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In a further major expansion of its unrivaled sound shaping capabilities, KONTAKT 5 introduces a completely new suite of high-quality filters, developed by the creative mastermind behind the acclaimed MASSIVE synthesizer. Ranging from classic analog-style ladder and state-variable models to modern formant filters, some of the 37 new filters also employ the unique new "Adaptive Resonance" concept, which automatically manages the filter characteristics to prevent unpleasant sonic artifacts from excessive resonance peaks. At the same time, the superior new "TimeMachine Pro" time-stretching algorithm in KONTAKT 5 enables unprecedented sound quality for harmonic solo instruments and similar demanding source material. The comprehensive effect assortment in KONTAKT has been extended with several key additions that focus on studio-style sound processing. The new "Solid G-EQ" and "Solid Bus Comp" algorithms – derived from the upcoming SOLID MIX SERIES – enable studio-grade equalization and compression, while the separately available TRANSIENT DESIGNER has been integrated into the effect arsenal of KONTAKT in its original form. Additionally, a new analog-modeled Tape Saturator can add natural compression and subtle organic overdrive, while the acclaimed vintage sampling modes from Native Instruments' groove-production system MASCHINE have been integrated into the feature set of KONTAKT 5 as well to provide additional flavors of charismatic "vintage dirt". For ambitious sound designers and professional sample instrument creators, KONTAKT 5 introduces both a powerful new "instrument bus" system as well as KSP-based MIDI file support. While the 16 internal stereo busses with their separate insert chains open up greatly increased routing flexibility, the MIDI file functions in the Kontakt Script Processor enable the creation of advanced types of KONTAKT-based instruments with versatile integrated MIDI playback features, as demonstrated in the upcoming separate KONTAKT-based STUDIO DRUMMER instrument. On top of its acclaimed 43 GB factory library with its eight separate instrument collections, KONTAKT 5 also includes a free download of the new KONTAKT-based RETRO MACHINES MK2 instrument, which offers an assortment of highly sought-after classic synthesizers complete with vintage-style arpeggiator and chord player, and also takes advantage of the new analog-type filter models.


Where is Komplete 11 headed?

...seems the updates are doing more than we think they are. Kontakt 3 has pretty much the same library ass Kontakt 5 but with all the tweaks and advancements(like partial ram loads, so you can start playing sooner) to added and/or modified instruments, there's very little to be desired! I just discovered the drum...

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Native Instruments reveals KONTAKT 6, MASSIVE X, and KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 Mk2

Kontakt 6. I wonder if it's the same issue. That Kontakt 6 is another step up, and then cannot open Kontakt 5 sessions? Like all my Kontakt 4 sessions who are now left to never be opened again, as I cannot install Kontakt 4 on my new Mac. It's a horrible system. So that means...

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Logic 10.4.5 is out

Do a save before you re-freeze your track if you've made changes to a plug-in.

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