updated 10:05 am EST, Wed March 29, 2006
Kontakt Player 2
Native Instruments (NI) has unveiled Kontakt Player 2, the second generation of its platform for sample-based software instruments. The software features more than 70 instruments based on Kontakt technology, and integrates the Kontakt Script Processor (KSP) of Kontakt 2. The player is designed to produce authentic emulations of acoustic instruments with natural articulations; drum and percussion instruments that include their own step sequencer; synthesizers with integrated arpeggiators and chord generators; and more. Further features of Kontakt Player 2 include polyphony, up to 64-part multitimbrality, advanced surround capabilities, integrated effects including convolution and master effects, a versatile library browser, and optimized DFD technology (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).