Native Instruments today introduced the new Kontakt Player, a free software instrument based on the NI's Kontakt 3 sampler.
The new Kontakt Player provides universal playback functionality for a vast range of available Kontakt libraries, and is also the basis for a new category of “Kontakt-Powered” instruments.
Kontakt Player accommodates all regular Kontakt-format libraries, as well as all generations of third-party Kontakt Player instruments.
Player is based on the latest Kontakt 3.5 engine, and utilizes all its technological achievements including 64-bit support, extended memory addressing, advanced DFD streaming, true multiprocessor support, and more
Kontakt Player provides comprehensive playback functionality with full Universal Import and convenient sound manipulation via the Performance View panels, and only omits the in- depth editing features of the full-featured Kontakt 3.5 version.
All sound libraries are managed in a convenient graphical library browser.
Player runs as a stand-alone application or as VST or Audio Units plug-in and as RTAS under Pro Tools™ 7/8