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Native Instruments KONTAKT 3

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KONTAKT 3 is here! As you'd expect from any new release, Native Instruments has done a little reworking of it's flagship sampler and kept the best fe...Click To Read More About This Product

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KONTAKT 3 is here! As you'd expect from any new release, Native Instruments has done a little reworking of it's flagship sampler and kept the best features of its previous incarnation.

You can still edit, loop, and slice samples to your hearts content. But with the new Wave Editor you can draw envelopes directly in the sample waveform with its Zone Envelope editor or spend hours playing with the 13 functions of its Sample Editor.

The interface has been reworked a bit, making it even easier (as if it needed help). Performance views are now tailor-made, unique to each of the six instrument sets: Urban Beats, Vintage, Synth, World, Orchestral, Band. From a browsing standpoint, they've added a new quick-search function to help you find multis, instruments, and parameters instantly, an improved monitor view simplifies searches involving complex instruments, as well as a fresh instrument navigator to give you an overview of instruments loaded in the rack with mute/solo switches. The mapping editor and modulation system have also been expanded.

The latest library includes 33 GB of sample content from outside producers like Vienna Symphonic Library, Beatlab/Timetools, Chris Hein, and Pettinhouse you can manipulate with KONTAKT's 1000 presets. Added effects include Skreamer, a fuzz tone that works well with rhythm and gentler lead guitars, Rotator, which emulates the B3 organ "Rotor Cabinet", the Twang Amp Emulator, as well as 11 other cabinet emulations. New keyboard shortcuts along with reduced load times for instruments that means you'll spend less time waiting, and more time waving and looping, mixing and grooving.

Arm yourself with KONTAKT 3 and get a sample of what professional performance is like.

FEATURES
  • Six Instrument Collections with over 33 GB of sounds
  • Ready-to-rock "Performance View" for each of the 1000 instruments
  • Reworked Wave Editor with tools for intuitive looping, slicing, and editing
  • Freely drawable envelopes per sample
  • Improved navigation: modulation quick-jumps, instrument navigator
  • More than 18 high-end effects
  • Enhanced workflow for Scripts with tabbed views
  • Universal Import of virtually any sample format
  • MIDI loop drag & drop into host application
  • New Info Pane in the GUI
  • Seven tutorial video
  • Import and Compatibility
    • EXS-24, KOMPAKT, Akai S-x000/Z8, BATTERY, GigaStudio, INTAKT, Apple Loops, Reason NN-XT, REX I/II, HALion 1/2, REAKTOR, ACID WAVs, Emu EOS/EIV/EIII/Esi/Emax II, and many more
    Interfaces
    • Standalone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS under Pro Tools 7, ASIO, Core Audio, DirectSound
    SPECIFICATIONS
    System Requirements
    • G4 1.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
    • Windows XP or Vista (32-bit), Pentium or Athlon 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM
    • 300 MB free disc space
    • 34 GB for complete
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    2.5

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    4.0

    Lots o' gigabytes

    By TheY

    from Waltham, MA

    K3 is an amazingly powerful sampler and comes with an amazingly huge library, including 2 CDs of sounds from VSL. Since the product description goes through the perks, let me go through the downsides:* There is no way that I found to make different drums in a drum patch route to different outputs. If there is such a way, it is anything but obvious.* With the quality and breadth of orchestral sounds in the library, the absence of vocal/choral samples is particularly prominent.* K3 has many very nice effects you can apply to your samples. Unfortunately, you cannot use these effects or chains thereof as standalone VST effects, like you can with some of its competitors.Still, K3 is a very expansive and powerful product and has become a mainstay of my compositions.

     
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    from Undisclosed

    Don't know what the program is like because their website won't let me activate it. It says it is sending back via email however it does not. Their activation process is the the most aggravating I have ever seen. I have spent hours trying with no success.

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