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Kontakt 6!

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by lucor, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. C.R. Rivera

    C.R. Rivera Popper @ his favorite toy.

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    Since they are "introducing" K6 on 1 Oct, does the pre-release price jump up from 99 to something cosmic after the presale?
     
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  2. germancomponist

    germancomponist Senior Member

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    Kontakt-lupe.png
     
  3. Leo

    Leo Senior Member

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    yeh this is the interesting way...
    The beer was packaged with the new Kontakt 6, right?
     
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  4. germancomponist

    germancomponist Senior Member

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    My picture is not a joke. When I work on a lib in Kontakt sampler I always use this compromise solution ... .
    Ok, the bottles are always replaced. Sometimes it's a bottle of beer, sometimes it's the bottle of a good red wine .... . :)
     
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  5. Leo

    Leo Senior Member

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    It's a pity I was already looking forward to the new NI k6 beer..
     
  6. Geoff Grace

    Geoff Grace Senior Member

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    Of course, if you drink too much, then everything will become blurry again. :confused:

    Best,

    Geoff
     
  7. lp59burst

    lp59burst Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (Kook)

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    I just went to see if I qualify for the "upgrade" from K5 to K6. I own the full version of K5 that came with my K10 Ultimate purchase.

    But, when I tried to check on the upgrade it says "None of the qualifying products are registered to your account" ... and that I'm only eligible for the Crossgrade at $249... huh!?! :eek: :confused: :thumbsdown:

    And yes, K10 Ultimate shows up as a registered product on my NI page.

    Did I miss something?
     
  8. Kosta S

    Kosta S Member

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    I have a 27' 4K display and Kontakt is too small. With Windows 10 I can rightclick on the desktop and under display settings I can change it to 150% and helps allot, going 170% or over then Kontakt becomes really big and hardly fits in the screen... Reaper handles Kontakt perfectly not so with Studio One, but today they came out with a special upgrade I have not try yet ([Windows 10] System DPI scaling option for third-party plug-ins)...
     
  9. Geoff Grace

    Geoff Grace Senior Member

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    Wow! A 27 foot 4K display! Your room must be huge!!!

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist. Great typo!)

    Best,

    Geoff
     
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  10. Kosta S

    Kosta S Member

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    Ha-ha-ha! Sorry for the mistake, yeah I agree 27 foot it would be... a bit much!!!
     
  11. rrichard63

    rrichard63 Perpetual Novice

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    It would be worth contacting NI about K10 and previous versions. I have K11 Ultimate and it's offering me the $99 upgrade.
     
  12. catsass

    catsass Señor Member

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    It should all be sorted out in Kontakt 6.66
     
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  13. gsilbers

    gsilbers Part of Pulsesetter-Sounds.com


    I have in my mind the stereotype that germans love tiny letters on their software. emagic and NI where the ones i got this from way back when.
     
  14. slateandash

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    Yep, reckon we'll be jumping on to it asap. Been desperate for better quality reverb and delay units, be interesting to see how the wavetable section works.

    Although, we're also interested in doing some stuff for Falcon. Have been playing with it and getting some very good results. The possibilities and workflow for sound design is exactly how we would've hoped Kontakt 6 might have been updated, its a shame NI couldn't have looked at what UVI are doing there.

    I understand that there is a lot of investment into the architecture of Kontakt in it's current setup, but couldn't 5 have been left as a 'legacy' version to run alongside 6, which could've been a big redesign?
     
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  15. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon KSP Wizard

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    Nope. Backwards compatibility is priority #1 in Kontakt team. There won't be a from-scratch redesign of the whole engine.

    Want flexibility of Falcon, cool granular, great FX, unlimited modulation, MPE support? Use Falcon, it's great for that. Want much better CPU efficiency, multicore support and better DFD performance? Kontakt. It's simple. They're not competing, they're completing each other. One letter but a huge difference :) UVI doesn't even seem to have any intent in encroaching on Kontakt's domination in the market, which is pretty obvious from the types of products UVI puts out (and number of 3rd party devs for it).
     
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  16. slateandash

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    Interesting perspective on Falcon and Kontakt. Although to me, still a shame that they will never stray too far from what Kontakt is now, and I guess will be the death of it one day. We shall see though!
     
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  17. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon KSP Wizard

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    I wouldn't be so convinced. We got wavetables in, who knows, we might get some other fun stuff down the road. I think they're far from "done" with Kontakt.
     
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  18. slateandash

    slateandash Senior Member

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    :emoji_pray:
     
  19. j_kranz

    j_kranz Senior Member

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    Yeah I’m surprised there hasn’t been more discussion about the new wavetable functionality
     
  20. ka00

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    From NI's Kontakt 6 product page:

    "KONTAKT also works seamlessly with the Light Guide on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-SERIES keyboards for one-to-one visual feedback."

    Has anyone been able to confirm if this blurb means you no longer need to run Kontakt inside an instance of Komplete Kontrol software in order for the Light Guide to work?

    I'm guessing it means no more KK software needed, because of the choice of the words "seamlessly" and "one-to-one", since I'd classify adding a Komplete Kontrol wrapper as A) introducing a "seam" and B) no longer "one-to-one" (Kontakt-to-LightGuide vs Kontakt-to-KK-to-LightGuide).

    Thanks
     

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