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Welcome to KONTAKT


Welcome to the KONTAKT online user manual. Learn how to use the key controls and workflows to start making music with Native Instruments' leading sampling engine.

Welcome to KONTAKT 7. We are excited to share the next milestone in our flagship sampling engine. KONTAKT allows you to play back and process audio samples — but this does not begin to convey the full range of its capabilities. You can use KONTAKT to create sophisticated sample-based virtual instruments, process their audio signals with powerful DSP structures, build complex performance setups with extensive modulation routing, and gain access to a vast range of creative third-party sample libraries.

We hope that this manual will provide you with all the information you need to start exploring and creating with KONTAKT.


The following features have been added or improved in KONTAKT 7.3:

  • ADDED: Option to snap sample start and end to zero crossing in Wave Editor.

  • IMPROVED: Selecting one of the loop snapping modes in the Wave Editor is now global for the instrument instead of per zone.

  • IMPROVED: Any change in Options dialog is now stored immediately after closing the dialog instead of after exiting KONTAKT.

  • FIXED: PsycheDelay and Ring Modulator Info Pane help texts were mostly missing.

  • IMPROVED: KSP in_range() command now also works with real expressions.

  • IMPROVED: KSP Added optional arguments to sort() command which allows sorting only a range of the array instead of the whole array.

  • FIXED: KSP Script warning for get_mod_idx() and get_target_idx() commands now correctly refers to the names of those commands.


The following bug has been fixed in KONTAKT 7.3.1:

  • FIXED: White noise burst in some cases when Spread parameter of Stereo Modeller was modulated.


The following has been changed or added in KONTAKT 7.3.2:

  • ADDED: Link to online store for quick access to additional content.

  • CHANGED: Update to in-app branding.