Native Instruments Kontakt Experience
includes a total of 128 unique instruments divided into ten categories. All instruments have been expertly crafted by renowned artists and professional sound designers covering a wide range of musical styles. The instruments are structured so that they are all highly intuitive and easy to use. New Kontakt
scripts such as the loop designer and the drum computer afford incredible flexibility and inject new life into standard instruments. Specialized vocal sounds, animated drum kits, arpeggiated and modern lead synths as well as intricate construction kits form an inspirational collection of new sounds.
Ten Categories:Performances: Offers musical building blocks that lend themselves particularly well to laying a foundation for a song. Full sets of loops anddrum patterns combined with a melodic or harmonic instrument are included.Motion & Pads: A huge selection of slow ambient pads, based on largely synthetic samples. Heavy use has been made of filtering, modulation and other effects, resulting in especially lively and dynamic sounds.Vocalized: As the name suggest, the Vocalized category is dedicated to all things vocal. Such features as the Time and Tone machines come into their own here and produce some unique results.Harmonized: This Harmonized group of sounds contains instruments, such as harmonized pianos, that make use of scripts such as easy chord generator or constrain to scale. Typical house stabs as well as strummed chords are also included.Guitarized: Again, scripts come into play in the Guitarized category, for example simulating guitar strings being strummed. The convolution module is also used to layer the impulse responses from specific cabinets over the sound.Exotic: The Exotic section is an amazing collection of weird and wonderful sounds: strange loops, special effects and a whole lot more.Melodic Loops: The Loops and Rhythm section includes, amongst others, a Loop designer script to mangle a sliced loop and features samples that are processed using KONTAKT 2's Beat and Time machine features.Lead & Bass Synths: As the name implies, synthesizer-based lead sounds are on offer here. There is also the option of using the included solo mode and legato scripts to produce some interesting results.Arpeggiated: As well as several slightly simpler arpeggiators there are also some fairly intricate constructions that use more than one voice per key or which are harmonized in a special way. Again, some interesting and distinctive results are guaranteed with these instruments.Drumkits & Drumloops: The included drum computer script has been used to program these drum kits, allowing tempo and they like to be altered radically without suffering a loss in quality. Combining these 'pattern instruments' with some chords and the Poly Step script will also generate fairly unusual rhythms.
Minimum: Mac OS 10.3.x, G4 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM<
Recommended: Mac OS 10.4, G 4 1.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM
Minimum: Windows XP, Pentium IV 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Recommended: Windows XP, Pentium IV 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM
NB: Kontakt 2 or higher and DVD Drive also required.