Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

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Kalamata Kid
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3338 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:57 am

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My predictionguess
I am betting on Kontakt 6 release will be included with K12.
No Kontakt 6 solo release for the benefit of Komplete owners.
K12 release later this month but no later than June 2018

If I am wrong it K12 will be released in September.
If I am really wrong then it will be 2023.

Komplete 12 will include Kontakt 6 and Absynth 6 or its replacement.
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LarsErik
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208 posts since 11 Jul, 2001 from Sweden

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:20 am

Why would NI spend any time/money on Kontakt? Sure there's minor stuff like larger GUI and keeping up with Windows and MACOS versions but apart from that isn't Kontakt a finished product? (just like Absynth, Fm8, Massive and all their other synths outside of the Reaktor platform.)

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scott_free
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146 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:41 am

I wonder if Kontakt 6 will follow Falcon and Halion, adding multiple kinds of synthesis modules to become a hybrid workstation.

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EvilDragon
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17198 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:21 pm

LarsErik wrote:isn't Kontakt a finished product?
Far from it. :)

Cinebient
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3782 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:08 am

I wonder if Kontakt ever get a "modern" GUI :D
I personally like f.e. that Spitfire Audio gone without Kontakt for their latest big project.
Kontakt can really be great and offers a lot but for some reason i don´t like to work with it and hope more developers left it. The same is with Reaktor. Awesome possibilities but terrible workflow and GUI for me.

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EvilDragon
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17198 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:13 am

Kontakt did get a refreshed GUI in 5.6, but work on it is not yet complete (edit mode remained the same - but this one needs the most changes so that's why they didn't do it in a .x release - we'll likely see it updated in K6, whenever that happens).


Reaktor's GUI is great, tho.

egbert
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3941 posts since 21 Oct, 2001 from my bolthole in the south pacific

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:56 am

That tiny Kontakt editor sucks bigtime. Emagic's EXS24 allowed for a full screen editing page for setting zones etc over 20 years ago. Why can't Kontakt standalone spawn an independent resizable instrument building screen. Developers - do they have any tools beyond what end users have?

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Jace-BeOS
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4740 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

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Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:52 am

I'm probably upgrading from Kontakt 3 to 5 this week. I'm dipping into the computer upgrade reserve for this. Please tell me Kontakt 6 with a nicer editor GUI won't be out this year...
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jancivil
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16188 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

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Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:01 pm

The up to 5 is worth it purely for the new filters IME. SonicCouture in particular has taken real advantage of this in their instrument and then sound design.

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EvilDragon
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17198 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:04 pm

egbert wrote:That tiny Kontakt editor sucks bigtime. Emagic's EXS24 allowed for a full screen editing page for setting zones etc over 20 years ago. Why can't Kontakt standalone spawn an independent resizable instrument building screen.
It can. You can expand the mapping and wave editors in separate windows with their own sizes.

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Zombie Queen
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4457 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:19 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
egbert wrote:That tiny Kontakt editor sucks bigtime. Emagic's EXS24 allowed for a full screen editing page for setting zones etc over 20 years ago. Why can't Kontakt standalone spawn an independent resizable instrument building screen.
It can. You can expand the mapping and wave editors in separate windows with their own sizes.
It's easy to overlook this feature... for those still scratching heads:
kontakt editor.jpg
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EvilDragon
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17198 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

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Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:28 pm

And then you can change the sizes A/B/C in the registry/plist, if you want it even bigger.

Armagibbon
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695 posts since 20 Apr, 2017

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:44 pm

egbert wrote:Developers - do they have any tools beyond what end users have?
Don't they make scripts to compile all their shit for em so they don't have to do that?
Couple years back I coulda swore I saw a guy in a stream batch import a buncha samples and had em all auto-mapped to a crossfade thing just by running a script. Didn't even open the mapping editor at all...

But I dunno. Are compiler scripts a thing for kontakt or is my memory that f*cked up?

egbert
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3941 posts since 21 Oct, 2001 from my bolthole in the south pacific

Re: Kontakt 6 - any rumors about release?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:56 pm

EvilDragon wrote:And then you can change the sizes A/B/C in the registry/plist, if you want it even bigger.
/plist - is that shorthand for preferencesb- ie something accessible inside the plugin GUI? Or are you actually talking using regedit for PC to set the size?

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Zombie Queen
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4457 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

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Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:09 pm

Regedit, 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Native Instruments\Kontakt 5' here...

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