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  1. TomislavEP

    Help me find free brass

    This may seem like OT a bit considering the brass libraries mentioned above, but I was very surprised (in a good way) with Carpenter's Trombone library by Ivy Audio. IMO, this is one of the finest free Kontakt instruments available and certainly one of the highlights in the free brass...
  2. TomislavEP

    Relocated Komplete Kontakt libraries; NKI files now missing from library browser

    Thank you! This is good to know and it will be a big time-saver in my case.
  3. TomislavEP

    Relocated Komplete Kontakt libraries; NKI files now missing from library browser

    Thank you for a quick answer and advice! I've just tried what you've suggested and it worked. Of course, I'll probably have to fix my REAPER sessions as well, but this is another matter.. But is good to know that I can avoid re-downloading some of my libraries as I've currently have a limited...
  4. TomislavEP

    Relocated Komplete Kontakt libraries; NKI files now missing from library browser

    Yesterday, I've did some housekeeping on my libraries SSD and I've foolishly renamed the folder where I have installed the content for all my Komplete products, including all the Kontakt libraries from Native Instruments. The original path was G:/Komplete 10 which I've renamed to simply...
  5. TomislavEP

    Help me find free brass

    I'm not sure if this applies here, but I must mention "Intimate Strings Lite" by Embertone. Also, IIRC, their "Arcane" library features somewhat limited but still usable free version of acclaimed "Friedlander Violin".
  6. TomislavEP

    Removing unused items from the "not installed" section of Native Access

    I've just checked my NI account and indeed all those free Kontakt Player compatible libraries are listed there along with all my commercial Kontakt libraries from NI and 3rd party developers with their serial numbers. Well, it's not such a big deal if a few products that I'm not going to use...
  7. TomislavEP

    Removing unused items from the "not installed" section of Native Access

    Many thanks for this info! I've never knew about this tool before now. Unfortunately, the obsolete entries I was hoping to remove from Native Access are mostly for the 3rd party free Kontakt libraries like Arcane and Drummica that I've installed way back before NA was available and I've deleted...
  8. TomislavEP

    Removing unused items from the "not installed" section of Native Access

    Thanks for the explanation. Well, I guess it's not such a big deal as long as I can recover some SSD space and remove unused libraries from the browser inside Kontakt itself.
  9. TomislavEP

    Removing unused items from the "not installed" section of Native Access

    Recently, I've purchased an update to Komplete 12 and some new 3rd party Kontakt libraries and my SSD is almost full to the brim, so I'm about to do a little housekeeping by removing some products that I use very rarely. I'm aware that in Kontakt 5.7 and above (IIRC) there is no option for...
  10. TomislavEP

    Woodwind Freebies/Demo Samples

    Honestly, I wouldn't know as I don't own any of them, but I do know they're considered one of the leading developers of orchestral libraries for Kontakt. For example, their "Orchestral Essentials" series is often mentioned alternative to the venerable "Albion" range from Spitfire Audio, which is...
  11. TomislavEP

    Woodwind Freebies/Demo Samples

    Hi and welcome! Personally, I haven't came across many quality woodwind freebies for Kontakt. The first source that comes to mind is "The Alpine Project". This particular developer uses the best public domain samples of the orchestral instruments but in the conjunction with the advanced...
  12. TomislavEP

    Komplete 12 worth it for Kontakt 6? (own Komplete 8)

    Actually, I'm still patiently waiting for a new month to begin so I could download all the libraries included in K12, as my download quota almost hit the ceiling (currenly, I only have a limited traffic Internet package due to the technical difficulties). However, I've did install the new "Play"...
  13. TomislavEP

    Komplete 12 worth it for Kontakt 6? (own Komplete 8)

    In my opinion, you should update if you're still using Komplete 8, even if you're primarily using Kontakt. Native Instruments had released quite a few of great new Kontakt libraries since then and for me, personally, this is always the main motive for updating Komplete to the latest version. I'm...
  14. TomislavEP

    Massive X is Out!

    Although my current DAW CPU is not Massive X compliant, I've watched several videos and I really like its sound and possibilities. In fact, I must say that it's been a while since I've encountered a virtual synthesizer which features so many sounds suitable for ambient, cinematic and new age...
  15. TomislavEP

    Do you use Kontakt's Factory library at all?

    Although my collection of dedicated Kontakt libraries have grown quite a bit in the last few years, I would never wanted to be without Kontakt Factory Library as well. Every once a while I need something from it. I agree that this collection is often nowhere near to the boutique Kontakt...
  16. TomislavEP

    Spitfire Audio - Hauschka Composer Toolkit ...

    I've just watched Paul Thomson's traditionally wonderful tour of the library. Definitely some unique, beautiful and useful textures in here, though (as usual) the whole thing had turned out to be much more than what I've expected. In the beginning, I was thinking this will be something more...
  17. TomislavEP

    Not renewing Pro Tools "subscription"

    A couple of years back, I've missed an opportunity to upgrade from PT11 to PT12 for 99$ + VAT and I've passed thinking that PT12 won't bring too many "earth-shattering" new features. Although I was kind of wrong, the price of the Reinstatement Plan had drove me away toward REAPER and I couldn't...
  18. TomislavEP

    Spitfire Audio - Hauschka Composer Toolkit ...

    I'm guessing they would already announced Albion Two if it's in the making, but with Spitfire you never know.. Maybe they're thinking that Albion One and Albion Tundra offer most things that new users could be looking for in such "all-in-one" libraries. The One handling the most uses and styles...
  19. TomislavEP

    Spitfire Audio - Hauschka Composer Toolkit ...

    Judging from the posted video, this upcoming Spitfire library will obviously be piano-centered. It sounds like granular manipulation of sustained piano sounds. As an owner of Granulate 2 from Fracture Sounds, I'm quite familiar with this particular tone. I also have Spitfire Labs library called...
  20. TomislavEP

    New LABS

    Thanks for the heads up! Although I have most of the Labs library in a Kontakt form, I've kind of lost connection with the Labs program since the inception of standalone plugin. However, these new outings, exclusive to this platform really sound interesting and are making me reconsider.
  21. TomislavEP

    Once Great, Now Unavailable Libraries?

    Without any doubt: Albion Legacy and Albion Loegria. I've finally purchased Legacy at the very end of its life, paying the full price in GBP + VAT just before Spifire decided to put her to pasture only a few months later. I really didn't expect that move, though I can now understand their...
  22. TomislavEP

    Choir for new age ambient ?

    I've had Korg M1 whilst still in school in the late 90's. That was also the time when I've got hooked up with the new age genre and the sounds and presets found on M1 and Roland D-50 are probably among the most used ones in this style. BTW, I've remembered two more libraries from my personal...
  23. TomislavEP

    Choir for new age ambient ?

    I must also mention Xpand2 from AIR Music Technology. Plenty of sounds suitable for new age music and with the organization that is very close to that of the traditional hardware workstations, which is what most of the composers from golden era of the genre were using on their works. But you'll...
  24. TomislavEP

    Choir for new age ambient ?

    I'm a big new age music fan and often compose music in that particular style. I think that larger dedicated choir libraries may even be an overkill for the new age genre, so my choice would be something that is more reminiscent to the choir and voice sounds found on traditional keyboard...
  25. TomislavEP

    I buy more than I use, and I forget those I buy

    Since I've been living out of music for years now, my budget is often very constrained, but unfortunately this doesn't mean that I'm not familiar with the mentioned problem and that I'm immune to it. Although the limitations can certainly be helpful in "making the right decision", sometimes...
  26. TomislavEP

    Windows 10’s May 2019 Update

    I'm running 1903 on my three systems for more than a week now and while I didn't had any problems with my DAW, music production software, sample libraries and equipment drivers, yesterday I've begun to experience weird crashes of my studio system. It started when I tried to run a routine weekly...
  27. TomislavEP

    I need a hammerweight pro MIDI keyboard

    Yes, this is definitely also a possibility if you don't need mobility. There are plenty of fine choices there, though Yamaha (Clavinova) and Kurzweil come to my mind first. Personally, I have an upright piano from Yamaha so I didn't really needed a digital alternative. And since I have a...
  28. TomislavEP

    I need a hammerweight pro MIDI keyboard

    Personally, I'm using Studiologic SL 990 Pro in my studio and I have yet to find a finer piano controller. Although SL 990 Pro has even heavier feel than most of the grand / upright pianos I have experience with and also most of the 88-key keyboards I'm (was) using, it is perfect for my personal...
  29. TomislavEP

    Cheapest way to get Komplete 12?

    I am a Komplete user since version 9. I've deliberately went with the Standard version over Ultimate due to the more affordable price and also knowing that I will eventually invest in 3rd party libraries for Kontakt, in accordance with my financial means. But Komplete is definitely one of the...
  30. TomislavEP

    Windows 10’s May 2019 Update

    Thanks for the heads up! I'm using iLok2 for some of my software, so I might encounter this problem when I try to update my studio system. I have also read somewhere that certain USB drives and other devices plugged in may interrupt the update process.
  31. TomislavEP

    Migration from Kontakt 5 to 6 in REAPER

    Thanks for the tip! I will certainly have this in mind if I decide to completely switch from Kontakt 5 to 6 though I must admit that, for the time being, I'm leaning toward keeping Kontakt 5 to ensure compatibility with the older projects. On the other hand, the process of updating the dll path...
  32. TomislavEP

    Migration from Kontakt 5 to 6 in REAPER

    Thank you kindly for a quick answer. If I understood correctly, the best bet would be to make a pre-routed REAPER track template using Kontakt 6 and use it along with my Kontakt 5 track templates when I need to use a library that require Kontakt 6. I'm guessing I should only add those libraries...
  33. TomislavEP

    Windows 10’s May 2019 Update

    I'll probably update in due time. Personally, I've never had any issues on all of my systems including the studio one, even with that infamous October Update, and I was probably one of the few ones that had installed it within the first few weeks since the original release. Microsoft has...
  34. TomislavEP

    Migration from Kontakt 5 to 6 in REAPER

    With the possibility that Native Instruments will have a summer sale on Komplete updates / upgrades, I was planning to update to Komplete 12. My main motive is probably the new "Play" series of Kontakt libraries that sound and feature-wise seem attractive for my personal style and workflow. I...
  35. TomislavEP

    My experience with Reaper

    I must say that switching from Pro Tools to REAPER as a main DAW was a game-changing step for me personally, though my main motive was increasing costs of Pro Tools updates after the introduction of yearly subscription plans, which were more and more difficult for me to follow. The ethic of...
  36. TomislavEP

    Limited Free Download - Synths DX by Karanyi Music!

    It's been quite a while since I've came across such quality and inspiring freebie or commercial product that is free for a limited time. Thank you, Audio Plugin Deals!! Yesterday, I've did my first preliminary check of the library and I can only say I'm impressed. There are patches in here that...
  37. TomislavEP

    Spitfire Appreciation Thread

    Although I dislike their lately rather aggressive marketing and hyped approach, personally I can say only great things about Spitfire Audio products. Ever since I've heard of Albion the first time, I've dreamed of having it. Not only because it's fantastic sound, but equally due to the...
  38. TomislavEP

    Putting your money on one developer?

    From a personal point of view, I would say it is a matter of personal preference and budget above all. Since most of the developers, at least the biggest ones, strive to diversity, it's actually quite difficult to conclude which of them is really "better" than the others in a certain field...
  39. TomislavEP

    NI summer update / upgrade sale

    I've just wanted to add that I've tried to research this a bit further, so I've googled the official release date for Komplete 11, which was supposedly released on 1st of September 2016. Assuming the information listed here is accurate, the first Komplete update / upgrade sale after that was on...
  40. TomislavEP

    NI summer update / upgrade sale

    It's quite possible something like this will happen in the future, similar to what Avid did with Pro Tools. I just hope there will not be any penalty if you choose not to upgrade within the certain time frame, like with Avid's Reinstatement Plan which alone cost three times more as the yearly...
  41. TomislavEP

    NI summer update / upgrade sale

    Thanks for replying. Well, I'm still on the edge. For us with limited budget, any significant discount from Spitfire Audio is always tempting. On the other hand, I've already purchased most of their libraries which I've really wanted / needed to have and which I could afford myself. I'm still...
  42. TomislavEP

    NI summer update / upgrade sale

    First of all, I apologize for starting this thread as there are probably a few of them around already, but I'm kind of in a hurry. Anyway, my budget for buying software is quite limited this year, so I'm currently torn between taking the advantage of the recently announced Spitfire Audio Spring...
  43. TomislavEP

    Spitfire Spring Wish List Announced ;)

    I've just learned about this newest wishfest from this topic (on the second thought, maybe it would be better if I hadn't) ;) For the time being, I have almost all Spitfire libraries I could afford myself and which I really wanted to have at my disposal. But I'm rather seriously thinking about...
  44. TomislavEP

    Your gems from the Kontakt Factory library?

    There are quite a few gems in the Kontakt Factory Library, yet it's so easy to overlook the power and potential of the same due to the huge ecosystem of dedicated libraries, not only by boutique 3rd party developers but also by Native Instruments themselves. My personal favorites from the...
  45. TomislavEP

    Inexpensive Kontakt Libraries

    I have quite a collection of smaller and relatively inexpensive Kontakt libraries that can often rival much more expensive and glorified ones in the terms of usability if not also the sound quality. There are many more obvious examples, but in this case I would like to mention Sound Aesthetic...
  46. TomislavEP

    Go-to underscore/ambient scoring library?

    My personal favorite sources of ambient sounds are definitely Stephenson Steam Band components of the Albion I, II and V, as well as Enigma and Earth. But I almost equally like Granulate 2 from Fracture Sounds (despite being the CPU hog) as well as the libraries from Exotic States such as Sphere...
  47. TomislavEP

    Any thoughts on the Focusrite interface/ Scarlett

    I have 6i6 myself which I've (kind of) purchased as an replacement after my long time partnership with AVID interfaces, though I still have Mbox 3 too. Though I primarily work with virtual and DI instruments, I wanted to experiment more with the recording of the acoustic ones too. I don't have...
  48. TomislavEP

    Limit yourself with some kind of an all-in-one-box?

    Actually, I think that AIR Music Technology did quite a good job with Xpand2. It is organized like a traditional hardware workstation, but its sounds and effects are sometimes even better, though they certainly cannot measure with Kontakt and its ecosystem in terms of sound quality and realism...
  49. TomislavEP

    Trailer for New Spitfire Library

    I have also noticed that mysterious library in Christmas time but in this video by Paul Thompson. You can see it at the very top of his instance of Kontakt, approximately around 8:12 minutes. Since the background of the library looks like snowbound pine trees, I've thought that I've...
  50. TomislavEP

    Love for Windows 10

    Where I come from, Macs are extremely rarely seen commodity, so I've embraced Windows ever since I've gotten my very first PC whilst still in school, running Windows 98. Over the years, I've built quite a few PC configurations for my needs, including my DAW. Currently I'm running the latest...
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