Kontakt Player enables you to compose music by combining various different instruments. It is actually the compact version of a full featured sampler tool which is known as Kontakt 5. It is a free music sampler that is published by Native Instruments Company. Though it is a professional tool for experienced users, but its simple interface makes it usable for new users as well. The software library offers built-in support for a large number of music sounds. In order to add new instruments and enhance its functionalities, plugins and virtual instruments can be downloaded from online libraries.
Kontakt Player is capable of playing all music libraries that are present on system hard disk. Apart from that, you can open individual files or import them into your personal library. Batch processing option is very helpful if you wish to process multiple files at a time. The software contains a well-maintained database where all music files are stored. You can specify its type or instrument and can choose whether the file is a group of sounds or a single instrument sample. Choosing these options helps in sorting data and accessing it quickly when needed.
An outstanding feature of the software is Automation function. It allows users to automate hosts and those electronic instruments that are connected via MIDI. All you need to do is to drag parameter and drop it to a knob or fader. This will assign parameters to particular instruments and groups that will make your work easier. The required functions can be performed via these parameters.
The software settings can be chosen via Options menu. Here you can customize its interface by choosing language and window size. If you intend to use MIDI for external music instruments, then its settings must be chosen through MIDI, Engine and Handling tabs. Load/import settings let you enable samples in background, unwind automation IDs, implement file name limitations and choose file format for browser imports. With database settings you can allow automatic loading of saved files to database while memory settings determine instrument preload size. You can also enable data tracking and audio settings.
Kontakt Player comes equipped with sounds of more than 50 musical instruments and can play instruments offered by official developers as well as from external sources. Quick Search function helps you find required instruments quickly, whereas its performance can be monitored via Performance Viewer. There are around 28 audio effects available that can be used for maximum 15 minutes. You can also apply high quality filters to improve quality. It is also limited to 15 minute duration in demo mode.
Kontakt Player is a demo version for complete Kontakt 5 application. The software is compatible with 7, 8 and 10 editions of Windows OS and requires Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processors for efficient performance. It is suitable for editing existing audio samples. The software is a recommended choice for amateur users who are interested in editing music samples but do not have prior experience.