About the question "full Kontakt required
" vs "compatible Kontakt Player
" the answer will be very short:
- At Zero-G, only 2 (TWO! NOT MORE!) products are compatible with the single Kontakt Player. TWO! That's all. And these only two products which are compatible with the Kontakt Player are precisely PHAEDRA and EPICA.
Currently the total of products is exactly 245
of them are compatible with Kontakt full edition.
But only 2
are compatible with Kontakt Player!102
products feature WAV files.154
products feature Acidized WAV files.94
products feature Rex slices.
Etc. (see the left column by browsing by format).
In my opinion, almost all their products have an excellent audio quality.
But I'm like many musicians... I like to compose myself instead of using loops. And what I regret is the huge hegemony of loops in their catalogs (at Precision Sound there are no loops at all, everything is instruments sampled note-by-note and mapped in several formats but leaving the musician compose everything himself downto the smallest details). But there are many wonderful very short loops in the products that I have mentioned in the catalog of Zero-G, loops which are so small (especially in these genres which are the Classical music, the cinematic music and the Indian music in their catalog) that they can be used everywhere even when making a real work of composition and not only a patchwork of loops as we can see nowadays in many "compositions" of the "house" music.
I really would like Zero-G to make a way more great number of real samplesets of instruments which were not featured by loops but by samples made note-by-note throughout all the tessitura of the instrument like we have in the catalogs of Precision Sound
, Impact Soundworks
, Digital Sound Factory
The only products I really use from Zero-G are those I have mentioned. Because it is my style of music and because when they feature loops it is only very short loops. The instruments sampled and sold by many of these companies are sampled in a very good quality (it is really the case at Zero-G)... but too often offered by loops instead of note-by-note samples. Fortunately Zero-G provide much more collections of very short loops (so that we can really compose) than collections of long loops as done by other brands for the "house/garage/trance and so on" musics and all these genres... and which are much more aimed at simply doing kinds of psychedelic "patchworks" which have of "composition" only the name. Sorry, but I do a huge difference between a composer and a DJ. Compose music with Sylenth, why not (this, it is a true synth, yes), but claim to "compose music" by simply using loops... I don't name that "to compose", I name that to "align loops". But it's only my opinion (and I share it, thank you).
Last edited by BlackWinny on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:37 am, edited 3 times in total.