Native Instruments Kontakt 4.1 - Background loading

Native Instruments has released version 4.1 of Kontakt and Kontakt Player, introducing background loading and true 64 bit support.

The new background loading feature improves your workflow: It makes opening large instruments incredibly fast, enabling you to play nearly immediately – without having to wait for all samples to be loaded. This applies to the stand-alone version of KONTAKT 4.1 and the KONTAKT 4 PLAYER as well as the plug-in versions.

This update delivers you complete and native 64 bit support for Mac®, Vista and Windows® 7. KONTAKT 4.1 can use virtually unlimited amounts of memory, which turns working with even the largest libraries into a pleasure. In other words: The times of 32 bit audio unit bridges in your 64 bit host are definitely over.

Note: KONTAKT’s unique Memory Server technology on Mac still allows breaking free from the memory limitation even on 32 bit systems.

Changes in Kontakt / Kontakt Player v4.1

  • Intelligent background sample loading.
  • Extended sample search and replacement functions.
  • Improved database browser performance.
  • New “Lock” function for QuickLoad browser.
  • New “Mirror Folder Structure” mode for batch compression.
  • Mac OS X 64bit AudioUnit version.
  • New Help menu in all plugin versions.
  • Playback issues in Sonar and other hosts with 48 kHz or higher samplerate fixed.
  • Crackles when playing libraries in .ncw format on CPUs without SSE2 fixed.
  • Crash when importing EXS files saved with Logic 9.x fixed.
  • Occasional MemoryServer freezes on Mac OS X fixed.
  • Various other fixes.

The 4.1 update for Kontakt and Kontakt Player is now available for download via Service Center.

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