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POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

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Which Kontakt version do you use?

Kontakt 5.3 (Win)
36
42%
Kontakt 5.x (Win)
8
9%
Kontakt 4 (Win)
19
22%
Kontakt 5.3 (Mac)
14
16%
Kontakt 5.x (Mac)
4
5%
Kontakt 4 (Mac)
4
5%
 
Total votes : 85
KVRAF
 
9272 posts since 20 Oct, 2007

Postby jancivil; Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:38 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

Fine, but this is saying 'it's too much a PITA to create more than the one version' vs my 'I don't know, I don't care'. About really high polyphony in the time stretch engine, for one. It's a type of accelerated 'improvement' which you just showed botched something to begin with.

You may disagree but I think were I developing content for it I would approach it with less enthusiasm for the new or at least make it available in principle to more users. I follow developers closely, if there is new scripting I can use it's worth it, though.

The sample from KVR may or may not be a universal indicator. Restricted to one vote, I went with 'Mac, K4'. I use templates and I have no reason to convert the 4.2.4 things upwards. I don't fix what isn't broken. You're more interested in Kontakt qua itself, so you have a different worldview.
KVRAF
 
1707 posts since 29 Sep, 2005

Postby dsan@mail.com; Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:50 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

soniceldorado wrote:Hello everyone!

We're about to update and develop new sample libraries.

Therefore we would like to ask the KVR community which version of Native Instruments Kontakt you're using at the moment?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Daniel

I voted K5.3 but also use K4 when necessary.

I do not recommend updating any current instruments to the latest Kontakt because of the compatibility issues. You may aggravate some people if they cannot use the update because they do not have the necessary version.

I wouldn't hesitate creating new libraries with the latest version, although you may lose some buyers unwilling to upgrade their current Kontakt version.

JM2C

Good luck with your project!

Happy Musiking!
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KVRAF
 
3402 posts since 1 Aug, 2005, from where butter flies
 

Postby Zombie Queen; Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:58 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

K4 here, I'm not planning to upgrade to 5 for various reasons.
KVRAF
 
6286 posts since 2 Sep, 2003, from Surrey, UK

Postby DarkStar; Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:20 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

To get the biggest market, build them in Kontakt 4 wherever possible. You can always then load them in Kontakt 5 and create more instruments using any K5-specific features.

At least one sounds designer takes that approach. And other designers stay with Kontakt 4 - kudos to them.

It looks to me that people (yes, including me) are not always updating to the latest major version of Kontakt.
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KVRAF
 
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Postby EvilDragon; Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:32 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

The new filters in K5 are enough of a reason (esp. if you're a sound designer) to go K5 instead of K4, at least IMHO. Tronsonic, for example, is on K5 mostly because of this.

Hollow Sun might be there too, soon.
KVRAF
 
1707 posts since 29 Sep, 2005

Postby dsan@mail.com; Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:52 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

EvilDragon wrote:The new filters in K5 are enough of a reason (esp. if you're a sound designer) to go K5 instead of K4, at least IMHO. Tronsonic, for example, is on K5 mostly because of this.

Hollow Sun might be there too, soon.

From a sound designer viewpoint this is true.

From the user viewpoint who just wants to play the sounds, not so true, dollar wise especially.

I have made each upgrade but TBH I really don't need them. I mean, I need Kontakt, no doubt, but in the case of the last upgrade (K4 to K5) this only happened because of a library I just had to have was made in K5.

To me, the way I use Kontakt, I don't notice the difference between models.

To someone like yourself there is a huge difference, no doubt.

Happy Musiking!
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KVRist
 
164 posts since 16 Mar, 2011
 

Postby tsonic; Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:13 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

EvilDragon wrote:The new filters in K5 are enough of a reason (esp. if you're a sound designer) to go K5 instead of K4, at least IMHO. Tronsonic, for example, is on K5 mostly because of this.

Hollow Sun might be there too, soon.


Absolutely - I think if you're doing anything synth related, it's kind of a must to try K5's filters out (the Ladders and Daft in particular are my favs). The extra gui space is of course great.
Other features I also like are K5's tape saturator and excellent bus compressor.
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KVRAF
 
2764 posts since 13 Jan, 2005, from Deutschland

Postby murnau; Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:22 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

most people have latest komplete i think thats what shows in the poll.
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Postby the professor; Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:40 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

This is pretty interesting. So far all our offerings are 4.2.3-compatible, but I have to admit I'd be very tempted to incorporate the new filters and the tape saturator in some of our stuff.

Thing is, Mongo still suffers flashbacks to 'Nam, and his mantra is "leave no man behind"... and apparently that includes folks still running outdated hostware :D

All the best,

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KVRAF
 
1898 posts since 7 Jan, 2005, from Corporate States of America
  

Postby Jace-BeOS; Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:56 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

EvilDragon wrote:
Jace-BeOS wrote:I'm still on 3.5. Mac.


Damn, v3 was the buggiest Kontakt ever. Run to the hills! It's safe to say now that there will be no more K3 libraries produced, so you should upgrade.


I'm lucky and special like that. :-P Well, that explains the crashes I've had on importing certain file types. Sigh.

When I buy a new Mac, part of the expense will be the software upgrades I'll have to buy to get everything all happy with Mavericks and Logic X. It'll happen eventually, but it might be a while yet. Being poor sucks even more when all your hobbies are technology-bound.
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KVRAF
 
2764 posts since 13 Jan, 2005, from Deutschland

Postby murnau; Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:32 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

the professor wrote:Thing is, Mongo still suffers flashbacks to 'Nam, and his mantra is "leave no man behind"... and apparently that includes folks still running outdated hostware :D


best excuse so far! :lol:
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KVRian
 
746 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Postby mysticvibes; Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:36 am Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

no 2.21? Still using that some for drums overkill library :lol:
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KVRist
 
223 posts since 15 Jan, 2012, from UK
 

Postby the professor; Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:06 pm Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

murnau wrote:
the professor wrote:Thing is, Mongo still suffers flashbacks to 'Nam, and his mantra is "leave no man behind"... and apparently that includes folks still running outdated hostware :D


best excuse so far! :lol:


He still sees Akais hiding in the trees when he closes his eyes, apparently :o

Very slightly more seriously, the endless round of upgrades and fixes for things that ain't broke bugs me. At least when you bought a hardware sampler or sequencer you had something that stuck with you. Hell, even my Atari ST and Notator ran solidly until the monitor exploded; I think I had them for about eight years, and I don't remember upgrading Notator once during that time. So there's part of me that's resistant to being a "force for change" (i.e. by supplying soundware in Kontakt 5.x format) when I know there are some people, even a minority, who are more than happy with 4.x and don't want to be lashed to the upgrade bandwagon... :ud:
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Postby mysticvibes; Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:11 pm Re: POLL: Which Kontakt version do you use?

who are more than happy with 4.x and don't want to be lashed to the upgrade bandwagon...

yeah, its kinda like all the soundbanks do kontakts advertising for them and only reason to upgrade :lol:
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