Year of release: 21.09.2020
Developer: Native Instruments
Developer site: Native Instruments
Format: STANDALONE, VSTi, AUi
Bit depth: 64bit
Interface language: English
System requirements: macOS 10.12 or 10.13 (latest update), i5 \ 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments) \ Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU / Kontakt older | Tested, working on macOS Catalina
Description : Kontakt is the standard in the world of samplers. Native Instruments Kontakt 6 provides a set of high quality filters ranging from classic analog circuits and state variable models to modern format filters. Some of the 37 new filters use the new Adaptive Resonance concept, which automatically controls the filter response to prevent annoying sonic artifacts from excessive resonant peaks. The fifth version of the sampler also adds TimeMachine Pro time-scratching, which provides better sound quality for harmonic solo instruments.
The effects section in Native Instruments Kontakt 6 has been expanded with several key additions that focus on the studio style of sound processing. New Solid G-EQ and Solid Bus Comp algorithms, borrowed from the Solid Mix Series, allow equalization and compression, and the separately purchased Transient Designer has been integrated into Kontakt’s effects section in its original form. In addition, a new analog Tape Saturator can add natural compression and a subtle organic overdrive, while vintage sampling modes taken from the Native Instruments Maschine have been integrated into the Native Instruments Kontakt 6 feature set.
For sound designers and professional samplers, Native Instruments Kontakt 6 offers a new instrument bus system and KSP-based MIDI file support. The 16 internal stereo busses with their individual built-in slots provide increased routing flexibility, the MIDI file feature in the Kontakt Script Processor allows you to create advanced instrument types from instruments with a versatile integrated MIDI playback function.
New in version :
version 6.4.2 – 2020-09-21:
FIXED Under certain conditions enabling multiple Kontakt instances at once in Vienna Ensemble could crash Kontakt
FIXED Loading and unloading an NKI quickly could crash Kontakt
FIXED Supercharger GT still appeared in the wrong place in some menus
FIXED Collection of minor cosmetic GUI bugs and inconsistencies
ADDED New factory KSP utility scripts Single Sample Drop and Group Selector
ADDED Additional modulation shaper presets for filter keyboard tracking
Creator Tools stays on version 1.2.0 and works with this version of Kontakt, too.