Native Instruments Kontakt 5

Native Instruments has announced version 5.1 of its Kontakt software sampler instrument for Windows and Mac.

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 newSTUDIO 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.

Changes in Kontakt v5.1

  • Added support for Avid Audio eXtension (AAX Native 32-bit)
  • New ‘Jump’ Amplifier effect from GUITAR RIG added to the range of KONTAKT effects
  • Plug-in migration for Mac OS X Audio Units – KONTAKT automatically updates to newest version on projects created with older versions of the software
  • Mac OS X 10.8 RTAS: Fixed crash on startup

The update is now available to download from the NI Service Center.

More information: Native Instruments / Kontakt