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2018/10/02 01:18:02 (permalink)

Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full?

Kontakt 6 Free is available now at Native Access. Native Access  is also having an update of it's own.
Had anyone updated to Komplete 12? Any verdict for Kontakt 6 full version?
 

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/02 01:26:37 (permalink)
Thanks musichoo. Anxious to try it out.

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/02 13:17:00 (permalink)
I intend to get it this weekend as part of a K12 upgrade, but reports I've read say the new Kontakt 6 is not that different from previous versions.   The database has been removed as NI expects you to use Komplete Kontrol.  Can't say I've heard that much else has changed.
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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/02 14:33:38 (permalink)
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.... reports I've read say the new Kontakt 6 is not that different from previous versions.   The database has been removed as NI expects you to use Komplete Kontrol. 



Huh?  What about those of us who just have Kontakt (the program), and not Komplete?
 
When did Komplete Kontrol become a requirement?  Or are you talking about Native Access?

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/02 18:33:02 (permalink)
The 6 player doesn't have a database tab.  Not sure what that means but it's not there.  Was it there in the K5 Player (I've always had the full version so I'm not sure).
 
I installed it, ran a few tests.  Doesn't seem better/different than my full V5 at anything.  CPU looked the same, nothing was faster or smoother or better.
 
In fact you might have a hard time even telling you were using 6 instead of 5.  The differences are that minor.
 
But 6 doesn't replace 5.  It won't upgrade your old projects (player or full) it's a whole new plugin/etc.  So you'll have to keep 5 installed/etc.
 
I think given Kontakt 6 was the main reason to buy the upgrade to Komplete 12 for me, based on what I see here I'll wait.  In 9 months they will have the summer sale and the upgrade will be half priced.  Until then any K6 required libraries I can use in the K6 Player.

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/02 20:53:30 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JonD 2018/10/03 20:11:47
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.... reports I've read say the new Kontakt 6 is not that different from previous versions.   The database has been removed as NI expects you to use Komplete Kontrol. 



Huh?  What about those of us who just have Kontakt (the program), and not Komplete?
 
When did Komplete Kontrol become a requirement?  Or are you talking about Native Access?


Your LIBRARY and FILES are still seen in Kontakt.  The Kontakt database was a way for you to tag files with keywords - I never needed to use the database in Kontakt and most folks probably didn't use it.
They recently came out with Komplete Kontrol which is primarily aimed at their hardware controllers so they can find/view files.  You can also run it on your desktop/laptop as a file finder/previewer but I never bothered with it either.
 
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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/02 21:05:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JonD 2018/10/03 20:11:52
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.... reports I've read say the new Kontakt 6 is not that different from previous versions.   The database has been removed as NI expects you to use Komplete Kontrol. 



Huh?  What about those of us who just have Kontakt (the program), and not Komplete?
 
When did Komplete Kontrol become a requirement?  Or are you talking about Native Access?


 
Komplete Kontrol is free software which is somewhat like the old Kore.  If you have their keyboards, it helps you use control features on that.  If not, it is a pretty neat library/plugin hosting system which will allow you to access any NKS compatible plugins, which don't necessarily need to be NI plugins..  For example, if you are auditioning electric piano sounds, you could switch from the Scarbee pianos to Lounge Lizard without having to load or unload plugins.  It really is fairly useful.

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/02 21:15:47 (permalink)
Thanks, Just performed the free update to Kontakt 6 Player for Essentials 11.
 
 

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/04 20:53:40 (permalink)
Any new instruments in the free library?

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/04 22:27:10 (permalink)
Some sampled synthesizers. I gave them a listen and decided they weren't anything I'd ever use.


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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/05 00:02:38 (permalink)
Which ones?  I did not see anything that looked new.

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/05 11:32:29 (permalink)
Some links in this KVR thread.


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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/05 21:10:44 (permalink)
That link discusses the new Analog Dreams/Ethereal Earth/Hybrid Keys libraries that are part of the full Kontakt 6package.  I don't see any hint of them in the free K6 player.

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/05 21:22:52 (permalink)
 
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In fact you might have a hard time even telling you were using 6 instead of 5.  The differences are that minor.


The biggest thing I noticed was that my quick links were not ported from 5 to 6 player.
 
I have made some of my own instruments and scripts, and the Creator Tools could have been a selling point for me if I thought I was going to have that much time to mess with that in the near future. 

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/05 21:26:24 (permalink)
Sorry, I thought we were talking about the full version. I've never used the player. Does it even come with any libraries?


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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/05 22:46:11 (permalink)
There is a free collection to download for Player. When you opt to download Player you receive two emails. One with a link for Player and one for the free library.

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/08 15:40:25 (permalink)
When I installed Reaktor 6 player (having the full Reaktor 5) I encounterd an issue in Komplete Kontrol where KK insisted in using 6 even thought 5 was still installed. As a result all the non-regestered third party and free content caused it to go into demo mode. I uninstalled it and continued to use 5 until I upgraded Komplete. 
 
I wonder if this is the case with Kontakt 6 Player? If I installed it would be for curiosity only but I suspect it could be more trouble than its worth at the moment. My current plan is to wait until I upgrade Komplete.
 

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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/09 16:23:49 (permalink)
If past history is any indication, Kontakt 6 should peacefully co-exist with version 5. At one time I had four different versions of Kontakt installed and never had an issue, as long as I didn't get confused about which version I was inserting into a new project.
 
The Kontakt player itself, AFAIK, is self-contained and does not install any other DLLs that might result in a version mismatch. I've just now verified that assumption with Dependency Walker.


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Re: Kontakt 6 Free is available, Anyone upgraded to K6 Full? 2018/10/10 07:20:27 (permalink)
I think the issue I had with Reaktor player was only in Komplete Kontrol and is patch browser. If a patch required Reaktor, 6 Player was launched, and if it was a non-registered patch in demo mode.

Outside of KK the two versions co-existed without problems. Unless I have a very compelling need I won't be installing Kontakt 6 Player.

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