Inexpensive Kontakt Libraries

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by totheatom, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. totheatom

    totheatom New Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Looking to fill out my library a bit, but running on fumes with my budget. Can you recommend any relatively inexpensive Kontakt libraries that you believe merit consideration based on their quality? Disregard what I currently have or don't have. Just curious to hear what your best recommendations would be sub-$100. Thanks!
  2. AmbientMile

    AmbientMile Member

    Oct 24, 2014
  3. StevenMcDonald


    Jul 27, 2012
    You could clean house at Spitfire Labs with $100 :2thumbs:
  4. kurtvanzo

    kurtvanzo Capt. Zorro

    Some threads on this in the past year...

    Most under appreciated...

    If you own the Kontakt factory library (comes with full Kontakt):

    Also check Realitone:
    Atom Hub:
    Fluffy Audio:
    Boulder Sounds:
    Frozen Plain:
    And Wavesfactory:

    If you can specify what your looking for, we can narrow it down to specific products. I just suggest watching a walkthrough video or review of each one you are considering, so you can see how it plays out of the box and if it has the right tone for your music. Cheers.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2017
  5. MaxOctane

    MaxOctane Active Member

    Mar 23, 2017
  6. bigcat1969

    bigcat1969 Senior Member

    Nov 12, 2013
  7. Nils Neumann

    Nils Neumann Active Member

    Jul 21, 2016
  8. d.healey

    d.healey Music Monkey

    Nov 2, 2011
  9. AdamKmusic

    AdamKmusic Active Member

    Dec 30, 2016
  10. hawpri

    hawpri Active Member

  11. paulmatthew

    paulmatthew Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Milwaukee, Wi
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  12. OP

    totheatom New Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Thanks to all who have responded thus far for some great recommendations. I will take my time going through YouTube demos to see what will work best for me.

    I'm just starting up in this hobby as a long-time guitarist and trying to learn the ropes. It's rather overwhelming, of course, but a great deal of fun. To this point, I have Komplete 11 (not Ultimate), Maschine, Omnisphere 2, Keyscape, Trilian, Cinematic Studio Strings, and Imogen Heap Box of Tricks, which would seem to be a pretty solid start. Just trying to plug some holes with the dwindling budget that I have left.
  13. bigcat1969

    bigcat1969 Senior Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    If you don't mind looking at freebies and deciding what might be worth it and deleting some, etc, I made this blog of freebies though I really need to update it. It was pretty much everything I could find at the time. To be fair separating the wheat from the chaff might make you give up on freebies.

    I would try free Drum'Mica if you don't already have it as its a really amazing free drumkit made by Sennheiser to advertise their mics.

    Also if you can wait and browse... Audio Plugin deals hasn't interested me lately but they have had some significant deals on Vocal and Orchestral instruments this year usually a pack of 5 or 6 'instruments' for $99. It seems to change about every month.
  14. Quasar

    Quasar Senior Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    I'll add Modwheel to the list.
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  15. reutunes

    reutunes Senior Member

    May 1, 2012
    Gosh there are so many great producers out there. If you're looking for "free" (which is the most inexpensive you can get I suppose) then I'm slowly building up the list freebies via THIS playlist on YouTube. Hopefully you'll find it useful.
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  16. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    A bit off topic an off the wall suggestion but I always like to recommend the Boscomac free Reaktor ensembles which are just fantastic and very inspirational still can't believe they're free although a donation is highly recommended if you like them.
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  17. LMRPP

    LMRPP New Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    I have several inexpensive instruments on my site and i’m adding more all the time.

    I’m just about to release a very cool cymbal instrument with several types of sticks, mallets, brushes, scrapes, stacks, etc. Keyswitch, Round Robins...

    Instrument price range from free to ten bucks.

    You can email me directly from the site as well and I’d be happy to answer any questions.

    lincolnmitchell(dot net)
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  18. kgdrum

    kgdrum Senior Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Hideaway Studios by Dan Wilson(w/Evil Dragon's scripting)has some really interesting libraries. Dan is very creative resurrecting old synths & extinct electronic relics then turning them into quirky,unique Kontakt based libraries.
    They're available on Kontakt Hub.
    fwiw the Easter Bundle is still available, this includes Blue Zone and String Collection 1 & 2.
    This imo is an insane bargain for 19.98! grab it asap.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
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  19. 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 Sampling as the good example of the relatively newer developer of such libraries. I have purchased almost every title they've released thus far and they are really affordable, not to mention there is often some kind of additional discount on Kontakt Hub for SAS products. They sound very nice and the GUI is clear and effective. The included sounds are simple and usable as they're are, yet they're quite inviting for additional manipulation.

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