
  17. mgk

    mgk Forum Member

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    Hello,
    sorry for asking something that might sound quite obvious to many....
    (I never upgraded before to a new version of a N.I. product)

    I own Kontakt 4 (from Komplete7) and wish to upgrade to Kontakt 5:

    - will it be possible to buy a "download version" to upgrade?
    - will this give me the possibility to install it one, two or three times (as for all other Komplete products)?
    - will the upgrade concerns only the Kontakt 5 sampler or also the Factory Library?
    - will the upgrade affect in any way the libraries (K4 Factory and Third Parties) I already own?
    - will I need to register via Service Center my Third Parties stuff again?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Best Regards, mgk
     
  18. ruslan.st

    ruslan.st NI Product Owner

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    Description of new Kontakt effects

    What are these "individual products" and where are they available?
     
  19. timk

    timk NI Product Owner

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    Can we expect OSX Lion compatibility from Day 1 - it doesn't say this on the requirements page though :-(
     
  20. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Moderator Moderator

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    Those are Solid EQ, Solid Compressor, Solid Bus Comp and Solid Dynamics. Available from NI.