Native Instruments Kontakt 3 Sampling Software
Now in its third incarnation, KONTAKT 3 builds on its reputation as the industry standard for professional sampling. The outstanding audio engine and state-of-the-art modular architecture provide unlimited sonic potential for your music. Universal file import ensures global compatibility. A huge sound collection connects you to a multitude of instruments, and the reworked interface makes playing and tweaking them effortless. KONTAKT 3 is the premiere sampler for artists and producers from across the musical spectrum.
- Six Instrument Collections – 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
- Over 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 videos
Immense Library Including 33 GB and 1000 Instruments
KONTAKT 3 contains an immense arsenal of instruments. Six stunning Instrument Collections are included: Orchestral, World, Vintage, Band, Synth and Urban Beats – containing over 33 GB of world-class samples and 1000 instruments, all instantly accessible with the lightning-fast Quick-Search function. Rich and diverse, every instrument in KONTAKT 3 now also features Performance Views that group together all the important parameters – connecting you to any sound – immediately.
Gigantic Selection of High-End Sounds
The newly designed library of KONTAKT 3 contains more than 33 GB of high-quality sample materials and 1000 production-ready instruments - subdivided into six separate Instrument Collections: Band, Orchestral, World, Synth, Vintage and Urban Beats.
KONTAKT 3 delivers a universe of authentic, immediately usable sounds. The palette spans from world music instruments to big band and on to legendary synthesizers and contemporary club sounds - from fuzz tone e-guitars to classical orchestra instruments: from realistic acoustic drum kits to the latest hip-hop loops. The KONTAKT 3 Library contains numerous exclusive instruments that you won't find anywhere else!
This collection contains all standard band instruments found in genres like rock, jazz, funk, pop, r'n'b and hip-hop. It covers among other things, e-guitars, basses, acoustic drum-kits, a drawbar organ and various e-pianos. A highlight for sure is the extensive brass section, in which both solo instruments and complete horn sections are contained.
The complete Vienna Symphonic Library Orchestra from KONTAKT 2 was revised and has been supplemented by many further NI-produced instruments. The immense variations in sound and articulation has been ensured by several special functions: Typical instrument playing techniques /articulations can be recalled live (e.g. staccato, tremolo, sustain, fortepiano) while the convolution effect precisely reproduces real concert rooms acoustics. A new legato mode, an equally ingeniously yet simple Harmonizer, as well as a MIDI filter for the automatic production of certain kinds of scales ("Constrain to Scale") give completely new possibilities for creative production.
The much-requested World Collection contains many exotic instruments from all over the globe - uniting some of the world's most different musical cultures. Flutes and reed instruments, bagpipes, plucked instruments and percussions generate a global pool of unusual sounds, offering unequaled creative opportunities for the producer.
In this category you will find the full range of contemporary synth pads, basses, leads and drum kits at your disposal. Since each synthesizer type possesses its own Performance View (see below), you have the possibility of accessing in seconds the important parameters and tweaking the sound to your desire. Additionally this column contains an integrated drum computer for the synth drum kits - packed full of grooves from the go!
The Vintage Collection handles the legendary sounds of analog synthesizers and keyboards. Also included are drum machines, organs and string synths from the seventies, and the signature digital devices of the eighties. Only the original hardware was used for the sampling. The directly sampled raw sounds therefore carry all the character (and peculiarities) of the original material. The unique "Electronic Toys" - section require special attention - a creative playground beyond compare full of quirky electronic toy keyboards.
The Urban beats collection contains 50 ready-for-action drum loop production kits. Each production kit consists of a complete drum loop, single loop tracks (snare, hi-hat loop etc. separated) and the individual slices. Therefore you can vary and add accent to your loop with only a few keys. All contained loops have been exclusively produced for NATIVE INSTRUMENTS and are contained on no other sample CD.
Performance Views are a unique feature of the KONTAKT 3 Library that you won't find on any other sampler - each instrument has its own tailor made (and individual to each instrument) view - see the examples above!
This compact representation in the rack highlights the essence of the respective instrument and supplies direct access on all essential sound settings and performance parameters (e.g. effects, articulation, playing styles), without having to penetrate the depths of the instrument.
In this way KONTAKT 3 does what no sampler has done before: the simple, immediate and playable-expressiveness of the entire Library without detours - thanks to the focus on developing the individuality of each instrument.
For really getting inside your samples, KONTAKT 3 delivers endless possibilities. Edit, loop, slice or tempo-sync your samples with the powerful Wave Editor. Freely draw customized envelopes directly into the sample waveform to modulate any parameter, with ease and precision. Perfect your sound using the 18 high-quality effects, including new amp and cabinet emulations and a powerful convolution effect.
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!
Stand-alone, VST®, Audio Units™, RTAS® (Pro Tools 7), ASIO™, Core Audio™, DirectSound™
G4 1.4 GHz or Intel® Core™ Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
Windows XP or Windows Vista (32 bit), Pentium or Athlon 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM
300 MB free disc space, 34 GB for complete installation, DVD drive