KONTAKT 7 is everything from instant inspiration for music makers to the industry’s leading instrument-building tool. For the seventh generation of KONTAKT, we’re bringing its 20-year legacy into the future. Find sounds easily with a new resizable browser. Explore new musical ideas and find fresh inspiration with an overhauled Factory Library, newly added effects, and under-the-hood audio improvements.
KONTAKT is the Definitive Sampling Platform and Industry-Standard. KONTAKT powers the biggest selection of sampled instruments available. Included factory library puts 55+ GB of detailed, creative, and expressive instruments at your fingertips. Drag and drop your own samples into an instrument’s interface to use your own sounds. Build your own instruments with powerful sample-editing and instrument-building.
With KONTAKT 7, you can sound like a snare drum, a symphony orchestra, or anything in between, from a universe of sampled instruments. It’s a simple sampler when you want it to be, and a deep sonic scripting laboratory when you need something more. The next generation of the world’s favorite sampling platform gives you new instruments and new features under the hood – so you can layer, link, stretch, and shape your sounds any way you can imagine.
- Over two decades, KONTAKT has become a highly-developed engine for creating and playing sampled instruments. KONTAKT 7 offers more for players and builders alike:
- Introducing KONTAKT Play Series: Three new instruments for the KONTAKT library, offering pristine, contemporary sound in a creative and streamlined interface
- Wavetable synthesis module: Build hybrid instruments for entirely new sounds.
- Modulate your sound with additional new effects taken from MOD PACK; Choral, Flair, and Phasis
- Drag and drop you own samples into instruments to use them with your own sounds and create one-of-a-kind results.
- Enhanced effects: Even more effects for your creations, for greater expression and realism.
- Creator Tools: New standalone application dedicated to improving the library creation and editing process.
KONTAKT 7 introduces the KONTAKT Play Series: New twists on sought-after sounds. Each places powerful, creative processing chains into a simple, intuitive interface. These hybrid instruments combine wavetable synthesis with creatively sampled content, allowing dynamic live blending and sound sculpting.
The instruments all feature eight carefully assigned macro controls, corresponding to the eight rotary encoders on our KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE hardware. These controls are mapped to numerous shared parameters behind the scenes, so you can change a sound dramatically with a single twist of a macro knob.
- A powerful instrument featuring legendary analog and digital synths of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.ETHEREAL EARTH
- A rich hybrid instrument that takes live instrumentation from across the world and combines it with digital synthesis.HYBRID KEYS
- A modern and creative twist on acoustic piano, classic electric piano, synth, and analog keys – ideal for all contemporary styles.
KONTAKT is a host for hundreds of highly realistic and detailed sampled instruments. And because it’s the most widely-used host platform, you’ve probably already heard KONTAKT – on chart-topping pop and club smashes, hit TV shows, and blockbuster movies.
As well as our own KONTAKT instruments, there are currently around 600 licensed instruments from other manufacturers that run in KONTAKT, plus thousands more so-called ‘indie’ instruments. This diverse ecosystem means that KONTAKT 7 is your access point to the industry’s biggest collection of playable sampled sound.
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