Native Instruments - Kontakt v2.2 (Pc/Mac/Universal)

KONTAKT 2.2 Update including new features and Universal Binary
The earth-shattering sampler just went universal. KONTAKT 2.2 supports Intel Macs as well as adding new features and enhancements to the previous version. The update is free for PC and powerPC-based Mac users. For Intel Mac users, the following applies: If KONTAKT 2 was activated after September 12th, 2006 - or if you own KOMPLETE 4 - you are eligible for the free Download. If you activated KONTAKT 2 for the first time BEFORE the 12th of September 2006, you can download the Universal Binary update for 29 $/ € 25 from the NI Online Shop.

KONTAKT 2.2 brings a number of fantastic new features, including:

* Enhanced sliced loop handling with drag-and-drop, in-sync preview and more
* Import function now also reads Battery 3 kits/cells as well as DR-008, Pulsar STS and RGC SFZ
* Improved group management with load/save function, 128-voice groups, and new group presets
* New modulation, tuning and envelope functions
* Extended KSP engine with five new commands

More details on each of these features can be found in the Addendum to the manual, available with the KONTAKT 2.2 update.

KONTAKT 2 embodies the future of sampling. No other software or hardware sampler offers such a comprehensive set of features, so much flexibility and performance or such a high degree of compatibility. From authentic library playback of virtually any format to the intuitive creation of new instruments, from profound sound design to lively and dynamic surround sound mixes - KONTAKT 2 opens the doors to creativity.

Unrivalled Range of Features
Explore a whole new world of sampling combined with unprecedented convenience and flexibility. KONTAKT 2 incorporates five different sampler modes, ranging from classic sample playback to real-time pitch shifting, time-stretching and precise drum loop slicing. Ingenious mapping, group and loop editors as well as over 30 filters and effects including Convolution Effects pave the way for fantastic sounds. And the vast modulation section lets you add constant variations.

More Than Just Sampling
KONTAKT 2 offers numerous new and innovative features. Create inspiring 3D soundscapes: The powerful new surround sound features offer up to 16 channels of enveloping, spatial manipulation. The KONTAKT Script Processor fuses conventional sampling with intelligent MIDI processing and elements of macro programming. Use the included scripts to create instrument simulators and other custom features, such as chord generators or dynamic tuners. Or write your own scripts and witness the power of KONTAKT 2's open architecture. The potential within these features is immense!

Flexible, Modular Architecture
KONTAKT 2's modular architecture guarantees near limitless possibilities. Arrange the modules within the interface to meet your exact, individual needs. Customize the signal flow within KONTAKT 2 for truly unique results. The browser offers a concise overview of your samples, the modules, the virtual rack and more. This invaluable feature distils all essential information into a compact yet detailed summary and by keeping processes transparent, enhances your creative potential. Simply drag and drop the various effect and filter modules, surround panner and modulators displayed in the browser into your virtual rack and create distinctive, iindividual instruments.

Powerful New Engine and Universal Import
The highly advanced new sample engine delivers sparkling sound quality and performance-enhancing efficiency that exceeds all expectations. Having established its place in studios and on stages all over the world, the next generation of this state-of-the-art sampler supports almost every single professional hard and software sample format making it a truly global player. Not to mention the huge, high-quality library that is already part of KONTAKT 2.

Top Features

* 192 KHz, 32-bit sample engine with 64 fold multi-timbrality and unlimited voices
* Sample library with more than 15 GB
* Brand-new, intuitive user-interface offering dozens of innovative features
* Advanced surround sound features allowing up to 16 channel mix-downs
* KONTAKT Script Processor for profound engine and feature customization
* Convolution effect adds real-life reverb characteristics or special effects to the sound
* 6 different sample modes: Classic, DFD, Tone, Time I and II as well as Beat Machine
* Detailed browser functionality affording a concise overview of essential information
* Universal Import ensures compatibility with virtually every sample and library format
* Vast selection of effects, filters and modulators. Convenient Group, Mapping and Loop editors for easy use of zones and slicing loops

VST®, Audio Units™, RTAS™, DXi™, Core Audio™, ASIO™, DirectSound™
System Requirements
Mac OS 10.2.6, G4 800 MHz, 512 MB RAM
Windows XP, Pentium III 1 GHz/Athlon 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM
DVD Drive
Recommended System
Mac OS 10.3.x or higher, G5 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM
Windows XP, Pentium IV/Athlon 2.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM