All About Amplifiers & Distortions! With The New Kontakt 5.7 Update, Harder Sounds Come In

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Native Instruments Kontakt 5 sampler is for years now one of the most powerful software samplers on the market and a product that is used by the world’s major music producers. Especially for soundtrack composers, Kontakt 5 has become of the most important tools on the computer systems. Composers like Hans Zimmer or Junkie XL are among those that use this amazing sampler every day.

Even if Kontakt 5 has already been on the market for several years, Native Instruments is continuing to develop the latest version. With the new version 5.7, they added several excellent new sound design features. Beside optimisations and bug fixes, they added three new guitar amplifier models (AC Box, Hot Solo, Van 51) and two new distortion effects (Cat, DStortion). This new feature gives sound library developers even more ways to develop new products. Here it is exciting whether now more guitar libraries come onto the market which will benefit from these new features. As usual, this new update is free of charge for existing Kontakt 5 users.

New in Native Instruments Kontakt 5.7

  • ADDED There are now three new guitar amplifier models available: AC Box, Hot Solo and Van 51
  • ADDED There are now two new distortion effects available: Cat and DStortion
  • ADDED KSP UI widgets can now be explicitly placed on one of three layers on the z axis ($CONTROL_PAR_Z_LAYER)
  • ADDED The KSP waveform UI widget can now be styled (color and transparency of its separate components)
  • ADDED Effect parameters that are represented as buttons or dropdown menus are now available through KSP
  • ADDED Every KSP runtime warning now includes the line number of its source
  • CHANGED The Add Library button has now been renamed to Manage Library
  • FIXED KSP: num_elements() now works with ui_xy arrays
  • FIXED CPU profiling mode is now reliable
  • FIXED Text selection in Expert tab is now visible
  • FIXED Nested dropdown menus would stop working under certain circumstances
  • FIXED In certain cases, Kontakt would take longer than usual to close if Usage Data tracking was enabled
  • FIXED Kontakt would crash when longer samples were used with the Tone Machine
  • FIXED Certain NKIs with many automation assignments would cause the system to noticeably slow down
  • FIXED KSP switches would sometimes not show the correct sprite frame when in hover state
  • FIXED Certain DAWs would freeze when attempting to duplicate a track with Kontakt
  • FIXED In certain cases, Kontakt would crash when loading an NKI when another NKI was in Edit view
  • FIXED Kontakt would crash when attempting to declare PGS keys in multiscripts
  • KNOWN ISSUE The documentation is not up to date

The Kontakt 5.7 update is now available in the Native Access.

More informations here: Native Instruments Kontakt 5 


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