Once again, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS raises the bar with KONTAKT 5 - the latest version of the industry-leading sampler. KONTAKT 5 takes a bold leap forward with 37 new filters, four new on-board studio effects, updated time-stretching, a new instrument bus system and more. As you will see from the new STUDIO DRUMMER, for example, it's a deep-rooted update to the KONTAKT platform, allowing us - and you - to create even better instruments and more powerful, expressive sounds.
What's New in 5.8.1 - IMPROVED Wet & Dry sliders on many effects (e.g., Reverbs and Delays) would cause loud artefacts when used; control signal smoothing is now a lot more robust with artefacts greatly reduced - IMPROVED KSP: "Array out of bounds" warnings now include additional info (name and size of the array and index of attempted access) - FIXED Some older Kontakt Player libraries (like East West RA) would stay in Demo mode even when properly authenticated - FIXED Group MIDI input channel settings are now recalled correctly after saving and reloading an NKI - FIXED Kontakt would crash when trying to set the Sample Subdirectory on the Save As dialog - FIXED In some cases (e.g. with Top Shelf Drums by 3 Sigma Audio), the instrument GUI would be corrupt when using multiple instances of the same NKI - FIXED Kontakt would crash when trying to multi-select groups with Shift+Click - FIXED Kontakt would crash when assigning automation to controls the name of which included special characters - OS REQUIREMENTS This version requires macOS 10.11 or higher or Windows 7 or higher
Note: Keep the old v5.6.6 version of KONTAKT renaming it as 'Kontakt 5.6.6.exe'. With the help of it you'll be able to add new libraries via 'Add Library' tab.